Banking with Barclays
International banking services for international clients
Barclays manages clients successfully across the globe. If you have international or offshore banking and investment requirements, Barclays has the knowledge and experience to help you acquire wealth, use it, enjoy it, protect it and pass it on.
We can help you with your offshore investments and banking such as moving money overseas or outside your home country should you feel another part of the world offers greater political or economic stability with lower sovereign debt.
International investment services
When it comes to investing, we are all different – with individual needs, goals and attitudes to risk. But identifying what we want to achieve can be difficult – and choosing the most appropriate investment strategy even more so.
Our International Investment Advisors will take the time to fully understand your investment needs, attitudes to wealth and tolerance to risk and from this will identify which of our products and solutions may be the most suitable for you.
We're confident that our range of international investment funds can deliver precisely the right products to suit your needs. We bring together a wide selection of funds from different managers all in one simple portfolio, Barclays Multi-Manager.
This gives you access to a team of dedicated professionals who actively manage your investment, and you'll have access to innovative foreign investment thinking, modelling and research.
Important risk warning: Please bear in mind these are medium to long term investments, that is five years or more, and that their value and any income from them can go down as well as up. So you might not get back what you originally invested.
Foreign exchange capabilities
We offer savings accounts in a range of currencies, and treasury deposits in most currencies freely traded on the London Stock Exchange.
We also have foreign exchange transaction facilities. Whether you need to change money to support payments or purchases in a foreign currency (like a house overseas), want to reduce the risk of adverse price movements of non-sterling investments (such as rental income from a holiday home) or are looking to buy and sell currencies for profit, we can help with spots and forwards.
- Spot - take an offered price for currency exchange
- Forward - agree to buy or sell at an agreed price on an agreed future date
- Exchange - provided on most world currencies
Trading FX for investment purposes is a high risk activity and you can lose more than you invest.
Please note that Forwards are only available on amounts of £25,000 (or currency equivalent) or more. Booking a spot price is generally only available on amounts of £25,000 (or currency equivalent) or more.
For more information or to apply
If you are not a Barclays international banking client and would like to apply for our products and services, you will first need to select from our choice of service solutions.
Our entry-level international banking service called iBank offers day to day banking facilities and a savings account plus access to a greater range of financial products and services, available for just £10 (US$16.50 or €14.50). iBank is available to clients with £5,000 to deposit into a Barclays international banking account. See our tariff for details of the iBank fee in other currencies.
Call us on +44 (0)141 352 3899†
Relationship Manager Service
This is our most personalised banking service, available to clients who want to invest £50,000 or more (currency equivalent) with Barclays international banking or for those who have come to live in or are moving to the UK with a minimum annual income of £150,000 (or currency equivalent).
International mortgage services
And if you’re interested in investing in property, we can help with a wide range of non-resident and international mortgages for property purchases in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar. Find out more information about the mortgages available or call us on
+44 (0)1624 684 305†.
YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.
The heritage and global reach of Barclays
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 customers and clients worldwide.
Barclays wealth and investment management is a leading global wealth manager, and the UK's largest1, with total client assets of £164bn, as at 31 December 2011.
If your loan is denominated in a currency other than sterling CHANGES IN THE EXCHANGE RATE MAY INCREASE THE STERLING EQUIVALENT OF YOUR DEBT.
1In 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).
† Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except for 25 December when the lines are closed. Call costs may vary - please check with your telecoms provider. Calls may be recorded so that we can monitor the quality of our service and for 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.