Barclays Existing Current Account Loan review

Designed for Barclays' existing customers in need of some extra financial support for their personal projects, this fee-free personal loan is a solid and straightforward product.

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Name Product Finder score Total Payable Monthly Repayment Representative APR Link
Barclays Existing Current Account Loan
4.5
★★★★★
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.1% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.1% and total payable £10,941.12 in monthly repayments of £303.92.
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How does the Barclays Existing Current Account Loan compare against the competition?

Table: sorted by representative APR, promoted deals first

Before you take out a personal loan, it’s smart to read up and shop around. You can use the table below to see how much a loan will cost with a range of lenders.

Name Product Finder score Total Payable Monthly Repayment Representative APR Link
Novuna Personal Loan
4.5
★★★★★
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 7.4% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 7.4% and total payable £11,142.00 in monthly repayments of £309.50.
My Community Bank Personal Loan
4.5
★★★★★
Check eligibility
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Representative example: Borrow £5,000 over 48 months at a rate of 24.9% pa (fixed). Representative APR 27.9% and total payable £7,939.24 in monthly repayments of £165.40.
Fluro (formerly Lending Works) Personal Loan
4.0
★★★★★
Check eligibility
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Representative example: Assumed borrowing of £7,500.00 over 48 months at 17.9% APR representative. Monthly cost of £214.79. Total amount repayable of £10,309.78. Interest rate of 16.6% p.a.(fixed) and total fees of £150.00. Available for loan amounts between £5,000 - £25,000.
Barclays Existing Current Account Loan
4.5
★★★★★
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.1% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.1% and total payable £10,941.12 in monthly repayments of £303.92.
Plend personal loan
3.5
★★★★★
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Representative example: Borrow £8,000 over 48 months at a rate of 16.66% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 17.99% and total payable £11,013.12 in monthly repayments of £229.44.
Tesco Bank Personal Loan
4.5
★★★★★
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.5% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.5% and total payable £11,003.04 in monthly repayments of £305.64.
Tesco Bank Clubcard Personal Loan
4.5
★★★★★
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.1% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.1% and total payable £10,941.12 in monthly repayments of £303.92.
Lendwise
3.5
★★★★★
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Barclays Existing Premier Account Loan
4.0
★★★★★
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.1% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.1% and total payable £10,941.12 in monthly repayments of £303.92.
Zopa Personal Loan
4.0
★★★★★
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Representative example: Borrow £1,500.00 over 3 years at a rate of 22.9% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 22.9% and total payable £2,028.60 in monthly repayments of £56.35.
Lloyds Bank Existing Customer Personal Loan
4.0
★★★★★
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.7% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.7% and total payable £11,034.00 in monthly repayments of £306.50.
thinkmoney Personal Loan
1.5
★★★★★
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Representative example: If you borrow £29,100 over 12 years, initially on a fixed rate for 5 years at 8.885% and for the remaining 7 years on the Lender's standard variable rate of 9.285%, you would make 60 monthly payments of £375.53 and 84 monthly payments of £380.29.
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Please note: You should always refer to your loan agreement for exact repayment amounts as they may vary from our results.

Barclays traces its origins back to 17th-century London, but is now a global banking business active in over 40 countries around the world. As of 2017, it had 24 million customers in the sole UK.

Barclays offers a standard unsecured personal loan option to its customers, which comes with no extra fees and a top-up feature if you realise halfway that you need a bit of extra financial breathing space. Unlike with many other banks, that usually cap their unsecured personal loans at £25,000, you may be able to borrow up to £50,000.

Flexibility isn’t this loan’s main feature – overpayments and early settlement will come for a fee, and you can’t apply for a joint loan. However, instant funding is available even if you apply online – if you’re approved and sign the agreement by 10.30pm, you’ll usually get the money right away. So that once you’ve closed the online banking tab on your browser you can move directly to your favourite furniture shop’s or travel agency’s website.

Key details

Loan typeUnsecured Personal Loan
Loan amounts£1,000.00 to £50,000.00
Loan terms2 Years to 5 Years
Loan rate typeFixed
Product fee0%
Same-day funding available
Same-day funding noteFree transfer of funds.
Instant decisions in most cases
Soft-search facility available
Joint applications
Overpay without penalty
Concurrent loans allowed
Topping-up pays off existing loan and initiates a new loan
Repayment methodsDirect Debit
Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.1% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.1% and total payable £10,941.12 in monthly repayments of £303.92.

Am I eligible?

Available toExisting Customers only
Age18 or over
Credit profilesGood, Fair

How do I apply

Quite digital-friendly for a big, traditional bank, the application process for a Barclays personal loan can be done online from the beginning to the end.

It’s a good idea to start by logging in to your personal banking and checking your eligibility. Barclays will give you a personal quote with a provisional interest rate and the amount you may be able to borrow, without affecting your credit score.

After that, you can proceed with the online application. You can also do all this directly from Barclays’ mobile app. While applying, you’ll need to provide Barclays with details and proof of your income (for example, your payslips if you are an employee).

Once you’ve been approved and you’ve signed the agreement that Barclays will send you, you’ll usually get the money right away.

Some people may prefer discussing such a big financial decision before applying, in which case, you can give Barclays a call or pop into a branch.

We show offers we can track - that's not every product on the market...yet. Unless we've said otherwise, products are in no particular order. The terms "best", "top", "cheap" (and variations of these) aren't ratings, though we always explain what's great about a product when we highlight it. This is subject to our terms of use. When you make major financial decisions, consider getting independent financial advice. Always consider your own circumstances when you compare products so you get what's right for you. Most of the data in Finder's comparison tables has the source: Moneyfacts Group PLC. In other cases, Finder has sourced data directly from providers.

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Chris Lilly

Chris Lilly is Head of publishing at finder.com. He's a specialist in personal finance, from day-to-day banking to investing to borrowing, and is passionate about helping UK consumers make informed decisions about their money. In his spare time Chris likes forcing his kids to exercise more. See full profile

2 Responses

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    JamilMarch 25, 2019

    i like to apply for loan.

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      nikkiangcoMarch 26, 2019Finder

      Hi Jamil,

      Thanks for getting in touch! As it says on the page, the application process for a Barclays personal loan can be done online from the beginning to the end. Start by logging in to your personal banking and checking your eligibility. Barclays will give you a personal quote with a provisional interest rate and the amount you may be able to borrow, without affecting your credit score. After that, you can proceed with the online application. You can also do all this directly from Barclays’ mobile app. While applying, you’ll need to provide Barclays with details and proof of your income (for example, your payslips if you are an employee). Once you’ve been approved and you’ve signed the agreement that Barclays will send you, you’ll usually get the money right away. Some people may prefer discussing such a big financial decision before applying, in which case, you can give Barclays a call or pop into a branch. As a friendly reminder, review the eligibility criteria of the loan before applying to increase your chances of approval. Read up on the terms and conditions and product disclosure statement and contact the bank should you need any clarifications about the policy.

      Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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