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Investing for beginners

Investment guides

We’ll take you through everything you need to know, from the basics through to the different types of investments.

What to do now

Decide on your attitude to risk and ensure you’re comfortable making your own investment decisions without the help of a financial adviser.

Remember, there are tax advantages if you place your investment inside an ISA 2. If you have already used your ISA allowance, you can still invest with us and hold funds using a general investment account.

Please view our investments and select the funds that share your objectives, and read the documents before applying online. You can start building your investment portfolio with a minimum of £3,000 and top up at any time with as little as £500.

If you want some help, or if you’re an existing Barclays customer and want to apply by phone, call 0800 445443 1.

If you’re unsure whether an investment is right for you, please seek independent financial advice.

Your options with Barclays Investments

Structured Products

Use our fund-finder tool and choose from:

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