Barclays are rated Bad in 26 reviews
You can order currency and travel insurance from Barclays providing you hold one of their credit or debit cards. Your currency can be delivered to your home or you can pick it up from your local branch at your convenience.
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8 September 2022
Sold 5,000 Euros
Transfer from my Barclays Euro account to Barclays current account, unbelievable how bad the conversion rate spoke with currency customer service who to their credit confirmed Barclays have a bad currancy exchange compared to nearly everybody else
2 January 2022
Bought £10 worth of Bahraini dinars
4 hours call wait no answer I could have travelled to London and back and still received no response waste of my 4 hours
10 February 2021
Bought £250 worth of Turkish lira
I've given 2 stars as in fairness to Barclays, the Turkish Lira rate at the time was the best I could find anywhere on the web. However when receiving the Lira, I found that I was sent over £2500 Lira exclusively in 10's and 5's! This was physically a huge amount of money to cart around in my baggage and made paying for things in Turkey extremely difficult. I don't envy the bar owner who received an entire £250 bar tab entirely in 5 Lira notes!
14 February 2020
Bought £750 worth of Canadian dollars
As off today, for £750 to CAD you can get $60 more at Travel FX for same service. 14th FEB 2020 This is one of the worst rates.
23 December 2019
Transferred funds overseas
Barclay bank have most worst exchange rate. I will go to open account in other bank.
5 March 2019
Bought £1000 worth of Japanese Yen
Not a very good experience as asked for mixed notes and got all large notes and these are not easy to use when arriving in a country for taxis to get to the hotel.
17 December 2018
Barclays offers one of the worst currency exchange rates there is... do not use them, they literally are ripping you off every time.
27 April 2018
Ordered currency on Tuesday and had Friday as collection day from local branch.Took funds from my account, but when I went to collect, no currency at branch. When investigated there was no evidence or tracking that money had even been sent out !!
23 February 2016
Barclays Bank cheated me out of €3000.00 tried to get my money ,then Barclays offered me £200.00 good will manged to get £700.00 but it took nearly a year.My late parents worked fifty years and Barclays Promised me one rate then gave me another. Please change your money with someone else.I wish someone could help me but a single person stands no chance.A very good bank for changing cheques into South African rand at a very good rate getting round South African Exchange laws and helping South Africans getting there money out of South Africa.They did it for me in 1975 with help of Standard Chartered Bank Trafalger Square branch .all i had to do was call into Barclays Bank Main branch in Durban and give me name over the counter and my Rand cheque appeared it a enhanced rate.
29 January 2016
Long wait with there automated machines, and generally poor service. Would never bank with this bank
17 November 2015
Only if your desperate to get ripped off, disorganised, shambles, greedy. 1 star rating to high.
1 September 2015
Absolutely useless on all aspects of banking. Don't even think about using this dreadful shambles of a bank !
30 July 2015
Barclays bank in Kings Lynn gave me a very poor rate when i ordered Euros.In all i lost a few Thousand Euros,my money not Barclays.Please change your money else where ,Look at there new branches and ask yourself who is paying for the upgraded branches.
29 July 2015
Appalling exchange rate, even for regular customers who have an account with Barclays. Go to a supermarket like Asda or Tesco.
27 July 2015
Ordered my euros from Barclays at a agreed rate,to buy my home in Spain,when my euros was changed they cheated me out of nearly £2000.00,yes thats right .Two Thousand pound, Then they offered me £200. and wanted me to go away,I obtained the C e o home address in London and was about to serve a summons then he left the bank ,Then the under Ceo left.Please give Barclays a wide berth,Please.