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CHANGES TO PINGIT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We're making some changes to your Pingit terms and conditions that will take effect in April 2019. We've set them out below:

  • We’ve made changes to include the new Pingit Jars service that we’ll be launching in April 2019. Pingit Jars allows you to manage your money by placing funds into one or more electronic money accounts, enabling you to ring fence funds for a particular purpose.  You can top up your Jar from another account or debit card, move money between Jars and send payments or transfer money from your Jar
  • We’ve made some changes to inform you of all the new services available within Pingit

If you're a new user, these Pingit terms (and the changes to them) apply from April 2019 or the date you register (if that’s later).

Already using Pingit?

If you’re already using Pingit, these changes apply from April 2019. You accept these changes by continuing to use the Pingit app. If you’re not happy with these changes, you can cancel your registration or delete the Pingit app. You can read a copy of the latest terms and conditions in the Pingit app or download a copy from pingit.com.

Any questions?

If you have any questions or we can help in any way, please call us on +44 (0) 333 200 1012. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

PINGIT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Date updated: April 2019

1 Introduction

1.1 Please read and accept these terms and conditions to use Pingit. You can read a copy of these terms and conditions in the Pingit app (“the App”) or download and store a copy from pingit.com (“the Website”).

1.2 To use certain services in Pingit, you might be asked to read and accept more terms and conditions that relate to what you’re trying to do – for example, if you want to make payments using Pingit.

1.3 The General Terms also apply to your use of Pingit. By General Terms we mean:

  • for Barclays customers registering a Barclays account to Pingit, the general current account or business account terms for the account you’re registering
  • for customers registering an account held with another financial institution to Pingit, the Terms and Conditions for Personal customers. They will apply to your use of the Pingit Account we’ll create for you when you register for Pingit. You’ll find them at Barclays.co.uk/rca – please download and store a copy for your records. You should also download and store a copy of the Barclays Tariff for Personal Customers.  You’ll find this at Barclays.co.uk/rca.

1.4    These terms and conditions take priority over the General Terms in respect of your use of Pingit.

1.5     Reference in these terms to ‘us’, ‘we’, ‘our’ or Barclays means the Barclays company with which you hold an account (Barclays Bank UK PLC or Barclays Bank PLC), or Barclays Bank UK PLC for Pingit Account holders. Reference to the ‘Barclays Group’ means the Barclays group of companies.

2 ABOUT PINGIT

2.1 You can use Pingit to:

  • make payments to or receive payments from individuals in the UK or abroad
  • request money from individuals in the UK
  • pay businesses for goods and services
  • donate to charity or set up fundraising pages for others to donate to charity
  • produce product invoices (business accounts only)

You’ll find more information about the range of features Pingit offers on the Website or in the App.

3 WHAT DOES IT COST TO USE PINGIT?

3.1 Unless you are a business customer, we won’t charge you for sending sterling payments in the UK through Pingit or Paym.

3.2 Unless you are a business customer, we won’t charge you for receiving sterling payments through Pingit or Paym

3.3 You may be charged by your service provider (eg for mobile data usage) when using the App on your mobile phone

3.4 If you make international payments or payments in a currency other than sterling these may be subject to charges (including any overseas delivery charges imposed by a recipient’s bank) and exchange rates and margins as set out in the General Terms and your tariff. You can make payments to selected countries transaction fee-free. We’ll tell you before we introduce a charge for payments to these countries.

3.5 If you receive international payments or payments in a currency other than sterling, we’ll convert the funds into sterling and credit your account as set out in the General Terms. These payments wil be subject to charges as set out in the General Terms and your tariff.

3.6 If you’re a business customer, you may incur standard charges for making or receiving payments using Pingit or Paym. Please check your tariff or speak to your Business Team.

3.7 Other charges may apply for specific services – if so, we’ll tell you as part of the specific conditions for those services.

4 WHO CAN USE PINGIT?

4.1 You must be:

  • 16 years or over and be a resident of, and have a current account in, the UK, the Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey; or 
  • a business operating in, and have a current account in, the UK

4.2 Your account must be able to receive payments through the UK Faster Payments network.

4.3 You must have a valid UK mobile phone number (i.e. the number starts with 07).

4.4 If you have a joint account, each account holder can register separately for Pingit.

4.5 You can register:

  • using a Barclays account (“your nominated account”); or
  • by providing us with details of your current account held with another financial institution. We will then open an electronic money account (a “Pingit Account”) for you. 

4.6 To use Pingit you’ll need to download the App. You can find further details on how to do this on the Website.

4.7 When you register to use the App, we’ll link the App to your nominated account or Pingit Account.

4.8 You can choose to use some or all of the services available, however we may not offer some services to you depending on the type of account you have and, for customers with a Pingit Account, whether you have unlocked Pingit as set out in condition 5.7. 

4.9If we need to, we can refuse to register you for Pingit.

5 PINGIT ACCOUNT

5.1 The Pingit Account is an electronic money account which can be used to make or receive payments through the App. You can only operate your Pingit Account in conjunction with your use of the App.

5.2 You need to know that the Pingit Account is an electronic money product and therefore:

  • it is not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (“FSCS”)
  • it is a zero interest account 
  • in respect of money held in your Pingit Account, as a regulated credit institution Barclays Bank UK PLC is required to comply with capital and prudential requirements imposed by law. These requirements are designed to ensure the safety of funds held with us, and this is monitored by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. 

5.3 When we set up your Pingit Account, we’ll verify your identity and address using details we collect during the registration process. This will involve one or more credit reference agency checks of your details against the particulars on any database (public or otherwise) to which they have access. The credit reference agency will keep a record of this check which may be used to help other companies verify your identity. This will not affect your credit rating.

