If you’re looking to start trading international equities, you can open an account with our strategic partner, Saxo Capital Markets, and enjoy access to more than 30,000 instruments, from 36 exchanges, around the globe.

Existing International Trader clients are currently unaffected by this and can continue to trade on the platform as normal. More information on our existing service is available below.

BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL TRADER

Remember, the value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invest. The value of international equity investments may also be affected by currency fluctuations.

Why international equities

Keep in mind that overseas investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which might reduce their value in sterling.

  • Diversify across regions

    Spreading your investments globally can help lower overall risk. However overseas investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which is a higher risk form of investment
  • Grow your capital in strong economies

    When the local economy is underperforming, you can aim to profit in areas where markets remain strong
  • Access new industries

    Take advantage of growth industries and successful companies, even when they’re not represented in the UK
  • Trade when UK markets are closed

    Move fast to buy or sell with access to international investments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Risks and disadvantages

  • Keep in mind that overseas investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which might reduce their value in sterling.
  • As with all equities, overseas shares can fall in value and you may get back less than you invested. Investing without advice is not for everyone – if you are unsure, you should seek independent advice.
Barclays International Trader Service

The following information relates to the Barclays International Trader service. We no longer offer this service to new customers.

  • Buy or sell over 12,000 global equities

    Build a solid portfolio of international stocks and shares, choosing from over 12,000 companies in 18 of the world’s biggest markets
  • Do your research, know your stock

    Make informed decisions about what to trade and when with market leading global research and forward-looking analyst views
  • Stay in touch with global events

    Follow the world’s markets with live streaming news from Dow Jones and Market News International
  • State-of-the-art trading platform

    Barclays International Trader offers a fully customisable trading platform with advanced features including one-click trading and trade from charts
  • Competitive pricing

    Trade from just £12.95, with reduced commissions and FX conversion charges when you trade frequently (14+ trades a month).

Risks and disadvantages

  • Keep in mind that overseas investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which might reduce their value in sterling.
  • As with all equities, overseas shares can fall in value and you may get back less than you invested. Investing without advice is not for everyone – if you are unsure, you should seek independent advice.

BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL TRADER

Remember, the value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invest. The value of international equity investments may also be affected by currency fluctuations.