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Rates and charges

MarketMaster® and Investment Clubs rates and charges

Dealing rates and other charges

Dealing rates are charged per deal. Other charges and service restrictions may apply.

 

Online dealing charges (all investment types except funds (U​nit trusts, Open Ended Investment Companies (OEICs)), non-European Quoting Service (EQS) International Securities.

Deals per calendar month Charge per online deal
1 - 9  £11.95
10 -19 £8.95
20 + £5.95

The initial dealing rate you pay in each month is determined by the number of deals you place in the previous calendar month. Each time you hit a new tier, you will be switched to the lower commission rates. In order to remain at the new tier you must maintain the required number of deals per month. The number of telephone and online deals you place are consolidated when calculating your deal count, but each method has its own commission rates.

Telephone dealing charges (all investment types except funds (Unit trusts, Open Ended Investment Companies (OEICs)), non-European Quoting Service (EQS) International Securities.

 
Deal value Charge per deal
£0 - £500 £17.50
£501 - £1,500 £35
£1,501 - £2,500 £50
£2,501 - £20,000 £65
£20,001 - £75,000 £75
​£75,001 - £1,000,000 ​0.1%
​£1,000,001 + ​on application

Non EQS foreign securities (telephone dealing only)

 
Deal value  Charge per deal
First £10,000 1.75%
Next £10,000 1.125%
Next £20,000 0.50%
Next £60,000 0.40%
Thereafter 0.30%
Minimum £45 (US) £100 (non-US)
 

Taxes & Levies

Stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax (SDRT) on all UK equity purchases is payable at the prevailing rate at the time of dealing. The current rates are:

  • 0.5% SDRT on all UK equity purchases settled through CREST, rounded up to the nearest 1p.
  • 0.5% stamp duty on all UK equity purchases not settled through CREST, rounded up to the nearest £.
  • Stamp duty on Irish registered stock is currently charged at 1%.
  • The Panel of Takeovers and Mergers currently levy £1 on all UK equity transactions of £10,000 and over.

Automatic dividend reinvestment

Automatic dividend reinvestment purchases are charged per reinvestment at a flat rate of 1% based on the value of the dividend (minimum £1, maximum £7.50).


Funds

​Charge Type ​Barclays Stockbrokers Funds Market Others Funds​ (not included in Barclays Stockbrokers Funds Market)
Initial charge
(on your investment amount)
​Free ​Varies by fund manager and fund
(typically 3-5.5%) No payments are made to Barclays Stockbrokers
Fund Administration Fee ​0.35% per annum subject to a minimum charge of £35 per annum per account. The fee is calculated on the daily value of Qualifying Fund holdings, up to a maximum of £500,000. There is no further charge on fund holdings over £500,000.The fee is calculated quarterly. ​0.35% per annum subject to a minimum charge of £35 per annum per account. The fee is calculated on the daily value of Qualifying Fund holdings, up to a maximum of £500,000. There is no further charge on fund holdings over £500,000.The fee is calculated quarterly.
Selling charge ​Free ​Free
Qualifying funds are:
  • Clean share classes
  • Bundled share classes purchased after 5 April 2014
  • Bundled share classes where you have opted out of the conversion to the clean share class.

Quarterly administration charge £12 + VAT (not applicable if you trade within the quarter)

    All account charges are taken in arrears and apply per account.

    Quarterly Administration charge No account charge is payable if only funds are held.

    £12 + VAT (trade only once in the quarter and this charge does not apply)

    An additional £25 + VAT for your overseas portfolio (waived if a deal was made in that quarter)

    Please be aware that the quarter is measured 3 months from when your account is opened. This then recurs every 3 months. 

    Sundry charges

    Account Closure ​/ Transfers
    Closure of account No charge is made for closing the account, but a charge is made for transferring out the holdings, and further dealing and other charges may be applicable
    Transfer out of holdings £30 per investment holding. This fee applies for both full and partial transfers
    Transfer in of holdings No charge
    Transfer in of International Lodgements (certificates or via a registration system) ​£50 per holding
    Remaining administration charges Pro-rata up to date of closure


    Cash Management
    ​Cash withdrawal No charge
    Chaps/ wire charge
    £25 per transfer
    Unpaid/ returned Direct Debit charge £25 per Direct Debit
    Unpaid/ returned cheque charge ​£25 per cheque
    ​Late settlement administration
    ​£40 + VAT per overdue deal
    Referral to Debt Recovery Department £25 (additional 8% if referred to an outside agency - minimum £15) + VAT per referral
    Debit Interest Barclays Base Rate + 3.5%

    General Administration
    Ad hoc statement or valuation ​No charge
    Copy of consolidated tax certificate £17.50 + VAT (if requested after 3 months of sending the original). No charge if requested within 3 months.
    Duplicate contract note No charge, if requested within 6 months since deal

    £10 + VAT, if requested more than 6 months since deal
    Valuation for Probate

    Price available on request

    Interest rates

    No interest is paid on balances below £250,000. For balances of £250,000 and over we pay interest at Barclays Base Rate.


    View the Barclays Bank Base Rate online alternatively you can call Barclays Bank directly on 0845 603 0845*, hold for an agent and ask for the current rate. (Lines are open 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am-1pm, except Bank Holidays. To maintain a quality service, phone calls may be monitored or recorded.)


    FX Conversion Charge

    Your Barclays Stockbrokers account holds sterling cash only. Trades in foreign securities will involve conversion into the currency of settlement. The exchange rate provided by the market is known as the spot rate. Barclays Stockbrokers charge a 50pips margin on the value of that spot rate for USD and EUR transactions, all other currency conversions will be charged at 1%.


    All charges are correct as at May 2015

*Call costs may vary - please check with your telecoms provider. Calls may be recorded so that we can monitor the quality of our service and for security purposes.​​

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