Exploring investments on Smart Investor

You have the choice of thousands of investments to help you achieve your financial goals. Once you’ve opened one of our accounts, we offer you various ways to explore and find the right investments for you.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise; you may not get back what you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice. Before transferring your investments, find out about any charges, exit penalties, benefits you may lose or investments that you can’t transfer to us.

Barclays Funds List

About our Funds List

Selected by Barclays’ investment specialists, it is a list of funds that have built solid reputations and established sound investment processes.

Transferring your investments

If you have got investments elsewhere, why not transfer them to us? Having everything in one place not only helps you take back control but you’ll also benefit from the features offered by our services. These include transparent fees, access to our Ready-made Investments, Discretionary investment management, Barclays Funds List and Barclays Price Improver™.

Research your investments with Smart Investor

We now offer various options to help inform your investment decisions.

Most Popular

Here, you’ll find a list of the most popular funds, shares, ETFs, and investment trusts as chosen by our investors, and the top fund picks depending on the type of account – whether an ISA, or SIPP. The details of our most popular funds are updated monthly.

Funds, ETFs and investment trusts

Our services are available to Smart Investor account holders, so you’ll need to open an account to explore the funds, ETFs and investment trusts we offer.

Barclays Price Improver™

Barclays Price Improver™ gives you the best price available from our selected Retail Service Providers (RSPs) every time you buy or sell shares, Exchange Traded Funds, investment trusts or Real Estate Investment Trusts on the London Stock Exchange.

IPOs and new issues

Accessing investments before they’re available on the London Stock Exchange.

We’re not offering IPOs at the moment, but if you register for our free new issues email alerts we’ll let you know if this changes and about any future opportunities.

Other services

Barclays investment updates

Register to receive updates on the latest news and insights from our experts, plus information on all things Smart Investor and Plan & Invest.

International Equities

Although we don’t currently offer the capability to buy companies listed outside the UK, we are working on bringing this to Smart Investor and expect to introduce International Trading soon.


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.

Ways to invest

Always remember that investments can fall in value. You may get back less than you invest.

Plan & Invest

Plan & Invest is a new service which creates and manages a personalised Investment Plan just for you. Whether your long-term goal is home improvements, retirement or just building a nest egg, all you have to do is tell us a bit about yourself and then let our experts select and manage your investments.

Smart Investor

To choose and manage your own investments from a range of funds, shares, ETFs and bonds, get started today by simply opening up an Investment (Stocks & Shares) ISA, Investment Account or SIPP Account with Smart Investor.

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If you have any questions, you can give us a call on 0800 279 36671

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The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invest. Tax rules can change and their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.

Investment ISA

Invest your £20,000 ISA allowance and protect your investment returns from income tax, tax on dividends and capital gains tax, with our Investment (Stocks and Shares) ISA.

Investment Account

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