Barclays

Barclays is one of the largest UK banks. It is a publicly limited company, listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100 index.


It’s traces its origins back to the late seventeeth century. James Barclay, who the business is named after, became a partner in 1736. It is based in London’s Canary Wharf district.


The company offers a full suite of financial products from current accounts to mortgages, insurance and investment services. It offers credit cards through its sister brand Barclaycard.


Its home insurance is provided by Gresham Insurance Company, which is owned by Aviva, and its travel insurance is provided by Aviva.


Barclays life insurance is underwritten by Legal & General.



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Bank accounts

Ranked 17th of 31 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 61.1%
Customer trust 54.79%
Complaints performance 65.81%
Transparency rating 73.15%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Autumn 2021
64%
Gold ribbon: first place

Home insurance (building and contents)

Ranked 10th of 51 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 58.93%
Customer trust 57.7%
Complaints performance 72.19%
Transparency rating 74.68%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Autumn 2021
66%

Investing and pensions

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Life insurance

Ranked 25th of 25 providers reviewed.

Claims score 68.50%
Complaints performance 85.05%
Transparency rating 41.62%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Spring 2021
65%

Mortgages

Ranked 19th of 21 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 58.82%
Customer trust 48.9%
Complaints performance 72.25%
Transparency rating 40.67%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Autumn 2021
55%

Personal loans

Ranked 17th of 23 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 57.36%
Customer trust 50.95%
Complaints performance 65.47%
Transparency rating 52.02%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Autumn 2021
56%

Savings accounts

Ranked 39th of 46 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 51.63%
Customer trust 58.07%
Complaints performance 65.47%
Transparency rating 54.9%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Autumn 2021
58%

Bank accounts

Basic bank accounts

Barclays

Barclays Basic Current Account

5 stars
Faster Payment limit i £50,000
Annual fee i £0
Maximum cash machine withdrawal per day i £300
Part of FSCS i

Current accounts

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Barclays Bank Account

4 stars
Annual fee i £0
Maximum cash machine withdrawal per day i £300
Part of FSCS i
Cash withdrawal fee in UK (own bank) i £0
Card payment fee (£) i £0
App capability? i

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Barclays Bank Account with Blue Rewards

4 stars
Annual fee i £48
Maximum cash machine withdrawal per day i £300
Part of FSCS i
Cash withdrawal fee in UK (own bank) i £0
Card payment fee (£) i £0
App capability? i

Foreign use bank accounts

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Barclays Bank Account

1 stars
Foreign cash withdrawal fee i 2.99%
Foreign cash withdrawal additional charge i £0
Foreign purchases fee i 2.99%
Is there a limit on free cash withdrawals? i

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Barclays Bank Account with Blue Rewards

1 stars
Foreign cash withdrawal fee i 2.99%
Foreign cash withdrawal additional charge i £0
Foreign purchases fee i 2.99%
Is there a limit on free cash withdrawals? i

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Premier Current Account

1 stars
Foreign cash withdrawal fee i 2.99%
Foreign cash withdrawal additional charge i £0
Foreign purchases fee i 2.99%
Is there a limit on free cash withdrawals? i

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Barclays Basic Current Account

1 stars
Foreign cash withdrawal fee i 2.99%
Foreign cash withdrawal additional charge i £0
Foreign purchases fee i 2.99%
Is there a limit on free cash withdrawals? i

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Student Additions Account

1 stars
Foreign cash withdrawal fee i 2.99%
Foreign cash withdrawal additional charge i £0
Foreign purchases fee i 2.99%
Is there a limit on free cash withdrawals? i

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Higher Education Account

1 stars
Foreign cash withdrawal fee i 2.99%
Foreign cash withdrawal additional charge i £0
Foreign purchases fee i 2.99%
Is there a limit on free cash withdrawals? i

Overdrafts

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Premier Current Account

5 stars
Risk based overdraft? i
Arranged overdraft interest free amount i £500
Arranged overdraft interest rate (representative EAR) i 35%

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Barclays Bank Account

3 stars
Risk based overdraft? i
Arranged overdraft interest free amount i £15
Arranged overdraft interest rate (representative EAR) i 35%

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Barclays Bank Account with Blue Rewards

3 stars
Risk based overdraft? i
Arranged overdraft interest free amount i £15
Arranged overdraft interest rate (representative EAR) i 35%