5.4 You can top up or fund your Pingit Account:

  • by direct transfer (for example using Online Banking) from any of your other UK, Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey bank accounts
  • by standing order
  • using a debit card linked to your current account; or 
  • by any other means about which we advise you from time to time

5.5 Limits apply to the amount you can top up using a debit card. We’ll tell you in the App how much you can top up and if you’ve exceeded your limit. 

5.6 You can ask us to return the money in your Pingit Account at any time by using the App to transfer funds to the bank account you registered when opening your account. No fee will be charged for redeeming the funds. In certain circumstances we may carry out additional security checks before processing the transaction.

5.7 You can choose to unlock your Pingit Account to access additional services.  We’ll tell you the steps you need to take to do this in the App. You don’t have to unlock Pingit but if you don’t we won’t offer you the full range of services offered by Pingit, and we may place limits on how you can use Pingit. You’ll find details of these limits on pingit.com/pingit-limits/. 

5.8 If you choose not to unlock your Pingit Account, if you breach any of the applicable limits, we’ll need to suspend your use of the Pingit Account. We’ll tell you in the App if we’ve suspended your Pingit Account and explain the steps you need to take so that we can unblock your Pingit Account.

6 USING THE APP 

6.1 In addition to the conditions below, the conditions relating to online banking set out in the General Terms apply in relation to your use of the App.

6.2 We may stop or suspend your use of the App: 

  • if we reasonably consider it necessary to protect the security of Pingit or your account
  • if we suspect or you tell us there may be unauthorised or fraudulent use of Pingit or your account
  • if we believe there’s a significant increased risk or you will be unable to repay money you owe us; and
  • if we are required to do so by law

6.3 If we find we need to do this we’ll contact you using the details you have given us as soon as we can (and in advance where possible) to explain why, unless that would break the law or it would compromise our security measures. 

6.4 Once the reason for stopping or suspending the App no longer applies (which may require you to carry out instructions we give you), we’ll unblock the App

6.5 You must only use the App as set out in these terms or in information on our Website or within the App.

6.6 The App may utilise or include third party software and copyrighted material or may be subject to an open source license or other licence. Acknowledgements, licensing terms and disclaimers for such third party software and copyrighted material are set out in the Pingit Software Terms and Conditions available from the Website.

6.7 Please check the Website for details of devices and operating systems compatible with the App. You may need to upgrade the operating system on your device to continue using the App if we change the version(s) we support.

6.8 You must not share any image unless you have the consent to share it from anyone appearing in the image.

6.9 You must not use the App to upload or store inappropriate or illegal images or content that breaches the rights of others.

6.10 You must not attempt to make any income directly from using the App.

6.11 You must not use the App to do anything illegal.

6.12 You must not use the App in any way that could damage it or stop it from working or affect our systems or other users – for example, by hacking into or inserting malicious code into the App or iOS, Android or other operating systems.

6.13 You must not collect any information or data from the App or our systems or try to read any messages or information not meant for you.

6.14 You must obey any laws that apply to you in any place you use the App.

6.15 If you provide feedback or ideas (‘suggestions’) relating to the App, we may use your suggestions without any obligation to attribute them to you or to compensate you. You must not give us any information that is confidential, commercially sensitive or contains original creative work or is the intellectual property or proprietary property of you or another person. Any suggestions you make will automatically become the property of Barclays.

7 INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

7.1 Barclays is committed to protecting your personal data. We will use your information for a number of different purposes, for example, to manage your account(s), to provide our products and services to you and others and to meet our legal and regulatory obligations. We may also share your information with our trusted 3rd parties for these purposes. For more detailed information on how and why we use your information, including the rights in relation to your personal data, and our legal grounds for using it, please go to Barclays.co.uk/control-your-data or you can request a copy from us.

7.2 If you use Pingit to send or receive money and pay individuals, businesses or charities in the UK or abroad, we will disclose your full name and mobile number when processing your requests or will display this information in messages sent to your payees or people paying you using Pingit. This information is drawn from records that we already hold about your account and may be different to any names, nicknames or other pseudonyms you are known by or use when registering for Pingit.

7.3 If you make a payment to a business or charity, we may disclose your name and account details to enable the charity or business to reconcile and/or apply the payment. 

7.4 If you use the Siri payments feature, we will share limited data with Apple so that Siri can understand when you ask to make a payment, and can access payment details for the person you have asked to pay. Please see Apple’s privacy notice for details of how Apple uses your information. You can find the notice within your Siri device settings. You can opt out of Siri access in your device settings at any time.

7.5 If you are registering an account you hold with another bank, we will use any information you provide to us in connection with receiving payments only for the purposes of administering those payments and to contact you about Pingit including sending you text messages about promotions relating to Pingit.

7.6 When you register for Pingit, we’ll sync the App with your address book by accessing your contacts, storing your phone numbers and contact details and indicating (for example by displaying an icon next to a contact’s name) if the contact is registered for Pingit.  By doing this we enable:

  • you to see if your contacts are registered for Pingit should you wish to pay them using Pingit
  • other Pingit users to see which of their contacts are registered for Pingit should they wish to pay them using Pingit (for example by displaying an icon next to a contact’s name). 

7.7 By registering for Pingit you consent to your registration being visible to other Pingit users. If you do not want your registration to be visible to others using this feature, you will have to de-register from Pingit.

7.8 If someone in another country wants to pay you, they will be able to see your name and mobile number unless you tell us you don’t want to receive international payments by opting out in the App.

