Premier Current Account

More than an everyday bank account

  1. Access Premier products and services, including Barclays Avios Rewards, which lets you collect Avios to put towards your next trip with British Airways, for £12 a month. Eligibility and conditions apply1

  2. Exclusive account benefits, including a black debit card with up to £1,000 daily cash machine withdrawals2

  3. Access to a dedicated team of Financial Guides and get UK-based support when you need it from our Premier Telephone Banking team

Are you eligible for Premier?

To be eligible for free Premier Banking, you’ll need to have a current account with us and

An annual gross income of £75,000 or more paid into it – at least £3,330 each month or £40,000 over the previous 12 months


At least £100,000 in savings with us and/or Barclays UK investments

If you don’t meet the criteria for free Premier Banking, there’ll be a £20 monthly fee. We’ll review your eligibility regularly and if at any point you don’t qualify, we’ll contact you to explain your options.

Don’t qualify for Premier? Try a Barclays Bank Account.

Have £500,000 to invest? Discover how Wealth Management can help you achieve your ambitions. 

The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested. 

We’re here when you need us

You have access to additional support with Premier

Premier Telephone Banking team

If you’re already a part of Premier, you can speak to your UK-based Telephone Banking team for help with your everyday banking. Call us on 0800 924 73653, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


A dedicated team of Financial Guides

Our dedicated Financial Guides are on hand to support you with any financial decisions or plans, whether you’re moving house, planning for your future or thinking about retirement.

The Barclays app

Our app4 makes managing your money easy, with spending insights to help you plan, simple ways to track your payments and the option to temporarily freeze a misplaced debit card. You can also check your payment calendar to see what’s due to leave your account day by day – and much more.

Barclays Avios Rewards

Get closer to the travel you want

Join Barclays Avios Rewards for just £12 a month and you can start collecting Avios now to put towards your next trip with British Airways. You could collect at least 20,500 Avios in your first year – enough for a peak British Airways return economy (Euro Traveller) flight to Nice5. Eligibility and conditions apply.

Additional benefits

Withdraw up to £1,000 a day

Your exclusive black debit card lets you withdraw up to £1,000 every day, as long as you have enough money in the account2.

Fee-free international payments

Use the Barclays app or Online Banking to send money to a wide range of countries without having to pay a charge6. You can also make international payments at a branch – with fees from £25. Just remember that the recipient’s bank may still charge a fee depending on where it’s based. 

Interest-free arranged overdrafts up to £500

As a Premier customer, you can apply for an interest-free arranged overdraft up to £500. Overdrafts, including interest free amounts, are subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. 

How does our overdraft compare?

A good way to compare the cost of our overdraft with other overdrafts or other ways of borrowing is to look at the APR. The APR shows the cost of borrowing over a year.

Representative example

  • 0% interest (variable) payable on arranged overdrafts up to £500. If you use an arranged overdraft above this amount the annual rate of interest is 35.0% (variable)
  • 45.4% APR Representative (variable), based on a £1,200 overdraft balance and assuming monthly Premier fees of £20.00

You can find out more about our interest charges that apply by using our overdraft calculator – just select ‘Premier Current Account’ from the drop-down list.

Overdrafts are repayable on demand and you must be over 18 and UK resident to apply. You can contact us at Barclays, Leicester, LE87 2BB. 

Arranged overdrafts are subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history.

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

How to apply

It’s simple, safe and secure. If you already have an account with us, you can apply for another one in the Barclays app or Online Banking.

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The quickest way to open a sole Premier Current Account is to download the Barclays app from your app store and open it to start your application. If we accept your application, you can start using your account in the app straight away.


Sole account

Use the Barclays app to apply for an account if you

  • Are 18 or older and not in full-time education. If you’re under 18 or a student, explore our other accounts
  • Have a UK mobile number and home address. Don’t have these? You can apply online instead
  • Can provide a photo ID, like a passport, driving licence or most national ID cards. Don’t have these? You can apply online instead

Joint account

Apply online for an account you’ll share with someone if you

  • Are both 18 or older and not in full-time education
  • Have a UK mobile number, and you’re both present during the application
  • Have both been resident full-time in the UK for at least 12 months

Already bank with us?

Log in to upgrade to a Premier Current Account or book a callback.  

Products for you

Premier mortgages

Our best offers for your next home or property investment. 


Explore new possibilities with a Barclayloan7

4.3% APR Representative on loans of £7,500 to £15,000 over two to five years (your rate may differ). Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. 

Premier exclusives, savings and investments

Whether it’s for rainy days, dream holidays, or your future, there’s always something to save for. Our range of savings and investment options are designed to help you get there. Terms and conditions apply.

Investments can fall as well as rise in value.

Download the Barclays app to open your account

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

Need some help?

Chat with us

Start a chat with us online or in our app.

Speak to us

If you’re already a part of Premier, you can speak with our UK-based Telephone Banking team to get help with your everyday banking. Call us on 0800 924 7365, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can also book an appointment with one of our Financial Guides to discuss the exclusive products, rewards and services on offer to help you plan your future.