Investing with Barclays

Explore how Barclays could help you grow your money and invest for your future when you open an account with Smart Investor.

With Barclays you have access to tools and services to help you both save and invest your money. Whether you’re new to investing or an experienced investor, we can help you find the right way for you to grow your money and build for your future.

Investments can fall as well as rise so you might not get back what you invest. If you’re unsure which investments are right for you please seek independent advice. Tax rules can change and any benefits depend on your circumstances.

Invest in app or online with Barclays

Research, buy and manage your own investments online and in our app with world class customer support on hand to help you when you need it.

Choose from Ready-made Investments to get you started or pick your own investments from our extensive range of UK and International shares, bonds, ETFs, investment trusts and more.

Learn more about investing

Read our latest insights to learn more about investing with Barclays.

Move from savings to investments

We give you the lowdown on what to consider when weighing up whether to invest your savings.

Top reasons to invest with Barclays

Find out more about the comprehensive range of benefits and features that set us apart from the rest.

Five ISA myths exposed

Let us dispel five of the most common ISA myths that might be preventing you from making the most of your £20,000 tax-free ISA allowance.

Hassle-free investing

  • Barclays offers five ready-made investment options, so you can choose one that matches your individual needs and attitude to risk
  • Make a one-off investment or set up a regular monthly instruction
  • Sit back and let our experts manage your investments

Pick your own investments

  • In-depth insights and research on thousands of investments
  • Choice of funds, shares including US, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), bonds and more
  • Get the best prices with Barclays Price Improver™

Compare our investment accounts

Investment ISA

Otherwise known as a Stocks and Shares ISA, this is the most popular account people choose when they start to invest.

You can pay in up to £20,000 per tax year into our award winning ISA.1

Any returns you make are tax free and you can withdraw cash when you like.2

General Investment Account

A flexible account if you’ve already used your ISA allowance for the current tax year or you’re already paying into an ISA with another provider.

No limits on the amount you can invest and you can withdraw your cash at any time.

SIPP Account

Our Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) designed to help you prepare for retirement.

Let us help you build your retirement pot and make your own investment decisions.

You may be eligible for tax relief on the money you pay in.

Wake up your money

Enjoy up to £1,000 cashback

If you have investments or cash elsewhere, you can earn up to £1,000 cashback if you transfer them to us by 30 August. You’ll need to register your details and transfer a minimum value of £5,000. Pensions aren’t eligible. T&Cs apply.1

Getting started

To get started you’ll need to choose and open one of our investment accounts. You'll just need a debit card and your national insurance number to hand.

Other ways to save and invest with Barclays

Compare cash savings accounts

Both savings and investments can be a good way to provide for your financial future. If you’re looking to save, we have a range of savings accounts that you can choose today which can be started with as little as £1.

Get investment advice

If you have over £500,000 in investable assets and are looking for a more hands-on, tailored solution to help you achieve your financial goals then speak to our Wealth Management team.

Let us help you

Already have an account?

If you already have an account, log in to get access or get started with your investments.

Call us

If you have any questions, you can speak to one of our UK based team on 0800 279 3667.3Our dedicated UK call teams are on hand to help you at any stage on your investment journey.