Taking care of your finances and more

04 August 2020

5 minute read

Moving country for business, family or leisure is more common now than ever before. Whether you’re looking to set up new accounts, buy property, launch a new enterprise, arrange children’s schooling or simply find out more about the culture, there can be a great deal to think about. We are here to help.

Barclays International Banking is a specialist division that caters to a globally mobile client base. Drawing on more than 330 years at the heart of British banking, we combine global banking services with a far-reaching network of experts in everything from investments to property, business banking, tax and beyond.

Clients whose banking needs qualify will be provided with a dedicated Relationship Manager, on-hand whenever you need them to offer one-to-one advice and practical assistance in managing your affairs at home or abroad. Whatever your needs, they will be there to help. Yes, even at the weekend.

Here is just a taste of what we can do for you:

Everyday banking, wherever you are

We know that moving to a new country presents logistical challenges that can stand in the way of getting on with your life. We are here to help you deal with all the necessary paperwork to get your banking – and your new lifestyle – up and running with the minimum of fuss.

Cutting through the paperwork

It may seem like a small detail but it can be particularly challenging to source supporting documents like proof of address. Our team will help wherever possible and have even been known to make a home visit, ensuring one client was fully verified and ready to go. No more notarising documents or waiting for three months of utility bills to open a simple bank account.

Local knowledge, local currency

With seamless foreign exchange services in 40 countries, you can be safe in the knowledge that we can get you the currency you need, when you need it.

And, when it comes to spending that money, we can point you in the right direction too. Staff are happy to share their local recommendations, from on the spot bike repairs to an ideal venue for business meetings or client entertainment. Our relationship managers have the networks and the knowledge to make sure you get the best from your local area.

Beyond banking

We know there is much more to a move abroad than a bank account. You have access to the whole Barclays group of services from business banking, commercial real estate financing, personal tax, legal help and more. For eligible clients, your relationship manager is your single point of contact for all of these services and with regular one-to-one client reviews, they can advise you on how to get the most from Barclays International Banking.

We serve those with an international lifestyle. Whether you’re a UK national living or moving abroad, a foreign national in the UK, or looking to hold funds outside of your home country, we can help. You’ll need to have a deposit of at least £100,000 (or currency equivalent) maintained across your accounts1.


Make your dreams happen

We’re ready to move, invest and preserve your wealth, so you can make the most of your world. Apply for a Barclays International Bank Account today.

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