Barclays Offshore Savings Accounts

Barclays provides a range of offshore savings accounts. Before deciding on the particular Barclays offshore savings account for you, you may wish to compare accounts from other providers. Barclays offer the following types of offshore savings accounts: 

 

  • Treasury deposits
  • Easy Access Savings
  • Structured Deposits
  • Liquidity management services


A Barclays offshore savings account could be the right vehicle for your savings if you are either an expatriate, a UK resident who wants to have savings abroad or a person who works abroad and receives a salary in a foreign currency. Before settling on a Barclays offshore savings account though, you should use the product comparison tables on this page to judge the merits of this account with those of other offshore savings account deals available at this moment.

Offshore Instant Access Accounts
ProviderAccountGross Rate AERTermCurrencyMore Info
Up to 0.90%Instant AccessSterling (£)More Info >
  • Minimum deposit - £5,000
  • Worldwide Instant Access 24/7
  • Interest Paid Monthly
  • Includes 0.30% AER/Gross Bonus for first 12 months
  • After 12 months the interest rate will automatically reduce
Up to 0.80%Instant AccessDollar ($)More Info >
  • Minimum deposit - $5,000
  • Worldwide Instant Access 24/7
  • Interest Paid Monthly
  • Includes 0.30% AER/Gross Bonus for first 12 months
  • After 12 months the interest rate will automatically reduce
Up to 0.50%Instant AccessEuro (€)More Info >
  • Minimum deposit - €5,000
  • Worldwide Instant Access 24/7
  • Interest Paid Monthly
  • Includes 0.40% AER/Gross Bonus for first 12 months
  • After 12 months the interest rate will automatically reduce
Compare Offshore Fixed Rate Bonds
ProviderAccountGross Rate AERTermCurrencyMore Info
1.10%1 YearSterling (£)More Info >
  • Minimum deposit - £10,000
  • Sterling Deposits Only
  • 5 Year Term Bond Available
  • Bond designed to be held for full term
  • Charge for early withdrawal
0.75%1 YearDollar ($)More Info >
  • Minimum deposit - £10,000
  • Dollar, Sterling and Euro Deposits Available
  • Bond designed to be held for full term
  • Charge for early withdrawal
0.30%1 YearEuro (€)More Info >
  • Minimum deposit - €10,000
  • Euro, Sterling and Dollar Deposits Available
  • Bond designed to be held for full term
  • Charge for early withdrawal

Before choosing the right Barclays offshore savings account for you, you may wish to consider the pros and cons related to this type of account.


One of the potential advantages is the fact that gross interest is paid instead of net interest as income tax is not deducted before it goes to your savings account (as it is in UK savings accounts). This interest maximizing potential stems from the fact that there may be a delay in paying income tax to HMRC that may allow you to maximize your savings and accumulate more ‘gross’ interest


There are also, however, a number of potential downsides to taking out an offshore savings account from Barclays or any other provider. In short these may be: a large deposit may be required; deposit protection schemes may not be offered on offshore accounts or offer less protection than the UK FSCS scheme.


There may also be no guarantee that the interest rate in a foreign country will be higher than that available in the UK.


You may also be taxed twice by HMRC, depending on the location of your offshore savings account.