How do I close a Barclays account?

The steps you need to take to close an account will depend on the type of account. See below for the information by account type.

There’s also information if you’re closing the account for someone who’s died.


  • Current and savings accounts

    You can close your account by visiting us in branch or by writing to us.

    In branch, you’ll need to take your debit card and chequebook with you, if you have them with the account, and two documents as proof of your ID and your current UK address.

    If you want to write to us, send us your name, address, details of the account you’d like to close and what you’d like us to do with any remaining balance. You’ll also need to cut up your debit card and chequebook, if you have them, and return them with your letter. The letter must be signed by all account holders, and sent to:

    Barclays Bank UK PLC
    Leicester Servicing Centre
    LE87 2BB

    If you have another account with us that you’d like to keep open and you're registered for Telephone Banking, you can call us to close the account.

    Personal customers – call 0345 734 5345*

    Premier customers – call 0800 085 1115*

    Business customers – call 0345 605 2345*

    Regulation requires that we provide you with up to 5 years of your transaction history at current account closure if you want it. You can also request this at a later date but please note, you will only receive up to 5 years from the day you ask us. Transaction history will be sent to you in the form of copies of your statements.
    Do let us know how many months (1 to 60) you’d like. If you don’t specify, we’ll automatically send 5 years of transaction history to you.

  • Closing e-savings and e-savings Reward accounts

  • ISAs

    The process of closing an ISA depends on which type you have and when you opened it.

    Cash ISA – open for less than 14 days

    You can close your cash ISA by notifying us in writing within 14 days of the date you opened your account or within 14 days of receiving your account terms and conditions, whichever is the later. You’ll still be able to open another ISA and your full annual subscription limits will remain, subject to HM Revenue & Customers conditions.

    Cash ISA – open for more than 14 days

    Instant access cash ISAs – you can close your ISA at any time, free of charge, by providing us with signed, written instructions.

    Flexible Cash ISA – Issue 1 – you can close your account before the end of the fixed term free of charge by providing us with signed, written instructions.

    Flexible Cash ISA – Issues 2 to 10 – if you close your account before the end of the fixed term, you’ll incur a charge. The amount will depend on the terms of the ISA and the balance at the time.

    Send your requests to close your cash ISA to:

    Barclays Bank PLC
    Leicester Servicing Centre
    LE87 2BB

    You can only open and save in 1 cash ISA per tax year. So if you close a cash ISA in the same year that you opened it, you can’t open or subscribe to another cash ISA until the next tax year. However, if you want to transfer out your cash ISA, the tax-free benefits of those funds will be protected as long as you follow the correct process. This is why you should consider your decision to close an ISA carefully.

    How to close an investment ISA

    You can close your investment ISA at any time through Online Banking by selecting ‘Other services’ from the homepage. You’ll find a form relating to account closure, which you’ll need to download, print and complete and then post to us at:

    Barclays Bank PLC
    Leicester Servicing Centre
    LE87 2BB

    Please note that our investment funds are designed to be held for 5 to 10 years and you may get back less than you invested if you withdraw your investments early.


  • What to do if someone's died

  • Barclays Stockbrokers

    We're sorry you're considering leaving Barclays Stockbrokers. Please call us on 0800 279 6551* or  0141 352 3909*to discuss your account closure.

  • Barclays direct investing