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

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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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Live shares prices

Markets Bid Offer Updated Change
BHP Billiton PLC (LSE)
Tullow Oil PLC
Apple Inc (All Sessions)
Barclays PLC
Vodafone Group PLC
Facebook Inc (All Sessions)
Rio Tinto PLC
GlaxoSmithKline PLC
AstraZeneca PLC

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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

  • Trade on desktop and mobile

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

  • Access over 7500 markets

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

  • Direct market access (DMA)

    More control, functionality and liquidity, plus see market depth and interact with order books

  • 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

  • Low currency transfer fee

    Trade international shares with 0.3% currency transfer fee with a stockbroking 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, our lowest commission rate of £6 on UK shares³

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It takes less than five minutes to open an IG account, and you
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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.

Want to learn more?

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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.

From 1 January 2015, if your stockbroking account is accessible under the same login as your spread betting or CFD account, you can automatically qualify for our lowest commission rate by placing at least one spread bet or CFD trade in the previous calendar month. See our full charges and fees.



Spread betting



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
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



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.

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