Buy and sell shares direct or invest in a fund

Shares are one of the names used for owning a share in a company listed on the stock market. Shares are also called stocks or equities.

With a share dealing account, you can buy and sell shares directly, online or over the telephone. You can also invest in shares through investment funds.

Use the table below to compare the latest offers on share dealing accounts, for competitive trading charges and different types of account:

Alternatively, compare investment funds on the Fair Investment Fund Supermarket »

Share Dealing Accounts Selection
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There are many different online share dealing services to choose from; a share dealinga account may offer:

  • Online access 24 hours a day
  • Real-time online dealing
  • Simple pricing – there may be an administration fee and dealing fees
  • Discounts for regular dealing
  • Real time share prices
  • A wide choice of investments
  • Market information and research tools

The majority of share dealing accounts are known as execution-only brokers, meaning you buy and sell shares without any financial advice. Some accounts may offer more expensive options where you can access advice on investing in shares.

You can also invest in shares using investment funds.

Compare Share Dealing Self Select ISAs
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 Important Risk Information:

This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. Investments in Stocks & Shares ISAs do not contain the same degree of capital security as investments in deposits. 

Stocks & Shares ISAs are designed as medium to long term investments of, for example, five years or more. The tax efficiency of ISAs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future.

Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information for further details. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice.