What is the Faster Payments Service (FPS)?

The Faster Payments Service (FPS) is a payments-clearing scheme for electronic sterling payments in the UK. Most electronic payments sent through FPS will arrive at the recipient bank on the same day – as long as both the sending and the recipient banks are participating in the scheme and the payment amount falls within the scheme limit.

You can make FPS payments through Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Telephone Banking, branches or self-service kiosks. 

Barclays will always send your payments through FPS where possible.

Always refer to payment guidelines shown on your invoices/bills, because some payments could take longer to be applied to an account once they’ve been received by the beneficiary bank.

If you need to check whether the sort code you wish to send money to can receive payments through the scheme, use the sort code checker.