What are recurring card payments?

A recurring card payment is a regular payment taken from your account using your card details, instead of your account number and sort code. 

They’re often used for subscription services like Netflix or Amazon Prime, gym memberships and insurance policies.

Recurring card payments are similar to Direct Debits and standing orders, but there are a few important differences

  • Payments are taken using your card details, rather than your account number and sort code
  • Retailers can take money either on a set recurring date, or when they think it’s owed to them
  • The payments will show as card transactions in your statements. However, you can view your recurring card payments in the Barclays app
  • To cancel a recurring card payment, you should contact the company directly. We can block future payments for you, so the money doesn’t leave your account, but we can’t cancel them