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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

Available investments

UK funds Offshore funds ETFs ITs Equities Bonds Other

Table of charges

Platform charges Product charges Other charges
0-£200,000 0.25% (max £125 per month for existing customers)
Over £200,000 0.05% (max £125 per month for existing customers)
Sipp administration fee £125 + VAT per annum
Exchange-traded dealing £6 per trade

Research, tools and information

Research and tools

Access to tools, articles, videos and research to inform investment decisions.

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.