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Which markets can I trade in for ISAs and SIPPs?

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These tax-efficient accounts are Government regulated, so you can only trade on certain types of markets. ISA and SIPP eligible stocks with Barclays Stockbrokers are from the London Stock Exchange (LSE), IRS and eligible qualifying funds.

Whilst you can hold AIM and ISDX listed stocks in a SIPP account, ISAs traditionally have had restrictions on the assets which can be held. ISA rules have changed and HMRC have confirmed that you will be able invest in shares listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) and ICAP Securities and Derivatives Exchanges (ISDX) in an Investment ISA. The most popular* AIM shares will be available for clients to trade online through their ISA. We will then gradually increase the number of AIM and ISDX investments available to trade as we complete the full checks to ensure that they meet ISA regulations.

If clients already hold shares listed on AIM or ISDX in their MarketMaster® account they can transfer these to their ISA . Please note that this will involve a sale of the shares before they can be repurchased within your ISA which may be taxable.

You can check that the stock you want to buy in your ISA and SIPP is eligible before trying to trade on these accounts by contacting us on 0800 279 6551* or 0141 352 3909* or sending an email via the 'Contact Us' section of the website. SIPP accounts can be linked to Foreign Dealing Accounts (FDA).

*Aim shares that have been traded 100 times or more by Barclays Stockbrokers clients in the last 12 months.

*Calls to 0800 numbers are free if made from a UK landline and calls to 0141 numbers are charged at local rate, mobile costs may vary - please check with your telecoms provider. Calls may be recorded so that we can monitor the quality of our service and for security purposes. Our opening hours are 7.30am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 6pm on Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday.

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