- Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:51 pm #27341 Hi. I made myself bankrupt in Nov last year and am unable to open a bank account. I have tried Barclays but they said I have to be employed! My benefits are paid into my parents account! Am I able to open a basic bank account with some of these which advertise online for a monthly fee?
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 still debt free Thanks to all on this forum for your advice and support.