Will you need a paper-based switch service?
The quickest way to switch to us is online, using the full switch option. Some banks don’t offer a full switch – these include Bank of England, Brown Shipley, Citibank NA, ING Bank NV, Secure Trust Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, Turkish Bank (UK) Ltd, EFG, Prepaid Financial Services and RBS. Instead, you can use our Paper-based Switching Service (this can take a minimum of 12 working days), or you can continue with the partial switch.
If your bank is signed up to the full switch service, you won’t be able to do a paper-based switch.
If you choose a paper-based switch, you’ll need to print and complete the form 1.13 MB5 and then return it to us.
- If you are requesting a balance transfer and closure of your old account, then you need to take the form to a Barclays branch in person, to help protect against online banking fraud. You will need to take either a valid driver’s license or passport, as well as either a bank statement or a utility bill detailing your address, dated within the last 3 months
- If you are requesting to transfer your Direct Debits and standing orders only, then the form can be returned to us by post without the need to visit a branch
This form can also be used for switching currency accounts within the UK. You’ll need to include all relevant information (including any named people on the account) and sign it. We’ll return it to you if it’s incomplete and will only begin the switch once we’ve received the right information.