Barclays Smart Investor
This is Barclays direct-to-consumer platform. It is integrated with its online banking platform meaning banking customers can check on their investments together with their bank balances, only needing one set of login credentials for the lot. Customers can open a general investment account, an ISA and a Sipp
Available products & wrappers
|General investments||ISAs||Lifetime ISAs||Junior ISAs||Pensions & SIPPs||Junior pensions & SIPPs||Other|
|UK funds||Offshore funds||ETFs||ITs||Equities||Bonds||Other|
Table of charges
|Platform charges||Product charges||Other charges|
|Funds||0.20% (min £4 per month, max £125 per month)|
|Exchange-traded investments||0.10% (min £4 per month, max £125 per month)|
|Sipp administration fee||£125 + VAT per annum|
|Fund dealing||£3 per trade|
|Exchange-traded dealing||£6 per trade|
Compare+Invest review of Barclays Smart Investor
|Products & wrappers||Investments||Research & guidance||Charges||Overall rating|
Barclays Smart Investor review
We think Barclays Smart Investor is a reasonable, middle-of-the-pack option. The price isn't the most competitive but, in return, you get the peace of mind of being with a well-known, established bank.
What do you get with Barclays Smart Investor?
You get a decent selection of info pages and tools, which are written in plain English and suit all types of investor, but they can be tricky to navigate if you don't know what you're looking for. On the other hand, the service itself is quite convenient.
How can I access Barclays Smart Investor?
You can access it through online banking and the Barclays app, which is especially handy if you're already a current account customer.
Our review of Barclays Smart Investor
In all, Smart Investor is nothing special but not a bad choice at all.