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Returning from holiday

Get on track when you’re back

Things to think about when you come back from holiday – from making a claim to saving for your next getaway.

Make a claim

When you come back from your holiday you probably just want to relax, but things don’t always go to plan. Something may have gone wrong on holiday or there could’ve been an emergency at home and you might have to make a claim.

Some common claims

  • A medical emergency
  • If you damage or lose something that doesn’t belong to you
  • Plumbing problems at home
  • Emergency pet care
  • Enforced stay abroad

If you need to make a claim, make sure you double check the start and end date of your policy and what’s covered. You may have other policies, such as travel, emergency home and contents insurance, that cover what you want to claim on. Make sure you have all your receipts and any paper work you may need before claiming on a policy, as they’ll act as evidence.

Check your transactions

If you used your debit card while you were away it’s a good idea to check your transactions when you get back. Keep in mind that if you make a non-sterling transaction you’ll be charged a 2.99% fee and you may be charged £1.50 for withdrawing cash1. This will show up in your transactions list, so you can spot them easily.

You can do all this on your mobile using Pingit2 – even if you aren’t a Barclays customer – or in the Barclays app3.

Sort out your unused currency

If you’re planning another holiday you might want to keep hold of some of your unused currency – that way you don’t need to worry about changing money again. 

If you’ve got a large sum of foreign currency left over or you haven’t arranged another trip, you can exchange it back for sterling. If you bought your travel money with us, we can buy back selected unused travel money at 0% commission in our branches4.

Plan your next adventure

One of the best cures to the post-holiday blues can be to book another trip. You can also avoid the hassle of changing your unused currency as well. 

Because you’ve just come back, you’ll have a good idea of how much everything costs and what you need to save for – so it’s probably easier to start a new holiday budget sooner rather than later. Once you’ve thought about your budget, a savings account could help you reach your goal. It’s an easy way to keep an eye on your budget and you could earn interest.

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Barclays travel insurance

Going away? You can get a travel insurance quote in minutes – and a 10% discount when you buy online.

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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.

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Savings accounts

From new shoes to new arrivals, there’s always something to save for – and we have a range of savings and investment options for you to choose from.

The Non-Sterling Transaction Fee will also apply whenever you do not pay in sterling (either abroad or in the UK), for example, when you shop online at a non-UK website.

In addition to the Non-Sterling Transaction Fee and the Non-Sterling Cash Fee, the ATM provider may apply other charges.