A fully flexible way to invest
Remember, the value of investments can fall as well as rise, and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.
What’s an Investment Account?
An Investment Account lets you buy funds, shares and bonds, with no annual limit – so you can invest as little or as much as you’d like.
Whether you’re looking for just a single diversified fund or want to build a wide ranging portfolio of shares, our Investment Account gives you the freedom to build a portfolio to suit you.
If you’re prepared to accept the risk that you might lose money, our Investment Account gives you access to a wide range of investment opportunities to help you reach your financial goals.
Why choose an Investment Account?
Invest as much as you like in an Investment Account with us – there’s no annual limit
Enjoy transparent fees, with no hidden or confusing charges
Discover our Ready-made Investments – ideal if you’re looking for a single investment that gives you a wide investment exposure
Build on your own diversified portfolio and choose from a wide range of funds, shares and other investments
Get the best price offered by our selected Retail Service Providers every time you invest in qualifying investments with Barclays Price Improver™1
Transfer the investments you have elsewhere to us – it’s quick and easy to do2
Access tools, articles, videos and research to help you make smarter investment decisions
Already bank with us? Manage your Investment Account easily in Online Banking, so all of your accounts are in one place
Remember, the value of investments can fall as well as rise.
What are the Investment Account fees?
Our fees are transparent, so you can clearly see what you’re paying for.
Our monthly Customer Fee covers the running of your investments across all your accounts, which includes reinvesting dividends and transferring investments. You’ll also pay a transaction fee each time you buy or sell an investment.
Depending on the types of investments you choose, you may also be charged taxes, like Stamp Duty, or fund manager fees.
Read more about our Investment Account fees
Transfer your investments to us
If you have investments elsewhere, you can transfer them to us at any time – but before you start, you’ll need a Smart Investor account.
You should also make sure that you don’t have to pay penalties or give up valuable benefits – and that you’re aware of all the risks and drawbacks involved in this. Read our transferring investments page for more information.
Once your new account is open, you can start the transfer process immediately.
New to Barclays?
If you don’t have a current account or Smart Investor account with us, you can still apply for an Investment Account online.
This also applies if you have a Barclaycard, mortgage or savings account with us.
If you have a Business Banking or Wealth account, please get in touch with your usual Barclays contact.