8 HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER INFORMATION

8.1 Pingit uses cookies and similar technologies when you first register, and to check that it’s you when you’re using the App. By using Pingit, you accept how and when we use cookies – as set out below.

8.2 Cookies also help us improve how the App works. We use cookies to collect information about how you use the App, for example which areas you use most often and if you receive any error messages. We can then can make the App better and be sure that the products and services we offer are right for you and other people. We may also use the cookies to help us provide more meaningful and relevant communications to you and to see if our ads are working – for example, we can check if you downloaded our App in response to an ad.

8.3 We need these cookies for Pingit to work – if you don’t want them, you’ll have to delete the App. 

8.4 If you use certain features, the App will need to access information on your mobile phone to work. If we can, we’ll ask you before the App accesses your device or information, and you can decline. You can manage how the App accesses your device or information using privacy settings on your mobile phone (for iOS), or by uninstalling the App (for Android). You can also use the usage settings in the App to do this. If you don’t do this, we’ll assume you agree that the App can access your device or information.

8.5 The App may also need to cache data on your device to enable certain features (such as the caching of recent payee data to enable use of the Pingit Keyboard).  We’ll ask you before the App accesses your device or information, and you can decline. Where we are unable to ask your permission (such as the iOS Force Touch and iMessage keyboard features which cache recent payee data automatically when present on your device) you’ll need to use the device settings to disable these.

8.6 If you launch the Pingit Keyboard (a custom keyboard) a cache of your recent payees on your device will be displayed and will be visible to you and anyone else with access to your device. If you don’t want this to happen, please don’t enable or use the Pingit Keyboard. 

9 USING LOCATION DATA

9.1 Certain services (including the branch finder) will make use of location data sent from your mobile phone. You can turn off this functionality at any time by turning off the location services settings for the App on your mobile device. 

9.2 Access to maps is subject to separate terms, details of which can be found on the Website.

10 KEEPING US INFORMED

10.1 If your account details, mobile phone number, address or any other information about you changes, tell us straight away.

11 SECURITY

11.1 In addition to the conditions below, the conditions relating to payment instruments set out in the General Terms apply to your use of Pingit and the App. 

11.2 Always keep your mobile phone secure and close the App if you’re not using it. 

11.3 If you suspect that someone else knows your passcode or other security details you must contact us immediately by calling us on the number available on the Website. If you don’t let us know, we may not pay you back if someone takes money from your account because they knew your account details.

11.4 We won’t ever phone you or send you an email asking for your security details. Nor will we ever ask anybody to do this for us. If anyone contacts you asking for your security details, they may be a fraudster. Tell us straight away on 0800 400 100 (outside the UK dial +44 (0)2476 842 099).

11.5 Some devices allow you to use your fingerprint or Face IDs for logging into the App. If you enable this feature, then anyone whose fingerprint or Face ID is registered on your phone may be able to log into the app and access your accounts. Before enabling this feature, you should delete any other fingerprints or Face ID registered on the device first; otherwise, transactions made by anyone else who has their fingerprint or Face ID registered on the device will be treated as being authorised by you. You must not activate this feature if you allow other people to access your phone using their fingerprint or Face ID. 

11.6 Don’t install or use the App on a jail-broken or rooted device. These have had their security features changed in order to work, which makes them less secure, and means that fraudsters could access your phone and steal your information or money.

11.7 If you hold a Barclays account linked to Pingit, you can give your security details to authorised companies that require your security information to provide account information services (a service that allows you to see your accounts with different providers in one place) and payment initiation services (a service that allows a third party to instruct us to make payments from your account on your behalf). When we say ‘authorised’ we mean a company that is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority or another European regulator to provide the relevant service. In the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority’s register (available at register.fca.org.uk) will tell you whether a company is authorised. You should always consider the implications of sharing our security credentials and your personal information.

12 CONTACTING YOU

12.1 We will contact you from time to time about Pingit, including marketing messages relating to Pingit. We’ll do this electronically, for example by email, text, notifications or other messages on the App or mobile device or by telephone or post.

12.2 We and other Barclays Group companies may contact you with information about our products and services (and those of specially selected parties) that may be of interest to you, in line with your marketing contact preferences provided to us either through the App or elsewhere. All such communications will come from Barclays. We will never pass your information to a third party for them to use in their own direct marketing without your consent.

12.3 You may tell us at any time if you do not wish to receive marketing messages from us by contacting us as set out in your General Terms or by following any instructions we may include in the message we send to you. For example, a STOP message will appear at the foot of marketing text messages we send you.

13 IF THINGS GO WRONG

13.1 The General Terms explain when you can claim back from us if something goes wrong with a payment.

13.2 There are some things that we’re not responsible for because, for example, they’re out of our control or they relate to how your mobile phone works. So we can’t be responsible if you lose money because:

13.2.1 you are unable to access or use Pingit for any reason or it’s slow.

13.2.2 any device, hardware or software you use with the App is damaged or corrupted or doesn’t work

13.2.3 Pingit does not work as you expect, doesn’t meet your requirements or contains errors or defects or we fail to correct these

13.2.4 you don’t receive a text or message in the app in a timely manner

13.2.5 you sent, received or shared an inappropriate or illegal image or content or breached the rights of another person; or

13.2.6 we’re prevented from providing any service in part or in full because of something a third party does.

14 MAKING PAYMENTS

14.1 In addition to the conditions below, the General Terms apply if you use Pingit to make payments.

14.2 Once you’ve registered on the App to make payments, you can make a payment to anyone with a UK bank account by providing a valid UK mobile phone number for them and the amount you wish to pay them. 

