What’s new on Smart Investor?

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.

We're making changes to improve your online experience

We’ve been hard at work making a range of improvements to the look and feel of Smart Investor, following your feedback.

These include introducing a new layout on a range of popular pages across Smart Investor to provide a sleeker experience.

Look out for further updates as we roll these designs out across the whole of Smart Investor.

We’re making it easier in Online Banking for you to pay into your Smart Investor account with your debit card

We know that paying money into your account should be quick and easy allowing you to focus on your investments – that’s why we’re making changes to how you pay in using your debit card. We are simplifying the experience and reducing the amount of information you have to provide before you can submit your request. This means that you will only have to:

  • Tell us how much you want to pay in
  • Confirm your billing address
  • And, enter your card details

That’s it! – your funds will normally be available instantly, although please note that it can take slightly longer in some cases. You can then choose from the thousands of investments we have to offer, including funds, shares and bonds.

Manage your settings for your Smart Investor accounts in the Barclays app

You can now manage your investment settings on the go with the Barclays app, including:

  • Set up or cancel a Direct Debit from your nominated bank account
  • Choose how to pay your regular fees
  • Decide how you would like to receive dividend payments
  • Set your Investment Saver auto-sweep preference
  • Choose how you would like to receive your notifications and documents
  • Declare if you would like us to report your investment activity to your employer

This new feature will help you personalise your experience with us. Go to your Smart Investor account and tap the settings cog at the top right of the page. You will have set certain preferences when you opened an account, but you can change these at any time.

We’ve expanded our Funds List to give you more choice – including low cost Tracker Funds

When you visit the Barclays Funds List, you can now browse across Actively managed funds, Tracker funds and Barclays Multi-Manager funds when looking for investments to add to your portfolio.

Alongside the Active funds we like, you can now find Tracker funds which are a cheap and easy way to follow markets around the world, and also a selection of our own Barclays Multi-Manager funds. Spread across the same key investment sectors as our Active selection, you can now choose which type of fund might be the best fit for your investment approach, and as always you’ll find helpful information on KIID risk scores and ongoing charges alongside our selection.

Make sure you check our page to find out how we choose all the funds we put in our list, whether it’s by our thorough research process, or by finding the cheapest product we offer.

We’ve made it easier for you to find and use our Research Centre

We know many customers highly value our Research Centre but it hasn’t always been easy to navigate. We’ve made some changes to help make the Research Centre easier to use so you can integrate it seamlessly with your investment research.

The improved Research Centre:

  • Has a new facility for researching investment in shares
  • Has an improved content discovery feature with predictive search for asset types
  • You can now find the Research Centre or specific share price information via Google
  • Features a new navigation to show core information in both summary and detailed views
  • Offers new functionality around how data is displayed, letting you analyse performance by sector and related shares
  • Is now fully compatible for use on your mobile.

And we’re not stopping there. We’re currently working on further improvements and will let you know as soon as other new features are available.

Visit the Research Centre

Share your feedback

Smart Investor is constantly evolving, and we’ll keep you updated on all the improvements we’re planning to make.

We don’t offer financial advice, so if you are unsure where to invest, seek professional independent financial advice. Investments can fall and rise in value, so you could get back less than you put in.

We genuinely welcome your feedback and ideas and the simplest way to give it is by emailing: investmentclientrelations@barclays.com or by using our feedback form.