Barclays home insurance overview
High street giant Barclays offers specialised home insurance, that you can tailor to your life and needs - you could add gadget, personal items or bike insurance to build the right policy for you.
It also offers 'starters' contents insurance for people moving into their first home, who don't have many possessions. Barclays' home insurance policies are underwritten by Gresham Insurance Company.
What you need to know about Barclays' home insurance:
- Optional home emergency cover with a limit of £1,000
- Alternative accommodation cover limit is £100,000
- No fee applied for any adjustments to the policy
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Barclays' home insurance policy: is it good or bad?
We analyse and rate 60 of the most important elements of standard home insurance policies to come up with the overall policy score. We assess how important each individual element is when choosing and using a home insurance policy, and weight it accordingly when calculating our total policy score.
Initially, we score all of the product elements out of five, reflecting how competitive each provider is in this area compared to other insurers. Weightings are then applied to the higher and lower element scores to enhance/reduce their impact in the overall product score.
Table last updated in September 2018. Next updated in February 2019.
|Policy elements||Details||Rating||Area covered|
|Interest charged on payment by installments (APR)||Buildings and contents|
|Renewal fee (£)||Buildings and contents|
|Home emergency cover - standard, optional, not covered?||Buildings and contents|
|Home emergency cover (£)||Buildings and contents|
|Owner's / Occupier's liability (£)||Buildings and contents|
|Accidental damage cover - standard, optional, not covered?||Buildings and contents|
|Subsidence - standard, optional, not covered?||Buildings only|
|Alternative accommodation (£)||Buildings only|
|Burst pipes - standard, optional, not covered?||Buildings only|
|Blockage of sewer pipe - standard, optional, not covered?||Buildings only|
Single item limit for valuables - max limit (£)
|Contents in the open - within home boundary i.e. garden (£)||Contents only|
|Contents in outbuildings - including garages (£)||Contents only|
|Theft from outbuildings (£)||Contents only|
|Personal Possessions - standard, optional, not covered?||Contents only|
|Personal Possessions limit within a car (£)||Contents only|
|Pedal cycles - standard, optional, not covered?||Contents only|
|Mobile phones - standard, optional, not covered?||Contents only|
|Does mobile phone cover include calls?||Contents only|