14.3 You can also pay someone using their Twitter username, if they've linked it to their Pingit account. 

14.4 Alternatively, if you have a debit card linked to your nominated Barclays account, and you do not know your payee’s mobile phone number, you can use Pingit to pay directly into your payee’s bank account – all you need is their sort code and account number.

14.5 For payments to certain businesses or charities, you can also make payments:

using a reference or scanning a code they give you.

using the organisation’s details stored in the directory in the App.

14.6 You can use Siri to instruct payments using Pingit. All Siri payments will be made from your nominated account or Pingit Account. You must ensure you have activated finger print or face ID to authenticated the payment.

14.7 You can access Pingit from some third party apps on Android and from the iMessage app on iOS to make payments using Pingit Keyboard. The same authorisation processes used for accessing the App will apply when you authorise a payment via Pingit Keyboard.

14.8 You must have sufficient funds in your nominated Barclays account or Pingit Account to make the payment.

14.9 Before making a payment to your payee using their mobile phone number, please check that:

  • your payee has given consent for their mobile phone number to be shared with us 
  • the mobile phone number you provide for your payee is current and correct 

14.10 We’ll send the money using Pingit, however if your payee is not registered with Pingit, we’ll attempt to send the payment using Paym. 

14.11 If your payee is not registered with Paym, we’ll provide you with a unique website address that you can share with them. This address will ask them to verify themselves (through the use of a code sent to their mobile phone number). Once verification is complete, they will be asked to provide their name and bank account details. We’ll make the payment once we receive those details, and providing you’ve enough funds in your Barclays account or Pingit account at that point to make the payment. 

14.12 If your payee has not collected the payment within 7 days, we’ll cancel their ability to use that website address to do so. We’ll send you two reminders during this time and advise you if the payment has been cancelled.

14.13 You can also cancel the payment yourself within the App. If you choose to do this, your payee will no longer be able to use the website address we originally gave you to collect the payment. Your payee will not be told.  

14.14 You can make an international payment to a payee by giving us their name, account details and any extra information required for us to make the payment. Further information including the countries you can send payments to is available in the App and on the Website.

14.15 For some currencies you can send money outside of the UK using your payee’s mobile phone number if they are appropriately registered to receive such payments. If we are unable for any reason to make the payment using their phone number (for example they are not registered), we’ll ask you for their bank details in order to send the payment.

14.16 Payment limits apply – please check the current limits on the Website. 

14.17 We may refuse to process a payment for the reasons set out in the General Terms or if we reasonably believe that you have not met any of these conditions. The General Terms set out how we will notify you if we refuse to process a payment.

14.18 If you enter the wrong payment details, the payment might fail or go to the wrong person. While we’re not responsible for this, we’ll help you to try and get your money back. We explain this in more detail in the General Terms.

14.19 If you want to cancel, recall, change or trace a payment, the General Terms explain when we can charge you a fee for this service.

15 RECEIVING PAYMENTS

15.1 In addition to the conditions below, the General Terms apply if you use Pingit to receive payments.

15.2 To receive payments sent using Pingit you must have: 

  • a valid UK mobile number; and 
  • a UK bank account which can receive payments through Faster Payments

15.3 Alternatively, if you have a Barclays account but do not have a mobile phone that supports Pingit, or if you just want to receive, but not send, Pingit payments, you can register to do so using the Website. 

15.4 If a payment is sent to you but you are not yet registered for Pingit or Paym, we’ll send the payer a unique website address which they can share with you.  The website will ask you to verify yourself through the use of a code sent to your mobile phone number. Once verification is complete, we’ll ask you to provide your name and bank account details.   We’ll make the payment once we receive those details.

15.5 If you don’t collect the payment within 7 days we’ll cancel your ability to collect the payment.

15.6 Any payments you receive from Pingit users will be paid into your nominated Barclays account or Pingit Account as applicable.

15.7 Limits apply – please check the current limits on the Website. 

15.8 If you receive any payments by mistake, you must tell us as soon as possible and return the payment to us.

15.9 If you receive a payment by mistake, we can authorise the bank holding your account to debit that account and return the amount of the payment to us. If the bank is unable to do this, you agree that we can disclose your details to the payer so that they can take action to recover the mistaken payment. 

15.10 Once you have registered, we’ll send the payment to your nominated account or Pingit account. In doing this we are acting as payment service provider for the payer and are not providing any service directly to you, unless your account is held with us. 

15.11 We may make changes to these conditions, and how other Pingit users can make payments to you, and can end your ability to receive payments through the service, at any time without first notifying you of those changes.

15.12 You must not generate, distribute, or offer to any person, any code or reference for use with the App unless you have our prior written permission to do so.

15.13 When you register to receive mobile payments, we’ll share your full name and mobile number with Pingit or other service we tell you about. This means other users of these services will be able to see your name and mobile number. This information is drawn from records that we already hold about your account and may be different to any names, nicknames or other pseudonyms you are known by or use when registering for Pingit.

16 PAYM

16.1 Paym is a service offered by the Mobile Payments Services Company Limited, which lets you link your mobile number with your bank account so you can send or receive money using a mobile phone. There’s more information on the Paym website paym.co.uk. 

16.2 You can register with Barclays to receive Paym payments. If you have the App, you can also send payments to other customers registered for Paym.

16.3 The General Terms apply to your registration and use of Paym.

16.4 Before you can receive payments using Paym you must register and match your mobile number with your nominated account or your Pingit Account. You can only associate one mobile number with a bank account. If you’ve already registered an account from another bank or building society, you’ll need to de-register this before you can register with your nominated account. 

16.5 By registering for Paym, you agree that we will use and share the information you’ve provided, including:

  • your mobile number
  • your account name and details. Your account name will be drawn from records that we already hold about your account and may be different to any names, nicknames or other pseudonyms you are known by or use
  • with the following (who are also bound to keep your information secure and confidential):
  • The Mobile Payments Services Company Limited  
  • their service providers and agents (including any subcontractors) 
  • other financial institutions who are members of Paym; and employees and contractors of any of the above persons.

16.6 You agree that other Paym users sending you money can access these details in order to make the payment to you.

16.7 If your account details, mobile phone number or any other information about you changes, tell us straight away.

16.8 You can send money to anyone registered for Paym using the App (or any of our other apps or services we tell you from time to time). 

16.9 Limits apply – please check the Website for details.

16.10 When you instruct us to make a payment using a mobile, we will try to send the payment via Pingit. If your payee is not registered for Pingit we will try to send the money using Paym.

16.11 Once you have registered, any money sent to you using Paym will be paid into your nominated account or Pingit Account. 

16.12 By registering for Paym, you confirm that you are the intended recipient of the money sent to you using Paym. If you receive any payments by mistake, you must tell us as soon as possible and return the payment to us.

16.13 We can stop you using Paym as set out in the General Terms. We can also suspend or remove your registration if:

16.13.1 we reasonably believe your registration has or is likely to have been compromised

16.13.2 we suspect any fraud in respect to your registration or account; or

16.13.3 your account is closed or switched.

17 PINGIT ACCEPTANCE MARK

17.1 If you are a business customer you may download a Pingit acceptance mark from the Website and use it to indicate that you accept Pingit payments from your customers. 

17.2 You acknowledge that the Pingit acceptance mark is a trade mark of Barclays and by downloading or using it you agree to comply with all guidelines and conditions we publish on using the acceptance mark and not to interfere with or challenge our rights to the acceptance mark or do anything that may bring Barclays or the trade mark any harm or disrepute. 

17.3 All use that you make of the acceptance mark will be for the benefit of Barclays and you acknowledge that we may at our sole option withdraw the acceptance mark from use at any time.

18 PINGIT JARS 

18.1 Pingit Jars allows you to manage your money by placing funds into one or more electronic money accounts, enabling you to ring fence funds for a particular purpose.  You can top up your Jar from another account or debit card, move money between Jars and send payments or transfer money from your Jar.  

18.2 In addition to these conditions, the General Terms apply if you use Pingit Jars to make and receive payments. These are the Terms and Conditions for Personal customers and you can find them at barclays.co.uk/rca.

18.3 You need to know that Pingit Jars is an electronic money product and therefore:

  • it is not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (“FSCS”)
  • it is a zero interest account 
  • in respect of money held in your Jars, as a regulated credit institution Barclays Bank UK PLC is required to comply with capital and prudential requirements imposed by law. These requirements are designed to ensure the safety of funds held with us, and this is monitored by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. 

18.4 We can refuse to register you for Pingit Jars or cancel the service after giving you notice in accordance with the General Terms.

18.5 To use Pingit Jars you must have a UK personal current bank account registered to Pingit and be a resident of the UK, Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey.

18.6 Customers who have registered for Pingit with a Barclays Mortgage Current Account are not eligible to use Pingit Jars.

18.7 Pingit Jars must not be used for business and are not available to business account customers.

18.8 If you have a Pingit Account, you’ll need to fully unlock Pingit before you can use Pingit Jars. We’ll prompt you to do this if you request to open a Jar. 

18.9 You can open one or more Jars but there’s a limit to the number of Jars you can have at any one time. For details please see the Website.

18.10 You can choose the name for each Jar you open and can rename a Jar at any time in the App. We won’t allow you to use certain names, for example if you have called another Jar the same name, or if you use profanities in the name.

18.11 Only UK sterling funds can be held in a Jar. If someone makes a non-sterling payment to a Jar you hold, we’ll convert the funds into sterling and credit your account as set out in the General Terms. 

18.12 You can’t hold a Jar jointly with someone else. If you’re a joint account holder, you’ll be able to view and manage the Jars you have set up yourself in the App.  Other parties to your joint account won’t be able to view your Jars, and similarly you won’t be able to view any Jars set up by other parties to your joint account.

18.13 You can top up or fund a Jar by:

  • direct transfer (for example using Online or Telephone banking) from any of your other bank accounts
  • receiving payments directly from a third party
  • transferring funds from another of your Jars (if you have set up more than one) 
  • transferring funds from your nominated Barclays account or Pingit Account
  • using a debit card you’ve linked to the Jar; 
  • setting up a scheduled top-up utilising funds either:
    • by using a debit card you’ve linked to the Jar; or 
    • from your nominated Barclays account or Pingit Account
  • setting up a standing order; or 
  • by any other means about which we advise you from time to time

18.14 Limits apply to the amount you can top up using a debit card. We’ll tell you in the App how much you can top up and if you’ve exceeded your limit. 

18.15 If you set up a scheduled top-up you must confirm to us the amount by which you’d like to top up and how frequently you’d like us to carry out the top-up. We’ll make the top-up automatically in line with your instructions until either: 

  • you cancel the scheduled top-up; or
  • we cancel the scheduled top-up in line with condition 18.18 or 18.19 below 

18.16 You can cancel a scheduled top-up at any time until we make the top-up in line with your instructions.

18.17 You must ensure you have sufficient available funds in your bank account the day before and on the day the top-up is scheduled, otherwise your top-up may fail for lack of funds or you may be charged overdraft or emergency borrowing fees in line with any arrangement you have with us or your bank if you do not hold a Barclays account.

18.18 If a scheduled top-up fails because you don’t have enough money for the top-up, we’ll cancel the scheduled top-up and stop any further top-ups being made. 

