International banking products and services for emigration
The act of emigration brings with it a great raft of tasks and responsibilities. Chances are you will be able to delegate some of these; others may well be taken care of by your employer. But your changing financial needs will require your personal attention.
What kind of bank account will you need? What are the tax implications of living and working abroad? Can you continue to save in an ISA? Will you still be able to vote? These are just some of the questions asked by people emigrating abroad - and that Barclays is here to answer. We'll help you with your emigration related finances and may be able to answer other questions related to living and working overseas.
We specialise in international banking services shaped to meet the specific needs that may arise while you work abroad. Depending on your circumstances and the country you emigrate to we may be able to offer you:
- Offshore bank accounts, savings and investments
- Loans (subject to application and status)
- Access to our International Telephone and Online Banking service.
For people emigrating or about to emigrate, Barclays offers a first rate international bank account, available via any of the service options summarised below and described in more detail.
Living and working abroad
You could be heading for a farmhouse in rural Murcia. Or you might be about to take the keys of a luxury apartment on the shores of the Gulf. No matter where you are emigrating to, Barclays can help you make the transition smoothly. We even offer in-depth, country-specific guides so that you can take the new challenges in your stride.
Banking overseas and wealth management
Many individuals around the world have financial needs that cannot always be met by domestic banks. That's why Barclays exists. Drawing on our worldwide experience and expertise, we offer a comprehensive range of banking products and services designed to meet the financial requirements of:
- Foreign nationals living and working in the UK
- People living or working in a country other than their own
- People looking for a safe haven to hold money offshore.
Our wealth management services are available via a choice of three banking options:
A fee-free personal, tailored solution designed to help clients maximise their wealth. A dedicated Relationship Manager will take the time to get to know you, in order to understand your circumstances and help you achieve your financial aspirations.
The service is aimed at clients with balances of £50,000 or more (or currency equivalent) to place with us, or for clients who have come to live in or are moving to the UK, an annual individual gross income of £150,000 or more to mandate to a Barclays International banking account. Click here for more information.
Our entry-level international banking service offers day-to-day banking facilities and a savings account plus access to a range of financial products and services, available for just £10 (US$16.50 or €14.50). See our tariff for details of the iBank fee in other currencies. Click here for more information.
Ideal for international savers who don't need a current account or cards, and available for no monthly fee. Click here for more information.
Expat tax advice from Ernst & Young
At Barclays, we focus on our core skills - managing the wealth of our international clients. So when it comes to more specialised tax advice we recommend the services of a group recognised as experts in the field, Ernst & Young1.
1 You have sole responsibility for the management of your tax and legal affairs, including making any applicable filings and payments and complying with any applicable laws and regulations. We have not provided and will not provide you with tax or legal advice and recommend that you obtain your own independent tax and legal advice tailored to your individual circumstances.
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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 the Important Information.
Products and services on this site may not be available in certain jurisdictions. In particular, these products and services are not being offered in Japan or the United States or to US residents. For full details of exclusions and disclaimers please see the Important Information before proceeding. Each Barclays company reserves the right to make a final determination on whether or not you are eligible for any particular product or service.