How do I control how my debit card is used abroad with my Barclays app?

When you’re outside the UK, you can use your Barclays debit card anywhere you see the Visa sign. If you’d like to limit what you spend, or keep your card secure, you can switch off in-store international spending. That’ll prevent your card being used in shops, restaurants and bars (but it won’t stop the card being used for withdrawing cash, buying online and recurring payments).

You can use your Barclays app to block payments to shops, bars and restaurants that are abroad.

  • Log in to your app
  • Under ‘Quick links’ on your home screen, tap ‘Cards’
  • Select your debit card
  • Tap ‘In-store international spending’
  • Switch off in-store international spending