Armed Forces

Financial support for military personnel

We’ve mortgages, loans and cover for those in the Armed Forces – plus specialist branches near major barracks.

  • Manage your money wherever you are with Online Banking and Barclays Mobile Banking1
  • Explore exclusive offers for our Armed Forces customers
  • Call us when you’re deployed to arrange access to your current accounts for family members

How we can help

Take a look at our personalised offers, ways to bank and much more – we’re here to support you when you need it.

Don’t have an account with us? You can open an account or switch your current account and we’ll set everything up in 7 working days – including closing your old account.

  • Mortgages

    Help to Buy

    We support the government-backed Forces Help to Buy scheme, which lets servicemen and servicewomen borrow up to 50% of their salary to use as a deposit to buy a home.

    Permission to let

    If you’ve got a mortgage with us and you’re moving barracks or being deployed, let us know. In most cases, we’ll allow you to rent your property for up to 2 years without changing to a Buy to Let mortgage. 

    No UK address?

    Usually, when someone takes out a mortgage with us, we require 2 years’ proof of address. However, we know that Armed Forces personnel are required to move frequently, so we’ll let you use your British Forces Post Office address.  


  • Other products

    Credit cards

    You can apply for a Barclaycard with your British Forces Post Office address – this won’t affect your application. 

    Tech Pack and Travel Pack cover 

    If you’ve added Tech Pack or Travel Pack insurance cover to your current account, you can remove them if you’re posted abroad and aren’t eligible for the benefits.  


    We have a bespoke policy that allows you to take out a loan without a UK address history.

  • Accessing your account

    Call us free

    If you’re a serving member of the Armed Forces with a Barclays debit card or Barclaycard, you can call us for free while you’re deployed overseas using a WelComE Account Card.

    Secure online and mobile banking

    Our Online Banking and mobile banking services mean you can access your accounts around the world – and they’ve been certified by numerous government-backed bodies for security. 

    If you need help using them or have any questions about your accounts with us, you can video call our specialist support team anytime, anywhere, as long as you’re connected to Wi-Fi.

  • Life AFTER the Armed Forces

    Life AFTER

    AFTER is a Barclays initiative that helps to address the issues faced by Armed Forces personnel and veterans as they transition into civilian life. Find out more about job opportunities in Barclays, practical guidance on your CV and Military Talent Days here.


    VETS (Veterans Employment Transition Support) is a social enterprise, supported by Barclays, that brings together charities, businesses and the MOD to improve employment outcomes for veterans – in turn benefiting employers and the UK economy.

What next?

We’ve worked closely with the Armed Forces to determine the branches that would be most convenient for personnel. The following branches are able to tell you more about the products and services available to you – and can help you to apply for them.


101 Victoria Road, GU11 1HW

Brize Norton

12 Black Bourton Road, OX18 3HA



27/31 High Row, DL3 7QS


55 Market Place, DL10 4JH



3 Bedford Street, EX1 1LX


12 Rolle Street, EX8 1HD


140-146 Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 1LA



9 High Street, CO1 1DA



107 Commercial Road, PO1 1BT


Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow

368/372 Bath Road, TW4 7HY

Chelsea Barracks

30 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AF

Hyde Park Barracks

137 Brompton Road, SW3 1QF

Victoria Barracks, Windsor

29/30 High Street, SL4 1PG



16/18 High Street, GU21 2PF



65 High Street, GU15 3RB

17 Frimley High Street, GU16 7HN


34/36 Victoria Road, GU14 7PQ



163-165 Union St, AB11 6SL


24 High Street, DD1 1SZ


10-15 Princes Street, EH2 2AN


83 Argyle Street, G2 8BJ


19A Union St, IV1 1QA


Unit 79 The Centre, EH54 6HR

St Andrews

100 Market St, KY16 9PB


16 Murray Place, FK8 2DD

Northern Ireland


247 Upper Newtownards Road, Ballyhackamore, BT4 3JF


61 Bow Street, BT28 1DR

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Manage your money anywhere

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