18.19 We may switch off your ability to set up a scheduled top-up at any time if we need to for the reasons set out in the General Terms. 

18.20 If we have to switch off a scheduled top-up, we’ll notify you as set out in the General Terms.

18.21 You can transfer some or all of your money held in a Jar at any time by using the App to transfer funds to the bank account you registered when opening your account. No fee will be charged for redeeming the funds. In certain circumstances, we may carry out additional security checks before processing the transaction.

18.22 You can pay money from a Jar using Pingit, either:

  • by transferring funds to another of your Jars
  • by making a Pingit payment to anyone who is registered with Pingit or has a UK bank account

18.23 You can only make payments from a Jar in UK sterling.

18.24 Limits apply to the amount of money you can transfer – please see the Website for details.

18.25 If you wish to close a Jar, you’ll need to contact us using the details on the Website. We’ll send you a closing statement for the Jar.

18.26 If you wish to close a Jar, you’ll need to transfer any credit balance held in the Jar to another account or Jar.  

18.27 If you wish to cancel your Pingit registration, you’ll need to transfer any credit balance held in one of more Jars before you’re able to do so.

18.28 Once you’ve cancelled your Pingit registration we’ll automatically cancel any scheduled top-ups you’ve put in place if you have not already done this.

18.29 If you wish to delete the App, as you can only access money held in Jars or cancel any scheduled top-up instruction through the App, please ensure you’ve transferred all funds from your Jars and cancelled any scheduled top-up instruction before deleting the App.  

19 USING BUYIT AND MOBILE CHECKOUT

19.1 Buyit allows you to request goods or services (‘Products’) directly from participating merchants and pay for those Products using Pingit. 

19.2 Mobile Checkout allows you to use Pingit to pay for an order when accessing participating merchants’ websites or apps.

19.3 In addition to the conditions below, the General Terms apply if you use Buyit or Mobile Checkout.

19.4 You acknowledge that making an order and/or payment through Pingit does not create a contract between you and Barclays for the supply of any product as you will be buying directly from the relevant merchant and not from Barclays. 

19.5 You confirm you are aware that, as you are instructing Barclays to make a payment directly from your nominated account or Pingit Account, you do not get any user protection under any credit or debit card scheme rules (such as the MasterCard and Visa schemes).

19.6 The advertisement of a product by a merchant, the presentation of QR, or other relevant, codes (‘Codes’) and the scanning of those Codes are not offers to sell any particular Product or a promise that the relevant Product is available for you to buy from a merchant.

19.7 You can only use Pingit to pay for Products which are to be delivered within mainland UK. 

19.8 When you use Buyit, each merchant will set out the terms of their contract with you but in no event will a contract be formed until the merchant has confirmed to you by email that it has received and is processing your order.

19.9 The merchant (and not Barclays) is responsible for:

19.9.1 creation of Codes and the information returned by the Pingit App when you scan a Code, make an order or when Pingit interfaces with a merchant’s app or website

19.9.2 availability of, fulfilling any order placed by you for, supply of, delivery of, returns of and refunds in relation to any Product, including whether a delivered Product conforms to the description provided within the App

19.10 You undertake to us to comply with any terms and conditions you agree with a merchant.

19.11 We’re not held responsible for any of the matters in condition 19.9 or 19.10 or in respect of:

19.11.1 any Product complying with its specification or its fitness for any purpose, or whether it is free from defects or is of merchantable quality

19.11.2 the quality, safety or legality of the Products advertised, the accuracy of the description of the Products or the ability of merchants to sell and deliver the Products

19.11.3 any dealings or contract between you and any merchant

19.11.4 the solvency of any merchant or that any merchant will, or is able to, comply with its terms and conditions presented to you within the App

19.11.5 any loss we could not predict at the time you gave us an instruction; or

19.11.6 any loss of business, loss of goodwill, loss of opportunity or loss of profit

19.12 Any refunds or complaints will be dealt with by the relevant merchant in line with its terms and conditions.

19.13 We will pay the merchants from your nominated account or Pingit Account on your instruction when either: 

you confirm your order for Products from a merchant; or 

you opt to pay using Pingit from within a merchant's own app or website

19.14

19.15 We will send the payment for you to the merchant for the full price of the Product including delivery charges and taxes. We won’t deduct any fee from your payment.

19.16 You cannot cancel or change the payment as it is processed straight away. If you cancel an order or are entitled to a refund or have a complaint, you must contact the merchant directly.

19.17 When you confirm an order request to a merchant using Buyit, we provide the following information (“your Information”) to the merchant:

  • your name and address, and (if different) the name and address of the person to whom you wish the Product delivered
  • your age (in case it is necessary for the merchant to comply with age restrictions on the supply of Products)
  • your email address and mobile Number; and
  • the relevant transaction details

19.18 The merchant's use of your Information will be governed by its own privacy policy or terms and conditions. We will not pass any other information about you to merchants.

19.19 You confirm to us that you have all necessary permissions to provide your Information to us, and that the Information is accurate and up-to-date. If you give us Information about other people (if you are ordering a Product for someone else), then you confirm that they have authorised you to give us their Information and for us to provide it to the relevant merchant.

19.20 When you confirm payment with Mobile Checkout, we won’t provide any Information to the relevant merchant.

19.21 If there is a dispute about a transaction initiated using the App, we may release any information we hold about that transaction to the relevant merchant and/or any person adjudicating the dispute, such as a court, mediator or arbitrator.

19.22 Clause 6.10 of these terms and conditions does not apply to your use, or any resale, of any Product you might acquire from a transaction initiated using the App.

