Banking designed for non residents
International banking facilities for non residents
If you’re interested in opening a non-resident bank account, London bank account or UK bank account, it’s best to deal with a bank that works with you across international borders and can offer a range of services tailored to the needs of international clients:
- Day-to-day banking facilities
- Mortgages, and
International banking facility
For maximum flexibility, we offer an international bank account with a range of features - all of which can be accessed either face to face, at a branch, by telephone or over the internet1.
Accounts can be held in sterling, euro or US dollar and can be located onshore in the UK or offshore. We also have 9 international banking centres1 around the world, including London, South Africa, Switzerland and many more.
The international bank account
Our international bank account service is structured to cater for clients with a wide range of needs. Here are some of the benefits available:
- Access to savings and bank accounts in a range of currencies
- International Telephone and Online Banking2
- Debit and credit3 cards available in sterling, euro or US dollar
- Send international online payments, with a daily limit of £50,000
- Investment services and many more benefits
Relationship Manager Service
This is our most personalised and tailored service. With a dedicated Relationship Manager to act as your personal wealth guide and a Relationship Executive to help with day-to-day enquires. Along with access to all the services included in the international bank account.
To qualify you must deposit and maintain a balance of £50,000 or more (or currency equivalent) in cash or investments with us; or, if you have come to live in or are moving to the UK, deposit an annual individual gross income of £150,000 or more (or currency equivalent) into Barclays international bank accounts.
For more information or to apply
If you are not a Barclays international banking client and would like to apply for our products and services, you will first need to select from a choice of service solutions.
To qualify you must deposit and maintain a balance of £5,000 or more (or currency equivalent) in cash or investments across your Barclays international banking accounts.
Buying real estate in the UK
If you’re interested in purchasing a residential or investment property in the UK, find out more about the mortgage services we offer or call us on +44 (0)1624 684 305†.
YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.
Barclays in the UK
Part of the Barclays Group, Barclays wealth and investment mangement is a leading UK wealth manager with £164 billion client assets under management4 worldwide (as at 31 December 2011).
Barclays manages clients successfully across the globe. If you have international or offshore banking and investment requirements, Barclays has the knowledge and experience to help you acquire wealth, use and enjoy it, protect it and pass it on.
If your loan is denominated in a currency other than sterling CHANGES IN THE EXCHANGE RATE MAY INCREASE THE STERLING EQUIVALENT OF YOUR DEBT.
† Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except for 25 December when the lines are closed. Call costs may vary - please check with your telecoms provider. Calls may be recorded so that we can monitor the quality of our service and for security purposes.
1 Our international banking centres include: London, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Cyprus, Dubai, South Africa and Switzerland.
2 Access may also be limited in some countries due to the prohibited transmission of encrypted data over telephone lines. Please contact your local embassy to check your country's legal position. Accounts will be held in individual currencies.
3Subject to status
4In July 2011 Barclays wealth and investment management was named largest Private Client Asset Manager by Private Asset Managers (PAM), with £51,430m assets under management (AUM) held in the UK (total global client AUM was £164bn as at 31 December 2011).
The products and services described on this page are provided by the following companies, which are part of Barclays: Barclays Bank PLC in London and Barclays Private Clients International Limited in the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. For further information on these companies and Barclays please read Important Information.