Barclays Complaints

Our Public Complaints pages help consumers like you leave complaints which in turns, helps improve financial services. It's very frustrating when something goes wrong with your bank - be it a current account or credit card, PPI claim, or savings &...

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Our Public Complaints pages help consumers like you leave complaints which in turns, helps improve financial services. It's very frustrating when something goes wrong with your bank - be it a current account or credit card, PPI claim, or savings & investments. It can be costly, too, dealing with your bank, making calls to Barclays, and following up regarding an insurance claim. Sometimes, the best option is to make a complaint, and that's where we come in. We're improving the way that companies deal with complaints from customers.

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Smart Money People was launched in 2014, and is dedicated to helping consumers get the inside track into the financial services industry. That’s why we’re now offering public complaints. With the help of your complaints we can help make the financial industry work better for everybody. Here’s how:

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We believe that your complaints can help other consumers get the inside track on what being a customer with Barclays is really like. That’s why, by sharing your public complaint with us, you can start to help other consumers make better decisions today. You'll be helping us to drive real change by increasing trust and transparency in the financial services industry.

How do I make a Barclays complaint?

We’ve got the simplest (and quickest) way to leave a public complaint. Once you’ve submitted your complaint, we’ll pass it to the complaints department at Barclays. Your complaint will also be displayed publicly on Smart Money People, the UK's review and insight site for financial services, which will help others who might be having similar issues to yourself.

Barclays currently has a score of 4.62 / 5 on Smart Money People.

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Branches closing, costs increasing

I run a cash-based business (a pub). My local branch is closing imminently, so to get change or deposit cash at my bank I have a 20-30 minute drive in either direction. It took more than 4 hours to eventually contact someone by telephone when I had a... Read more

I run a cash-based business (a pub). My local branch is closing imminently, so to get change or deposit cash at my bank I have a 20-30 minute drive in either direction. It took more than 4 hours to eventually contact someone by telephone when I had a problem (this included speaking to a member of staff working from home with screaming kids in the same room; being given the wrong number & having to ring back; waiting in a telephone queue for more than an hour...) Due to the pandemic my business is currently closed, but imagine trying to do that whilst also trying to serve my customers?! The fees for my account have shot up. I have been with Barclays for almost 30 years and have been very happy with their service until the last few years - now you have to have a turnover of more than £1 million to even have your own business banker. It's clear they are not at all interested in small businesses (except for milking us for charges) so I am sad I feel forced to leave. I intend to move all of my accounts - business and personal - to another bank.

Reviewed on 18th January 2021
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Helen

Complete mess, Clown Employees, Monkey org

If you want to lose chance of buying your dream house then go with Barclay otherwise don't even think about it. Over 2 months of my application and no one knows what is happening and none of the clowns sitting in call centers are willing to help.

Reviewed on 6th January 2021
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janjua jee

Completely inept employees

As a first time buyer it should be a pretty straight forward process for me, but it wasn’t, the people Barclays hire are completely incompetent at their jobs, we were consistently lied to for 3 months over a document that wasn’t sent out (they told us ... Read more

As a first time buyer it should be a pretty straight forward process for me, but it wasn’t, the people Barclays hire are completely incompetent at their jobs, we were consistently lied to for 3 months over a document that wasn’t sent out (they told us repeatedly they had) on top of all this, they decided to audit the mortgage application after they were delaying us constantly for around 4 months, this adding another couple of weeks on the the completion date. Please use another company other than Barclays, as soon as I can I will be cutting ties with this company and looking elsewhere. Seems they hire anyone and everyone who really shouldn’t be employed in any capacity.

Reviewed on 15th December 2020
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Reece Scholes

Appalling.. No customer care

Appalling. Can't believe l just read barclays reviews now before l write my review. It's... Read more

Appalling. Can't believe l just read barclays reviews now before l write my review. It's unbelievable.
I have had my online banking blocked.. Well l need to sort it out through the phone.l have waited for 35mins to talk on the phone which was cut before l even spoke to any one. Surely, Barclays, you know how this means to us during the pandemic. The customer care is non existent if not operational. Well in this time of economic restraints, can't believe this is the way you treat your customers.

Reviewed on 27th November 2020
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George

account locked

accounts locked. Phone calls upto 2 hours five and on the phone now. I was asked loads of questions and told its been unlocked tried to make a payment and its delayed again - I will move all my money as soon as they will let me !

Reviewed on 25th October 2020
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John Young

Poor bank. Poor services

I'm not happy with the service I'm provided. There never is offers for me to take out for example a over draft and there never has been since I've been banking with you for over 8 years or more. I earn over £4,000 a month most months, I will pay the ... Read more

I'm not happy with the service I'm provided. There never is offers for me to take out for example a over draft and there never has been since I've been banking with you for over 8 years or more. I earn over £4,000 a month most months, I will pay the remaining loan balance off which is very low now and I will be leaving this bank. The bank is too hard work for me I struggle to call the bank never mind use the card reader which I have never been able to use or keep, I work and travel and this is no good for me. To even send a message to you you have to use the machine. Not happy at all. I've asked to leave once before to lloyds and you did not accept that move so I will be going to the fianaical ombudsman for advice on why you are able to put a stop to it.

Reviewed on 8th October 2020
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Pip
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