Before you can start trading in international stocks and shares with Barclays, you need to have a MarketMaster® account. Please choose from the following two options:

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If you have a MarketMaster account all you have to do is complete a short online applications form.

  • Please read our rates and charges and terms and conditions.
  • Have your 13-digit MarketMaster® portfolio number (e.g. 401/12345678/91) to hand.
  • If your circumstances changed since opening your MarketMaster trading account we may need additional information from you. If so, we will contact you by telephone within 48 hours.
  • Once we have verified that all of you details are up to date, you will receive an email within 48 hours with all the information you need to get started.

Individual application   |   Joint application


You can apply for one quickly and easily online now. Bookmark this page and once you've opened your MarketMaster® account, simply come back here to get started with International Trader.

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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.