What is the Faster Payments Service (FPS)?

This service is for sending electronic, sterling payments in the UK.

As long as the receiving bank or building society uses Faster Payments too, and the amount is within the limit, then the payment will arrive almost immediately (though sometimes, it can take up to 2 hours).

You can make these payments using Online Banking, in your Barclays Mobile Banking app, using Telephone Banking, in a branch or using self-service machines.

Make sure you always look at the payment guidelines on your invoices or bills – payments can sometimes take up to two hours, though they’re usually instant.

To check whether the bank or building society you’re sending money to can receive Faster Payments, use our sort code checker.

We’ll always send your payments through FPS, where possible.