How do I make a payment to someone I’ve paid before?

There are a number of ways you can make a payment to someone you’ve paid before.

  • Online Banking

    You can easily make payments by going to the top menu on your Online Banking homepage and selecting ‘Pay and transfer’ and then ‘Make a payment’.

    Making a payment is a 3-step process

    1. Enter payment details

    2. Confirm details

    3. Receive receipt

    1. Enter payment details

    Since you've made a payment to this person previously, their details will be on your payee list. So you’ll just need to type a reference. This could be anything that will be helpful for you (and the person you're paying) to identify the payment.

    2. Confirm details

    Please make sure you check the payment details carefully before you confirm the payment.

    3. Receive receipt

    You'll see a screen confirming all the details of your payment, including the expected time it will take to reach the account. You can also download a PDF of the receipt. 

    Watch our video for more information


    Barclays Online Banking How to make a payment It's easy to make a payment with Online Banking.

    Firstly, make sure you have a PINsentry device to hand.

    If you don't don't have a physical PINsentry and are registered for the Barclays app.


    you can use mobile PINsentry to authenticate your payments.

    On the homepage click on ‘Pay’.

    Then select the account you want to make the payment from in the drop down menu.

    Next, click 'Pay someone new'.

    Tell us who you are paying, a person or a business.

    If you're paying a company, click 'Search our verified companies'.

    Start to type to search for a business.

    As you type you'll see businesses you can select from.

    Select the bill you wish to pay.

    If you're paying a person, add the account holder's name here.


    their sort code and their account number.

    We'll then check the details with the recipient's bank.

    You can search 'Confirmation of payee' on the Barclays website for more information.

    Next, enter the amount of the payment you'd like to make.


    then tell us if you'd like to make the payment now or at a later date.

    Add a payment reference that you'll both see on your account.

    Choose the ‘Payment purpose’.

    Then, if you've read the information about fraud and scams and are happy.


    tick the box and then click 'Continue'.

    Check the details of the payment are correct and if you're happy, click 'Pay'.

    You'll now need a PINsentry device.

    Make sure you have the correct card.


    that ends with the 4-digits that you will find displayed here on your page.

    Insert it into a PINsentry device and press ’RESPOND’.

    Then type your card PIN and press 'ENTER'.

    Enter the 8-digit challenge number displayed on your computer screen here.


    into your PINsentry device and press 'ENTER'.

    You'll then receive an 8-digit code on your PINsentry device.

    Type in your 8-digit code, then click ‘Confirm’.

    If you wish, you can click 'Download' or 'Print' as a record of your payment.

    And there you go.

  • Barclays app

    Log in to your Barclays app and tap ‘Pay & Transfer’. Tap ‘Pay a recent or new payee’, and select the account you want your payment to come from. Now tap ‘To’ and you’ll see a list of all the payees associated with that account. Tap the person you want to pay, type in the amount and set the payment type as either a one-off or a repeat payment (standing order).

    If you want to set up payment for a specific day, tap the date under ‘One-off payment’ and the app will prompt you to choose a date up to 30 days in the future.

    If you’ve chosen to set up a standing order for this payee using the ‘Repeat payment’ option, the app will ask you to choose how often you want to make the payment and for how long.

    Tap ‘Review payment’ to check and confirm the details.

  • Telephone Banking

    You can make a payment to someone using Telephone Banking (if you’re registered). Make sure to have their sort code and account number to hand when you call.

    Personal customers – call1 0345 734 5345*
    Lines are open 24 hours, every day

    Premier customers – call1 0800 924 7365
    Lines are open 24 hours, every day

    Business customers – call1 0345 605 2345
    Lines are open 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and closed weekends and holidays.

  • Branch

    Visit a branch and speak to a member of the team about setting up a payment to a current payee – they’ll be happy to help. You can also do this using a self-service kiosk if there’s one in the branch you go to.

    If you’d like to manage your payments online, registering only takes a few minutes.

    You can also find out how to register for our app.