FAQs - Personal Banking


Q: Do you issue credit cards?

A: Not at the moment. We do however issue international debit cards which allow you to shop and access your account worldwide. Our Premier Life and Barclays Premier League offerings have the option of getting the international debit card.


Q: How long does it take to open an account?

A: We strive to open new accounts within two days of receiving the application. Delays will only occur if the application form is incomplete or incorrectly filled.


Q: If you are not Tanzanian, what are the requirements to open an account?

A: You need show proof of legal status in the country hence we will need to see and make copies of your passport, resident permit and work permit if employed.


Q: What do I need to do to get SMS alerts service?

A: Please visit your nearest Barclays branch and complete an application form. Your Customer Advisor will then activate this service immediately for you.