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 transaction fees

    Commission from £5,1 FX conversion fees of just 0.3%, and no admin fees on share dealing accounts or ISAs

  • Huge range of markets

    Trade more than 9000 shares from a range of global stock indices

  • Tax-efficient dealing

    Invest via an IG ISA or SIPP and pay no capital gains or income tax on your investments2

  • Free transfers

    Transfer your existing shareholdings, ISA or SIPP with absolutely no IG charges3

  • Fairness in fees

    Benefit from no sign-up, platform, custody or exit fees

  • Dedicated customer support

    We're here 24hrs a day from 8am Sunday to 10pm Friday, and 9am to 5pm Saturday

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 – and pay just £5 if you've placed one leveraged trade or 10 share dealing trades in the previous month.1

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

With no sign-up, platform 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 2017/18 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.

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 0.3%.

‘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.

See how we compare

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 six of our competitors, and see how we measure up against other stocks and shares ISA providers.

[Data taken from competitor websites, correct at 20/09/2017]

Provider IG Hargreaves Lansdown Barclays TD Direct Investing
Best commission rate (UK shares) £5 £5.95 £6 £5.95
Standard commission rate (UK shares) £8 £11.95 £6 £12.50
Commission rate on US shares 2 cents per share, minimum of $15 £11.95 n/a £12.50

 

See the full comparison table

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.

Collateral

Use your shareholdings as initial margin to open spread bets or CFDs.

Transferring investments

Transfer a share dealing portfolio, ISA or SIPP held with other brokers to us with no IG charges.

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.

With IG, ‘share dealing’ refers specifically to our non-leveraged investment service, as opposed to spread betting or trading CFDs on a share price. Find out more on our Help and Support site.

How does share dealing work?

Shares are bought and sold on a global network of exchanges, referred to collectively as ‘the stock market’. Shares can usually only be traded when the relevant exchange is open.

With IG, you’ll deal shares through our online platform. Simply create a share dealing account, fund your account and log in. You’ll have access to thousands of markets in just a few clicks. 

Or, find out more on our Help and Support site.

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

We’ll deposit into your account as soon as we receive a dividend payment from any shares you own. The payment will appear as cash on your ledger. To find out more, take a look at our Help and Support site.

How are dividends paid to my account?

We’ll deposit into your account as soon as we receive a dividend payment from any shares you own. The payment will appear as cash on your ledger. To find out more, take a look at our Help and Support site.

Can I access live share prices?

Yes. To access live share prices log in to My IG, go to the ‘settings’ section and select ‘data feeds’. 

1 If you have an active CFD or spread betting account that is accessible under the same login as your share dealing account, you’ll automatically qualify for our lowest commission rate if you’ve placed at least one spread bet or CFD trade in the previous calendar month. If you do not have a CFD or spread betting account with IG, your commissions will be determined based on your share-dealing activity (UK stocks only). Place 10+ trades in the previous month to qualify for a £5 commission rate. 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 £50 + VAT per certificate. This fee is levied to us by our broker, and passed on to you. IG SIPPs are administered by James Hay, who charge a £195 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.

4 When using IG’s collateral service your share portfolio is at risk. We reserve the right to liquidate any stock held on your stock broking account to offset any debit balance incurred on any of your other IG accounts. Our collateral service is not available for assets held in an IG ISA or SIPP.