Barclays Stockbrokers relaunches intermediary offering

Barclays Stockbrokers has relaunched its offering for intermediaries, broadening its range of investment products ahead of the retail distribution review (RDR).

The execution-only broker will offer UK stocks & shares, investment trusts, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), exchange-traded commodities (ETCs), new issues, and gilts & bonds.

Barclays Stockbrokers will also offer more than 2,500 open-ended funds in collaboration with Fidelity FundsNetwork.

Funds will have no initial charges, dealing commission or account charges, while more than 85% of funds will pay clients a cash loyalty bonus.

The bonus will apply to all new investments made during 2012 in eligible funds and will be paid at the end of the year. The bonus will be between 0.05% and 0.2% of daily value depending on the funds held.

Will Burge, head of corporate sales at Barclays Stockbrokers, says: “More and more we are hearing about a growing demand from IFAs for access to a broad range of assets, and as we approach the arrival of RDR, we are seeing an increased demand from intermediaries for execution-only services.

“The relaunch of our service for intermediaries is in direct respnse to this feedback and is part of Barclays’ ongoing strategy to provide intermediaries with the products and services that will equip them to support their clients in the post-RDR world.”