You can open an account simply by using the Barclays app. Download and open the app, scroll down to ‘How to apply’ and begin your application. You need to enter a few personal details, take a video selfie and verify your identity by uploading a picture of your photo ID. Barclays will also run a quick credit check. It’s as simple as that. Barclays will get in touch once your account has been successfully opened.
You can also switch to a Barclays current account. Backed by the Current Account Switch Service, it takes just seven working days to make the switch. If you switch to Barclays, you’ll benefit from Barclays Blue Rewards provided you’re eligible. You can get up to £7 a month for using your account. Barclays will give you £3.50 for each of the first two Direct Debits you payout from the account.