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Barclays Smart Investor

Pay into your account to enter our prize draw

Put your spare savings to work. Pay in to a Smart Investor account and you could win up to £10,000. T&Cs apply.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise 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. Tax rules can change and their effects vary depending on your individual circumstances. If you're unsure about investing, seek independent advice.

How much are you sitting on?

With low interest rates many people are putting their spare savings to work by investing for the future. And for every £500 you pay into your Smart Investor account before 27 September you could win up to £10,000 in our prize draw.

Simply log in or open a Smart Investor account, pay in by 27 September 2021 and you could win up to £10,000.

To qualify you’ll need to be 18+, a UK resident and hold a Smart Investor Investment ISA or Investment Account. Promotional period is 28 June 2021 – 27 September 2021. You are not eligible for the prize draw if you are a Barclays employee. 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: 1 x £10,000, 2 x £5,000, 10 x £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. Read the full T&Cs, investment and prize details [PDF, 124KB]. 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 2021-22 ISA allowance of £20,000.

Open an account, pay in and you could win up to £10,000. T&Cs apply [PDF, 124KB].

How does the prize draw work?

  • Simply log in or open a Smart Investor account, pay in by 27 September 2021 and you could win up to £10,000
  • You’ll receive one Prize Draw entry for every £500 of net cash paid in (cash investments minus any cash withdrawals) when you pay in between 28 June 2021 and 27 September 2021
  • Entry into the Prize Draw is free and automatic. You can pay into your account as many times as you want before 27 September 2021. We’ll calculate your total number of entries at the end of the Period
  • To qualify you’ll need to be 18+, a UK resident and hold a Smart Investor Investment ISA or Investment Account
  • For more information visit our FAQs [PDF, 146KB]
  • Read the full terms and conditions [PDF, 124KB]

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.