Share trading

Pay zero commission on all international shares1

Trade Australian shares from just $5

Call 1800 601 799 or email helpdesk.au@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24hrs a day, except from 7am to 1pm Saturdays (AEST)

Contact us: 1800 601 799

Why trade shares with us?

$0 on US shares

Buy and sell US shares, and all other international 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

What can I trade?

Global companies

Choose from thousands of shares – from blue-chip stocks to penny stocks.

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?

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

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).

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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

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

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 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.

Way's to trade shares with us?

There are two ways to trade shares with IG. Share trading provides a more traditional route to trading, whereby you take ownership of the shares you buy. Contrary to share CFDs, which allow you to take positions on a rising or falling share price. The main benefits of each can be summarised as follows:

Share trading

Buy shares with a view of selling them for a profit at a later date.

  • Gain shareholder rights

  • Earn income from any dividend payments

CFDs

Take positions on a rising or falling share price, without taking ownership of the share itself.

  • Go long or short to profit from a rise or fall in price

  • Leveraged trading, using margin5

  • Hedge against your other positions, particularly when trading outside of normal market hours or over the weekend.

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.

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.

Second, when you buy a share you will only profit when the underlying market price rises, or when dividend payments are made. 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

Can I transfer existing stockholdings to IG?

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

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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1Other fees and charges may apply. Please visit our Share Trading charges and fees webpage for the full list of fees.
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.
4
If you make fewer than three trades on your account(s) per quarter, you'll pay a $50 subscription fee.
5Leveage trading means you will gain full exposure to the market, while only putting down a small deposit. However, this means that your losses can exceed your desposits.