What banking can I do at the Post Office?

You can bank for free at thousands of Post Offices in the UK. You can pay cash and cheques into your personal current account and withdraw cash using your debit card and PIN.

Paying in cash or cheques

To pay in a cheque to your account you’ll need to use a pre-printed, personalised paying-in slip – like those in your cheque or paying-in book – and a cheque-deposit envelope, which you can order by calling us on 0800 169 3091*.

You can deposit cash in 2 ways – either with a card for the account you want the money to go into or a paying-in slip. You can use all Post Office outlets to deposit cash.

Cheques and cash paid in using a slip can take up to 2 working days longer to reach your account than if you used a Barclays branch. Cash paid in with a card will get there that day.

Cash withdrawals

You can make cash withdrawals of up to £500 per day (£1000 for Premier customers) using your debit card and PIN. If you’re unable to use a debit card, you can apply for the Pre-Authorised Cheque Encashment service, which we offer at Post Office counters. Ask in your local branch to get a copy of this form or call us on 0800 169 3091*


* To maintain a quality service, we may monitor and record phone calls. Call charges