Barclays Bank Account

Flexible, rewarding banking

Apply for a bank account and use our app1 to help keep your money under control.

Benefits you’ll get

Money management tools

Stay in control of your finances with the Barclays app1 – get spending insights, flexible security controls and more. 

Optional arranged overdrafts

Set up an arranged overdraft to suit your needs.


To apply for a Barclays Bank Account, you’ll need to be

Aged 18 or over

A UK resident

To get a joint account, you’ll both need to meet the above criteria.

Not eligible for this account? Explore our other options.

Open and manage your account with the Barclays app

  • Spending insights

  • See a summary of your spending by category, shop or business
  • Track where and when you’ve made payments
  • Set daily spending limits

  • Flexible security controls

  • Temporarily freeze your debit card if you can’t find it
  • Get a PIN reminder whenever you need it
  • Report your card lost or stolen

  • Get your account with the Barclays app

  • Download the app
  • Upload a video selfie and add photo ID to verify your identity
  • Get instant access to your new current account

Before you apply, take a look at the important information about overdrafts

How do I apply?

Sole account

Get a Barclays Bank Account for one person

You can open a Barclays Bank Account straight from our app1 – it’s simple, safe and secure. All you need to do is enter your details and upload your ID to prove it’s you. We’ll also run a quick credit check.

If you’d prefer, you can stay in your browser and apply using our online form.

Joint account

Get a Barclays Bank Account between two people

You can apply for a joint account online right away – as long as both people who are going to be named on the account are present. All you need to do is enter some details into our online form and confirm your identity.

Take a look at the features you’ll get with a joint account.

Download the Barclays app

Tap the logo you need, and it’ll take you straight to the app in your app store.

Frequently asked questions

Terms and conditions

Please read these important guides to your rights and responsibilities when using the Barclays Bank Account