Comparison table

Compare buying shares with IG – via a share dealing account – against six of our competitors, to find the best share dealing option for you.

You’ll also see how we compare to other stocks and shares ISA providers. With market-leading rates, no admin fee for your ISA, and low conversion on international shares, it’s clear to see why more and more people are choosing to invest with IG.

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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.

Find the best provider for you

[Data taken from competitor websites, correct at 03/01/2017]

Provider IG Hargreaves Lansdown Barclays Halifax HSBC Selftrade TD Direct Investing
Standard commission rate (UK shares) £8 £11.95 £11.95 £12.50 £10.50 £11.75 12.50
Best commission rate (UK shares) £5 £5.95 £5.95 n/a £7.95 £6 £5.95
How to qualify for the best rate Place 10 trades, or one leveraged trade, per month Place 20 trades per month Place 20 trades per month n/a Place 9 trades per quarter (Plus account only) Place 20 trades per month Place an average of 20 trades per month for three consecutive months
ISA admin fee No 0.45% up to £45pa £36pa £12.50pa £42pa No Free if ISA over £5100, or have a Regular Investing facility set up, £36pa otherwise
Standard commission rate on US shares 2 cents per share, minimum of $15 £11.95 1.75% (min £45) £12.50 $29.95 (Plus account only) £12.50 + 0.5% of trade value £12.50
FX conversion fee 0.30% 1.50%1.75% 1.25% 0.00% 0.50% 1.50%
Total cost to you on a US share trade of $50001 £24.42 £73 £142.46 £63.38 £24.38 £53.20 £73.55
Commission on trades placed by phone £40 1% (min £20, max £50) £17.50 – £75 £25 £29.95 £17.50 Online share dealing rate + £40

Remember our share dealing account doesn’t just stand out on price: our pricing and execution technology helps you find the best available price on every trade, and our integrated analysis tools keep you ahead of the curve.

For more information on buying shares with IG, take a look at our share dealing page.

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