The Barclays Cash Card Account

The Barclays Cash Card account is a basic bank account that may be available to you after a bankruptcy order has been made against you. It is also suitable for people who wish to keep tighter control over their money through a new bank account.

Applying for a Barclays Cash Card Account

To apply for your Barclays Cash Card account you will need to visit your local branch. You should take with you proof of ID and proof of address. It may be a good idea to contact your local branch to make an appointment and establish what ID is acceptable.

Check your Equifax Credit Report

When you apply for the Cash Card bank account Barclays will check your credit report. Any inaccuracies or mistakes could lead to refusal. Best to get it right first time.

You can get a 30 day free trial of your Experian credit report online. Go to Experian's free trial page for more information.

What Facilities does the Cash Card Account Offer?

A Solo debit card is available with the Cash Card account.

You will have access to telephone banking and be able to set up direct debits and standing orders. You will also receive full quarterly statements.

There are no borrowing facilities with the Cash Card account.

Where can I Apply for the Barclays Cash Card Account?

In your nearest Barclays branch you will be able to apply for a Cash Card account.

Why Might I be Declined?

If you have a record of fraud, an incorrect credit report or cannot provide ID then your application may be declined.

If you are declined you may wish to apply for an account that you are guaranteed to be accepted for such as the Cashplus account.