Welcome to Barclays Investments

Whether you’re a beginner, an expert or somewhere in between, we can help you make the most of your money.

We know investing can seem daunting but you don’t have to do it all on your own. Drawing on our 300 years of investing experience, we’ve got three ways to start investing. You can make it as simple or as complex as you want it to be.

If you’re still deciding if investing is right for you, understanding the benefits and drawbacks of cash savings vs investing is a great place to start.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may not get back what you invest. On this page, we’ll help you understand more about our investment services and help you decide which one is right for you. You won’t find personal financial advice here, so if you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.

Your employer is enrolled in our Employer Reporting Service

To help you adhere to your firm’s reporting requirements, our reporting service automatically and securely sends all relevant account and investment information directly to your employer on your behalf.


For Smart Investor, you can set this up online once you are logged into your account by selecting ‘Manage account’ then ‘Employer Reporting Service’. Alternatively you can request this by calling the Customer Services team on 0800 279 36671.


For Plan & Invest, you can set this up by calling the Customer Services team on 0333 202 75332.


Please be aware that we take no responsibility for monitoring investor activity. It's the investor's responsibility to set up reporting on all applicable accounts.

Choose from three different ways to invest

Overseen by our experts, you can be confident that whichever option you choose, you’re with an experienced investment provider.

I’d like experts to manage my investments for me

Once you've successfully completed our online questionnaire we'll develop a personalised Investment Plan tailored to you and then our experts manage your investments.

  • Good for people who would like a personal Investment Plan tailored to their investment goals
  • Relax knowing that all the buy and sell decisions are made by our experts
  • Invest from £5,000 in cash and/or an ISA transfer* today.

To get started you'll need a Barclays current account.

I’d like to choose from some ready-made options

From Cautious to Adventurous, our experts have created five Ready-made Investment funds to choose from.

  • Good for people who want to start investing but need some help to begin with
  • The funds have different characteristics based on varying levels of risk. You decide which is right for you and how much to invest.

An easy way to start investing, at an affordable cost.

I’m confident choosing and managing my investments

Use the tools and insights from our Research Centre to build your own investment portfolio.

  • Good for people who want to access thousands of investment options
  • You’re in control of your investment decisions.

Open an ISA, investment account or SIPP today. You can also transfer* existing investments.

*Transferring ISAs doesn’t affect their tax-efficient status. Tax rules can change in future and their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.

Before transferring investments, find out about any charges, exit penalties, benefits you may lose, or investments that you can’t transfer to us here.

Why invest with Barclays?

You’re in safe hands

We’ve been supporting our customers in the UK through thick and thin for over 300 years and intend to do so for many more years to come.

Draw on our expertise

You can use the best thinking from across the whole of Barclays to help make your investment decisions.

Only one log in

If you’re already a Barclays customer, you can see your investments alongside your banking in Online Banking and the Barclays app.

We’re only a phone call away

Our UK-based team can help explain how our investment services work so you can choose the best one for you. They can’t give personalised investment advice though, so if you’re unsure about what to do, speak to an independent financial adviser.

Important Information

1. Call us on 0800 279 3667. Lines are open from 7:30am to 7:00pm Monday to Thursday, 7:30am to 6:00pm on Friday (excluding UK bank holidays). To maintain a quality service, we may monitor or record phone calls. Call charges.
2. Call us on 0333 202 7533. Lines are open from 9:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Friday (excluding UK bank holidays). To maintain a quality service, we may monitor or record phone calls. Call charges.