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Young Persons Account for 16 to 19 year olds

Banking with digital access

An account with tools and features that let you manage your money your way.1

  • Make purchases online or in store with a contactless debit card
  • Manage your money on the go with Barclays Mobile Banking
  • Personalise your debit card with your favourite photo

What you get

Account features and extras

  • Withdraw up to £300 a day with your debit card
  • Upload your personal documents to Cloud It – we'll save your statements there too
  • Start saving for your future with one of our savings accounts

Add a personal touch

Banking to suit you

Safe banking

We want to make sure that your details are protected when you bank. Here’s our top tips to keep your account secure.

  • Memorise your PIN, Online Banking passwords* and other full passwords or passcode and never give them to anyone else.
  • Make sure you create a PIN, password or passcode that is hard to guess. For example, use a mix of letters, numbers and symbols (not something like ‘1234’).
  • Only download official apps from an official app store.

*You can provide your security details to authorised companies that require your security information to provide account information services and payment initiation services. When we say authorised, we mean a company which is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority or another European regulator to provide the relevant service. In the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority’s register (available at https://register.fca.org.uk/) will tell you whether a company is authorised. You should always consider the implications of sharing your security credentials and your personal information.

  • Don’t use a jailbroken phone. Barclays Mobile Banking won’t work on jailbroken phones as we can’t guarantee the security measures we undertake to keep your money safe will work on them.
  • If you bank online with us you get free antivirus software to protect your device – see our free Kaspersky security offer.

More about safe banking

Digital features

Discover some of the digital benefits we offer with the Young Person’s Account.

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Keep your documents safe

Upload and keep your documents safe and secure with Cloud It – then,  access them when you need to in Online Banking or Mobile Banking.

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Banking made easy

Get quick access to your account, transfer money and pay new people – all in Barclays Online Banking.

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What you need to apply

To open an account for you, we need to see documents that confirm who you are and where you live – these need to be original documents and not photocopies.

To confirm who you are we need 1 of the following

  • Full passport
  • European Union National Identity Card
  • UK full photocard driving licence
  • UK Armed Forces ID card

If you don’t have any of these, you can ask your parent or guardian to prove your identity with a birth or adoption certificate and a NHS medical card.

To confirm where you live we need 1 of the following

  • A parent or guardian’s household bill, or a bank statement (that’s less than 3 months old)
  • A full UK driving licence

Apply now

If you’re 18 or over, to be eligible for this account you should either be in further education or taking a gap year before starting a full-time higher education course.

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Apply in branch

Visit your local branch to apply for a Young Person’s Account – don’t forget to bring your proof of ID and address with you.

Get in touch

If you’ve got a question about our Young Person’s Account, there are many ways to get in touch.

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Web chat

Please don’t share any account information during your chat.

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Tweet us

Tweet us a question @BarclaysUKHelp and we’ll respond within 2 hours.

There’s more to explore

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Track your money on the go

You can use the Barclays Mobile Banking app with a Young Person’s Account – all you need is a smartphone or tablet.

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