Set up a Barclays business account

There are several ways to open a business account with Barclays, they are:

Open a bank account online - Barclays business online banking: 

Apply for business bank accounts online on the Barclays website. To switch your existing bank to Barclays, you can either complete an online application or use the Current Account Switch Service. 

Book an appointment to open a business account with Barclays

Opening a Barclays business account by visiting the local branch is another option. It's best to contact ahead and book an appointment and check what information and documents are required.

Contact business banking support

If you want to know anything about account opening or would like to complete the process over the phone, you can call Barclays business banking support with all required details ready with you. 

Barclays business banking opening hours

The opening hour for Barclays local branches depends on the location. But the customer support lines are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays.


The requirements depend on the nature of your business. 

An existing customer of Barclays or a sole trader or a limited company with one director can only open a start-up business bank account.

To get the Barclays business accounts, the following are the requirements you must fulfil:

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Have the right to live permanently in the United Kingdom.
  • UK address history of at least 12 months.

The following information will be requested from applicants:

  • Your Companies House registration number,
  • Business information, including tax and turnover,
  • Details of all directors or partners, and
  • Your address history for the past three years.

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