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Learn about investing

Learn about investing

New to investing? Our guides and videos walk you through all you need to know.

Also, learn about the different types of investments and read our guide to ISAs.

Starting out

Why invest?

A clear explanation of the potential benefits and risks of investing, including our interactive tool.


Making your first investment

What you should consider before making your first investment.


Guide to ISAs

ISAs made simple: your annual allowance, the tax benefits and the difference between cash ISAs and stocks and shares ISAs.


Understand your attitude to risk

Think about how much you're willing to risk and what this means for your investment decisions.


It's essential that you read the factsheet before you invest in a fund. They're very informative but it’s important to understand the content, so use our guide to help you get the information you need.


Investing for income or growth?

Investments can aim to provide either a regular income or allow you to grow your capital but this is not guaranteed and you could lose money. Watch our videos to help you decide which suits you best.

Video Video: Investing for income
Video Video: Investing for growth


All you need to know about transferring your ISA – both for cash ISAs and stocks and shares ISAs.


Managing your Barclays portfolio

Watch our short videos about opening and managing your investment account.

Video Video

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