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: charges and fees

We are always transparent with our charges, so you know what costs you may incur when you trade with us. Pay zero commission1 on US share trades when you trade three or more times a month with us, and from £8 on UK share trades.

Call +971 (0) 4 5592108 or email sales.ae@ig.com. We're here 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, except for Saturday from 1am to 11am.

Contact us: +971 (0) 4 5592108

Call +971 (0) 4 5592108 or email sales.ae@ig.com. We're here 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, except for Saturday from 1am to 11am.

Contact us: +971 (0) 4 5592108

Commission charges

International shares

  • US shares
  • All other shares
Number of trades (in previous month) Commission per trade* Minimum phone charge
3+ trades Free $50
0-2 trades 2 cents per share ($10 minimum) $50


*Should you place over 10 trades on US shares or buy or sell over 25,000 US shares, in a given month, IG reserves the right to charge you commission per trade of 1.5 cents per share with a minimum of $7.

For all other shares, we charge the following:

Region Commission per trade Minimum charge online Minimum phone charge
Germany 0.1% €10 €50
UK 0.1% £8 £40
Ireland 0.1% €10 €50

Other fees

Voting on company matters Free
Bank transfer Free (although there may be a charge from your banks side)
Rematerialisation Each $155 (inclusive of VAT)
Assuming all documents are valid, the transfer timeframe is three to six weeks
Custody fee1 $30 per quarter, charged if you hold stock trading investments at the end of the quarter.
Additional services2 Each $130 plus VAT

1 The custody fee is also dependent on your trading activity, and commissions paid during the quarter will be deducted from the fee. You will be exempt from the charge if you deal three or more times on your stock trading account during the quarter.

If a custody fee is due, we’ll debit it from your stock trading account first. If sufficient funds aren’t available, we’ll then deduct from your CFD account if you have one. If there is insufficient cash on both accounts, the account with the highest asset value will be taken overdrawn.

2 Additional services include: arranging AGM attendance and receiving hard copies of company reports.

Additional notes:

There may be additional charges and taxes for particular instruments that you trade that are charged by the particular market. Please call us on 00971 (0)4 559 2104 or email us on helpdesk.ae@ig.com for further details.

We may charge you a fee if we are required to perform a service on your behalf that is not set out in our product details.

Available markets

  • UK: FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and many other small cap UK stocks
  • US: S&P 500, NASDAQ 100 and many other small cap US stocks
  • Germany: DAX, HDAX, MDAX
  • Ireland: LSE

See our full stock trading product details

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Trading international shares

Prices are offered in local denominations so you know exactly what you're paying, and our fee to convert to your chosen base currency is just 0.7%.

Obtaining live prices from an exchange can incur a monthly fee.

See our full stock trading product list to find your next trade.

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Transfer shares to IG

Consolidate your share holdings by transferring any existing stocks to your IG stock trading account.

See our transfer investments page for more.

You may be out of the market for a period while your transfer takes place.

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Foreign exchange

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

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Government taxes and levies

You may be subject to additional trading fees or taxes depending on the country where the share is listed.

Description Charge value Direction Threshold Transaction history name
UK stamp duty reserve tax* 0.50% Buy n/a SDRT
UK PTM £1 Both £10,000 PTM levy
Ireland Stamp Duty 1.00% Buy Irish Tax
Ireland ITP €1.25 Both €12,500 ITP Levy
US on-exchange fee 0.00051% Sell n/a Section 31 fee

* Non-CREST-eligible and CREST-eligible residual stocks are subject to a minimum stamp duty charge of £5.00, rounded up to the nearest £5.00.

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Stock trading costs and charges example

Imagine you’re buying 650 shares of Rio Tinto at £37.25 per share. You sell the holding within the same month.

Description Costs
Market spread = 0.5p
IG commission = £24.21 to buy and sell
Stamp duty = 0.5% of trade consideration when buying
PTM levy = £1 when buying and selling

Description Costs
Market spread = 650 x 0.5p
= £3.25
IG commission = 650 x £37.25 x 0.1% = £24.21
= £24.21 x 2 = £48.42
Stamp duty = 0.5% x 650 x 3725/100
= £121.06
PTM levy = 2 x £1
= £2
Total cost = £174.73

Please note that all costs, including commissions, taxes, forex rates and spreads may vary, and are used for indicative purposes only.

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Notes to tables

To determine whether a particular charge applies, please call our helpdesk before you trade.

Commission charges are calculated as a flat fee, a percentage of the transaction value or as cents per share for US shares. Where we offer trading on shares that are dual-listed and fully fungible for settlement on both exchanges, the commission charges relevant to the country where the primary listing is held will apply.

We will let you know in writing which commission rates apply at the time you open your account.

Trading hours are as follows:

  • UK shares (LSE): 08.00-16.30 (London time)
  • US shares: 09.30-16.00 (New York time). US Shares trading under our 'US All Sessions' offering are tradable from 07:00-17:30 (New York Time)
  • European shares: Market hours vary depending on the relevant exchange, please call our helpdesk on 00971 (0)4 559 2104 for details
  • Orders may operate differently depending on the third party we send your Order to, in particular in relation to pre- and post-market sessions for US shares. Some US shares may be visible outside of normal market hours but are not currently tradable on our platform. If you would like further details about how Orders work or on the ability to trade US shares outside of normal market hours, please contact one of our dealers

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1 Place 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.