Barclays (BCS) - All you need to know

This page is a hub for everything you need to know about Barclays, full of useful guides that teach you how you can get your hands on Barclays shares.
Updated: Jan 24, 2022

Ways to invest in Barclays

The quickest and most convenient way to make your first move in the stock market is to simply sign up with an online stock broker. A broker is a service that lets you buy and sell stocks, requiring just a few minutes to sign up and fund your account.

That’s only one option, however. Alternatives include using a mutual fund or exchange-traded fund (ETF) that holds Barclays stock. The links below take you to individual pages which explain multiple other options available to you.

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What is Barclays?

Barclays is one of the oldest banks in the world, founded in London in 1690. Today it’s a global financial giant, with more than 80,000 employees, and reporting more than £20bn in revenue every year. It’s a major presence in the fields of personal banking, corporate banking, and investment management.

If you’re just starting out and want to learn more before doing anything yourself, have a look at our long term investing course. We advise every new investor to think long term and it explains everything you need to know about the stock market in simple, concise language.

How to invest in Barclays

Investing can be as simple as getting a couple of shares, or it can mean comparing the performance of different funds to decide which one deserves your money. Here is a list of ways you can invest in Barclays shares and you can learn more by following the links to our guides on each subject.

Where can I buy Barclays shares now?

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