Investment ISA

Easy, tax-efficient, low-cost investing

Grow your money in a tax-efficient ISA. Invest up to £20,000 per year with a simple low annual charge and dedicated customer support.

Get started in minutes and secure your annual allowance with a debit card, a monthly Direct Debit or by moving money from your Barclays account. There’s no charge to hold cash if you need some time to decide where to invest. 

You can also transfer an existing ISA1to benefit from our award-winning ISA service.2

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invest. Tax rules can change and their effects vary depending on your individual circumstances. You should always check the costs involved before transferring.

Why consider an investment ISA?

Tax-efficient investing – you don’t pay tax on any returns you make from your investments in an investment (Stocks & Shares) ISA

Trusted by millions – over 37 million Investment (Stocks & Shares) ISAs have been opened by investors aiming to grow their money in a tax efficient way

Simple to open and top up – start investing with a single top up or set up regular Direct Debits that can be started, stopped and changed whenever you like

Low fees - one low annual fee, flat rate share dealing and no charge for many of our services keeps more money in your pocket

Dedicated UK-based support on call - with fast response rates, we have a highly-trained UK-based team on the phone to help when you need it3

Earn interest - earn interest on uninvested cash held in your Investment ISA. Current interest rates can be found here

Flexible withdrawals - you can withdraw cash from your Investment (Stocks & Shares) ISA and top back up before the end of the tax year without affecting your annual allowance.


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

Our fees

No charge to open the account and a simple annual customer account fee of 0.25% on investments up to £200,000 and 0.05% on investments above £200,000.

Activity Cost
Buying and selling shares* £6 per deal**
Buying and selling funds No charge
Regular investments No charge
Dividend reinvestment No charge
Holding cash No charge
Transferring investments No charge
Cash withdrawal and account closure No charge

*Including ETFs, investment trusts, bonds, gilts

**Online dealing only. Taxes may apply when buying shares. A foreign exchange and an international brokerage fee will be charged when trading international shares.

Investment ISA options for you

New to investing

Leave the hard work to us and consider choosing from one of our five Ready-made Investment funds which range from low to higher risk.

Experienced investors

Dive into our in-depth insights and research and choose from thousands of investments such as funds, shares including US, Exchange Traded Funds, bonds and more.

Easy ways to start an investment ISA

Open a new Investment ISA

If you already have a Barclays Investment Account or use Online Banking with a current account, you can log in to apply for our award-winning ISA and top up directly from your current account.

If you don’t have either of these, you can apply without logging in. Full terms can be found in the Learn more section below.

Transfer your existing ISA to us

If you have an ISA elsewhere, you can transfer it to us at any time. Just let us know and we’ll manage the transfer for you.

Transferring does not affect the tax-efficient status of your ISA, but be aware of any penalties or benefits you may be giving up from your current provider.1

Make sure that you don’t have to pay penalties or give up valuable benefits if you transfer– and understand the risks and drawbacks involved.

Terms apply.

Protected by the FSCS

Your Investment (Stocks and Shares) ISA and other investment accounts with Barclays are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the FSCS – the UK's deposit guarantee scheme.

For more information, please go to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s website.

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A tax-efficient way to save for retirement

Our award winning Self-Invested Personal Pension (Best SIPP award 2022 at the Shares Awards) is designed to help you prepare for retirement.

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

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Call us

If you have any questions, you can give us a call on 0800 279 36673.