UK bank Barclays releases official Windows Phone app

Barclays has released an official app for Windows Phone, joining other UK banks already on the platform. Should you hold a Barclays ( account and own a Windows Phone, it's now simpler than ever to manage your account while on the move. Head past the break for all the details and download links.

Fear not if you're not registered for mobile banking with Barclays as this can be achieved from within the app itself. You'll be required to enter your sort code and account number, verifying your identity with PINsentry or at a Barclays cash machine (unless you already have an activation code).

Once you're set up and good to go, all that's required from that point forth is a 5-digit passcode to log into your account on your Windows Phone – simple and secure. While accessing the app is pretty straightforward, it's still a good layer of security to protect your accounts from unauthorised access.

So, just what are the benefits of using the Barclays Mobile Banking app? Both personal and business account holders are able to manage their accounting without the requirement of a PC. You're able to check out recent transactions and current account balances and much like other banking apps on the platform, you've also got the ability to make payments to people you've paid before, as well as those in your payee list.

Barclays Tiles

Locating your nearest Barclays branch or ATM is a breeze too. The app itself is well designed and works well. We really dig the UI the development team has utilised, offering an intuitive navigation system and making the client not feel like a ported app. A sweet feature of the app is that it has integrated mobile PINsentry, so you're no longer required to carry around your security device.

You can download the Barclays Mobile Banking app from the Windows Phone Store for free.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.