Share trading

Go long or short on over 12,000 international shares with CFDs or spread betting, or buy and sell shares via our share dealing service.

Leveraged trading

Gain full exposure to a market while only putting down a fraction of the cost. Your profit or loss is based on the full value of the position, so you could gain or lose more than your initial outlay.

  • Spread betting

    Speculate on the direction the price of an asset will move, with profit or loss determined by how far the market goes. Profits are tax free and there’s no stamp duty to pay.1

  • CFDs

    Contracts for difference (CFDs) enable you to open a contract for the difference between the opening and closing price of an asset, with no stamp duty on your returns.1

Non-leveraged trading

Manage your own investment decisions with a share dealing account or an IG Smart Portfolio.

  • Share dealing

    Invest in shares and ETFs, with commission starting at just £5 on UK stocks.2

  • IG Smart Portfolios

    We’ll build, monitor and manage a diversified ETF portfolio, tailored to your goals and risk profile. 

  • Stocks and shares ISA

    Add an ISA to take advantage of our great share dealing rates, without paying capital gains tax or income tax.1


    No capital gains tax to pay, and tax relief on contributions.1 IG SIPPs are administered by James Hay.

Find a share to trade

Use our market finder tool to find charts, data, sentiment and news on the shares you want to trade.

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Shares prices

Markets Bid Offer Change
Apple Inc (All Sessions)
Facebook Inc (All Sessions)
AstraZeneca PLC - ADR
Lloyds Banking Group PLC
Rio Tinto PLC

Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

Why trade shares with IG?

  • Tax-efficient share trading1

    Spread bet, trade CFDs or open a stocks and shares ISA to maximise your tax efficiency

  • Access over 12,000 markets

    Low margins and competitive spreads on a wide range of popular, global stocks

  • Direct market access (DMA)

    View market depth and interact with the order book. Benefit from greater control, functionality and liquidity

  • Trade shares on margin

    Gain full exposure using a small deposit with spread betting or CFDs, but remember that leverage will bring increased risk

  • Low currency conversion fee

    Trade international shares with a 0.5% transfer fee on foreign currency balances

Shares costs and details

For full details for all our shares, follow the link to our help area.

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It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

What is share trading?

Shares are one of the most popular and well-known financial instruments. When you buy a share, you’re buying a small part - or ‘unit of ownership’ - in a company. So if you’re considering trading shares, it’s extremely important to research both the company and the industry that it’s in.

An added benefit of owning shares is receiving dividends. They represent your share of the company’s profits and are usually paid out twice a year. The amount you receive depends on how much the management distributes to shareholders, and how much it reinvests back into the business.

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  • Take a closer look at our dealing platform and risk-management tools

  • Learn how to identify and act on new opportunities

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

2 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.

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% 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.