Shares

Everything a serious share trader needs, in one place

Key benefits

Start stockbroking and share trading with the world's leading spread betting and CFD trading provider1

Ranked the best provider in the UK for execution speed and platform reliability2

Direct market access (DMA) – see market depth and interact with order books

Low cost share dealing tight spreads and commission free stockbroking for 30 days*

Stockbroking, spread bets and CFDs, on one platform with one login

0.3% currency conversion charge for stockbroking, on over 1500 international shares

Free research data, trading ideas and exclusive technical analysis from our experts, every day

Shares DMA

See full market depth with our shares Direct Market Access service Learn more

Share CFD details

See all costs and commissions for over 6000 shares across the world's major stock indices Learn more

Shares spread bet details

See all costs and spreads for over 7000 shares across the world's major stock indices Learn more

Extended hours on US stocks

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

Three ways to trade shares

Get tax-free** benefits with spread betting, use DMA with CFDs and buy and sell shares via a stockbroking account – all with a single login.

Spread betting

Tax-free**, leveraged dealing for active traders

Region Spread
(per side)
Margin
rate
UK 0.10% 5%
US 0.10% 5%
Europe 0.10% 5%


Full spread betting charges

CFDs

Flexible, leveraged trading for active traders

Region Commission
(per side)
Margin
rate
UK 0.10% 5%
US 2 cents/share 5%
Europe 0.10% 5%


Full CFD charges

Stockbroking

Execution-only trading on thousands of shares

Region Commission
(per trade)
UK From £6
US 2 cents/share
Europe 0.10%


Full stockbroking charges

One login, three ways of trading

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Competitive rates on over 6000 shares

We offer a specialised share trading service, with competitive rates on more than 6000 local and international shares, including all the constituents of popular global indices.

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Share Finder

Full list of shares

Why trade shares with IG?

Superior platforms

  • Trade immediately with true live prices
  • Direct Market Access to trade within the spread
  • Greater liquidity with our smart order routing technology
  • Wide range of platforms including mobile apps and MT4
  • 99% of deals executed in 0.1 secs or less3
  • Stable, reliable platform with core uptime of 99.97%4

Wider choice

  • Trade over 6000 global shares
  • Three different ways to trade – spread betting, CFDs and stockbroking
  • Spread bet and trade CFDs on key IPOs before they launch with our grey markets, only at IG

Low cost share dealing

  • Spreads and CFD commission as low as 0.1%
  • Margin rates from 5%
  • No stockbroking commission for your first month, then just £6 per trade*
  • No fees for holding a stocks and shares ISA

Free analysis and data

  • Access sentiment indicators from IG clients
  • Live market news video streamed four times a day from our London headquarters
  • Over 200 unique market commentaries produced every month
  • Exclusive economic calendar with live text and email alerts

 

A trusted provider

  • Rely on a provider that's been creating opportunities for retail investors since 1974 – longer than anyone else.
  • Open an account online in under five minutes
  • No account fees, charting fees or data fees for active clients5
  • Fully segregated funds – your money is safe with IG

* Open a stockbroking account before 31 December 2014 and get commission-free trades 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 trade until the end of the year. From 1 January 2015 our normal stockbroking charges and fees will apply.

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

1 Number of active accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report December 2013).

2 Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report December 2013.

99.07% of trades executed in 0.1 seconds: average per month, IG globally (12 months to July 2014).

99.96% core platform uptime: average per month, IG globally (12 months to July 2014).

5 You can get access to ProRealTime charts at no extra cost if you transact at least four times in a given month. Otherwise there is a £30 monthly fee. Obtaining live share prices from an exchange to trade share CFDs incurs a monthly fee. This is refunded if you place a minimum number of deals a month.

Here to help

0800 195 3100

24hrs a day Mon-Fri, 
9am to 5pm Sat-Sun
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.