Investment ISA

A simple and tax efficient way to start investing

Boost your savings by investing up to £20,000 in our Investment (Stocks & Shares) ISA per year completely tax-free.

If you've used your ISA allowance this tax year, you can open a regular Investment Account or transfer in another ISA to us.1

The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invest. Tax rules can change and their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.

Why consider an investment ISA?

Tax-free investing – you don’t pay tax on any returns you make from your investments in an investment ISA.

Trusted by investors – an investment ISA is one of the most popular ways people can start investing for the long-term (five years or more).

Flexible withdrawals – you can withdraw cash from your investment ISA and top back up before the end of the tax year without it affecting your annual allowance.

Accessible for investors – start investing with a single top up or set up regular Direct Debits that can be started, stopped and changed whenever you like.

Trust us to help you invest your ISA

A reliable partner

For over 300 years we've been trusted by thousands of investors and our experts can support you while you manage your ISA.

Support on call

With fast response rates, we have UK-based teams on the phone to help you when you need it.

Transparent fees

We work hard to keep our fees as low and transparent as possible. You can see how much you'll pay each month.

Investment (Stocks and Shares) ISA fees

Your account fees will depend on which funds or shares you hold in your account, how much you invest, and how often you buy or sell them. There are no fees for opening an Investment (Stocks and Shares) ISA and your monthly fees will only start when you top-up your account, and transaction fees when you decide to trade.

We've worked hard to make the fees straightforward, transparent and competitive. Explore our Smart Investor fees.

We don’t charge:

Account set-up fees For inactivity For withdrawing to cash

You might have to pay product fees, taxes and levies depending on the investments you choose.

Say hello to international shares

You can now buy and sell shares across 10 international exchanges, all on one easy investment platform.

Investments can fall as well as rise.

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.2

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.

Thinking of moving from saving to investing?

Investing can seem daunting but it doesn’t have to be. Read our quick and simple article to help you understand whether you should save cash or invest.

Or, take a look at our Ready-made Investments which can help give you a stress-free start to your investment ISA journey.

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

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If you already have an account, log in to continue.

Call us

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