Tens of thousands of UK citizens who live in the EU are to be stripped of their UK bank accounts and credit cards within weeks, The move occurs as the UK government failed to agree on any post-Brexit trade deal with the EU.

Since the UK won't be continuing with pan-European banking rules and passporting, It will be illegal for the UK banks to provide services to british customers in the EU without having new banking licences. 

Barclays bank has sent out emails to their customers in Spain stating that their credit cards will be cancelled in November 2020 if they fail to provide a UK residential address

Most of the retired expats use their credit card in Spain and get their pensions paid in the same account. 

The email says "Unfortunately, we now need to let you know your account will be closed in November 16, 2020 If you don't provide us with a UK residential address."

"Please log into your Barclaycard online servicing  account and update details of your UK residential address before November 16,2020. Your address must be in one of the following countries: England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. If you're unable to provide us with your UK residentials address by November 16, 2020, You're account will be closed on that day."

A spokesperson from Barclays Bank said, "With the UK due to leave the European Union, We can no longer offer credit cards to the customers that do not have a residential UK address linked to their barclaycard. We have written to the impacted customers to give them advance notice of the decision."

Barclays bank in the UK will need the UK residential address by November 16, 2020 of the Brittons living in the EU. You can login to Barclays bank online or use Barclays App and update your address.

You can read more here : The Times

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@keith it's current accounts savings ISAs and credit cards. People will need to make alternative arrangements and have international accounts. Barclays has already sent letter to customers.


Posted November 1, 2020, 2:44 pm

Mike Hurst

I finished my account with Barclays years ago because of the ridiculous bank charges each month, although there were no transactions. I now pay 4.90 € per month for an account with the Sparkasse !


Posted September 21, 2020, 8:18 am

Christina kelly

Does this apply to.jersey a nd Guernsey?


Posted September 20, 2020, 1:33 pm

ray dunkley

thats fine by me i will max it oout if account gets closed i cannot pay into it so what ever thousands i owe on it will be wiped as well - easy peasy for me


Posted September 20, 2020, 1:23 pm


You’re is a contraction of the phrase you are. Firms mostly use this


Posted September 20, 2020, 12:03 pm


But legally you cannot have a bank account in UK if you are resident out of the UK, unless it is an international bank account so the banks will follow suit Im sure.


Posted September 20, 2020, 12:02 pm


It's your, not you're...


Posted September 20, 2020, 11:28 am


Brexshit literally!


Posted September 20, 2020, 10:11 am


Completely misleading....Its Credit card accounts, NOT standard bank accounts...Is this deliberate dramatization ?


Posted September 20, 2020, 10:05 am


A number of the biggest British banks, including Lloyds, Barclays and the Queen’s bank, Coutts, have started writing to expatriates to say they will stop serving them when the withdrawal agreement ends at 11pm on December 31. - The Sunday Times


Posted September 20, 2020, 9:40 am


Please read this too https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/brexit-strips-expats-of-uk-bank-accounts-565bsvn6k


Posted September 20, 2020, 9:33 am


You said bank accounts and credit cards. Barclaycard only mention credit cards.


Posted September 20, 2020, 9:21 am


You said bank accounts and credit cards. Barclaycard only mention credit cards.


Posted September 20, 2020, 9:21 am