Costs and margins
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
See all costs and commissions for over 6000 shares across the world's major stock indices Learn more
Tax-free**, leveraged dealing for active traders
Flexible, leveraged trading for active traders
Execution-only trading on thousands of 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.
* 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.
3 99.07% of trades executed in 0.1 seconds: average per month, IG globally (12 months to July 2014).
4 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.
|Markets||Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities||Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities||Over 4400 international shares|
|Free (charge is in the spread)||Shares only (see more details)||Free for first month* then from £6 per deal|
|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|
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* Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.