Open Banking

New data sharing and payment options

Now you can choose to share your financial data with providers regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and European equivalents, and pay in new ways directly from your account. 

Open Banking explained

Why has it happened?

The aim of Open Banking is to increase competition in the banking industry. It’s an industry-wide change that we’ve been working on with the Competition and Markets Authority and other regulators, banks and registered companies.

What it means for you

You can choose to share your data with registered companies (known as third-party providers or TPPs), and pay in new ways. It means you can see account information from your other banks all in one place, and make payments through other apps and websites. Remember, you’re in control and you choose which services you use, and which providers you let access your information. You even decide for how long you’d like them to access your data.

What we’ve been doing

Throughout 2018, we launched new services using Open Banking, designed to make your life easier and to help you make the most of your finances. These services will continue to evolve in 2020. You can find out more on our app page.

We're here for you

Do your everyday banking with ease – safe in the knowledge your money and details are always protected.

The Barclays app

As well as managing your Barclays accounts in your app, you can now choose whether to see balances and transactions from current accounts you have with other banks – so it’s easier to keep tabs on your money.

Barclays Blue Rewards

Our way of saying thanks

Barclays Blue Rewards is our way of saying thanks for banking with us by giving you cash rewards every month. You’ll receive more rewards for having or opening other accounts or services with us, and you can open our Blue Rewards Saver account.

Protecting your account

How we help to keep your money safe

We always look out for threats from fraudsters. Here are some measures we take to make sure your money is secure.

Protect your money

Learn to better protect yourself

It only takes a convincing phone call, clever letter or persuasive sales patter to let fraudsters get hold of your cash. Our guide will help alert you to their tricks.

Are you a developer?

You can use our Open Banking APIs by visiting the Barclays API Exchange.