Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

Share dealing

Buy and sell UK shares for as little as £3 commission when you open an IG share dealing account.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.

Share dealing

Buy and sell UK shares for as little as £3 commission when you open an IG share dealing account.1

Your capital is at risk

Please note Share Trading is available to Australian tax residents only

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 deal shares with IG?

Low transaction fees

Commission from £3,1 FX conversion fees of just 0.5%, and no admin fees on share dealing accounts or ISAs

Huge range of markets

Trade more than 16,000 shares from a range of global stock indices

Tax-efficient dealing

Invest via an IG ISA and pay no capital gains or income tax on your investments2

Free transfers

Transfer your existing shareholdings, ISA, with no charges for electronic shares3

Fairness in fees

Benefit from no sign-up or exit fees

Dedicated customer support

We're here 24hrs a day from 8am Sunday to 10pm Friday, and 9am to 5pm Saturday

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

How to deal shares with IG

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

Share dealing

Pay no more than £8 commission on UK shares. You’ll pay just £3 if you've placed 3 or more share dealing trades in the previous month.1

Transfer as many shares from your current provider as you wish, with no charges for electronic shares.4

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.3

The tax-free ISA allowance for 2018/19 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.

SIPP

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

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.2

IG SIPPs are administered by James Hay, and you'll need to create an IG share dealing account to open one.

A better share dealing service

We’re committed to finding you the best possible prices when you buy and sell shares.

Local denominations

Our prices are offered in local denominations, so you know exactly what you're paying. And our fee to convert one currency to another is just 0.5%.

‘At quote’ and ‘on exchange’

In addition to ‘at quote’ trading, we also offer execution 'on exchange'. This gives you the opportunity to interact directly with various lit and dark order books to find the best price.

See how we compare

We’ve created a comparison table so you can find out if we’re the best share dealing option for you. Compare buying shares with IG – via a share dealing account – against six of our competitors, and see how we measure up against other stocks and shares ISA providers.

[Data taken from competitor websites, correct at 31/12/2020]

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%

See the full comparison table

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 held with other brokers to us, with no charges for electronic shares.4

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.

Top FAQs

Share dealing is the buying and selling of a company’s shares, usually with the intention of making a profit.

With IG, ‘share dealing’ refers specifically to our non-leveraged investment service, as opposed to spread betting or trading CFDs on a share price. Find out more on our Help and Support site.

Shares are bought and sold on a global network of exchanges, referred to collectively as ‘the stock market’. Shares can usually only be traded when the relevant exchange is open.

With IG, you’ll deal shares through our online platform. Simply create a share dealing account, fund your account and log in. You’ll have access to thousands of markets in just a few clicks.

Or, find out more on our Help and Support site.

Shares are bought and sold on a global network of exchanges, referred to collectively as ‘the stock market’. Shares can usually only be traded when the relevant exchange is open.

With IG, you’ll deal shares through our online platform. Simply create a share dealing account, fund your account and log in. You’ll have access to thousands of markets in just a few clicks. 

Or, find out more on our Help and Support site.

We’ll deposit into your account as soon as we receive a dividend payment from any shares you own. The payment will appear as cash on your ledger. To find out more, take a look at our Help and Support site.

We’ll deposit into your account as soon as we receive a dividend payment from any shares you own. The payment will appear as cash on your ledger. To find out more, take a look at our Help and Support site.

Yes. To access live share prices log in to My IG, go to the ‘settings’ section and select ‘data feeds’.