Travel wallet

Buy foreign currency in the Barclays app and use your debit card as a travel money card

Our travel wallet lets you buy foreign currency to spend on your debit card, so you don’t have to carry travel money around. It’s a great way to travel light and gives you security, convenience and control while you recharge your batteries.

With a travel wallet you can:

Buy US dollars and euros and spend them with your debit card1

Track your spending and get balance alerts

Convert any unused currency back into pounds

What is a travel wallet?

 It’s a simple way to get your travel money. Instead of queueing at a currency exchange, you can buy foreign currency in your Barclays app, then use your debit card as a travel money card when you’re abroad. It’s more secure than carrying foreign currency around, and there are no transaction fees.



Why create a travel wallet?

All in your app

• Create a travel wallet instantly in your Barclays app
• Load it up in a few taps: before you travel, at the airport or on the beach
• Convert and transfer unused travel money back into your account in a click

Use your normal debit card

• Lose the stress of carrying around lots of travel money in cash
• No need to get a separate travel money card
• Avoid fees on purchases in euros and US dollars2

Control your spending

• Buy foreign currency at a fixed exchange rate
• Check your balance in the app and get alerts when it’s running low
• Keep track of when and where you’re spending your travel money

How to create a travel wallet in your Barclays app

• Download, register and open the Barclays app3
• Tap ‘Your cards’ on the home screen in your app to get started
• Select ‘Create a travel wallet’4

Enjoy spending abroad with your travel wallet

Things to consider

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Using your debit card abroad

A secure and convenient way to pay when you’re away

If you’re currently abroad and need to use your debit card, here’s what it’ll cost you to withdraw cash and make purchases.

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Foreign currency

Bureau de change

If you need foreign currency, you can order it online and we’ll deliver it for free to your home address in the UK, or you can collect it from one of our branches.

Getting cash in an emergency

We’re here to help if you need cash in an emergency while you’re on holiday, including if your debit card has been lost or stolen.