Our international sterling account gives you all the benefits of a normal checking or current account.

If you’re paid in sterling, have a sterling mortgage, or need frequent access to British currency, an International Bank Account in sterling makes it easy for you to manage your money.

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International Banking is available if you have £25,000 (or currency equivalent) to deposit and maintain across your accounts, or you’re opening an account to apply for an international mortgage with us. If you want to open an International Bank Account:

Features and benefits
  • Save on exchange fees

    Use your account to make quick secure International Payments. If you carry out lots of transactions in sterling, this account can help your save on exchange fees.
  • Access your money worldwide

    Use ATMs worldwide, wherever you see the Visa sign, using the Sterling contactless debit card. No notice is needed for withdrawals.
  • Easy to keep up-to-date

    With access to international online and telephone banking, you can check your account at a time that suits you. Barclays Mobile Banking is also available for sterling accounts.*
  • Choice of locations

    You can choose to book your international sterling account in the UK, or in Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man.
  • Potential financial planning advantages

    Our offshore locations could offer you financial planning advantages.
  • Overdraft options available

    You can apply for an overdraft facility on your sterling account.

Things to consider

  • Products and services on this site may not be available in certain jurisdictions.
Eligibility

To open a sterling account, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a minimum balance of £25,000 (or currency equivalent) in cash or investments to deposit and maintain across your Barclays international bank accounts, or you’re opening an account to apply for an international mortgage with us
  • OR
  • Be a permanent resident of Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, or you live or work in Gibraltar

Things to consider

  • Products and services on this site may not be available in certain jurisdictions.
Rates and charges

Things to consider

  • Products and services on this site may not be available in certain jurisdictions.

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