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.


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.


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 one of the following

  • Passport
  • European Union national identity card
  • UK full photocard driving licence
  • UK Armed Forces ID card

If you don’t have any of these, and you’re under the age of 18, you can ask your parent or guardian to prove your identity with a birth or adoption certificate and an NHS medical card.

To confirm where you live we need one of the following

  • UK full photocard driving licence (if you’re not using as proof of ID)
  • Bank statement (from the last three months)

Don’t have these documents?

Here’s how you can open an account.

If your parent or guardian banks with us 

They can introduce you in one of our branches. You’ll both need to bring ID and proof of address, as above – they can also bring their debit card and PIN.

You can also open an account from your home through Video Banking if your parent or guardian has the Barclays app.2 They’ll need to download the Video Banking app3 and have you and your passport with them when they make the call. If you don’t have a passport you can use your birth certificate instead.

If your parent or guardian doesn’t bank with us

They will need to come with you to a branch with your ID and their own, as well as proof of their address. 

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.


Apply in branch

Call the branch where you’d like to open your Young Person’s Account – we’ll help you book an appointment.

Get in touch

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


Web chat

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


Tweet us

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

There’s more to explore


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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