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Getting started

Once installed, you can register for the Barclays app1 in several different ways – just choose the one the works best for you when you launch it.

We’ll need your mobile number

Whichever way you choose to register for the Barclays app, we’ll always need your mobile number. We link your app to your mobile phone for security and we may sometimes send you updates about your account.

Have you been given an activation code?

If you’ve been given an activation code for the Barclays app, either at one of our branches or over the phone, you’re all set. Just launch the app and choose the ‘activation code’ option to start your registration.

What do to if you do not have a Barclays Debit Card yet?

If you don’t have a Barclays debit card, you can get one linked to a GBP current or savings account. If you don’t want a debit card, or don’t have an eligible GBP account, you will need to call us to get a Barclays app activation code. Once you’ve received the code, you should launch the app and choose the ‘activation code’ option to start your registration.

To register, you’ll need an eligible account with us. Then, follow these steps:

  • Download the app from your smartphone’s app store
  • Open the app and register with your sort code and account number
  • Verify your identity using a PINsentry reader or at one of our cash machines.

How to register for the app with your account details

Follow the below setps to see how to register for the Barclays app with your bank details. You can also visit a branch, and we’ll help you get set up.

Step 1

  • Download the Barclays app and follow the in-app guide to the 'Verify Your Details' page
  • When you reach the 'Verify Your Details' page, call us on +800 800 88885^ or  +44 (0)1624 684444* to obtain the app activation code. Alternatively, visit any Barclays cash machine or branch to obtain your code
  • This can only be used once and is valid for 24 hours; if you do not use it within that time, you will need to request another one.

Step 2

  • Enter your eight-digit activation code.

Step 3

  • Enter and confirm the mobile phone number you used to obtain your activation code
  • Carefully check that the details you have inserted are correct
  • Carefully read through the terms and conditions.

Step 4

  • To link your mobile phone to the app, you will receive a text message containing a six-digit code
  • Leave the app and go to your text messages. The message sender shows as Barclays
  • Make a note of the six-digit code.

Step 5

  • Log into the Barclays app
  • Enter your five-digit passcode created earlier and tap 'Continue' on the link your mobile screen
  • Enter the six-digit code we sent you via text message
  • When you have entered the code, press 'Verify' to continue.

Step 6

  • You will receive confirmation that you have finished and can press 'Continue' to begin using the app.

How to register for the app using PINsentry

Follow the below steps to register for the app or upgrade basic access with PINsentry.

Step 1

  • On the 'Your details' page, select 'Enter your bank account details' and then 'Continue'
  • Then select 'PINsentry card reader' from the options available to you.

Step 2

  • Enter and confirm your mobile phone number
  • Enter your sort code and account number
  • Swipe upwards on your screen to see the next set of boxes and enter your full name
  • Carefully read through the terms and conditions.

Step 3

  • To link your mobile phone to the app, you'll receive a text message containing a six-digit code
  • Leave the Barclays app and go to your text messages
  • The message sender shows as Barclays. Make a note of the six-digit code.

Step 4

  • Log into the Barclays app
  • Enter your five-digit passcode created earlier and tap 'Continue' on the 'Link Your Mobile' screen
  • Enter the six-digit code we sent you via text message
  • When you have entered the code, press 'Verify' to continue.

Step 5

  • On the 'Verifying account' page select 'PINsentry card reader' from the options available to you.

Step 6

  • Use your PINsentry and debit card to generate a verification code
  • Enter the last four-digits of the long number on the front of your Barclays debit card
  • Insert your debit card into your PINsentry device
  • Press the 'Respond' button
  • Enter your PIN that you use in the cash machine or at the shops
  • Enter the eight-digit number displayed in the app into your PINsentry
  • Enter the eight-digit code displayed on your PINsentry and press 'Verify' to continue.

Step 7

  • You will receive confirmation that you have finished and can press 'Continue' to begin using the app.
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New to International Banking?

To find out how we can help you make the most of your international finances or to open an account2 - call us on +44 (0)1624 684316* or chat to us.

Alternatively, apply for an account online2.