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No matter which point of your life you are at, Barclays probably has a current account option that can fit nicely into your lifestyle.
If you’re a loyal customer and also have other financial products with Barclays, you can get extra rewards – so it’s a fitting choice if you like to manage all your finances with the same institution.
In order to be able to compare current accounts properly, first, you’ll have to clear your mind on which kind of account you’re after. Barclays offers the following:
Barclays’ standard reward account comes with cashback at selected retailers and no monthly fee. If you pay £3 a month instead, you can also be rewarded for other products you have with Barclays and for your direct debits.
Learn more about reward and incentive accounts
Premium accounts have strict income criteria, so not everyone can get one, but they come with great perks and rewards. With Barclays you can enjoy a dedicated rewards programme and exclusive financial products (mortgages, loans and savings accounts) in return for no monthly fee. If you meet the requirements, it’s really worth looking around and comparing premium accounts to get the perks that work best for you.
Learn more about premium current accounts
Barclays makes your on-a-budget student life easier with a fee-free overdraft of up to £3,000, and also offers cashback when you shop at selected retailers.
Learn more about student accounts
Barclays’ graduate account is similar to its student account, allowing you to hang on to the benefits a bit longer while you’re getting used to your adult life.
Learn more about graduate accounts
Barclays is one of the few financial institutions that offer two different children’s accounts – one for 11 to 15 year-olds and another one for 16 to 19 year-olds.
Learn more about children’s accounts
To open an account with Barclays, you’ll have to provide the following information:
You can open a Barclays account online or by visiting a branch.
A current account may look like a pretty basic financial product, but it’s also one of the very few ones you’ll be using almost every day – to receive your salary, for your grocery shopping, to pay the rent. Depending on your lifestyle, you’ll have different banking needs, so it’s worth spending some time looking for an account that’s right for you.
Sometimes it’s as simple as finding the best switching incentive available. These days banks are investing quite a bit of cash to attract new customers and you can easily get the equivalent of a night’s stay in a nice hotel just by switching your main current account.
Monzo, Starling and Revolut, together with a series of smaller companies, have been revolutionising the British current account market in the last few years by offering hassle-free digital accounts you can sign up to in minutes and smart mobile banking apps.
If that sounds more appealing to you than a traditional bank, here are some of the deals currently available.
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