Exploring investments on Smart Investor

You have the choice of thousands of investments to help you achieve your financial goals. Once you’ve opened one of our accounts, we offer you various ways to explore and find the right investments for you.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise; you may not get back what you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice. Before transferring your investments, find out about any charges, exit penalties, benefits you may lose or investments that you can’t transfer to us.

About our Funds List

Selected by Barclays’ investment specialists, it is a list of funds that have built solid reputations and established sound investment processes.

Transferring your Investments

Transferring your investments can seem daunting, but when you invest with us, you can take advantage of all the benefits offered by a Smart Investor account. These include transparent and straightforward fees, a cutting edge user-friendly platform and access to essential tools and resources.

Our Research Centre

Our dedicated Research Centre offers tools and resources to help you make smarter investment decisions.

Most Popular

Here, you’ll find a list of the most popular funds, shares, ETFs, and investment trusts as chosen by our investors, and the top fund picks depending on the type of account – whether an ISA, or SIPP. The details of our most popular funds are updated monthly.

Funds, ETFs and investment trusts

Our services are available to Smart Investor account holders, so you’ll need to open an account to explore the funds, ETFs and investment trusts we offer.

Barclays Price Improver™

Barclays Price Improver™ gives you the best price available from our selected Retail Service Providers (RSPs) every time you buy or sell shares, Exchange Traded Funds, investment trusts or Real Estate Investment Trusts on the London Stock Exchange.

IPOs and new issues

Access investments before they’re available on the London Stock Exchange.

Register for our free new issues email alerts and we’ll let you know about future opportunities

Other services

Certificated share dealing

Barclays Smart Investor does not offer a certificated share dealing service. The Share Centre offers an established alternative which you may want to consider using to buy and sell share certificates, although we recommend you complete your own research. The Share Centre has won a number of awards for high- quality customer service. They also offer additional benefits including accepting debit cards and emailing your paperwork, such as contract notes for trades and CREST transfer forms.

International Equities

We have an arrangement with Saxo Capital Markets UK Ltd, by which we receive a payment from them if you open an account by continuing to their website.


Our fees are transparent, so you can clearly see what you’re paying for.

Our monthly Customer Fee covers the running of your investments across all your accounts, which includes reinvesting dividends and transferring investments. You’ll also pay a transaction fee each time you buy or sell an investment.

Depending on the types of investments you choose, you may also be charged taxes, like Stamp Duty, or fund manager fees.

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The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invest. Tax rules can change and their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.

Investment ISA

Investment ISA

Invest your £20,000 ISA allowance and protect your investment returns from income tax, tax on dividends and capital gains tax, with our Investment (Stocks and Shares) ISA.

Investment Account

A flexible, straightforward account with no limits on the amount you can invest.