Smart Investor Changes

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’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.

New on the Barclays app

We’ve made various improvements to the Barclays app, making it easier and quicker for you to check on your investments when you’re on the go.

Using the app, you can get an overview of your live portfolio balance, alongside a breakdown of all your individual accounts with Smart Investor.

You can also view the near real-time performance of each investment you hold.

The Barclays app is available to Barclays current account customers.

Get the app

Click the link for your device to download.

On a computer?

Text Mobile to 62555 from the UK. You’ll receive a text with a link to the app (free of charge)

After you've downloaded it

Follow the instructions you see on your device screen or, if you need a bit more help, go to ‘Activate your app’ and follow the steps to get started.

Check this space for more updates on our mobile app in the near future.

You can now open a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) with Smart Investor

Customers who are looking to save for their retirement can now open a SIPP with us.

A SIPP is a tax-efficient personal pension that offers access to a wider choice of investments than other types of pensions. SIPPs are best suited to people who are confident making their own investment decisions and managing their pension payments against the relevant allowances.

Remember that tax rules can change and their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances. Also, bear in mind that investments held in pension funds can, like all other investments, fall in value as well as rise.

What else is changing?

  • Throughout 2019 we're encouraging our customers to help the environment and Go Paperless on their account(s). Learn more about making your Smart Investor Important Documents and Alerts paperless
  • We've introduced a new way to reset your online passcode in real time giving you instant access to Smart Investor online if you forget your passcode. This is through a One-Time Passcode delivered by SMS to your mobile. If we don’t have your mobile number on record you can update your contact details with us to benefit from this functionality, if you ever need to use it.

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.

Share your feedback

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.

Thanks for choosing to invest with us and we look forward to bringing you news of further changes as and when they happen.