Share dealing

Buy and sell US shares commission-free, and UK shares for as little as £3 per trade with IG.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 buy and sell shares at IG?

  • Low dealing costs

    Zero commission on US shares, and just £3 on UK shares1, with a foreign exchange fee of just 0.5%

  • Huge choice of investments

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

  • Out-of-hours US share dealing

    We are unique in offering clients the opportunity to invest in a number of US shares while the market is closed

  • Open your account in minutes

    It takes less than five minutes to open your account through our website or award-winning mobile app

  • Dedicated support

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

  • Local denominations

    Our prices are offered in local denominations, so you know exactly what you’re paying

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

Ways to deal shares with IG

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

Share dealing

Trade US shares commission-free and pay as little as £3 per trade on UK stocks, with foreign exchange fees at just 0.5% - far lower than most of our competitors.1

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

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

SIPP

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

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.

You'll need to create an IG share dealing account to open a SIPP.

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.

The tax-free ISA allowance for 2020/21 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.

How we compare against the competition

See how buying and selling shares with IG measures up against other stocks and shares ISA providers:

Provider IG Hargreaves Lansdown Barclays AJ Bell
Best commission rate on US shares1 Free £5.95 n/a £9.95
Standard commission rate on US shares £10 £11.95 n/a £9.95
How to qualify for the best rate 3+ trades in prior month 20 trades in prior month n/a n/a
Best commission rate on UK shares1 £3 £5.95 £6 £4.95
Standard commission rate on UK shares £8 £11.95 £6 £9.95
How to qualify for the best rate 3+ trades in prior month 20 trades in prior month n/a 10 trades in prior month
FX Conversion fee2 0.5% 1.0% n/a 1.0%

[Data taken from competitor websites, correct at 05/02/2020]

See the full comparison table

A choice of ways to trade

We provide multiple ways to buy and sell your shares, including:

  • At quote: Tell us the number of shares you want to buy or sell, and we’ll find the best price available from over 20 different providers.
  • On exchange: Buy or sell directly with other investors and have access to orders in the market.

What can I invest in?

Companies

You’ll likely find your sector here, no matter what kind of investor you are. From AIM-listed miners to e-commerce giants, there are thousands of different companies to invest in.

ETFs

We offer 2000 eligible ETFs, so you can get exposure to the UK equity market from just 0.4%. Use our ETF screener to track exciting sectors or themes – and find the ETFs you’re looking for.

Investment trusts

Our investment trusts give you exposure to a wide range of markets, and are managed by some of the UK's best-known fund managers.

We have a collection of investment guides that can help you create your perfect portfolio.

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 £3.1

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

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 Trade in your share dealing account three or more times in the previous month to qualify for our best commission rates. Please note published rates are valid up to £25,000 notional value. See our full list of share dealing charges and fees.

2FX rate based on a £5,000 trade.

3Physical 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 £205 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.