CFDs are complex financial instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex financial instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Stock trading

Trade US shares commission-free1 up to 10 trades per month, and from £8 on UK shares, using our award-winning platform.2

Call +971 (0) 4 5592108 or email sales.ae@ig.com. Our sales team is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm (Dubai time), Monday to Friday.

Contact us: +971 (0) 4 5592108

Call +971 (0) 4 5592108 or email sales.ae@ig.com. Our sales team is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm (Dubai time), Monday to Friday.

Contact us: +971 (0) 4 5592108

Why trade shares with us?

$0 on US shares

Buy and sell US shares with no commission1 up to 10 trades per month

£8 on UK shares

Pay 0.1% with a minimum of £8 commission on UK shares

Trade from one account

Trade wherever you are, whenever you want, all from the one award winning platform and app2

Dedicated support

We're here 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, except for Saturday from 1am to 11am. (Dubai time)

Better deals for active traders

Trade three or more times in the previous quarter and we'll waive our $30 custody fee3

Out-of-hours US stock trading

We are unique in offering clients the opportunity to invest in a number of US shares outside of main trading hours

What can I trade?

US shares

Directly invest in thousands of US shares, such as Apple, Tesla, Facebook and more.

International shares

Choose from thousands of UK, Irish and German shares – from Vodafone and HSBC to Volkswagen and Siemens.

ETFs

Invest in a basket of shares or an entire index from just one position.

You can trade thousands of shares and ETFs from the following countries: US, UK, Ireland and Germany.

Find the complete list on our stock trading product list (PDF). If there is a specific share that you can’t find on our platform, please call us on 00971 (0)4 5592104 or email helpdesk.ae@ig.com to discuss your individual requirements.

What do I pay?

Commission fees

Buy and sell US shares at $0 commission1.
Pay from £8 commission, or 0.1%, on UK shares, and €10 commission, or 0.1% on German shares.

Foreign exchange fees

For relevant transactions, we will convert currencies at the time of execution based on the best available bid / offer exchange rates, plus an admin fee of just 0.7%.

Custody fee

A $30 custody fee may be charged to your stock trading account depending on your trading activity that quarter. Trade at least three times on your stock trading account during the quarter and you will not be charged a custody fee.

For the full list of fees and charge, please refer to our stock trading charges webpage

Ways to trade shares online

There are two ways to buy and sell stocks online with us. You can speculate on share prices using our leveraged trading product, or invest in stocks directly via our stock trading services.

Stock trading

Our stock trading service enables you to invest in company shares with a view to selling them for a profit at a later date.

You can also earn an income from any dividend payments, and gain shareholder rights.

Share CFDs

Gain full exposure to a share’s price movement while only putting down a small deposit (margin).

You won’t take ownership of any shares, but you can take advantage of falling share prices as well as rising.

All trading involves risk and losses can exceed deposits.

What is stock trading?

As a company’s market value goes up and down, so does the price of its shares. Stock trading means buying and taking ownership of a company’s shares, so you can sell them on to make a profit if their value rises.

How to buy and sell shares

The most common way to buy and sell shares is by using a stockbroker or stock trading service. To trade shares with IG you’ll need to open an account and decide whether you want to trade shares, or speculate on their price via CFDs.

ETF trading

Gain exposure to a group of assets – whether it’s shares, sectors or commodities – from just one position, with our range of exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app*

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app*

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Trade anytime, anywhere

  • Web-based platform
  • Mobile trading app

Our web-based platform

Take full control over your trading with our award-winning online platform.2

Mobile trading apps

Buy and sell shares on the go with our tablet and mobile platform.

Open a stock trading account

It's free to open an account, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Open a stock trading account

It's free to open an account, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Open a stock trading account

It's free to open an account, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Open a stock trading account

It's free to open an account, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

FAQs

What’s the difference between buying shares and trading share CFDs?

There are two main differences between buying shares and trading contracts for difference on a share.

First, when you buy a share, you’ll be taking ownership of a portion of a company – this will give you certain benefits, such as voting rights and dividend payments. However, when you trade on shares with CFDs, you won’t ever take ownership of the underlying shares – you’re just speculating on the future market price. One implication of this is that you can take advantage of leverage when trading CFDs; meaning you'll only need to put up a fraction of the full value of the trade - the 'margin' - to gain full exposure. This means both profits and losses are magnified, and that losses can exceed deposits for Professional Clients.

Second, when you buy a share you will only profit when the underlying market price rises. When you trade CFDs, you can go both long and short – meaning you’ll have the opportunity to profit whether the market rises or falls.

Can I transfer existing stockholdings to IG?

Yes, simply open an IG stock trading account and complete the relevant form.

There are no charges for transferring shares, and we aim to complete your transfer as quickly as possible however, this is dependent on your transferring broker and largely beyond our control. You may be out of the market for a period while the transfer takes place.

Find out more about transferring shares to IG

How are dividends paid to my account?

Once we receive a dividend payment on any of the shares you own, we will credit your account. It will appear as additional cash and you can choose whether to either reinvest it or withdraw it.

How long does it take to withdraw funds once I have sold shares?

There’s a two or three-day settlement period once you’ve sold your shares until your funds are available to withdraw. In the meantime, the funds will appear as credit and can be used to trade.

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*Best trading app as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020.
1Place three or more trades in the previous month to qualify for a $0 commission rate. Commission free trades on US stocks are capped at 10 trades per month or 25,000 shares traded per month after which IG reserves the right to charge commission per trade of 1.5 cents per share with a minimum of $7.
2Winner of ‘Best Multi-Platform Provider’ at ADVFN International Finance Awards 2019. Winner of ‘Best Trading App’ at the Investors Chronicle,Financial Times Investment and at the Professional Trader Awards 2019.
3If you make fewer than three stock trading trades on your account per quarter, you'll pay a custody fee.