Share dealing

Buy and sell UK shares for as little as £5 commission when you open an IG share dealing account.1

Your capital is at risk

The value of investments can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

 Why deal shares with IG?

  • Low-cost UK shares

    Invest from just £5 per trade

  • Low-cost US shares

    Foreign exchange fee of just 0.5%

  • Huge choice of investments

    Invest in over 10,000 shares, funds and investment trusts

  • Easy to manage

    Award winning mobile app to monitor your investments

  • Open your account in minutes

    It takes less than 5 minutes to open your account through website or app

  • Dedicated support

    We’re here 24 hours a day from 8am Sunday to 10pm Friday

See all our charges and fees, or view our complete shares list (PDF).

How to deal shares with IG

Get more from our share dealing service by investing in an IG ISA or SIPP.

Share dealing

Pay no more than £8 commission on UK shares. You’ll pay just £5 if you've placed 10 share dealing trades in the previous month.1

Transfer as many shares from your current provider as you wish, with no charges for electronic shares.3

With no sign-up or exit fees, we can offer the perfect home for your portfolio.

Stocks and shares ISA

Open an IG ISA to invest in shares and ETFs for the same low commission rates, without paying tax on your profits or income.2

The tax-free ISA allowance for 2019/20 is £20,000 – invest before 5 April or it will be gone for good.

You’ll need to create a share dealing account to open an IG stocks and shares ISA.

SIPP

Take advantage of our share dealing rates when investing for retirement, with a self-invested personal pension (SIPP).

Get tax-relief up to your current income tax level, added to your contributions or as a rebate, with no capital gains or income tax on your investments.2

IG SIPPs are administered by James Hay, and you'll need to create an IG share dealing account to open one.

How we compare against the competition

We’ve created a comparison table so you can find out if we’re the best share dealing option for you. Compare buying shares with IG – via a share dealing account – against three of our competitors, and see how we measure up against other stocks and shares ISA providers.

[Data taken from competitor websites, correct at 17/04/2019]

Provider IG Hargreaves Lansdown Barclays AJ Bell
Best commission rate (UK shares) £5 £5.95 £6 £4.95
Standard commission rate (UK shares) £8 £11.95 £6 £9.95
Commission rate on US shares 2 cents per share, minimum of $15 £11.95 n/a £9.95
FX Conversion fee 0.5% 1.0% n/a 1.0%

See the full comparison table

A better share dealing service

We’re committed to finding you the best possible prices when you buy and sell shares.

Local denominations

Our prices are offered in local denominations, so you know exactly what you're paying. And our fee to convert one currency to another is just 0.5%.

‘At quote’ and ‘on exchange’

In addition to ‘at quote’ trading, we also offer execution 'on exchange'. This gives you the opportunity to interact directly with various lit and dark order books to find the best price.

Getting started

Find all the information and documentation you need to start share dealing with us.

Charges and fees

See our full commission rates: including UK shares from just £5.1

Important documents

Read our customer agreement, apply by post, add US stocks and transfer existing assets.

IPOs

Pay no commission when you subscribe to 
upcoming IPOs with an IG share dealing account
or share dealing ISA.

Transferring investments

Transfer a share dealing portfolio, ISA or SIPP held with other brokers to us, with no charges for electronic shares.3

Open your account

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

Top FAQs

What is share dealing?

Share dealing is the buying and selling of a company’s shares, usually with the intention of making a profit or earning income from dividends.

You can pick from over 10,000 different companies, investment trusts and exchange traded funds on our share dealing platform. When you’ve bought your shares, you can hold these for as long as you like, and when the time comes to sell, you can do so with confidence and ease.

How does share dealing work?

First, you’ll need to create a share dealing account which can take less than 5 minutes to open. When your account is up and running, log in to our share dealing platform to discover your next investment.

When you have found the shares that you want to buy, you can purchase these in two different ways. The most common way is to get a quote for the price of the shares you’re buying. Alternatively, you can buy the shares directly from another party on an exchange.

When you’ve bought your shares, log in to monitor your investments, collect dividends and reinvest these all in one place. And when the time comes to sell, do so at a click of a button.

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

When you’ve sold your shares, your cash will be available to reinvest immediately.

If you want to withdraw the cash back to your bank account, the cash will be available once the shares have “settled”. For example, if you sell the shares on a Monday, these should settle on the Wednesday, when you’ll be able to withdraw your cash. This is known as a T+2 settlement period, where “T” is the transaction date and “2” is the number of business days after the transaction date.

How are dividends paid to my account?

We’ll pay the dividends to your account in cash. You’ll be able to see these in your Dashboard and also in your Recent activity.

Can I access live share prices?

Yes. To access live share prices, simply log in to My IG and so to “Settings” and pick from the list of Data feeds

1 Place 10+ trades on UK shares in the previous month to qualify for a £5 commission rate. Please note published rates are valid up to £25,000 notional value. See our full list of share dealing charges and fees.

2 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

3 Physical share dematerialisation fee is £100 (inclusive of VAT) per certificate. Electronic shares are transferred free of charge. IG SIPPs are administered by James Hay, who charge a £200 annual fee and may charge for transferring investments not currently held in a SIPP. You may be out of the market for a period while your transfer takes place.