20 USING PAY BY BANK APP 

20.1 Pay by Bank app is a scheme that lets you buy goods and services online from a merchant whenever you see the Pay by Bank app symbol. Further information on how to use Pay by Bank app can be found at paybybankapp.co.uk. 

20.2 In addition to the conditions below, the General Terms apply if you use Pay by Bank app.

20.3 You can deactivate Pay by Bank app in your Pingit settings at any time.

20.4 Pay by Bank app payments may come out of your account immediately or in instalments if the merchant is not ready to bill you in full when you authorise the payment. The merchant will share details of the transaction with Barclays, but none of your financial or personal information will be sent to the merchant when you make a payment.

20.5 The contract that is formed for the supply of goods and services will be between you and the merchant and their terms and conditions will apply. 

20.6 There are no additional charges that will apply for using Pay by Bank app, however your internet or network service provider may charge you for using data on your device. 

20.7 Purchases made using Pay by Bank app are not eligible for Barclays reward schemes.

20.8 If you want to return something you bought using Pay by Bank app, you should contact the merchant directly to arrange a return and/or refund. 

20.9 Refunds are paid directly into your nominated account or Pingit Account and will be subject to the merchant's terms and conditions. If there are any problems with your refund, please contact the merchant. If they cannot help, you should contact the Pingit helpdesk.

20.10 If something goes wrong when you are authorising the payment we'll try to help you as long as you’ve acted honestly and kept us informed. Please refer to the General Terms and contact the Pingit helpdesk for further guidance.

20.11 Any information provided by you or on your behalf to a merchant will be subject to the merchant’s privacy policy and/or terms and conditions. If there is a dispute about a transaction initiated using Pay by Bank app Barclays may release any information it considers relevant about that transaction to the relevant merchant and/or any person adjudicating the dispute such as a court, mediator or arbitrator.

21 USING PINGIT.ME AND PINGIT GIVING

21.1 Pingit.me lets you create a personalised link that you can share using social media or messaging apps to request and receive payment into your nominated account or Pingit Account. By opening the link, the recipient will see your personalised webpage (“your Pingit.me webpage) which they can use to make a payment to your Pingit Account with a debit card. They can also make a Pingit payment using the Pingit app.

Pingit Giving lets you create a personalised page that you can share using social media or messaging apps to request that someone makes a donation to your chosen registered charity. When you share your Pingit Giving page, the Pingit Giving page lets the people you send it to make a payment to a chosen registered charity listed within Pingit, with a debit card or by using the Pingit app.

21.2 In addition to the conditions below, the General Terms apply if you use Pingit.me and Pingit Giving.

21.3 To use Pingit.me or Pingit Giving, you must be fully registered for the App. We reserve the right to amend this without notice and restrict access at our discretion. 

21.4 Pingit.me and Pingit Giving must not be used for business and are not available for Barclays Business customers. 

21.5 You must only use Pingit Giving to send donations to a chosen charity.

21.6 You must only send a link to people you know and trust, as once you've sent a link to your Pingit.me or Pingit Giving webpage to someone, they can forward it without you knowing or agreeing to it. 

21.7 You can switch off your Pingit.me webpage at any time, but once it’s switched off you won’t be able to accept payments, and we won’t be able to process them. 

21.8 We can switch off your Pingit.me webpage if we object to:

  • the name you’ve given the page or 
  • the reason you’re using Pingit.me.

21.9 You can switch off your Pingit Giving webpage at any time, but once it’s switched off, third parties will no longer be able to make payments to the chosen charity, nor will we process any payments. 

21.10 We can switch off your Pingit Giving webpage if:

  • we object to the content displayed 
  • if we suspect or you tell us there may be unauthorised or fraudulent use of Pingit Giving; or
  • we are required to do so by law

21.11 Anyone who sees your Pingit.me webpage will be able to see your name and part of your postcode.

21.12 Anyone who sees your Pingit Giving webpage will be able to see your name and the details of your chosen charity.

21.13 Pingit.me and Pingit Giving links must only be used by you. If someone asks you to use your Pingit.me or Pingit Giving webpage to collect money for them, don’t do it as they could be a fraudster.

21.14 Once your Pingit.me or Pingit Giving webpage has been deactivated it may still persist in other forms across the internet as a result of screen shots being taken, or through caching of the page on other devices.

21.15 Pingit.me links may be shared with multiple recipients at the same time via a group request, but limitations will apply to both the amount you can request from each recipient and to the size of the group.

21.16 Pingit Giving links may be shared with multiple recipients at the same time via a group request, but limitations will apply to the amount that can be donated to your page.

21.17 Limits apply – you’ll find details on www.pingit.me.

21.18 If something goes wrong when someone is trying to make a payment using Pingit.me or Pingit Giving – for example, you or your chosen charity don’t get the payment that’s expected – we’ll do our best to help you (as long as you’ve been honest about what’s going on and kept us informed). Please refer to the General Terms or contact the Pingit helpdesk for more information.

21.19 When you enable your Pingit.me page, it will automatically show your name and part of your postcode. When you enable your Pingit Giving page, it will automatically show your name. This is to make sure the people who see your Pingit.me or Pingit Giving page can make sure they’re paying or donating to the right person.

21.20 When you send a Pingit.me request to multiple recipients, each recipients will be able to see who else has paid.

21.21 When you send a Pingit Giving request to multiple recipients, all the recipients will be able to see who else has donated (unless the donation has been made anonymously), any Gift Aid applied and any donation message.

