Choosing to invest your money can help you reach your financial goals. But remember, investments can fall in value as well as rise and you may get back less than you invest.
We want to help you make the most of your investment. So we’ve made it simple and straightforward to invest your money – and feel confident that you’ve placed your trade for the best price. When you trade in qualifying investments with Barclays Smart Investor, our Price Improver automatically scans up to twenty selected Retail Service Providers, or market makers. These market makers are all trading the same stock, but often for different prices. We quote you the best available price we’ve found from our providers and tell you if it’s any better than what the London Stock Exchange is offering. This quoted price is valid for fifteen seconds.
If you choose to trade now, this is the maximum you’ll pay. Once you’ve placed your buy order, we then poll our improved price. We use our Smart Order Router technology to double-check whether we can get an even better price for you, If we can, we’ll trade at that price and tell you any additional savings we’ve made.
This extra check can really make a difference. From April 2017 to April 2018, over 90% of qualifying deals got a better price than the one quoted on the London Stock Exchange. So whether you’re taking your first steps into investing or you’re further in your investment journey, we can help you on your way.