Top reasons to invest with Barclays

Remember, the value of the investments can fall as well as rise. You may not get back what you invest. Tax rules can change and depend on your circumstances.

In this fast-paced world of investing, having a reliable partner by your side is essential. Barclays Smart Investor is that partner, offering a comprehensive range of benefits that set us apart from the rest.

Barclays has been supporting customers in the UK for over 330 years, so you can be confident knowing that you’re with an experienced financial services provider.

Here are just some of the benefits of investing with us.

1. You can protect your returns from tax

Invest tax efficiently and and boost your returns with our Investment ISA (Stocks and Shares ISA), and Self-invested Personal Pension (SIPP). An ISA protects your returns from being subject to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and Income Tax, and a SIPP protects your funds held from UK income tax, CGT and generally inheritance tax.

2. Plenty of investment options

Benefit from our wide range of investment options including funds, UK and international shares, gilts and bonds and more.

If you’re unsure where to begin, our five Ready-made Investment funds are designed to help you if you’re short on time or need some inspiration. You don’t need to be an expert yourself because our investment team create and monitor the funds.

If you’d prefer to select your own investments, the Barclays Funds List is an option to help you narrow down the huge range of funds available. This is made up of funds from the investment sectors Barclays’ experts believe are key for building a diversified portfolio to help your money grow well over the longer term.

3. We get you the best price for UK shares

With the Barclays Price Improver™, 92.45% of trades placed in 2023 got a better price than that quoted on the London Stock Exchange from our selected Retail Service Providers (RSPs) and trading venues, with our customers benefiting by an average of £14.60 per deal.

4. Get the latest insight, ideas and news from Barclays’ experts straight to your inbox

Investing can be complex, but you’re not alone on this journey. When you become a customer, you can sign up to receive investment inspiration, and hear analysis from our investment professionals about the market trends and events that could help you make more informed investment decisions.

Getting started

Selecting the right investment provider is a pivotal decision in your financial journey. But with our commitment to providing a user-friendly experience, diverse investment options, expert insights and a dedicated Customer Services Team, we’re a partner you can trust.

So, whether you’re an experienced investor or just beginning your financial adventure, why not join the 300,000 other people who are already investing with Barclays to grow their money?

Choose your account

Investments can fall as well as rise so you might not get back what you invest. If you’re unsure which investments are right for you please seek independent advice. Tax rules can change and depend on your circumstances.

Investment ISA

Easy, tax-efficient, low-cost investing

Grow your money in a tax-efficient ISA. Invest up to £20,000 per year with a simple low annual charge and dedicated customer support.

Get started in minutes and secure your annual allowance with a debit card, a monthly Direct Debit or by moving money from your Barclays account. There’s no charge to hold cash if you need some time to decide where to invest. 

You can also transfer an existing ISA1to benefit from our award-winning ISA service.2


Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP)

A tax-efficient way to save for retirement

Our award winning Self-Invested Personal Pension (Best SIPP award 2022 at the Shares Awards) is designed to help you prepare for retirement.

Let us help you build your retirement pot and make your own investment decisions.