A straightforward, easy-access savings account available in sterling, euro or US dollar.

There are lots of reasons to choose an international reserve account. Living in Europe but saving in sterling. Working in the UK, but earning in US dollar. Or simply looking for financial options that aren’t available locally.

Whatever your reason, our International Reserve Account lets you save in sterling, euro or US dollar - and helps you make the most of your money.

Talk to us about our international current and savings accounts

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International Banking is available to you if you have £25,000 (or currency equivalent) to deposit and maintain across your accounts. To open an International Bank Account

Features and benefits
  • Easy access savings account

    Deposit or withdraw funds whenever you choose
  • Available in GBP, EUR and USD

    Save in the currency you prefer: dollar, sterling or euro.
  • Tiered interest rates

    The more you save the more interest you could earn
  • No withdrawal restrictions or penalties

  • Flexible savings

    Add to your account at any time, subject to any maximum balance restrictions
  • Fully accessible

    Open an account with just £1, $1 or €1. The maximum deposit limit is £10 million, $15 million or €10 million
  • Choice of locations

    Choose to open your account in the UK, or one of our offshore locations.
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Account name - International Reserve
What is the interest rate?
Balance (GBP) Gross rate p.a.% AER%
£1+ 0.05 0.05
Interest is paid monthly on the first working day of the month
Balance (USD) Gross rate p.a.% AER%
$1+ 0.10 0.10
Interest is paid quarterly on the first Monday of March, June, September and December
Balance (EUR) Gross rate p.a.% AER%
€1+ 0.00 0.00
Can Barclays change the interest rate?
Yes, rates are variable
What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £1,000 deposit?
Deposit amount Estimated value after a year
£1+ £1000.50
What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a $1,000 deposit?
Deposit amount Estimated value after a year
$1+ $1001.00
What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a €1,000 deposit?
Deposit amount Estimated value after a year
€1+ €1000.00
How do I open and manage my account?
  • Account opening - In branch, online and by phone
  • Manage account - In branch, online, mobile and by phone
  • Eligibility criteria - Only available to personal clients. Must be 16 years old or over
  • Minimum balance - £1, $1 or €1
  • Maximum balance - £10m, $10m or €10m
Can I withdraw money?
Yes, instant access
Additional information
  • You can offset your GBP savings account against your mortgage, if you do, you will not earn any interest on your savings account
  • Your USD and EUR savings accounts cannot be offset against your mortgage
  • You can have more than one International Reserve account at any given time in sole or joint names provided the total balances do not exceed £10m, $10m or €10m

Things to consider

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

To open an International Reserve Account, you must:

  • Be a client of International Banking
  • Be over 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

Things to consider

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

Things to consider

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

TALK TO US ABOUT OUR INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS

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International Banking is available to you if you have £25,000 (or currency equivalent) to deposit and maintain across your accounts. To open an International Bank Account