Paying for purchases in shops
Use your Barclays debit card to pay for good and services wherever VISA Electron is accepted. Ensure to check that the amount on the terminal tallies with your purchases before entering your PIN or signing the sales slip. You can spend up to the available balance on your account, or the amount of any agreed overdraft if applicable.
We recommend that before you make any purchase you check with the merchant if VISA Electron is an accepted card type to avoid any disappointment or embarrassment.
“Conveniently keep track of your finances through SMS Alerts”
The SMS Alerts service will send an SMS message to the mobile phone number that you have registered with us each time a requested transaction is passed on your account. It is a very convenient way of keeping track of your finances, allowing you to stay updated and in control of the transactions on your account.
With this service, you can decide which transactions you want to be informed of and set it to alert you:
- Of any credit or debit transactions above a specified amount
- Of debit card transactions
- Of salary credits
- With daily or weekly balance updates
You may activate SMS Alerts on any current or savings account. Internet banking subscribers can easily do this online, by navigating to the Alerts menu under Customer Service. Otherwise, if you are not an internet banking subscriber, you need to bring a valid ID document to your nearest Barclays branch to register for the service.
While the registration process is relatively straight forward, if your customer details are not up to date in our system, in compliance with current regulations, we will take this opportunity to ensure that we update everything. In such case, you may be required to bring an address confirmation document. If you wish to know if this will be required beforehand, please call our Contact Centre to find out.
Please consult the latest Schedule of for any applicable fees for the service.