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Don't Go Near Them
Author Name: snoopjb69
Advantages: Nice logo
Disadvantages: Everything else
Ladies and Gents, there are hundreds of Stockbrokers out there, and there is absolutely NO justification to use Barclays. You're probably thinking that being a big, 'reliable' brand that your funds will somehow be in safer hands. Simply the opposite is true. All it means is that these guys are experts in ripping you off and fobbing you off, transposing all their knowledge from retail banking into stockbroking. I fully support all the other Barclays complaints mentioned in previous reviews but to boot, for me, I have lost about £400 in charges ALONE thanks to their cleverly deceptive layout which misleads you as to what you owe and what you're being charged for. Just stay away from them.
Only once I was stung on more than one occasion did I stop and question: Why did I go with these guys in the first place? Then I realised that it's your natural inclination to trust companies like Barclays because they're a household name. However in this industry that's all the more reason to stay away from them. Parasites.
Summary: Steer clear of Barclays - this is your savings