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Welcome to investing

Thanks for choosing to start your investment journey with Barclays Stockbrokers. If you’re new to investing or want to learn a bit more about it, this section is for you. It’s packed with information and guides to help you make your own investment decisions.

How this section works

We’ll guide you step by step through the things you need to think about when making your own investment decisions. And if you want to jump straight to the information you need, you can – but remember to read the risk information below first. To make things easy, each step has:

  • An ‘at a glance’ section – to sum up the key points
  • A ‘things to remember’ section – to help you understand the risks
  • A jargon buster – to explain any terms you might not have come across before.

We feel strongly that everything should be as clear as possible for you – including the risks of investing. Our regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), also requires us to do this. So you’ll see prominent risk warnings throughout our website. Please read them carefully.

Here’s your first risk warning

Before you go any further, remember that the value of investments can fall as well as rise, so you could get back less than you invested. There are no guarantees. If you’re unsure about whether an investment is right for you, please seek independent financial advice.

We offer execution-only investment services. This means we can’t give you advice about your investment decisions, or make recommendations about what’s right for you. If you don’t feel ready to select investments yourself, please speak to an independent financial and taxation adviser.

About Barclays Stockbrokers

Barclays is a major global financial services provider with over 300 years of history and expertise. Barclays Stockbrokers was established in 1986 and is part of the Barclays Group. Voted the Best Execution-Only Stockbroker in 2016 and 2015 in the ADVFN International Financial Awards, our service is designed to help you make your own investment decisions.

To make it easy for you to speak with us, we have a dedicated UK-based Client Service Team on hand six days a week. They can’t give you advice about investments but they can help you get started.

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