Barclays Stockbrokers alerts online clients to investment grade changes

Barclays Stockbrokers alerts online clients to investment grade changes

Barclays Stockbrokers has added a new e-mail alert facility to its online share dealing service.

The new facility will alert online nominee clients free of charge by e-mail of an investment grade change to any companies covered by Barclays Private Clients research team. The alert will detail the company name, the new grade, as well as previous grades.

Barclays Private Clients provides independent equity research to Barclays Stockbrokers clients on 130 leading UK listed companies and a range of top European stocks. If they expect a company to outperform the FTSE 100 index by 10% or more in the next six months, it grades the stock as a 'buy'.

Hans Georgeson, director of execution only for Barclays Stockbrokers, says: "This new service will allow our clients to be at the forefront of the market, with real-time research at their fingertips."

He continues: "The immediacy and convenience of the new online alerts has been welcomed by many of Barclays Stockbrokers most frequent online traders who took part in the pilot – of those, 81 per cent said they would recommend it to a friend."

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