All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Share trading

Go long or short on over 8000 international shares with CFDs or spread betting, or buy and sell shares via our stockbroking service

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Discover the ways to trade shares with IG

  • Spread betting

    Leveraged dealing with tax-free1 profits and no stamp duty or commission to pay

  • CFDs

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

  • Share dealing

    Non-leveraged trading via our stockbroking account, with a lowest commission rate of £5 on UK shares2

  • Stocks and shares ISA

    Open or transfer a stocks and shares ISA for free, and take advantage of our share dealing service

Why trade shares with IG?

  • Tax-efficient share trading1

    Spread bet, trade CFDs or open a stocks and shares ISA to maximise your tax efficiency

  • Access over 8000 markets

    Low margins and competitive spreads on a wide range of popular, global stocks

  • Direct market access (DMA)

    View market depth and interact with the order book. Benefit from greater control, functionality and liquidity.

  • Trade shares on margin

    Gain full exposure with a small initial deposit when you spread bet or trade CFDs, but remember trading on leverage entails increased risk.

  • Low currency conversion fee

    Trade international shares with a 0.3% transfer fee on foreign currency balances.

  • Share DMA

    See and interact with market depth with our share DMA technology

  • Extended hours on US stocks

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

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Find a share to trade

Use our market finder tool to find news, videos, analysis and data on the shares you want to trade, or browse our shares list as a PDF or XLS document.

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It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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Or test-drive our platform with a free demo account

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

2 If your stockbroking account is accessible under the same login as your active spread betting or CFD account, you can qualify for our lowest commission rate if you have placed at least one spread bet or CFD trade in the previous calendar month. See our full charges and fees.

Contact us

We're here 24hrs a day from 8am Sunday to 10pm Friday,
and 9am to 5pm Saturday.

0800 409 6789

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

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