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Barclays Investment Account

A fully flexible way to invest

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invest. Open a Barclays Investment Account today.

Why choose a Barclays Investment Account?

It offers a fully flexible way to invest for your future, with no annual or lifetime limits on how much you can pay in.

If you’re prepared to set your money aside for the long-term, at least five years, our Investment Account can make your money work harder. With a Barclays Investment Account, you’ll also enjoy access to:

Barclays Price ImproverTM, which 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 our Ready-made Investments, they offer a quick, simple and low-cost way to get started and diversify your holdings while aiming to provide long-term growth; we don’t offer income options. Simply select a level of risk you’re comfortable with and start investing

Resources you can rely on with our investment ideas and strategies, our Research Centre and our experts’ views

A regular investing service, allowing you to invest a set amount at regular intervals, to average out the price you buy at across the year, whether prices are rising or falling.

What does it cost?

As a Smart Investor customer, you’ll pay a single monthly customer fee, plus a transaction fee each time you trade.

Customer fee

Our customer fee is calculated based on the value of your investment holdings:

  • Investments in funds1 – charged at 0.2% per annum
  • All other investments2 – charged at 0.1% per annum

Our customer fee is charged monthly, with a minimum charge of £4 and maximum charge of £125 per month. You can use our cost calculator to work out how much investing may cost you.

Transaction fees

The following fees are charged whenever you buy or sell an investment:

  • Fund transactions placed online - £3
  • Other investment transactions placed online - £6
  • All investment transactions placed by telephone - £25
  • All automated regular investments - £1

Things to remember

  • The value of investments can fall as well as rise; you may get back less than you invest.
  • Barclays Smart Investor doesn’t offer personal investment advice. 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.

Apply for Barclays Investment Account

Apply today and enjoy an account with no annual or lifetime limits.

If you’re a Smart Investor or Barclays Current Account customer, simply log in and apply. If you’re not a Smart Investor or Barclays Current Account customer3, you can apply online in a few simple steps.

Important Information

  1. Unit Trusts & Open Ended Investment Companies (OEICs) only.

  2. Other investments – all asset classes except the funds above. Taxes and fund manager fees may also apply depending on what you invest in.

  3. This includes customers with a Barclaycard, Barclays Mortgage or Barclays savings accounts. If you are a Business Banking customer or Wealth management client, please contact your usual Barclays contact.