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 12,000 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
We’re here 24 hours a day from 8am Sunday to 10pm Friday
Our prices are offered in local denominations, so you know exactly what you’re paying
Ways to deal shares with IG
Get more from our share dealing service by investing in an IG ISA.
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.
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 2022/2023 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||AJ Bell||Interactive Investor|
|Best commission rate on US shares1||Free||£5.95||£9.95||£7.99|
|Standard commission rate on US shares||£10||£11.95||£9.95||£7.99|
|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||£4.95||£7.99|
|Standard commission rate on UK shares||£8||£11.95||£9.95||£7.99|
|How to qualify for the best rate||3+ trades in prior month||20 trades in prior month||10 trades in prior month||n/a|
|FX Conversion fee2||0.5%||1.0%||1.0%||1.5%|
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?
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.
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.
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.
Find all the information and documentation you need to start share dealing with us.
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.
2 FX rate based on a £5,000 trade.
3 Physical share dematerialisation fee is £100 (inclusive of VAT) per certificate. Electronic shares are transferred free of charge. You may be out of the market for a period while your transfer takes place.