Barclays enables customers to make payments from other banks within its app

Barclays customers will be able to make payments from current accounts held with other banks within its app, making it easier to manage their money in one place.

The feature is initially being made available to customers who view their NatWest, Nationwide Building Society or Bank of Scotland current account using their Barclays app.

It will soon be rolled out to Barclays customers who are also customers of other banks including Santander, Lloyds, Halifax and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

The new feature uses open banking technology, which allows people’s financial information to be securely accessed by providers.

The technology enables people to see their account information from other banks in one place.

To use it, customers firstly need to add the personal or business current account they hold with another bank into their Barclays app. This can be done within the app and can be switched off instantly, at any time, if they change their mind.

Caroline Ambrose, director of open banking at Barclays, said: “Day-to-day life is busy enough without juggling multiple banking apps to stay on top of your finances.”

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