How to invest in Gilts and bonds with Barclays Stockbrokers. Choose from a range of investment accounts and assets.
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How to invest in gilts or bonds

Balance your portfolio with gilts or bonds in a few simple steps

Gilts and bonds
You can buy gilts and bonds in your MarketMaster®, Investment ISA, SIPP or Pension Trader Account.

If you decide to invest in bonds or gilts, there are three ways to do it. You can:
  • Invest in a managed fund that includes bonds as part of its investment strategy
  • Invest in Exchange Traded Funds that track the bond or gilt market, such as the iShares FTSE UK All Stocks Gilt (IGLT)
  • If you are a more experienced investor you may want to buy individual bonds directly in your Barclays Stockbrokers MarketMaster®, Investment ISA,  SIPP or PTA.
However you choose to invest, you need to accept that the value of these investments can fall. You may get back less than you invested.

1. Invest in a managed fund

Many managed funds choose to invest in bonds or gilts, either alongside shares or focusing solely on bonds:
  • More about funds
  • Watch our Stockbrokers TV video on bond funds

  • 2. Invest in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

    ETFs such as iShares offer a simple, flexible way to follow the performance of an index or group of investments. You can buy and sell them like normal company shares.
    There are ETFs that track indices based on corporate bonds, gilts and even European government bonds.

    3. Buy bonds or gilts directly

    If you want to invest, you can buy gilts or bonds in the following Barclays Stockbrokers accounts:
    To invest, call us on 0845 601 7788* with your account details. You cannot buy bonds or gilts online.

    *Lines are open 07:30-19:00 Monday to Thursday, 07:30-18:00 Friday and 09:30-12:30 Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays). 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.


    • The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you initially invested.
    • Investing is not for everyone, if you are unsure please seek independent advice.

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    If you are unsure, please seek independent advice.

    To buy gilts and bonds in your Barclays Stockbrokers investment account call us on 0845 601 7788* or 0141 352 3909

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