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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Bank accounts

Ranked 17th of 30 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 58%
Customer trust 50%
Complaints performance 72%
Transparency rating 54%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Spring 2019
59%
Gold ribbon: first place

Home insurance

Ranked 14th of 47 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 59%
Customer trust 54%
Complaints performance 76%
Transparency rating 48%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Spring 2019
59%
Gold ribbon: first place

Life insurance

Ranked 8th of 25 providers reviewed.

Claims score 96.64%
Complaints performance 88.25%
Transparency rating 68%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Spring 2019
77%

Mortgages

Ranked 14th of 23 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 57%
Customer trust 46%
Complaints performance 70%
Transparency rating 39%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Spring 2019
53%
Gold ribbon: first place

Personal loans

Ranked 9th of 24 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 57%
Customer trust 50%
Complaints performance 72%
Transparency rating 62%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Spring 2019
60%

Savings accounts

Ranked 39th of 42 providers reviewed.

Customer happiness 46%
Customer trust 46%
Complaints performance 72%
Transparency rating 45%
Fairer Finance score
Reviewed Spring 2019
52%

Home insurance

Barclays

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