International expat banking for clients moving abroad
You may be choosing to work abroad for a few years. Or you might be going for a more permanent status by spending your retirement abroad. Whatever your reason, moving abroad can be one of the most exciting, life-changing experiences anyone can undertake. The process itself, however, can be complex and time-consuming.
At Barclays, we've helped many people relocate to countries around the globe. By offering a range of useful, appropriate financial products, we can ease your transition from one country to another. We can give you invaluable advice on moving abroad including answers to questions such as:
- What are the advantages of opening an offshore bank account?
- Which currency should your savings and investments be held in?
- Should you open a bank account in your destination country?
- What are the tax implications of moving overseas1?
- Should you carry on paying NI contributions1?
- What do you need to know about buying property overseas?
- Who can help you let your UK property?
Calling on our unrivalled expertise, our decades of experience, our global reach and our in-depth local knowledge, we can help you start your expat life free from unnecessary financial worries. The sooner we speak to each other, the better.
Reliable international banking
As one of the growing number of UK expats, you'll need an established, international bank you can depend on for all your diverse financial requirements. With Barclays international banking, you get:
- A wide range of international banking products and services available in major currencies
- Advice from our team of specially trained Personal Bankers
- Easy access and control through international telephone and online banking
- Discounted international online payments
- Investment and mortgage advice from our specialist advisers.
If you're moving abroad to start a new job or as part of a job relocation, Barclays International Banking offers a suite of international banking services designed to meet your needs.
We can help you ensure that you take advantage of any financial planning opportunities that may arise from moving abroad. We can also help you sort out your financial affairs and the best ways for you to transfer currency. In many cases, we can even open your bank account for you before you move abroad, giving you one less thing to organise when you arrive to start work in your new country.
If you're planning to spend your retirement abroad, we can give you expert advice on maximising your savings and investments. We could help you manage your finances abroad, take advantage of the benefits of offshore banking, gain access to independent financial advice for the UK or the country you've moved to, and much more.
Barclays international banking aims to offer you a choice of where you'd like to locate your account.
You could hold your bank account in the heart of the international financial services industry in London, or choose an attractive offshore location such as Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man.
No matter which account location you choose, you'll benefit from:
- An economically stable country for your money
- The security of banking in a highly regulated financial market
- An excellent reputation for providing financial services
- Face-to-face service
- Potential tax planning opportunities.
1 Tax advice is offered by our strategic partner, Ernst & Young. 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 or 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.