Barclays Children’s Savings

Start saving for their future today

If you don't already bank with us, you can book an appointment.

Already have a Barclays Children’s Savings account? Pay into your account.

  • 2.68% AER/ 2.65% gross p.a.1 variable for balances of £1 to £10,000
  • 1.16% AER/1.15% gross p.a. variable for balances over £10,000
  • Instant access to your money
  • Manage your account using our app, Online Banking2, by phone or in a branch
  • Open with as little as £1. If you want to save regularly, you can set up a standing order.

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Account name
Barclays Children's Savings

What is the interest rate?
Effective from 1 September 2023


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Interest is calculated daily using your statement balance and is paid on the first working day of each month.

Interest rates on the Barclays Children’s Savings account are banded. This means you’ll earn the higher rate of interest on the first £10,000 of your balance, and the lower rate of interest on your additional balance over £10,000.

Can Barclays change the interest rate?

Yes, rates are variable. We can increase or decrease the interest rates for the reasons set out in our ‘Barclays and you’ booklet, which is available in branch, or you can read our Terms and conditions for Personal customers. Both also explain when we may change the interest rates, and the notice we’ll give you.  

What would the estimated balance be after 12 months, based on a £1,000 deposit and deposits for each band of interest?

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The estimated value is based on no change to the interest rate during 12 months and no withdrawals made.

How do I open and manage my account?

You can open this account from £1 – there’s no maximum balance. This can be done in a branch, or by using Video Banking. For more information, read our ‘How to apply’ section.

If you already bank with us, you can manage your account in a branch, or through Online Banking, the Barclays app or Telephone Banking.


To apply for this account, you must be

  • At least 18 to save for the benefit of a child under 18. The adult operates the account as trustee for the child
  • Resident in the UK

Can I withdraw money?

Yes, you can access your money anytime.

Additional information

After the child reaches 18, we’ll convert the account to an adult instant-access account. Before doing so, we’ll contact you to tell you the terms that will apply to that account – unless you advise us otherwise.

Terms and conditions

Download the terms and conditions [PDF, 128KB] for our Barclays Children’s Savings account to learn more.

How to apply

Depending on whether you already bank with us, you can apply using Video Banking, or in a branch.

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Apply using Video Banking

If you already bank with us, you can apply over a video appointment. You’ll need to be the child’s parent or guardian and have their birth certificate to hand for your appointment. 

Appointments last around 45 minutes. We can only open one account at a time – you’ll need to make a new appointment for each account you’d like to open.

Apply in a branch

If you don’t already bank with us, you can apply in a branch. Please bring the child’s birth certificate and some proof of your ID and address.

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