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Barclays Smart Investor

Wake up your money

Pay into a Smart Investor account and you could win up to £20,000. T&Cs apply.

Remember, the value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invest. Tax rules can change, and individual effects vary. Barclays Smart Investor doesn’t offer personal investment advice. If you're unsure about investing, seek independent advice.

Win up to £20,000 and wake up your money

Pay into your Smart Investor account and you could win up to £20,000. T&Cs apply [PDF, 100KB].

UK, 18+ Smart Investor Investment ISA or General Investment Account holders only. 1 March 2022 – 14 May 2022. Customers will receive one Prize Draw entry for every £500 of net cash paid in (cash investments minus any cash withdrawals) during the Promotional Period. No purchase necessary.

Prizes: 1x £20,000, 10x £1,000 cash prizes. Internet or telephone access required. Max 1 prize per customer.

There’s a minimum charge of £4 per month, which applies from the point that you first add cash or transfer in investments you hold elsewhere.

Customers who wish to opt out of entering can contact 0800 279 3667 or SmartInvestorCampaigns@barclays.com. Promoter: Barclays Investment Solutions Ltd.

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Investment ISA

Take advantage of tax-efficient investing and protect your returns from tax.

Use your 2022-23 ISA allowance of £20,000.

Open an account, pay in and you could win up to £20,000. T&Cs apply [PDF, 100KB].

How does the prize draw work?

  • Simply pay in to your Smart Investor account between 1 March 2022 – 14 May 2022 and you could win up to £20,000
  • Customers will receive one Prize Draw entry for every £500 of net cash paid in (cash investments minus any cash withdrawals) during the Promotional Period
  • To qualify you’ll need to be 18+, a UK resident and be a Smart Investor Investment ISA or General Investment Account holder
  • No purchase necessary. Prizes: 1x £20,000, 10x £1,000 cash prizes. Internet or telephone access required. Max 1 prize per customer. Customers who wish to opt out of entering can contact 0800 279 3667 or SmartInvestorCampaigns@barclays.com. Promoter: Barclays Investment Solutions Ltd.
  • Our £4 minimum monthly customer fee will apply from the point that you first add cash or transfer in investments you hold elsewhere
  • For more information visit our FAQs [PDF, 87KB]
  • Read the full terms and conditions [PDF, 100KB]

Start investing with Smart Investor

Once you’ve paid into your account you can choose from thousands of investments to build a portfolio to match your needs. Use our tools, research and insight to access thousands of investment options to help you reach your goals.

Need help choosing investments?

I'd like some inspiration

  • Choose from one of our five Ready-made Investment funds based on the level of return you’re hoping for balanced against how you feel about taking investment risk
  • Put together by our team of investment professionals, who monitor them regularly to make sure they stay true to their objectives

I’d like to see the Barclays Funds List

  • See the Funds List that our experts have put together and stay up to date with our latest thinking
  • Use funds to help balance your risk across different industries, geographic locations and investment types

I know what I'm doing

  • Choose from thousands of investments including funds, equities and bonds
  • Use the tools and insights in our Research Centre to make your own investment decisions

Smart Investor offers an easy way to invest in addition to a range of other benefits:

Benefit from Barclays Price Improver™

Barclays Price Improver™ gives you the best price available from our selected Retail Service Providers (RSPs) and trading venues every time you buy or sell shares, Exchange Traded Funds, investment trusts or Real Estate Investment Trusts listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Thousands of investment opportunities

Covering funds, shares, gilts and bonds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Investment Trusts and new issues to help you build a portfolio that suits you.

Access to our Ready-made Investments

They offer a quick, simple and affordable way to get started and diversify your holdings. Simply choose between our growth and income options to suit your goals and then select a level of risk you’re comfortable with. It’s as easy as that.

Resources you can rely on

Find inspiration in our investment insights, and take advantage of our ideas and strategies, experts’ views and latest articles.

Things to remember

  • Investments can fall as well as rise in value and you may get back less than you invest
  • Barclays Smart Investor doesn’t offer personal investment advice. Investments, including our Ready-made Investments, aren’t for everyone. If you're unsure about investing, seek independent advice
  • Smart Investor is an investment service for UK residents. Our service is not available to US persons, even where resident in the UK
  • Our £4 minimum monthly customer fee will apply from the point that you first add cash or transfer in investments you hold elsewhere.