International banking for expats
International banking services designed for expats abroad
We specialise in international and offshore banking services for expats. If you are moving overseas in the near future or have already moved, call us on +44 (0)141 352 3902† today to find out about our day-to-day banking, savings, investments and mortgage services.
Who we are
With a heritage of over 300 years, Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with offices in more than 50 countries. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 49 million clients worldwide.
Part of the Barclays Group, Barclays wealth and investment management is the leading UK’s wealth manager with £164 billion client assets under management1 worldwide (as at 31 December 2011).
You can open an international bank account which can be used to help manage your finances around the world. Here are some of the key features and benefits of the account:
- International bank accounts available in £, € or US $
- Credit2 and debit cards available
- Discounted international online payments
- Online and telephone banking3
Relationship Manager Service
We offer a Relationship Manager Service for clients who require extra attention and guidance with managing their wealth. This is our most personalised and tailored service which includes:
- A dedicated Relationship Manager – your guide to managing wealth
- A Relationship Executive – taking care of your day-to-day banking needs
- All of the features and benefits outlined in the expat banking section above
Expat savings and investments
Hold your money onshore in the UK or in an offshore location. We have a wide range of savings and investments to help meet client aspirations, to protect and grow their wealth:
- Savings in a range of currencies
- Accounts with tiered interest rates, so higher balances receive higher rates of interest
- Regular savings accounts designed for clients looking to save money each month
- A range of structured products and investments only available from Barclays
- Solutions designed to maximize tax planning opportunities4
How to apply
The above products and features are available as part of our banking services. Use one of the options below to apply or get in touch with us:
Call us on +44 (0)141 352 3902†.
Specialist lending for expats
We can also arrange mortgages for clients looking to purchase residential and investment properties in the UK, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar. Our mortgages have a choice of terms and structures, such as fixed or tracker. Call our mortgage specialists to find out more information on +44 (0)1624 684305†
1 In July 2011 Barclays wealth and Investment Management was named largest Private Client Asset Manager by Private Asset Managers (PAM), with £51,430m assets under management (AUM) held in the UK (total global client AUM was £164bn as at 31 December 2011).
2 Subject to application and status.
3 Please note, for a short period of time every night (UK time) we temporarily close our website for a data refresh. Access may also be limited in some countries due to the prohibited transmission of encrypted data over telephone lines. Please contact your local embassy to check your country's legal position. Accounts will be held in individual currencies.
4 We recommend that you seek independent tax advice.
† Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except on the 25 December when the lines are closed. Call charges may vary. Please check with your local telecoms provider. Calls may be recorded for training and security purposes.
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.