Make the most of your wealth with our team of experts
From helping you manage your finances between countries to discovering all the opportunities your resident non-UK domiciled status offers you, Barclays will ensure you get the right advice and solutions to meet your financial goals.
Whether you’re interested in offshore banking opportunities, you want to provide for your family’s future, or you’d like to invest in sterling and foreign currency, you can benefit from a wealth of expertise with our team of financial specialists.
If you want to buy property in the UK or are looking to remortgage to a more competitive interest rate, we can help you choose the most suitable mortgage. Our highly trained Mortgage Advisers are able to offer you a range of fixed rate and tracker mortgages, or even a combination of both with our innovative Mix & Match mortgage*.
YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.
Are you looking to make your money work as hard as possible? Our International Investment Advisers will be able to help you construct a personalised investment portfolio – whether you want to play it safe or play the market. You can invest from £25,000. Investments are designed to be held for at least six years. You should remember that the value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up, so you may not get back as much as you invest.
Foreign Exchange Specialists
We can help you buy and sell most international currencies. We have a specialist foreign exchange team to carry out currency trades of £25,000 or more, at preferential rates. They will also help with:
- Foreign exchange as an investment
- Understanding the effects of currency movements on your wealth
Remember trading FX for investment is high risk and you can lose more than you invest.
For a more personal approach to banking, a Relationship Manager together with their support team can help you with everything from maximising your wealth to your everyday banking. They are as hands on or hands off as you want, and can also introduce you to other specialists across Barclays Bank.
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.
Is your priority an attractive interest rate or having easy access to your funds? Our treasury team will be able to build a fixed term savings solution for you – in sterling, euros, dollars or a range of other currencies.
Minimum terms can be as little as seven days and vary according to the size of the deposit. Non-fixed term savings accounts are also available.
Estate Planning Specialists
For clients with assets of £100,000 or more, our Estate Planning Specialists can provide bespoke advice on the setting up of offshore structures. For example:
- To support succession planning
- To help avoid the costs and delays of obtaining Probate in different countries
- To assist with efficient tax planning.
Barclays does not give tax advice, but we will work with a client's own adviser in order to deliver the best solution.
Whilst Barclays does not offer tax advice, we can introduce you to our preferred tax advisers Ernst & Young. They will help you to take advantage of potential tax planning opportunities and to structure your finances as efficiently as possible.
You are entitled to a complimentary half hour consultation when we refer you to Ernst & Young.
Find out more
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Now read some fictitious examples based on the types of people we have helped.
Javier is a client from Spain currently working in the UK
Javier arrived from Spain to work in the City of London for three years. We opened an international bank account and gave him a debit and credit card before he arrived in the UK. We also provided an overdraft facility to help with unforeseen expenses while he settled in.
As a trader, Javier was interested in taking advantage of investment products in sterling and foreign currency. He spoke to our team of experts who recommended several products based on his cautious attitude towards risk as well as introducing him to offshore banking opportunities.
Javier values having a Relationship Manager to look after his banking needs and financial goals. He contacts Barclays twice a month for transactional purposes to send money to Spain for long-term savings whilst keeping a close eye on his UK investments.
David is a British national living in Italy
David is currently working in Milan and looking forward to retiring, making the most of his savings as an Expat, having juggled both his Italian and UK finances.
When he came to Barclays international banking, he already had some investment knowledge, but needed more specialist advice to make the most of his money and minimise his tax liabilities abroad.
Thanks to our team of experts, he has been introduced to a series of investments, which we manage on David’s behalf. We are currently discussing Barclays online share dealing facilities and investment products in foreign currency.
Pietr is from South Africa and is banking offshore with Barclays
Pietr is South African and lives in Cape Town. His career has meant he has lived in a number of different countries, including the UK, where he still has connections.
While he had a good awareness of the market, he came to us asking for advice to find a safe haven for his money away from any potential fluctuations or political instability. After an in-depth consultation with our team of investment experts, we found he had a balanced attitude towards risk and as a result we manage a spread of investments on his behalf.
Pietr enjoys the security of banking with an established offshore provider like Barclays International and we are currently working with him as he develops his interest in online banking and investment products in foreign currency.
Marc is a local client from the Channel Islands
Marc is from Jersey. He moved back there from London with his wife because they wanted their two young children to be brought up by the sea.
When he visited Barclays in Jersey, he wanted to plan for his financial future, predominantly to provide fees for his children’s education but also for the longer-term to build a deposit for a first home.
Thanks to our team of experts, we were able to assess his needs objectively and recommended a selection of managed investment products that provided growth for the medium and long-term future.
Whatever your plans might be, we can provide you with the right advice and solutions to help you make arrangements for the future. So whether you are interested in opportunities to bank offshore, selecting the right currency to hold, or you just want to set aside some money for a rainy day, discover how our team of experts can help you at Barclays.
Please call us on +44 (0)1624 684301† or request a call-back. Explore your financial options by talking to our experts today.
* Borrow up to 85% of the value of the property. An application fee of £995 applies
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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.