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We’ve teamed up with Legal & General to create our Simple Life Insurance, which helps provide financial security for your loved ones should anything happen to you.

And as an added bonus, if you get a quote for Simple Life Insurance between 14 March and 8 May 2022 and take out a policy before it expires, we’ll give you a £50 voucher to spend at Simply Thank You. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply

Select ‘Continue to quick quote’ to complete your application securely through Legal & General’s website. They’ll ask you a few questions about your health and lifestyle, then give you a personalised quote. Any information you provide is fully confidential and will only be used for your application.

The impact of coronavirus on life insurance

During these unprecedented times, we’re continuing to offer life insurance to help support and protect people in a time of need. If you have a policy with us, or if you’re not sure what our life insurance covers, take a look at our FAQs.

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It doesn’t take long

Answer a few short questions for your quick quote. If you’re happy, apply for a final price by answering a few more questions – for 80% of customers, the final price is the same as the quick quote.

What is life insurance?

You make monthly payments for a number of years of your choice and, if you become terminally ill or die during this time, the policy will provide a lump-sum payment. It’s a way of allowing you or your loved ones to manage financially, and can cover things like mortgage or rent payments, school or university fees, and even holidays.

Who does it cover?

Life insurance pays out if you become terminally ill or die, so it’s for you or your loved ones. This can be whoever you like – your partner, children, parents – anyone who relies on you financially.

Our Simply Thank You offer

Get a quote for Simple Life Insurance between 14 March and 8 May 2022 and if you take out a policy before it expires, we’ll give you a £50 voucher to spend at Simply Thank You. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply.

You don’t need to do anything, as we’ll contact you within 60 days of your policy start date to tell you how to claim your reward.

Things you should know

Why get life insurance?

Leave a Legacy
Insuring your life means that you can still be a part of your loved one’s future – even if you’re not here. Whether it’s paying for university fees or making sure the mortgage can be covered, you can still support them if you die. 

Support during tough times
Losing someone is difficult, emotional and stressful. Making sure your loved ones could pay any debts or expenses and carry on their everyday life means they’d have a little less to worry about.

Affordable payments
You’re in control of how much cover you want, how long you want to be covered for and, if your circumstances change, it’s easy to change your policy. Just start with what you can afford.

Six reasons to choose our life insurance

  • It’s level-term, which means your cover stays the same throughout the life of your policy 
  • You’ll always know where you are – your monthly payments will stay the same for the life of the policy, unless you make any changes to your cover 
  • You choose how long you want to be covered – between 5 and 50 years (it must finish before your 90th birthday)
  • Your policy includes Terminal Illness Benefit at no extra cost, which means the full amount will be paid if you’re diagnosed with a terminal condition1
  • You can make some changes to your policy without having to go through further medical questions1
  • You’re in safe hands – our partner, Legal & General paid out 98.3% of life insurance claims in 2017 

For more details, please read the Guide to Barclays Simple Life Insurance [PDF, 1750KB]2

Getting your policy

Once you’ve decided which policy is right for you, you can get a quote, apply and buy. Here’s how it works

Step 1 – Quick quote: Answer four questions to get an initial price – you can adjust the cover amount, monthly cost or duration until you get a quote to fit your needs.

Step 2 – Application: We'll ask you for details about yourself so that we can complete your application.

Step 3 – Decision and buy: You’ll get a decision along with your final monthly price (in most cases it’s immediate). If you’re happy, you can buy it.