Barclays Bank (UK) Wire Transfer

Wire transfer is the fastest mode of receiving money in your Barclays Bank account from abroad. You can receive money into your Barclays bank account from a foreign country via International wire transfer. The transaction is initiated by the sender through a financial institution, however, you need to provide your banking details to the sender for successful transfer of money.

International Wire Transfer to Barclays Bank

International wire transfer is one of the fastest way to receive money from foreign countries. Banks use SWIFT network for exchanging messages required for performing international wire transfer. Usually, the receiving bank (in UK) and the sending bank (in other country) need to have a direct arrangement in place to start the swift transfer – this is sometimes referred to as correspondent banking.

Incoming International Wire Transfer Instructions

To receive international wire transfer in your Barclays Bank account, please provide the following wire instructions to the sending financial institution:

Bank Name: Barclays UK
SWIFT BIC Code for Barclays Bank: For Barclays UK, this code is BARCGB22
Your International Bank Account Number (IBAN): It’s on your statement or you can find IBAN for Barclays bank here
Your Sort Code: You can find it on your statement or through online banking
Beneficiary Account Number: Your complete Barclays Bank account number (including leading zeros, if any)
Beneficiary Name: The full name of your account as it appears on your statement
Beneficiary Address: Your complete address

Outgoing International Wire Transfer Instructions

To send international wire transfer from your Barclays Bank account, You need to know the following information about the person or company receiving the money:

1. Payee’s account name
2. The payee’s IBAN or account number
3. The SWIFTBIC for the payee’s bank, and/or domestic routing codes where applicable, or the payee’s bank address.

Incoming Wire Transfer Fees for Barclays Bank UK

International Incoming Wire Transfer Fees for Barclays Bank is as follows:

Payment type Cost
For euro payments from EU/EEA countries
(for euro payments from EU/EEA countries)
No Charge
If the payment is in a different currency, or
is received from a country outside of the EU/EEA
£6

Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for Barclays Bank UK

International Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for Barclays Bank is as follows:

Payment type Cost
Barclays International Payments Services (BIPS)
BIPS Standard (in branch or by telephone) £25
BIPS Priority (in branch or by telephone) £40
BIPS Priority (online) £15
Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Credit Transfer
SEPA Credit Transfer (in branch or by telephone) £15
SEPA Credit Transfer (online) £5

Apart from the wire transfer fees, if the transfer involves currency conversion, banks make money on currency conversion as well by giving retail conversion rates to you which is usually 1-2% lower than the market rate. We recommend using services like TransferWise for getting best conversion rates with lower wire transfer fees.

Outgoing Wire Transfer Cutoff Time for Barclays Bank UK

1. For BIPS Standard payments cutoff time is 4 pm. Funds received in Europe and North America between 3-4 working days and the rest of the world within 8 working days if sent by 4 pm.

2. For BIPS Priority payments cutoff time is 2 pm. Funds received in Europe and North America between 1-3 working days and the rest of the world within 7 working days if sent by 2 pm. Online payments are treated as priority payments.

3. For SEPA Credit Transfer cutoff time is 3 pm. Funds are guaranteed to be in the recipient’s account the next working day if they’re sent by 3 pm.

4. Any requests received after cutoff time will normally be processed the next working day.