Opening your Barclays account

Three simple steps to opening your account

  1. Visit www.barclays.co.uk to discover our student accounts and begin your account application
  2. Book an appointment at the end of your online application to come and visit us in branch so we can check your identification
  3. Visit the branch with your reference number, along with the documents listed below and we will open your account

Checklist – things you’ll need for your appointment

  • Along with your application reference number from your online application, please bring three forms of ID with you – one from each of the lists below
  • Proof of identify – UK or a foreign passport, photo card or paper driving licence, National Identity card or Student ID card (NUS & Student Union cards not accepted). All documents must be full and valid.
  • Proof of address – Full UK photo or paper driving licence (unless used for ID), UK Bank statement, or Utility bill that is less than three months old (we cannot accept any type of mobile phone bill), or letter from the University confirming your address (on headed paper).
  • Proof that you are a Student – UCAS confirmation (or log-in details) less than 12 months old, University letter confirming enrolment, recognised Student ID Card (not Student Union) or Student Loan Company letter (on headed paper) 

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