Barclays Stockbrokers, the trading arm of Barclays Bank, has become the latest big name to launch a trading app for the iPhone, designed to give its investment clients access to CFD and spread betting markets from their mobile handsets.

The iPhone app, which is available for free download to Barclays Stockbrokers customers allows instant access to the financial markets, allowing traders to execute investment decisions remotely from their mobile handset.

The move represents the latest in a long line of CFD and spread betting providers switching their focus to alternative technologies, such as mobile smartphones, in order to provide an enhanced level of service for traders while opening up the markets to a wider consumer-investor audience.

With full trading functionality, in addition to comprehensive analysis and data features, the app allows traders to access the full extent of their trading account in the palm of their hands.