Barclays Stockbrokers Account

About Barclays Stockbrokers

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  • Marketmaster®
  • ISA Account
  • CFD's
  • SIPP

An account with Barclays Stockbrokers gives you access to:

  • Daily briefings from analysts
  • Access to equity research and funds research
  • Equity research e-mail alert with stock opinion
  • Limit orders, especially useful when the market is closed
  • Online bulletin - informative and useful articles on the market
  • Barclays Stockbrokers Price Improver® scans the market makers to get best price
  • If you buy and sell, reinvesting at least 75% of the proceeds, pay only one commission
  • The Active Traders Club - exclusive benefits if you deal more than 15 times a year

Barclays Marketmaster®

Barclays Marketmaster is a UK share dealing nominee account.

Barclays act as your nominated agent and hold all your shares within the Marketmaster online platform. Barclays handle all administrational requirements such as deduction of trading commissions, stamp duty and any other tax while, in principle, holding your tax certificates while operating your online service.

This is an execution-only service. While Barclays Capital division make company reports including broker ratings of companies shares, the Barclays Marketmaster team will offer no opinion or advice on your trading strategies.

Marketmaster Commission & Charges -

Online trading commission

  • £6.95 per trade when you trade 25 times per month
  • £9.95 for between 15 and 24 trades
  • £12.95 for less that 15 per month

Applies to online trades in equities, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs), Investment Trusts, REITs, structured products, covered warrants and Turbos.

Telephone rates:
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It is also worth noting that Barclays Wealth division offer portfolio management for those seeking discretionary trading services although these services are not a part of Barclays Marketmaster online account. Enquire directly with Barclays Wealth to discuss your requirements.

Barclays Bank PLC, one of the most respected names in British banking have been looking after client funds for over 250 years. Barclays Personal Investment Management currently manages assets of over £4.2 billion (as at February 2001).

Barclays Personal Investment Management will do this for UK resident investors with more than £50,000 to invest. Barclays will discuss your investment aims and requirments and create a portfolio of stocks and shares tailored specically for your needs. They will work to deliver your particular investment requirements both now and in the future.

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Barclays online ISA

Open an account by 5th April. Invest in equities or funds when you are ready for tax free returns

You may open a Barclays ISA separately or integrate with your Barclays share dealing Marketmaster account and manage both accounts from a single interface. More ...

Barclays CFD accounts

Barclay's offer seamless CFD & equity trading via a single platform, with access to market leading information and tools for predicting and analysing the market, BARXdirect brings you single login access to trade CFDs, equities and covered warrants seamlessly.

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Barclays SIPP accounts

Barclays PensionMaster account is a Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP), aligned with Barclays Stockbrokers online accounts, offering all the support you need to manage investments the way you want.

If you wish to hold stocks, shares or funds in your pension and if you have the expertise to make your own investment choices for pension planning, Barclays offer you the flexibility to build a portfolio that reflects your goals and attitude to risk, whilst maximising your tax benefits. More ...

Questions when choosing an online stockbroker

Dealing costs The actual cost of placing an individual buy/sell order. There is stamp duty also at the prevailing rate but only on buys. Allways check that cheap dealing offers dont have high admin charges.

Admin charges Normally charged quarterly. When calculating real cost look at number of deals likely per year and then add in this admin cost.

Transfer costs Check costs to transfer in and out shares, share certificates and other charges must also be considered when evaluating costs.

Online or telephone dealing Nearly all brokers now offer some form of Online dealing with telephone as optional back-up. Some Online systems have some human interface and others are 100% automated.

Holding share certificates Outside of accounts avoids admin charges. Ok if you are likely to be a long term share holder [years not months].

Broker support How much info can the broker offer you? Will he offer advice and recommendations or is his service completely without support.

Broker speciality Information Some will offer Real-time share prices, trades information, news and feedback direct from the trading floor, live market data.