Investment Account

A fully flexible way to invest

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

Remember the value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may not get back what you invest. We don’t offer personal financial advice so if you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.

What’s an Investment Account?

An Investment Account lets you buy funds, shares and bonds, with no annual limit – so you can invest as little or as much as you’d like.

Whether you’re looking for just a single diversified fund or want to build a wide ranging portfolio of shares, our Investment Account gives you the freedom to build a portfolio to suit you.

Our Investment Account gives you access to a wide range of investment opportunities that could help you reach your financial goals.

Why choose an Investment Account?

Invest as much as you like in an Investment Account with us – there’s no annual limit

Enjoy transparent fees, with no hidden or confusing charges

Discover our Ready-made Investments – ideal if you’re looking for a single investment that gives you a wide investment exposure

Build on your own diversified portfolio and choose from a wide range of funds, shares and other investments

Get the best price offered by our selected Retail Service Providers every time you invest in qualifying investments with Barclays Price Improver™1

Transfer the investments you have elsewhere to us – it’s quick and easy to do2

Access tools, articles, videos and research to help you make smarter investment decisions

Already bank with us? Manage your Investment Account easily in Online Banking, so all of your accounts are in one place

When you open an Investment Account, there’ll also be an Investment Saver facility attached to it to give you the opportunity to earn interest. Find out more about how the Investment Saver works alongside your Investment Account.

Apply for your Barclays Investment Account

Log in to apply

If you have a Barclays Investment ISA, or use Barclays Online Banking to manage a current account, just log in to apply for an Investment Account.

Apply without logging in

If you don’t have a Barclays Investment ISA and don’t use Barclays Online Banking to manage a current account, you can apply for an Investment Account without logging in.


What are the Investment Account fees?

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.

Read more about our Investment Account fees

Transfer your investments to us

If you have investments elsewhere, you can transfer them to us at any time – but before you start, you’ll need a Smart Investor account3.

You should also make sure that you don’t have to pay penalties or give up valuable benefits – and that you’re aware of all the risks and drawbacks involved in transferring. Read our transferring investments page for more information.

Once your new account is open, you can start the transfer process immediately.

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If you have any questions, you can give us a call on 0800 279 36674