You go to Barclays Smart Investor and decide to buy a share
Example: London Stock Exchange price, 100p per share
Our Barclays Price Improver scans up to 20 market makers for a better price
Quote is valid for 15 seconds
You place your order for a maximum price of 95.8p
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Between you accepting the best price and your order being executed, we check other venues for further improvements using our Smart Order Router.
If our Smart Order Router can’t find an improved price, you’ll receive the original secured price confirmed by our Barclays Price Improver scan.
We trade at 95.8p
You save 4.2p per share
However, if our Smart Order Router technology does achieve an even better price on a single venue, then we trade at that price.
Venue A – 95p Venue B- 95.8p Venue C – 96.2p London Stock Exchange 99.1p
We trade at 95p
You save 5p per share
Barclays Price Improver doesn’t apply to the buying and selling of funds.
Remember, investments can fall in value as well as rise, so you may get back less than you invest.
This an illustrative example of how you might use Barclays Price Improver