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Barclays mortgages

Our broker partner Mojo can help you to compare and apply for Barclays mortgages - and they can make sure you don't miss out on a better offer from elsewhere...

Founded in London in 1690 as Goldsmith Bankers, Barclays took it’s current name in 1736, and now has branches across the world. It’s one of the largest banks and one of the ‘big six’ mortgage lenders in the UK.

Barclays offers a broad range of different mortgage products, covering both residential and buy-to-let borrowing.

What type of mortgages do Barclays offer?

Interest rate types

Specific products

Good to know

  • You can make overpayments of up to 10% of your Barclays mortgage balance per year

  • The minimum age on application is 18 (21 for buy-to-let)

  • No maximum age limit at application, or at the end of the mortgage term for residential mortgages

  • Maximum mortgage term of 40 years available

  • Grade 1 and 2 listed building potentially accepted

  • Offer maximum income multiple of 5.5 on both single and joint applications

  • Maximum age at application of 74 years  and 80 at the end of term for buy-to-let

  • Barclays mortgages are portable as standard

Barclays mortgage rates

The best Barclays mortgage rates will be available to those applicants with a large deposit and strong credit history. A large deposit reduces the loan to value (LTV) of your borrowing, which often gives lenders confidence to offer you a better mortgage rate.

As rates change regularly, especially in a turbulent market, it's a good idea to speak to a broker quickly when you see a competitive rate. It's not always possible to get rates you've seen available online, especially from comparison sites, as lenders could pull them without warning.

How to compare Barclays mortgage deals

Whether you’re an existing customer or are considering a mortgage with Barclays, it’s important to compare all of their mortgage deals to see which one best suits your needs. 

It's equally as important to compare Barclays mortgages with those available from other lenders. The most efficient way to do this is through a whole of market mortgage broker.

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Another good gauge of a lender's suitability is their or reputation. Checking out feedback left by existing mortgage customers on sites like Trustpilot or Which can give you a good feel for their performance. 

Barclays have a Which? Customer review Score of 66%

How to apply for a Barclays mortgage

Barclays mortgages are available directly - online, via phone or in branch. They can also be secured through a broker (or intermediary). 

The benefits of using a whole of market broker vs. going directly to Barclays, is that they'll be able to compare Barclays products against others across the market that may be cheaper or better suited to your needs.

Our broker partners, Mojo Mortgages provide a free mortgage comparison service, and can help you proceed with your Barclays mortgage application, should you decide that’s the best option for you.

Barclays mortgage FAQs

How long does Barclays mortgage application take to get approved?

Lenders don’t tend to quote exact times, as there can be considerable variation in approval times depending on your circumstances. That said, their own website states that they take around four to six weeks on average.

What's the Barclays mortgages' contact number?

There are two contact numbers for Barclays mortgages, 0800 197 1081 for new customers and 0800 022 4022 for existing customers.

Can I get a Barclays mortgage with bad credit?

Barclays potentially accept customers with Defaults and CCJs registered in the past 12 months, although they will typically prefer them to be satisfied (paid off). If you’ve got a current IVA or DMP (Debt Management Plan) in place, however, Barclays won’t accept your application.

There are plenty of specialist bad credit lenders that may be able to help you, so it’s a good idea to speak to a mortgage broker if you have a history of adverse credit. 

Can I get a mortgage with Barclays if I'm self-employed? 

Barclays accept self-employed mortgage applicants who have been operating their self-employed business for at least two years. There is no minimum income requirement, but you’ll need to provide proof of income using accounts and tax records that reflect the two year minimum, the most recent of which cannot be more than 18 months old. 


The FCA does not regulate mortgages on commercial or investment buy-to-let properties.

Uswitch makes introductions to Mojo Mortgages to provide mortgage solutions. Uswitch and Mojo Mortgages are part of the same group of companies. Uswitch Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under firm reference number 312850. You can check this on the Financial Services Register by visiting the FCA website. Uswitch Limited is registered in England and Wales (Company No 03612689) The Cooperage, 5 Copper Row, London SE1 2LH. Mojo Mortgages is a trading style of Life's Great Limited which is registered in England and Wales (06246376). Mojo are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and are on the Financial Services Register (478215) Mojo’s registered office is The Cooperage, 5 Copper Row, London, SE1 2LH, and head office is WeWork No. 1 Spinningfields, Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3JE. To contact Mojo by phone, please call 0333 123 0012.