22 GIFT AID

22.1 If you ask us to make a payment to a charity by either:

  • Making a payment to their details stored in the App; or
  • Using Pingit Giving

we may ask you if you want to add Gift Aid to your donation through accepting a Gift Aid declaration. If you accept this declaration, you are giving your consent for us to send to the charity certain personal information we hold about you, including your mobile number, email address, name and address. We will share this information with the charity on the basis they will only use it to collect the Gift Aid payment or contact you to administer the payment.  

22.2 By accepting the Gift Aid declaration you confirm that if you pay less income tax and/or capital gains tax in the current year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all donations it will be your responsibility to pay any difference to HMRC. Please read the Gift Aid declaration in full.

23 PINGIT INVOICING

23.1 Pingit Invoicing lets Barclays Business customers create, manage and send invoices via the App. The invoice will appear in the form of a webpage containing information including the invoice narrative and payment instructions. You can also add a logo or image to the invoice. The invoice will be sent to the recipient via secure link. The recipient of the invoice can choose to use Pingit to make the related payment.

23.2 In addition to the conditions below, the General Terms apply if you use Pingit Invoicing.

23.3 To use Pingit invoicing, you must be registered for the App and have a Barclays Business current account. We reserve the right to amend this without notice and restrict access at our discretion.

23.4 When creating an invoice, you’re responsible for ensuring that the correct details are used for the intended recipient. Failure to do so may result in both your data and your customers' data being shared with an unknown third party.

23.5 You confirm you are aware that invoices paid via Pingit are in respect of goods and services provided by you. Pingit Invoicing does not provide any additional product or service to you or the recipient of the invoice. 

23.6 The contract that is formed for the supply of goods and services will be between you and the recipient, therefore it’s your responsibility to ensure that you have separate terms and conditions in place.

23.7 Once the secure link for the invoice has been accessed it will be stored on the device or machine it has been viewed on. If this is a shared device, then you should take the necessary steps to remove the link from the device/machine history.

23.8 If something goes wrong when someone is trying to make a payment to you using Pingit Invoicing (for example, you don't get a payment you're expecting) we'll do our best to help you as long as you've been honest about what's going on and kept us informed. Please refer to the General Terms or contact the Pingit helpdesk for more information.

23.9 Pingit will only use the client data you enter into the invoice for the purposes of creating the invoice and any other legal or regulatory requirements we may have in this regard as a Data Processor. 

23.10 It is your responsibility to ensure all information, images, logos or files used to create the invoice are accurate and you confirm that you have the necessary rights and permissions to process the data and content you enter into Pingit Invoicing.

24 TRANSACTION INFORMATION

24.1 You can access information in the App about recent payments into and out of your nominated account or Pingit Account. We also provide monthly statements which you can access via the App. We’ll always let you know when your statement is ready.

24.2 If you ask us to, we will also provide details about transactions in writing.

25 CHANGES TO PINGIT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

25.1 We can change the terms and conditions at any time in accordance with the General Terms by sending you a text, email or other notification with details of the change or notifying you of a change when you next access the App or visit the Website. The new terms will be displayed on-screen and you may be required to read and accept them to continue your use of Pingit.

26 ENDING THE SERVICE

26.1 While we'd be very sorry to lose you, you can stop using Pingit and leave us at any time.

26.2 We can stop providing you with Pingit and any services linked to Pingit in accordance with the General Terms.

26.3 We can also stop providing you with Pingit and end this agreement by giving you at least two months’ notice. We can stop providing you with any services linked to Pingit at the same time.

26.4 However, we may end this agreement and stop providing Pingit (and any services linked to Pingit) immediately or on less notice if we reasonably believe you have seriously or persistently broken any terms of the agreement or we have reasonable grounds for thinking you have done any of the following things, which you must not do:

26.4.1 You put us in a position where we might break a law, regulation, code or other duty that applies to us if we continue to provide Pingit to you.

26.4.2 You give us any false information at any time.

26.4.3 You commit (or attempt) fraud against us or someone else.

26.4.4 You use (or allow someone else to use) Pingit illegally or for criminal activity.

26.4.5 You inappropriately let someone else use Pingit.

26.4.6 You behave in a threatening or abusive manner to our staff.

26.5 We can also end this agreement and stop providing Pingit (and any services linked to Pingit) immediately if we reasonably believe that providing you with Pingit might expose us (or another Barclays company) to action or censure from any government, regulator or law enforcement agency.

27 IF YOU’RE UNHAPPY WITH SOMETHING

27.1 If you’re unhappy with Pingit or you think we have done something wrong, please contact us and give us the opportunity to investigate and resolve the matter. This also helps improve our service for all customers.

27.2 If after we have investigated you remain unhappy, and you are eligible, you may contact the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). The Financial Ombudsman is a free, independent service for resolving disputes between customers and financial services institutions. You can get details of who is eligible to use the service from the FOS.

27.3 You'll need to contact the FOS within 6 months of our final response letter. They'll ask to see the letter as summary of our investigation of your complaint.

Web: www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

Email: complaint.info@financial-ombudsman.org.uk

Phone (from a UK landline): 0800 023 4567

The Financial Ombudsman Service

Exchange Tower

London

E14 9SR

27.4 You can also use online dispute resolution. The European Commission has set up an online dispute resolution platform (ODR platform) to help customers who have bought goods or services online from traders established in the European Union. If you have not been able to get your complaint resolved to your satisfaction, you can submit your complaint online through the ODR platform. The platform will send your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) for an independent review. To save time you may wish to contact the FOS directly, using the details above. 

27.5 You can access the ODR platform at http://ec.europa.eu/odr. As a Barclays customer, you may use this service if you purchased your product or service with us online. You will need to quote our postal address, website address and email address. 

Barclays, Leicester, LE87 2BB

www.barclays.co.uk

ODR@barclays.com