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.

Trading shares with IG

Start share trading with the world's
leading spread betting and CFD provider1

Share trading

Get everything a serious share trader needs, all in one place

  • Tax-free,2 leveraged dealing with spread betting
  • Direct market access (DMA) on CFD trades
  • More than 6000 international shares
  • Available on desktop, tablet and mobile


Share dealing

Pay no more than £8 commission on UK shares. You’ll pay just £5 if you've placed 10 share dealing trades in the previous month3

  • Prices offered both ‘at quote’ and ‘on exchange’
  • More than 6000 international shares
  • Low currency transfer costs, just 0.3%
  • Available on desktop, tablet and mobile

Share dealing

Online shares guide

A beginner’s guide to stock markets, shares and share trading

  • What is a share?
  • Why do share prices move?
  • Ways to invest in shares
  • What are dividends?

Shares guide

How do I trade shares online?

There are a number of different strategies you might use when investing in shares.

  • Look to invest in an individual company that shows strong potential
  • Track the performance of a sector or region by buying shares in related fields
  • Use funds or trusts to build a balanced portfolio in a variety of businesses

Alternatively, you can trade on share prices using a derivative product such as CFDs, which enable you to trade on the full value of the underlying shares while only putting up a small percentage as margin.

Leveraged trading such as this carries significant benefits and risks: your investment capital can go further, but your losses can also exceed your deposits.

Find out more about how to trade shares online

1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020)

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

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.

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