Through Barclays Stockbrokers, we offer a range of services for the investor who wants to manage their own investments. If you understand the risks and benefits of investing in the market, and don't need investment advice or an investment management service, then our execution-only stockbroking service could be right for you.
Making it easy for you
We offer a full range of products and services online 24/7, meaning that a few clicks is all it takes for you to open accounts, place the majority of your investments and track and manage your portfolio. You'll be able to access a range of account types, each of which offers you a choice of investment products.
We offer low online trading commissions of £6.95 per online trade when you trade 25 times or more in a calendar month, and £9.95 for between 15 and 24 trades; otherwise it's £12.95.
But please bear in mind that:
The value of all investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you initially invested.
Any tax benefits can change in future and their value to you will depend on your individual circumstances.
A wealth of expertise at your fingertips
You'll also have access to our online research centre, which brings the latest market data, research and analysis produced by industry leaders, business news, trading tools, broker recommendations and more straight to your desktop. It also gives you unlimited access to factsheets for the full range of UK-based funds and the ability to monitor your investment's performance with our leading charting tools.
Stocks and shares
The world's most common and well known investment. Open an account with us and you could be trading the next day.
Find out how you can take advantage of over 1,000 individual funds from 34 quality fund managers at specially discounted charges (max 0.5% with over 90 funds at 0%).
ETFs and iShares
Access to all UK listed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) offering you the portfolio diversification of a fund with the liquidity of a share.
Structured products give you access to a wide choice of underlying assets, flexible terms and risk/reward combinations subject always to the credit risk of the issuer.
Invest in a wide range of underlying assets, some of which are not easily available to individual investors.
Turbos offer you a high profit potential, albeit with high risk, and the protection of a built-in stop loss at no extra cost.
Fixed income investments
If you prefer a lower-risk investment with steady, more predictable returns then you can invest in gilts and bonds.
Open one of our nominee trading accounts to make dealing and settling shares faster and more efficient.
Certificated Share Dealing
Our fast, flexible and low-cost service allows you to buy or sell a wide range of shares and investments in certificated form without fuss.
Our International Trader platform offers UK investors a smarter way to trade international equities online. You can invest in companies from around the world and broaden your investment horizons with access to 26 major global exchanges across 18 international markets. The platform provides comprehensive stock research, real-time pricing, live market news, extensive analysis and charting tools - all in a fully customisable trading environment. Where investments are denominated in currencies other the Sterling, their value will vary in line with currency movements as well as market movements.
Our ISAs offer you an ideal savings vehicle if you want to manage your own investments and enjoy significant tax advantages. You can also transfer your existing ISAs to us and hold all your assets under one roof.
A Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) offers you the opportunity to manage your own investments and benefit from the same tax benefits as standard personal pensions.
Our professional trading platform enables you to deal seamlessly in a range of instruments from a single dynamic platform.
BARXdirect: Financial Spread Trading
Spread trading is a tax-efficient way of gaining exposure to a wide range of investments across global financial markets. These are high risk investments but, but the possible rewards can be high too. Barclays Stockbrokers Financial Spread Trading is provided by City Index Limited Any spread trading contract is between you and City Index.
As well as being an exciting way to trade, CFDs can help protect you against falls in the value of your share portfolio or profit from short-term price fluctuations. These too are high risk investments and they are provided by City Index Limited. Any CFD contract is between you and City Index.
We offer a special trading account that allows your investment club to trade online and over the phone while we hold your investments on your behalf.
For more about our execution-only products and services and to open an account please visit the Barclays Stockbrokers website.
Barclays Stockbrokers is an execution-only stockbroker and does not offer advice. Investing without advice is not for everyone, if you are unsure please seek independent advice.
The products and services described on this page are provided by the following companies, which are part of Barclays: Barclays Stockbrokers Limited in England & Wales, Barclays Sharedealing Limited in England & Wales, and Barclays Bank Trust Company in England & Wales. For further information on these companies and Barclays please read Important Information.
BARXdirect: FST is a trading name of City Index Limited (CI) whose registered office is Park House, Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7EB. For the purposes of FST trading any contract is between you and CI and all dealing, administration and settlement is carried out by them and Barclays Stockbrokers are not responsible for any of the functions they perform or the account application web pages.