Open a Barclays account in just five steps

At Barclays, we know switching accounts can be tough, but our accounts are definitely worth switching for. We’ll even help you get prepared to make switching as easy as possible.

Five steps is all it takes to open a Barclays account.

Watch our Five Steps To Better Banking video

We’ve created an easy-to-understand video that shows you the five steps you need to open a Barclays account. Follow these steps and embrace better banking.

Open an account in just five steps

For more information about switching to Barclays, download the

Which account is right for you?

Ultimate Banking account

prestige banking account

premier banking account

You’ll only pay a flat monthly fee and no minimum balance is required.

You'll also get

  • Free mobile banking
  • Free online banking
  • Free bill payments
  • Free salary preparation
  • Free interim statements.
  • Free local cheque deposits and cash deposits
  • A cheque book
  • A Barclays Debit Card
  • Free retrenchment cover.

Our customers asked for faster service so that they could spend more time doing what they enjoy, and less time banking.

You'll also get

  • Free online and mobile banking
  • Free bank-guaranteed cheques (two per month)
  • Free fund transfers from another bank to Barclays (two per month)
  • Free salary preparation and assistance.

As a Premier Banking member you will get access to an exclusive range of privileged benefits in line with your needs.

You'll also get

  • Your own personal Relationship Manager
  • Free online and mobile banking
  • A Platinum debit and credit card
  • A higher ATM withdrawal limit
  • A free Premier Banking cheque book.
  • Free salary preparation
  • Free telephone banking
  • Free monthly statements
  • Free internal Barclays transfers
  • Unlimited ATM withdrawals on Barclays ATMs.

Get in touch with us

Switch to better. Prosper.

For more information contact +(254) (20) 3900000 or email us at