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Do you offer a basic bank account?

Yes, the Barclays basic bank account is called the Cash Card Account. Chequebooks and overdrafts are not available with a Cash Card Account. But you do get a cash card or a Connect Card for withdrawing money. Find out about the Cash Card Account.


If you are looking for a straightforward bank account with a debit card, cheque book, Online Banking, Telephone Banking and overdraft facility (subject to approval), apply for a Barclays Bank Account. Please see our current accounts page for more details.

Applying for a Barclays current account is easy and should take you about 10 minutes. We will ask you for some personal information including your contact details and monthly/annual income.  


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Barclays Bank PLC. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register number: 122702). Barclays Bank PLC subscribes to the Lending Code which is monitored and enforced by the Lending Standards Board. Further details can be found at Barclays Insurance Services Company Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number: 312078).

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