The benefits of an international bank account.

Living abroad with an international bank account

If you are living or working outside your home country, a Barclays International Banking account could help your financial affairs run smoothly. It also saves you the hassle of setting up a foreign bank account and having to bank in a second language.

Is it right for you?

Our international bank accounts could be for you if you:

  • travel extensively
  • live or work outside your home country
  • are going to retire outside your home country
  • are returning to the UK

To qualify, you need to deposit and maintain a balance of £25,000 or more (or currency equivalent) in cash or investments across your Barclays International Banking accounts, or open an account in order to apply for an international mortgage with us.

How it helps you with your life abroad

An account waiting when you arrive
The account could be set up in your home country before you leave, or in your destination country after you have arrived. To find out if you can open an account in your country, just give us a call or apply online.

Bank in the same currency as your income
If you’re earning in sterling, euros or US dollars, you can get an account in that same currency. You save on currency exchange costs, and are protected from fluctuating exchange rates.

24-hour1 online banking from almost anywhere in the world
You can control your international account from almost any country, and at a time that suits you. If you have access to the internet then you can use our secure online banking service to make payments, order cards and cheque books and deliver banking instructions.

An easy way to send money abroad or home
It’s simple to move your money worldwide with our Online and Telephone Banking.

Discounted international and multi-currency transactions
You can get discounts if you transfer money or make international payments using our fast, secure online banking.



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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:

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