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As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many leading stocks have suffered significant falls in 2020. Investors looking for promising stock may consider the current Barclays share price to be a good investing opportunity. Barclays Bank PLC (LON: BARC) is one of the UK’s “Big Four” banks and part of the FTSE 100.

How to buy shares in Barclays

  1. Choose a share-dealing platform. If you’re a beginner, our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You’ll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You’ll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: BARC in this case.
  5. Research Barclays shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Barclays shares. It's that simple.
Hargreaves Lansdown Hargreaves Lansdown

Best for beginners (Capital at risk)

IG IG

Best for US shares (Capital at risk)

eToro eToro

Best for social trading (Capital at risk)

Interactive Investor Interactive Investor

Best for online platform (Capital at risk)

Information last updated 2020-05-31.
Open117.5pPrevious close115.24p
High119.8pChange2.8p
Low116.8pChange %2.43%
Close118.04pTimestamp2020-06-01
Volume21572281GMT offset0
IndustryBanks—DiversifiedCurrency symbolp
CodeBARCCountry nameUK
TypeCommon StockCountry ISOUK
NameBarclays PLCISINGB0031348658
ExchangeLSECUSIPN/A
Currency codeGBXSectorFinancial Services
Currency namePence sterlingFull-time employees80800

Barclays share price

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Your first 50 trades are free with Fineco, until 30/09/2020. T&Cs apply. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund & Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
Transfer out fee
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
eToro is good for social trading - letting you mirror the portfolios of other traders. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Moneybox stocks and shares ISA
Moneybox stocks and shares ISA
£1
0.45%
Fixed subscripction fee of £1 per month
Moneybox offers a general investment account, Lifetime ISA and Junior ISA and lets you manage your money with an easy-to-use app. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor Pension
£25/month
Over 2,500 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
Moneyfarm Pension
0.35%-0.75%
7 funds
£1,500 (initial investment)
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Capital is at risk.

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Barclays stock summary

Barclays plc is a British financial services company and investment bank based in London and originally founded in 1690. It is one of the "Big Four" British banks alongside HSBC, Lloyds and the Royal Bank of Scotland and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: BARC) in November 1953.
As one of the largest companies on the LSE by market capitalisation, Barclays plc (LON: BARC) is also a component of the FTSE 100 Index, and has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Where can I buy Barclays Bank (BARC) shares?

You can buy Barclays (BARC) shares on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: BARC) in the UK, and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BARC) in the US. Anyone that has a trading account with a broker or trading platform that offers access to the UK or US stock markets can buy and sell Barclays shares.

What affects the Barclays (LON: BARC) share price?

There are a range of factors affecting the Barclays share price, including the company's financial performance and future prospects, as well as the performance of the banking sector in general. As part of the FTSE 100 Index, the Barclays share price may also follow wider stock market trends.

Should I buy Barclays shares now?

The price of Barclays shares dropped during the coronavirus stock market crash, and the BARC share price is now at similar levels to where it was following the 2008 global financial crisis. Investors looking to buy Barclays shares will need to evaluate how the company is likely to fare in the current economic climate. If you believe Barclays is well-positioned to succeed in future, you may believe the current Barclays share price represents a good investment.

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