Foreign exchange

Make the most of every pound, dollar, euro and rand

Why use Barclays FX service?

Whether you’re travelling for pleasure or transferring money for business, we can help you make international payments instantly, and move money between your accounts effortlessly.

  • Fluctuation protection
    Our FX services can help you manage your wealth and balance currency fluctuations

  • Digital travel wallets
    Buy euros and US dollars in our app, and then spend on your debit card without incurring fees

  • Currency conversion
    Execute in up to 60 currencies. The more you convert, the more likely you are to get a favourable exchange rate

  • Total transparency
    Whether you’re making transfers online, over the phone or in the app, we’ll offer you the same exchange rate

  • Convenience
    Convert currency online (24/6), in app (24/6) or over the phone

  • Leading market expertise
    Barclays has over 330 years' experience and offers international banking services in 70 countries

How much will it cost me?

With any currency transaction, several factors affect the cost of the exchange rate fee:

  • When you make your FX payment, the exchange rate is linked to Barclays’ mid-market reference rate at the time you execute the payment
  • A margin will be applied to your reference rate. This margin is based on your FX price plan, which is linked to the amount of assets you hold with Barclays
  • Our rates and associated margins are completely transparent, and are displayed when you execute your FX payment in online or mobile banking. Please contact us for more information

Apply for an account today

To use Barclays International Bank’s FX service, you’ll need…

A Barclays International Bank Account
Opening an account is straightforward and you’ll have a choice of three major currencies – sterling, euros, or US dollars. Find out more about our International Bank Account

Residence in a qualifying country
We offer bank accounts in 70 countries globally

A minimum of £100,000 (or currency equivalent)1,2
This can be in savings and/or investments across all your accounts with us

A minimum of £250,000 (or currency equivalent)1 for Relationship Management
Get access to an expert who can explore your financial goals in detail. Learn more about the benefits of having a Relationship Manager

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Are you ready?

If you’d like to speak to an adviser, you can contact us. Alternatively, you can apply for an account straightaway.