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.

Fund and trade from your Smart Investor account using the Barclays app

You can now take your investments with you, wherever you are, with the Barclays app.

Available for iOS and Android devices, the Barclays app lets you take control of your money wherever you are, including:

  • Checking the value of your investments
  • Paying into your account so you’re ready to invest (excluding Barclays SIPP accounts)
  • Browsing our range of investments to find the ones that are right for you
  • Buying funds to grow your portfolio
  • Selling investments as your needs or goals change
  • Setting up regular investments to automate it and invest set amounts regularly over time

Simply download the Barclays app in your app store today and register for access to enjoy the convenience of having your investments on hand wherever you go. Or follow the link below to find out more. Please note, you will need to have a Barclays Current Account set up as your nominated bank account in order to fund your Smart Investor account from the app.

App eligibility

  1. You must have a Barclays Current Account, have a mobile number and be aged 16 or over to use the Barclays app. Terms and conditions apply.
  2. The Barclays app is supported for devices running iOS 9.3 and above or Android 5.0 and above.

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.

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.