Premium bank accounts

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Barclays Bank Account with Travel Pack

4 stars
Add-ons, cashback and rewards i Worldwide Family Aviva travel insurance including winter sports and cruise cover, RAC European breakdown cover
Part of FSCS or international equivalent i

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Barclays Bank Account with Tech Pack

1 stars
Add-ons, cashback and rewards i LSG Mobile Phone and gadget insurance (cover for up to 4 phones and unlimited gadgets, worth up tgo £1,500 each), cashback with various retailers
Part of FSCS or international equivalent i

Student bank accounts

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Higher Education Account

4 stars
Arranged overdraft limit i £3,000
Tiered repayment of overdraft i
Switching / sign up incentive i

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Student Additions Account

4 stars
Arranged overdraft limit i £3,000
Tiered repayment of overdraft i
Switching / sign up incentive i 12 month subscription to Perlego

Home insurance (building and contents)

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Premium Home Insurance (By Hiscox)

4 stars
Matching sets i
Theft from outbuildings cover limit i £10,000
Escape of water excess i £150
Alternative accommodation cover limit i £150,000
Cover for keys if lost i Sum insured
Money in the home i £2,500
Replace belongings new for old i
24hr helpline i

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Home Insurance

3 stars
Matching sets i 10,000
Theft from outbuildings cover limit i £3,000
Escape of water excess i £0
Alternative accommodation cover limit i £100,000
Cover for keys if lost i £1,000
Money in the home i £500
Replace belongings new for old i
24hr helpline i

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Starter Contents Home Insurance

2 stars
Matching sets i 10,000
Theft from outbuildings cover limit i £2,000
Escape of water excess i £0
Alternative accommodation cover limit i £100,000
Cover for keys if lost i £1,000
Money in the home i £250
Replace belongings new for old i
24hr helpline i

Buildings insurance

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Premium Home Insurance (By Hiscox)

4 stars
Finding & repairing a leak cover limit i £10,000
Cover for keys if lost i Sum insured
Matching sets i
Alternative accommodation cover limit i £150,000
Cover for keys if stolen i Sum insured
Compulsory excess i £150
Escape of water excess i £150
24hr helpline i
Property owner liability i Unlimited

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Home Insurance

4 stars
Finding & repairing a leak cover limit i £5,000
Cover for keys if lost i £1,000
Matching sets i 10,000
Alternative accommodation cover limit i £100,000
Cover for keys if stolen i £1,000
Compulsory excess i £0
Escape of water excess i £0
24hr helpline i
Property owner liability i £2,000,000

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Starter Contents Home Insurance

4 stars
Finding & repairing a leak cover limit i £5,000
Cover for keys if lost i £1,000
Matching sets i 10,000
Alternative accommodation cover limit i £100,000
Cover for keys if stolen i £1,000
Compulsory excess i £0
Escape of water excess i £0
24hr helpline i
Property owner liability i £2,000,000

Contents insurance

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Premium Home Insurance (By Hiscox)

4 stars
Theft from outbuildings cover limit i £10,000
Matching sets i
Cover for keys if lost i Sum insured
Cover limit for cycles in the home i Sum insured
Replace belongings new for old i
Alternative accommodation cover limit i £150,000
Money in the home cover limit i £2,500
Cover for keys if stolen i Sum insured
24hr helpline i

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Home Insurance

2 stars
Theft from outbuildings cover limit i £3,000
Matching sets i 10,000
Cover for keys if lost i £1,000
Cover limit for cycles in the home i £0
Replace belongings new for old i
Alternative accommodation cover limit i £10,000
Money in the home cover limit i £500
Cover for keys if stolen i £1,000
24hr helpline i

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Starter Contents Home Insurance

1 stars
Theft from outbuildings cover limit i £2,000
Matching sets i
Cover for keys if lost i £1,000
Cover limit for cycles in the home i £0
Replace belongings new for old i
Alternative accommodation cover limit i £0
Money in the home cover limit i £250
Cover for keys if stolen i £1,000
24hr helpline i

Investing and pensions

Fund and Share Accounts (for high frequency trading)

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Investment Account

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Fund and Share Accounts (for low frequency trading)

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Investment Account

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Self-invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs)

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Barclays SIPP

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