Share trading product details

Compare the benefits and costs of spread betting, trading CFDs and share dealing.

Share spread betting

Spread betting is a tax-free,1 leveraged way to speculate on shares-price movements. You pay no commission or stamp duty, and can go both long or short on a huge range of stocks.

Region* DFBs Quarterly Bets
Near Far Very far
UK (FTSE 100) 0.10% 0.20% 0.40% 0.60%
US (major) 0.10% 0.35% 0.45% 0.60%
Europe (major) 0.10% 0.35% 0.45% 0.60%

Share CFDs

Contracts for difference (CFDs) enable you to trade shares on margin, with no stamp duty to pay. You can go long or short on a wide range of shares, and direct market access (DMA) is available for advanced traders.

Region* Commission
per side
Minimum
charge
(online)
Minimum
charge
(phone)
UK 0.10% £10 £15
US 2 cents
per share
$15 $25
Euro2 0.10% €10 €25

Share dealing

Qualify for our £5 commission rate on UK shares if you’ve placed one CFD trade or spread bet on a leveraged account, or 10 share dealing trades on a share dealing account, in the preceding month.

Transfer an ISA with no IG fees, and benefit from low 0.3% currency transfer costs on international shares.

Region* Commission
per trade
Minimum charge (online) Minimum
charge (phone)
UK £5 – £8 4 £40
Ireland 0.1% €10 €50
US 2 cents per share $15 $50
Germany 0.1% €10 €50
Netherlands 0.1% €10 €50

Compare accounts

Find out which account may be right for you:

Spread betting

CFDs

Share dealing

Markets Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities Over 9000 international shares
Commission Free (charge is in the spread) Shares only, from 0.1% on UK shares (see more details) From £5 per deal
Overnight funding Yes Yes No
Tax freeprofits Yes No Yes, within an IG ISA5
Traded in £ per point Contracts Units
Minimum trade size 50% of normal for first two weeks6 £1 per trade for first two weeks6 No minimum
Margin/leverage From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and margin factor for indices From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and margin factor for indices No
Platforms available All platforms except L2 All platforms Web platform, L2, mobile and tablet apps
Risk management  Full range of tools available Full range of tools available No
Demo account Yes Yes No

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