Invest in companies around the globe. Barclays Stockbrokers International Trader gives you direct access to over 12,000 international stocks and shares on 26 major exchanges, in 18 of the world’s biggest markets. But be aware as this is a high risk form of investment.

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Why international equities

Looking to balance your portfolio? International Trader allows you to diversify across regions and tap in to hard-to-reach markets. 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 our advanced International Trader platform 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.
Why Barclays

Whether you’re trading International equities for the first time or are more experienced, Barclays give you all the tools you need to add global exposure on your own terms.

  • 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.
Managing Risk

We are here to make sure that risk management is something that you are aware of and that you have the tools you need to manage this in a way that suits you.

  • Wide range of order types

    Take advantage of our wide range of order types to automate your trades or manage risks
  • Paper free account management

    Check your portfolio performance anytime, amend or place orders 24/7
  • Currency fluctuations

    Keep in mind that overseas investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which might reduce their value in sterling
  • Shares can fall in value

    As with all equities, overseas shares can fall in value and you may get back less than you invested
  • Investing without advice

    Investing without advice is not for everyone – if you are unsure, you should seek independent advice.

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.
Pricing

Barclays offer competitive pricing on a wide range of global equities, with reduced trade commissions and FX conversion charges if you trade frequently. Online trading from £12.95 on all markets. View our online rates and charges.

  • Trade online

    Online commissions start from £12.95. If you place more than 14 trades in a calendar month, you will move on to reduced trade commission and FX conversion charges. View our online rates and charges
  • FX conversion rates apply

    Trades placed in a market with a different currency to your account are subject to an FX conversion rate. The rate is shown at the time of trade but may change at market close. Please see our rates and charges guide for a full breakdown of applicable rates
  • Trading by telephone

    If you deal by telephone, you’ll pay a flat rate charge of £15/US$20/€20 on top of the standard online commission rate.
  • Your trade count

    Only international equity trades places through the International Trader platform will count towards your monthly deal count. You’ll move up or down a commission band within one business day of meeting the threshold. Deals placed on the same day after a threshold has been met will be charged at the existing rate.

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.