Share trading

Trade international shares commission-free, and Australian shares from $51, using our award-winning platform.2

Start trading today. Call 1800 601 799 or email newaccounts.au@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, except from 8am to 6pm Saturdays (AEDT).

Contact us: 1800 601 799

Start trading today. Call 1800 601 799 or email newaccounts.au@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, except from 8am to 6pm Saturdays (AEDT).

Contact us: 1800 601 799

Why trade shares with us?

$0 on US shares

Buy and sell US and UK shares with no commission1

$5 on Aussie shares

Pay from just $5 commission, or 0.05%, on all domestic shares if you've traded shares three or more times in the previous month

Trade from one account

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

Award-winning provider

Established internationally and locally, we have won Canstar's 5-Star Rating for both the trader and active trader categories in 20203

Better deals for active traders

Trade three or more times in the previous quarter and we'll waive our $50 subscription fee4

Extended hours

Trade pre- and post-market with our extended hours on US shares – including Apple, Amazon and Facebook

See how we compare

  • Active
  • Less active

Active: Trading average size $8,000 and with account funded up to $250,000

Less active: trading less than 3 trades per quarter, average trade size $8,000 with account funded up to $250,000

  • Active
  • Less active

Active: Trading average size $8,000 and with account funded up to $250,000

Less active: trading less than 3 trades per quarter, average trade size $8,000 with account funded up to $250,000

What can I trade?

US shares

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

Australian shares

Access all the local favourites from Afterpay and CBA to Qantas, Fortescue Metals and thousands more.

International shares

Choose from thousands of UK, German and Irish 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 over 13,000 shares and ETFs from the following countries: Australia, UK, US, Germany and Ireland.

Find the complete list on our share trading product list (PDF). If there is a specific share that you can’t find on our platform, please call us on 1800 601 799 to discuss your individual requirements.

What do I pay?

Commission fees

Buy and sell US and international shares at $0 commission.

For active traders, pay just $5 commission, or 0.05%, on all Australian shares if you've traded shares three or more times in the previous month. Otherwise pay just $8 commission, or 0.1%, on Australian 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%.

Subscription fee

A $50 subscription fee may be charged to your share trading account depending on your trading activity that quarter. Trade at least three times across either your share trading or CFD account during the quarter and you will not be charged a subcription fee.

For the full list of fees and charge, please refer to our share 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 share trading services.

Share trading

Our share 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.

Variation margin applies and losses can exceed deposits.

What is share trading?

As a company’s market value goes up and down, so does the price of its shares. Share 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 share 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

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Fast execution on a huge range of markets

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

Trade 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

Trade 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 share trading account in minutes

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Open a share trading account in minutes

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Open a share trading account in minutes

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Open a share trading account in minutes

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, 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

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.

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.

Discover the differences between CFD trading and share trading

Yes, simply open an IG account and transfer your stock holdings by downloading the relevant form from our help and support hub. The form you’ll need to fill out will depend on whether you are transferring shares from a broker or from a registrar.

There are no charges for transferring shares, and the process should take less than three weeks.

Find out more about transferring shares to IG

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.

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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Find all the important documents you need to start share trading with IG

1Place three trades in the previous month to qualify.
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.
3Awarded Canstar's 5-Star Rating for the Trader and Active Trader categories in 2020.
4If you make fewer than three shares or CFD trades on your account(s) per quarter, you'll pay a $50 subscription fee.
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Trading conditions apply

*Custody fee calculated daily and charged monthly. Data is correct as at June 2020.

^ CommSec: Yearly fee. Accounts holding a security position for a calendar year (1 January to 31 December) without generating a trade, or margin interest of US$100 or more. CMC Markets: Yearly fee. Minimum $10. If no international trades in previous 12 months. NABtrade: Yearly fee. Calculated on average daily international holding balance, payable monthly. No trades per year. IG: Quarterly fee, If assets are held and less than 3 trades in previous quarter Saxo: Yearly Custody fee calculated daily and charged monthly. ANZ: Yearly Custody fee calculated daily and charged monthly. Westpac: Yearly fee. Accounts holding a security position for a calendar year (1 January to 31 December) without generating a trade, or margin interest of US$100 or more. As at June 2020