Share dealing: charges and fees

Pay zero commission on US share trades and just £3 on UK share trades when you trade three or more times a month.1

Your capital is at risk. The value of shares, ETFs and ETCs can fall as well as rise, which could mean getting back less than you originally put in.

Why buy and sell shares at IG

  • Low dealing cost

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

  • Huge choice of investments

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

  • Out-of-hours US shares dealing

    We offer you the opportunity to invest in a number of US shares while the market is closed

Out-of-hours trading involves a number of risks including lower liquidity than during the main market session, higher volatility which can lead to greater losses and wider spreads.

Trading fees

Zero commission on US shares if you place 3 or more trades in the previous calendar month, and just £3 per trade on UK shares.

Number of trades in previous calendar month2

Phone dealing

0 - 2 3+
US shares £10 £0 £50
UK shares £8 £3 £40
European shares3 0.1% 0.1% £50
Australian shares3 0.1% 0.1% A$50

2 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.

3 Minimum charge of €10 and A$10 for European and Australian shares, respectively.

Note for multi-currency accounts: The trading fees above 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. Changing your currency conversion settings influences the amount of commission you pay. Our team reviews these changes on a monthly basis, so it may take some time to update your account. Please be aware that changing from converting on 'instant' to 'manual' means that you'll no longer qualify for commission-free trading.

Foreign exchange

Our foreign exchange fee is very competitive compared to other brokers which is why IG is the platform to use to invest in US stocks. See here for a comparison to other brokers.

When you buy and sell shares in a currency different to your account currency, we will convert currencies at the time of execution based on the best available bid / offer exchange rates, plus our spread of 0.5%.

Foreign exchange fee


Custody fee

Our custody fee is a flat fee which means it does not grow as your investments grow, unlike at other brokers. It is also reduced by any trading fees you pay during the quarter.
If you place 3+ trades during the quarter, there is no custody fee to pay.

Trades per quarter
0 3+
Custody fee £24 Free

You are also automatically exempt from the share dealing custody fee if you invest £15,000 in an IG Smart Portfolio account. See more information on our range of expertly managed portfolios here.

Note for custody fee: 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.

Other fees



Standard bank transfer


Voting on company matters


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)
Assuming all documents are valid, the transfer timeframe is three to six weeks


Each £100 (inclusive of VAT)
Assuming all documents are valid, the transfer timeframe is three to six weeks

Additional services4

Each £100 plus VAT

Deposit fee

Free if you make a deposit via credit card or PayPal

Additional notes:

4 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.

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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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.

Additional Information

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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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