Barclays

Barclays is one of the largest UK banks, offering the full suite of financial services products.

You can open a current account, savings account or take out a loan with Barclays. You can't get a credit card directly through Barclays, but its sister brand Barclaycard can provide one.

Barclays offers mortgages too, under The Woolwich brand, which it bought in 2006. While it does still use 'The Woolwich' as a trading name for this part of its business, in practice you're getting a mortgage from Barclays.

It also offers a range of insurance products but Barclays itself is not an insurer. Its policies are underwritten by various other insurers, depending on the type of insurance.

Home insurance is provided by Gresham Insurance Company, and travel insurance by CIGNA.

Barclays life insurance is underwritten by Aviva, unless you are getting a deal as an existing mortgage holder, in which case Legal & General will underwrite the policy.

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Gold ribbon: first place

Bank accounts

Ranked 10th of 34 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 58%
Customer trust 49%
Complaints performance 77%
Transparency rating 63%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Autumn 2019
62%
Gold ribbon: first place

Home insurance

Ranked 9th of 49 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 57%
Customer trust 52%
Complaints performance 76%
Transparency rating 58%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Autumn 2019
61%

Mortgages

Ranked 14th of 21 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 57%
Customer trust 44%
Complaints performance 71%
Transparency rating 46%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Autumn 2019
54%
Gold ribbon: first place

Personal loans

Ranked 10th of 29 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 59%
Customer trust 51%
Complaints performance 70%
Transparency rating 58%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Autumn 2019
60%

Savings accounts

Ranked 41st of 46 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 48%
Customer trust 49%
Complaints performance 70%
Transparency rating 34%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Autumn 2019
51%

Bank accounts

Basic bank accounts

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Barclays Basic Current Account

5 stars

Current accounts

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Barclays Bank Account with Blue Rewards

4 stars

Foreign use bank accounts

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Barclays Bank Account

2 stars
Limit to non-sterling cash withdrawal before increase in withdrawal fee i

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Barclays Bank Account with Tech Pack

2 stars
Limit to non-sterling cash withdrawal before increase in withdrawal fee i

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Barclays Bank Account with Travel Pack

2 stars
Limit to non-sterling cash withdrawal before increase in withdrawal fee i

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Barclays Bank Account with Travel Pack Plus

2 stars
Limit to non-sterling cash withdrawal before increase in withdrawal fee i

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Barclays Bank Account with Blue Rewards

2 stars
Limit to non-sterling cash withdrawal before increase in withdrawal fee i

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Premier Current Account

2 stars
Limit to non-sterling cash withdrawal before increase in withdrawal fee i

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Premier Current Account with Blue Rewards

2 stars
Limit to non-sterling cash withdrawal before increase in withdrawal fee i

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Barclays Basic Current Account

2 stars
Limit to non-sterling cash withdrawal before increase in withdrawal fee i

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Student Additions Account

2 stars
Limit to non-sterling cash withdrawal before increase in withdrawal fee i

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Student Additions Account (international)

2 stars
Limit to non-sterling cash withdrawal before increase in withdrawal fee i

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Higher Education Account

2 stars
Limit to non-sterling cash withdrawal before increase in withdrawal fee i

Overdrafts

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Premier Current Account with Blue Rewards

3 stars

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Barclays Bank Account with Tech Pack

2 stars

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Barclays Bank Account with Travel Pack

2 stars

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Barclays Bank Account with Travel Pack Plus

2 stars

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Barclays Bank Account with Blue Rewards

2 stars

Packaged bank accounts

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Barclays Bank Account with Travel Pack

4 stars

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Barclays Bank Account with Travel Pack Plus

4 stars

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Barclays Bank Account with Tech Pack

3 stars

Student bank accounts

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Student Additions Account (international)

4 stars

Home insurance

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Premium Home Insurance (By Hiscox)

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

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Home Insurance

4 stars
Escape of water excess i £0
Matching sets i £10,000
Theft from outbuildings i £3,000
24hr helpline i
Alternative accommodation i £100,000
Cover for keys/locks if lost i £1,000
Money in the home i £500
New for old i

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Starter Contents Home Insurance

3 stars
Escape of water excess i £0
Matching sets i
Theft from outbuildings i £2,000
24hr helpline i
Alternative accommodation i £100,000
Cover for keys/locks if lost i £1,000
Money in the home i £250
New for old i

Buildings insurance

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Home Insurance

5 stars
Trace & access i £5,000
Matching sets i £10,000
Cover for keys/locks if lost i £1,000
Compulsory excess i £0
Escape of water excess i £0
Alternative accommodation cover limit i £100,000
Cover for keys/locks if stolen i £1,000
Property owner liability i £2,000,000
24hr helpline i

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Starter Contents Home Insurance

5 stars
Trace & access i £5,000
Matching sets i £10,000
Cover for keys/locks if lost i £1,000
Compulsory excess i £0
Escape of water excess i £0
Alternative accommodation cover limit i £100,000
Cover for keys/locks if stolen i £1,000
Property owner liability i £2,000,000
24hr helpline i

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Premium Home Insurance (By Hiscox)

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

Contents insurance

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Premium Home Insurance (By Hiscox)

4 stars
Theft from outbuildings i £10,000
Matching sets i
Cover for keys/locks if lost i Sum insured
Cycles included whilst in the home i Sum insured
New for old i
Alternative accomodation i £150,000
Money in the home i £2,500
Cover for keys/locks if stolen i Sum insured
24hr helpline i

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Home Insurance

4 stars
Theft from outbuildings i £3,000
Matching sets i £10,000
Cover for keys/locks if lost i £1,000
Cycles included whilst in the home i £0
New for old i
Alternative accomodation i £10,000
Money in the home i £500
Cover for keys/locks if stolen i £1,000
24hr helpline i

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Starter Contents Home Insurance

2 stars
Theft from outbuildings i £2,000
Matching sets i
Cover for keys/locks if lost i £1,000
Cycles included whilst in the home i £0
New for old i
Alternative accomodation i £0
Money in the home i £250
Cover for keys/locks if stolen i £1,000
24hr helpline i

Travel insurance

Annual multi-trip insurance

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Travel Pack

4 stars
Medical excess i £50
Cancelling before travel i £5,000
Personal possessions & baggage - damaged, lost or stolen i £1,500
Max trip duration i 31 days
Emergency medical cover and repatriation i £10,000,000
Cutting trip short/curtailment i £5,000
Abandoning your trip i £5,000
Lost or stolen cash i £500
Combined passport & travel i £750
Natural disaster relocation cover i
Natural disaster baggage cover i
Mental health cover i

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Travel Plus Pack

4 stars
Medical excess i £50
Cancelling before travel i £5,000
Personal possessions & baggage - damaged, lost or stolen i £1,500
Max trip duration i 31 days
Emergency medical cover and repatriation i £10,000,000
Cutting trip short/curtailment i £5,000
Abandoning your trip i £5,000
Lost or stolen cash i £500
Combined passport & travel i £750
Natural disaster relocation cover i
Natural disaster baggage cover i
Mental health cover i

Winter sports add-on

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Travel Pack

4 stars
Ski equipment owned i £500
Single item limit for owned equipment i £500
Hiring replacement winter sports equipment i £200
Ski equipment owned excess i £50
Ski equipment hired i £500
Single item limit for hired equipment i £500
Avalanche closure i £200
Piste closure i £300
Unused ski pass due to illness or injury i £500