Hello ZCar and welcome
That is intersting. I have not heard that Barclays would refuse to open an account on that basis before. Did you ask for the simple Cash Card account?
If you draw a blank with Barclays then yes, as a last resort you you could open a bank account with an organisation like you have described. Once you are discharged which will hopefully be November this year, you will then be able to close that account and open a one with many mainstream banks as you will no longer be bankrupt.
As such as a temporary measure if you really feel you need an account of your own, it might be a good idea.
Discharged from bankruptcy in 2010 and debt free. Thanks to all on this forum for your advice and support.