Grow your ISA, your way

Choose a flexible stocks and shares ISA to suit you, whatever your investment style.

  • Share dealing ISA – create and control your own portfolio, with up to 12,000 global stocks and ETFs to choose from
  • ​IG Smart Portfolio – tailored to your risk profile, your IG Smart Portfolio comes ready-made, and is managed by experts on your behalf

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 open a stocks and shares ISA with IG?

Low cost, no hidden fees1

Start investing with as little as £250 and benefit from transparent, low prices

Accessible and flexible

Monitor your investments easily and make withdrawals at any time without penalty

Award-winning provider

Voted 'Best Stocks and Shares ISA Provider' three years running in the Online Personal Wealth Awards, 2017, 2018 and 2019

Find out which ISA is right for you

Manage your own investments

Create and control your portfolio with our share dealing ISA:

  • Choose from over 12,000 global stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs),2 with a 0.5% FX conversion fee
  • Minimum deposit just £250
  • Commission from just £5 on UK shares for active traders3 (normally £8)

Choose a ready-made portfolio

We can take care of the decisions with an IG Smart Portfolio ISA:

  • Get a fully managed portfolio that’s tailored to your risk profile
  • Gain instant exposure to thousands of global companies and sectors with BlackRock’s iShares ETFs4
  • Start your ISA in minutes with as little as £500

Manage your own investments

Create and control your portfolio with our share dealing ISA:

  • Choose from over 12,000 global stocks and ETFs,2 with a 0.5% FX conversion fee
  • Minimum deposit just £250
  • Commission from just £5 on UK shares for active traders3 (normally £8)

Choose a ready-made portfolio

We can take care of the decisions with an IG Smart Portfolio ISA:

  • Get a fully managed portfolio that’s tailored to your risk profile
  • Gain diversified exposure to key global markets with BlackRock’s iShares ETFs4
  • Start your ISA in minutes with as little as £500

FAQs

What are the benefits of stocks and shares ISAs?

An ISA quite simply enables you to shield a portion of your income or capital gains from tax.5 Every year you receive an allowance – the maximum amount you can invest in your ISA. For 2018/19 it’s £20,000 and you have until midnight on 5 April 2019 to take advantage of it. Invest before the end of the tax year to maximise returns and shelter profits from tax.

There are two types of ISA – cash or stocks and shares. A cash ISA works rather like a savings account: you won’t end up with less than your original investment. However, low interest rates and the effect of inflation could mean your cash is effectively worth less in future.

With a stocks and shares ISA you’re investing in the stock market, where the potential returns are significantly higher. Plus, you can receive tax-free dividends on top of any capital growth. However, it’s important to be aware that your investments could also fall in value, leaving you with less than you paid in.

Will you manage my investment for me?

It’s your choice. You can design and control your own portfolio using our range of over 12,000 international stocks in our share dealing ISA, with low rates of commission.

Or you can opt for our Smart Portfolio ISA, and we’ll create a fully managed, diversified portfolio for you based on your risk profile. You’ll gain exposure to key global markets through BlackRock’s iShares ETFs.4

How much does it cost?

It’s free to open your ISA account, and you have complete flexibility to withdraw funds at any time without reducing your annual ISA allowance. We’re always transparent with our charges, so you’ll know exactly what to expect when you invest with us.

  • Share dealing ISA: commission starts from just £5 on UK shares for active traders3 (normally £8), and our FX conversion fee is only 0.5%. We charge a custody fee of £24 per quarter if you hold investments in your share dealing ISA at the end of the quarter. You may be exempt from this fee depending on your trading activity. For full details, see our share dealing charges.
  • IG Smart Portfolio ISA: we offer low annual management fees, and you’ll be able to see the total cost of ownership before you decide to invest. For full details, see our Smart Portfolio fees.
Can I invest in international shares and ETFs?

Yes, absolutely.

Share dealing ISA: we quote more than 12,000 shares from all the stock indices below. 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%:

  • 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

IG Smart Portfolio ISA: your portfolio will be built from BlackRock’s market-leading iShares ETFs, which give you a globally diversified multi-asset portfolio, weighted according to your risk appetite.

Can I open both a share dealing ISA and a Smart Portfolio ISA?

Yes, you can open both types of account within one ISA wrapper.

You can select your choice of shares from our extensive range, as well as accessing our ready-made, expertly managed portfolios, all in one place. Split your annual tax-free allowance5 between both types of account, in any proportion you choose.

Do you offer a cash ISA?

IG offers stocks and shares ISAs only.

However, if you want an expertly managed, ready-made investment without the hassle of selecting your own stocks, our Smart Portfolio ISAs may suit you.

Trusted provider

We’re an established FTSE 250 company with a 44-year heritage

Fully regulated

We’re authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Dedicated support

Our friendly, expert team is on hand from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday

Create your ISA

Start sheltering your profits from tax5 in three simple steps:

Share dealing ISA

  1. Choose 'share dealing' on the sign-up form
  2. Log in to your My IG dashboard
  3. Click 'add another account', then select 'add ISA'

Smart Portfolio ISA

  1. Choose 'IG Smart Portfolio' on the sign-up form
  2. Select 'ISA' then answer some risk profile questions
  3. We'll help you find the right portfolio for your risk profile

1 A custody fee of £24 is charged per calendar quarter if you hold investments in an ISA at the end of the quarter unless you fulfil certain conditions. Please see our share dealing charges and fees for more details.
2 Please read the ETF's prospectus or Key Investor Information Document (KIID) before investing.
3 Place 10+ trades on UK shares in the previous month to qualify for a £5 commission rate. Please note published rates are valid up to £25,000 notional value. See our full list of share dealing charges and fees.
4 iShares® and BlackRock® are registered trademarks of BlackRock, Inc, and its affiliates (‘BlackRock’) and are used under license. BlackRock makes no representations or warranties regarding the advisability of investing in any product or service offered by IG Markets Limited and its affiliates. BlackRock has no obligation or liability in connection with the operation, marketing, trading or sale of any product or service offered by IG Markets and its affiliates.
5 Invest up to £20,000 in an ISA in 2018/19 without incurring capital gains or income tax. Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.