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Barclays Share Chat (BARC)

Share Price: 190.40Bid: 190.40Ask: 190.45Change: 0.00 (0.00%)No Movement on Barclays
Spread: 0.05Spread as %: 0.03%Open: 186.50High: 191.60Low: 186.20Yesterday’s Close: 190.40

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Posts: 249
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Opinion:Strong Sell
RE: Smart Investor connection issue..
Thu 21:56
I could not even get a quote on any share for the first week. Smart Investor has way too many problems and Barclays have shown no sign that they are willing to address them. It is not a system for the serious investor. Sure it's a pain, but join the mass exodus and change broker if you are serious about making money. You will be better off in the long run (and Barclays will be worse off). Would not like to hold Barclays shares at the moment.
Posts: 19
Opinion:No Opinion
Thu 17:03
Looks like every one is betting on the speech in Florence. Will our lame drake robot prime minster pull something amazing out of the hat or waffle and fudge. Jack is clearly betting on the latter and sadly he may be right
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Opinion:No Opinion
Smart Investor connection issues
Thu 16:41
Anyone here using Smart Investor? I'm getting intermittent connection problems to their site and throughout the day it's taking an age to get quotes, 30, 40, 50 seconds plus, even when I can connect to other websites? Cheers.
Posts: 408
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Opinion:No Opinion
Thu 13:38
my short was activated this morning at 1.91

This is my first short since I sold all others at 1.84
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Thu 11:19
So bad has been the launch of the new trading site that even for out-of-touch executives there must surely be a reason other than total incompetence. It is that Barclays really wants to get out of being a broker but thought it has a crafty method of getting some extra money. As person with two accounts and less than half a million in shares it would actually cost me nearly £400 a year (good if your customers are apathetic) eventhough it can be got almost for free elsewhere. So 1. they just want rich customers 2. they probably want to get rid of some of the personnel in Scotland. 3. As to whether they designed the new site out of pure incompetence I doubt but it clearly offers less than the old site. Barclays are now getting out of almost anything but the USA and the UK which tallies with the 5 board members ex of JP Morgan. I doubt if, come Brexit, JP Morgan will try a direct bid (even the foolish UK won't wear that) but a joint venture cant be excluded. First they will reintroduce the dividend which will raise the share price to 220-240 and any foreign approach will give investors the sight of the 300 p they seem so to desire.
Posts: 343
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Opinion:No Opinion
Will be Tracking JB short @ ţ1.90
Thu 09:20
with some interest, currently under water.
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RE: sp
Thu 09:14
excellent buy for me this morning
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Wed 18:13
Surely this has to be the the bottom?
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Smart investor? Dumb move! [2]
Tue 22:02
If the ultimate gameplan by Barcs was to pith off its retail customers it seems to be doing a pretty damn fine job of it.

The move to Shmuck Investor is a disaster of the highest order IMNSHO! The loss of interactivity, of functionality that the new interface provides is a prime example of how NOT TO win friends and influence people. Just what were they thinking when they agreed to the new steaming pile of dingos kidneys?!? It's like the person(s) who designed it are stuck in the Mac OS 9 days! Sheer white backdrop, pale borders, minimal functional features.

Then there is the "rollout". No real "trial" period, no option to reject the new interface. Horrid user experience.

Lest we also forget the functional failures of the new interface. A lot of users have complained that they have not received login details (why, exactly, did you have to change the user login details?)

Then you look at the rather sinister way that you can now access your share portfolio through the RETAIL bank interface... along with your full credit card account, which I seem to remember used to be fairly seperate.

At a time where they are talking about the ring fencing of retail banking away from the investing side of banking. Just what the hell are they thinking?

Plus add to that they have the temerity to say that you now have to pay about a fiver a month to use even the most basic of their stock accounts. Either someone was having a very bad day in the 'Ideas' dept, they want to get rid of us pesky retail customers or their finances are so bad that they've got to change their customer business model to bring in a regular cash flow.

Then when you ask them about transferring out they give a pretty lame "You'll have to contact your new broker and fill out their forms"! Not even a "sorry that you're leaving because of our changes. Here let us help you transfer!"

I am so glad to NOT be holding any Barcs shares (except for about 7 left over from a divi payment) atm. If they don't "get ahead" of this colossal screw up they could damage any positive "customer feeling" towards them and get left out in the wilderness.

For God's sakes, bring back Bobby D. At least he seemed to have a clue!

Sorry all, I just needed to rant!
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Smart investor? Dumb move!
Tue 21:37
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Investment platforms have reported a significant rise in the number of clients transferring from Barclays Stockbrokers following the disastrous launch of its Smart Investor platform that prompted a wave of complaints.

Many investors were left without access to their accounts after the August bank holiday launch of the Smart Investor platform, with disgruntled clients citing missing membership numbers and passwords, and others receiving error codes on trying to access their accounts.

Those who tried to complain to Barclays directly were faced with a wait of between 40 minutes and two hours to speak to someone on the helpline.

A host of other grumbles about the way the platform is set up has led to many clients walking away from the broker.

This has been good news for rival platforms who have seen a surge in the number of clients transferring from Barclays.

A spokeswoman for Bestinvest said the platform had seen ‘a huge increase in transfers from Barclays’.

‘The number of accounts coming across in 2017 is already 7.5 times higher than seen during the full year 2016,’ she said.

Although AJ Bell could not put a figure on the number of transfers, a spokesman said ‘we have definitely seen a substantial increase in the number of transfer requests’.

Danny Cox of Hargreaves Lansdown confirmed the platform had ‘seen an increase in the number of people moving across’ from Barclays.

There was a similar response from TD Direct, which was recently bought by Interactive Investor. A spokeswoman said: ‘The Interactive Investor group has seen positive new customer recruitment throughout the year and new customer enquiries have continued to be very strong of late.’

Unhappy Barclays customers may have to wait some time before they are able to move away from the Smart Investor platform as transfer times have been exacerbated by the volume of people moving.

One platform told Citywire Money that the transfers were ‘taking time’ due to the large number.

‘It’s not surprising if you have a lot of people trying to move off,’ they said.

Another platform said Barclays was 'clearly struggling with the volume [of people transferring away] because it is taking a long time to hear back from them on those transfers’.

One platform source, who wished to remain anonymous, said that some customers had been migrated onto the new service but had not received log-in details, which meant they were ‘stuck in a limbo where they cannot trade on the old system but they cannot transfer until they [can access] their new account’.

Barclays had not responded at the time of publication.

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