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Barclays partners with Simply Business to provide small businesses with quick and easy access to a panel of insurance providers

18 August 2021

Barclays has today announced a partnership with Simply Business, one of the UK’s biggest business insurance providers for small businesses.

The new partnership will enable small businesses, including Barclays’ one million business customers, to obtain a business insurance quote via Barclays.co.uk or over the phone. They will be able to choose from a panel of well-known insurers, tailoring the policy to suit their needs.

Julie Fisher, UK CCO of Simply Business, comments: “We’re passionate about helping entrepreneurs protect the businesses they have worked hard to build, and we’re thrilled to provide our tailored SME and commercial landlord insurance to Barclays Business Banking customers. This partnership represents an exciting opportunity to deliver simplicity, choice and value in commercial insurance solutions to an important group of small businesses across the country.”

Hannah Bernard, Head of Barclays Business Banking, said: “We know that finding the right insurance policy can be a bit of a headache for small businesses. We hope this partnership with Simply Business will make choosing business insurance easier, faster and more cost effective for our customers – as well as giving valuable peace of mind.”

The collaboration is the latest in a series of strategic partnerships announced by Barclays over the last few years, with MarketFinance, Nimbla, Propel and Smart Pension offering invoice financing, insurance products, asset finance and pension solutions to thousands of Barclays Business Banking clients.

Barclays continues to support small businesses across the UK through the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, and has facilitated £29.5 billion of funding through the Government business loan schemes to over 350,000 businesses in every sector and every region across the country.

For more information, small businesses can visit: https://www.barclays.co.uk/simplybusiness

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About Barclays
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customer and client, and geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

About Simply Business
Simply Business is one of the UK’s biggest business insurance providers, specialising in public liability insurance for small businesses and insuring over 830,000 small businesses and landlords across the UK.

Launched in 2005, Simply Business provides an online brokerage service, delivering policies tailored to individual business requirements. Using the power of tech and data to create the best possible customer experiences, Simply Business employs over 800 people across offices in London and Northampton, as well as in Boston in the US.

Owing to its internal underwriting capability, Simply Business can cover over 1,000 trade types – ranging from plumbers to accountants to dog walkers. An accredited B Corp for their positive social impact, Simply Business has also been voted the Sunday Times Best Company To Work For twice in a row.