Share dealing: charges and fees

We are always transparent with our charges, so you know what costs you may incur when you trade with us. Pay zero commission on US share trades, and just £3 on UK share trades, when you trade three or more times a month with us.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.

Commission charges

International shares

  • US shares
  • All other shares
Number of trades (in previous month) Commission per trade* Minimum charge phone
3+ trades Free £50
0-2 trades £10 £50

*Note for multi-currency accounts: These figures apply to clients who opt for the default setting of 'instant currency conversion'. Clients who choose to convert currencies manually will pay commission of 2 cents per share with a minimum charge of $15 on US stocks.

For all other shares, we charge the following:

Region Commission per trade Minimum charge online Minimum charge phone
Ireland 0.1% €10 €50
Germany 0.1% €10 €50
Netherlands 0.1% €10 €50
Belgium 0.1% €10 €50
Austria 0.1% €10 €50
Australia 0.1% A$10 A$50

UK shares

You'll qualify for our lowest commission rate on UK stocks if you've placed three or more share dealing trades in the previous month.

Number of trades (in previous month) Commission per trade Minimum charge phone
3+ trades £3 £40
0-2 trades £8 £40

* Please note that rates are valid up to £25,000 trade consideration. Rates above this trade size are agreed by negotiation. Please call 0207 663 0336.

If execution of a trade takes place over multiple days, you will be charged commission for each day where a proportion of the trade is filled.

Other fees

Transaction Fee
Standard bank transfer Free
Voting on company matters Free
Same-day bank transfer More than £100: Free
Less than £100: £15
International bank transfer Free (although there may be a charge from the bank side)
Physical share certificate dematerialisation Each £100 (inclusive of VAT)
Custody fee2     £24 per quarter, charged if you hold share dealing or ISA investments at the end of the quarter.
Additional services3     Each £100 plus VAT
Deposit fee Free if you make a deposit via credit card or PayPal


1 Place 3+ trades on your share dealing account in the previous month to qualify for our best commission rates.

2 The custody fee is also dependent on your trading activity, and commissions paid during the quarter will be deducted from the fee. You will be exempt from the charge if you fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Deal three or more times on your share dealing account during the quarter
  • Hold investments worth £15,000 or more across your IG Smart Portfolio accounts only, at the end of the quarter
If a custody fee is due, we’ll debit it from your share dealing account first. If sufficient funds aren’t available, we’ll then deduct from your ISA account. If there is insufficient cash on both accounts, the account with the highest asset value will be taken overdrawn.

3 Additional services include repair or voiding of an ISA and the following optional services: recertification, arranging AGM attendance and receiving hard copies of company reports.

Additional notes:

There may be additional charges and taxes for particular instruments that you trade that are charged by the particular market. Please call us on 0800 028 8550 for further details.

We may charge you a fee if we are required to perform a service on your behalf that is not set out in our product details.

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Available markets

We quote more than 12,000 shares from the following stock indices in local denominations.

  • UK: FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and many other small cap UK stocks
  • US: S&P 500, NASDAQ 100 and many other small cap US stocks
  • Germany: DAX, HDAX, MDAX
  • Ireland: ISEQ
  • Netherlands: AEX
  • Belgium: BEL 20
  • Austria: ATX, WBI
  • Australia: ASX/S&P 300

If you are looking for a specific stock that you can't find on our platform, please call us on 0800 028 8550 to discuss your individual requirements.

See our full share dealing offering

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Trading international shares

Buy and sell more than 12,000 international shares with your IG share dealing account.

Prices are offered in local denominations so you know exactly what you're paying, and our fee to convert to your chosen base currency is just 0.5%.

Obtaining live prices from an exchange can incur a monthly fee.

See our full shares list to find your next trade.

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Standard margin rate and guaranteed stop premiums

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Tiered margins and guaranteed stop premiums

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ISA charges and limits

ISA charges and limits are similar to our regular share dealing charges:

  • Free set-up, with free transfers for electronic shares1
  • Annual allowance of £20,000 for 2019/20
  • Commission charges as above

1Physical 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.

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SIPP charges and limits

IG SIPPs are administered by James Hay, under the James Hay Modular iPlan. So while there is no IG charge for adding a SIPP, you will have to pay an annual fee of £205 to James Hay to start investing.

  • £205 annual admin fee (payable to James Hay)
  • No fees for transferring your SIPP
  • James Hay may charge fees for certain actions within your SIPP, see their charges schedule for more information
  • Tax-relief available up to current annual earned income, to a maximum of £40,000
  • Commission charges as above

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

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Free transfers for electronic shares

Consolidate your share holdings by transferring any existing stocks to your IG share dealing account, with no charge for electronic shares1:

  • Free transfer of UK stocks in / out
  • Free transfer of UK stocks and shares ISA in / out
  • Free transfer of UK SIPP in / out

See our transfer investments page for more.

1Physical 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.

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Foreign exchange

For relevant transactions, we will convert currencies at the time of execution based on the best available bid / offer exchange rates, plus our spread of 0.5%.

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Government taxes and levies

You may be subject to additional trading fees or taxes depending on the country where the share is listed.

Description Charge value Direction Threshold Transaction history name
UK stamp duty reserve tax4 0.50% Buy n/a SDRT
UK PTM £1 Both £10,000 PTM levy
Ireland stamp duty 1.00% Buy n/a Irish tax
Ireland ITP €1.25 Both €12,500 ITP Levy
US on-exchange fee 0.00207% Sell n/a Section 31 fee

4 Non-CREST-eligible and CREST-eligible residual stocks are subject to a minimum stamp duty charge of £5.00, rounded up to the nearest £5.00.

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Share dealing costs and charges example

Imagine you’re buying 650 shares of Rio Tinto at £37.25 per share. You’ve traded less than 3 times on your share dealing account, so you don’t qualify for our £3 commission rate. You sell the holding within the same month.

Description Costs
Market spread = 0.5p
IG commission = £8 to buy and sell
Stamp duty = 0.5% of trade consideration when buying
PTM levy = £1 when buying and selling


Description Costs
Market spread = 650 x 0.5p
= £3.25
IG commission = 2 x £8
= £16
Stamp duty = 0.5% x 650 x 3725/100
= £121.06  
PTM levy = 2 x £1
= £2
Total cost = £142.31


Please note that all costs, including commissions, taxes, forex rates and spreads may vary, and are used for indicative purposes only.

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Notes to tables

To determine whether a particular charge applies, please call our helpdesk before you trade.

Commission charges are calculated as a flat fee, a percentage of the transaction value or as cents per share for US shares. Where we offer trading on shares that are dual-listed and fully fungible for settlement on both exchanges, the commission charges relevant to the country where the primary listing is held will apply.

We will let you know in writing which commission rates apply at the time you open your account.

Trading hours are as follows:

  • UK shares (LSE): 08.00-16.30 (London time)
  • US shares: 09.30-16.00 (New York time). US Shares trading under our 'US All Sessions' offering are tradable from 07:00-17:30 (New York Time)
  • European shares: Market hours vary depending on the relevant exchange, please call our helpdesk on 0800 028 8550 for details
  • Australian shares: 10:00-16:00 (Sydney time)
  • Orders may operate differently depending on the third party we send your Order to, in particular in relation to pre- and post-market sessions for US shares. Some US shares may be visible outside of normal market hours but are not currently tradable on our platform. If you would like further details about how Orders work or on the ability to trade US shares outside of normal market hours, please contact one of our dealers

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