Shares

Trade more than 7500 shares on margin, or buy and sell stocks,
with the UK's No.1 CFD and spread betting provider1

Create account   Or try a free demo account

Remember, all trading involves risk, and losses can exceed deposits

 

 

Why trade shares with IG?

Tax-efficient share trading2
Spread bet, trade CFDs or open a stocks and shares ISA to maximise your tax efficiency

Access over 7500 markets
Low margins and competitive spreads on a wide range of popular, global stocks

Trade shares on margin
Gain full exposure with a small initial deposit when you spread bet or trade CFDs, but remember with leverage comes increased risk

Trade on desktop and mobile
Enjoy seamless trading with our browser-based platform and mobile and tablet apps

Direct market access (DMA)
More control, functionality and liquidity, plus see market depth and interact with order books

 

Low currency transfer fee
Trade international shares with 0.3% currency transfer fee with a stockbroking account

 

 

Spread bet costs and details

Full spread bet details on our range of UK and international shares. Learn more

Shares DMA

See and interact with market depth with our shares DMA technology Learn more

CFD costs and details

Full CFD details on our range of UK and international shares. Learn more

Extended hours on US stocks

Spread bet and trade CFDs on key stocks until 1am Mon-Thurs and 10pm Fri (London time) Learn more

More than 7500 global shares

Get relevant news, videos, analysis and data, including exclusive IG client sentiment, absolutely free.

Use our market finder tool to find details on the share you want to trade, or browse our shares list as a PDF or XLS document.

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PDF (3.7MB)
Standard margin rate and limited risk premiums

XLS (2.2MB)
Tiered margins and limited risk premiums

 

 

Open an account now

It takes less than five minutes to open an IG account, and you can spread bet, trade CFDs or trade shares all on one account.

Create account

Or test-drive our platform with a free demo account

 

 

Three ways to trade shares with IG

Spread betting

Leveraged dealing with tax-free2 profits and no stamp duty or commission to pay

CFDs

​Leveraged trading with no stamp duty to pay and direct market access on shares trades

Stockbroking

Non-leveraged trading, 'at quote' and 'on exchange' prices, one month commission-free3 online

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Summary of charges

 

Spread betting

CFDs

Stockbroking

Shares
(by region)
Spread 
(per side)
Margin
rate
Commission
(per side)
Margin
rate
Commission
(per trade)
UK 0.10% 5% 0.10% 5% From £6
US 0.10% 5% 2 cents/share 5% 2 cents/share
Europe 0.10% 5% 0.10% 5% 0.10%
 

All regions and charges

All regions and charges

All regions and charges

 

 

Open an account now

It takes less than five minutes to open an IG account, and you can spread bet, trade CFDs or trade shares all on one account.

Create account

Or test-drive our platform with a free demo account

 

 

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What is share trading?

Shares are one of the most popular and well-known financial instruments. When you buy a share, you’re buying a small part - or ‘unit of ownership’ - in a company. So if you’re considering trading shares, it’s extremely important to research both the company and the industry that it’s in.

An added benefit of trading shares is receiving dividends. They represent your share of the company’s profits and are usually paid out twice a year. The amount you receive depends on how much the management distributes to shareholders, and how much it reinvests back into the business.

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1 For CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX, published accounts July 2014; number of active UK financial spread betting accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report December 2013)

2 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

Open a stockbroking account and place your first trade before 31 December 2014 and get commission-free online trades on all stocks for one calendar month from the date of your first trade. If your free month expires before 31 December 2014, we'll give you a reduced rate of £6 per online trade on UK stocks until the end of the year. Our normal stockbroking charges and fees will apply once the offer period is complete. See full terms and conditions.

Contact us

We're here 24hrs a day Mon-Fri, and 9am to 5pm Sat-Sun.

0800 409 6789

You can also call
0207 896 0079 or
email helpdesk.uk@ig.com.

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Comparison

 

Spread betting

CFDs

Stockbroking

Markets Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities Over 4400 international shares

Commission

Free (charge is in the spread) Shares only (see more details) Free for first month* then from £6 per deal
Overnight funding Yes Yes No
Tax free* profits Yes No No
Traded in £ per point Contracts Units
Minimum trade size 50% of normal for first two weeks1  £1 per trade for first two weeks1 No minimum
Margin/leverage From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and margin factor for indices From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and margin factor for indices No
Platforms available All platforms except L2 All platforms Web platform, L2, mobile and tablet apps
Risk management  Full range of tools available Full range of tools available No
Demo account Yes Yes

No

 

1 Introductory offer. See more details.

* Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.