What’s new on Smart Investor?

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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.

You don’t need to have a Barclays Bank Account to access the Barclays app

Did you know that our Smart Investor customers, who do not have a current account with Barclays, can now access their investments via the Barclays app?

We have created a process for you so that you can view your investments on the go.

All you need to do is visit the App Store and download the latest version of the Barclays app. Once you’ve done that, open the app and select ‘Register for the app’, following the on screen instructions.

Please note: to register for the Barclays app, you will need to ensure that your mobile number is up to date on our records so we can verify your account. If you need to update your mobile number, please call us on 0800 279 3667*.

If this is the first time you’re calling us, or if you haven’t previously registered for telephone banking, we may need to provide you with a telephone banking passcode before we can accept your up-to-date details.

Once you have completed registration for the app successfully, you will be able to view your investment account(s) and holdings, as well as statements and documents. Later in 2023 we will enhance the available features further by adding the ability to make payments to and from your investment account(s) and place a trade.

International Shares now available on Smart Investor

You can now invest directly in global brands on Smart Investor.

We have recently introduced a service giving Smart Investor customers direct access to over 3,000 international shares across North American and European markets.

What markets are available?

Country Currency Exchange Main Index
Canada CAD Toronto TSX 60
Toronto Ventures TSX Ventures
Netherlands EUR Euronext Amsterdam CBOE Netherlands 25
France EUR Euronext Paris CBOE France 40
Germany EUR Xetra DAX 30
Spain EUR Bolsa de Madrid IBEX 35
Sweden SEK NASDAQ Stockholm OMX Nordic 40
Switzerland CHF SIX Swiss Swiss Market Index (SMI)
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International shares are available to buy across all account types on Smart Investor, and if you’re already a Smart Investor customer, you can access them using your existing account.

If you’re looking to invest US markets, you will need to complete the W-8Ben form online ahead of investing in a US share by logging in and going to ‘Investment Settings’.

You can invest in international shares using sterling. Smart Investor will automatically convert sterling into the currency required when buying International shares, and will convert any sale proceeds back into sterling. To find out more about the costs of investing in international shares, see our fees page.