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To add a Barclays authorized user, either log in to your Barclays account online and click the “Services” tab, or call customer service at (866) 928-8598. You will need to provide the person’s birthdate, Social Security Number and address to add them as an authorized user.
A primary cardholder can make anyone a Barclays authorized user, as long as they are at least 13 years old. Barclays does limit you to a maximum of 25 authorized users per account, though.
How to Add a Barclays Authorized User Online
- Log in to your Barclays account.
- Click the “Services” tab.
- Click “Authorized users” under the “Account services” menu.
- Enter the authorized user’s full name, relationship to you,citizenship status.
- Click “Save information.”
When you add a Barclays authorized user, they will receive their own credit card, sent to your mailing address, within 7-10 business days of being added to the account. The authorized user’s credit card will be linked to your account and will have full access to the account’s credit limit. Barclays Authorized users are able to make purchases, use the card for cash advances, access the servicing website and report fraud on their account, However, they cannot redeem rewards, request credit limit increases, add other authorized users, or close the account.
In addition, any purchases an authorized user makes on the account will appear on your statement, and as the primary cardholder, you are responsible for all purchases on the account. Barclays reports account information to all three of the major credit bureaus, which affects not only the user’s credit history, but also the primary cardholder’s.
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