Advice on Buying Shares

Advice on Buying Shares

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£5.00 frequent trader rate
£8.00 standard trader rate
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Buy UK shares from £5 per trade based on 10 trades from the previous month. No admin or transfer fees. Custody fee of £24 per quarter, charged if you hold share dealing or ISA assets at the end of the quarter. Our website is completely free for you to use but we may receive a commission from some of the companies we link to on the site.

IG Share Dealing Account 

The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

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Trade from £1.75
+ 0.004% for UK stocks
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Access 60+ global markets. No inactivity fees, maintenance fees, or custody fees. Voted Best Low-cost Stockbroker at the 2016 Investors Chronicle and FT Investment and Wealth Management Awards.

Degiro Basic Share Dealing Account 

The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

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£4.95 frequent trader rate
£9.95 standard trader rate
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Frequent trader rate based on making at least 10 trades in previous month. Choose from over 4,000 investment funds. Voted ‘Best Share Dealing App 2015’  in Investors Chronicle and FT Investment and Wealth Management Awards and ‘Best online Share Dealing provider 2015’  in Your Money Direct Awards

AJ Bell YouInvest Share Dealing Account 

The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

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£5.95 frequent trader rate
£11.95 standard trader rate
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Online trading charges based on previous month’s activity. 20+ trades made in previous month is £5.95 a trade. 10-19 trades are £8.95 a trade. Less than 10 trades it’s £11.95.

Hargreaves Lansdown Share Dealing Account 

The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

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£11.50 standard trader rate
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Tools and research for the modern self-directed investor: Easy to use platform and wide range of investment options gives you control to tailor your portfolio to your needs. Annual platform fee 0.35%.

Charles Stanley Share Dealing Account 

The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

Advice on Buying Shares

If you are unsure about buying and selling shares directly you should speak to a financial adviser. Some share dealing account providers will also have advice services to provide advice on buying shares and direct investments in the stock market.

Share dealing accounts are offered by a range of different providers, including banks and building societies.

You can compare the trading costs for different accounts below, but bear in mind charges for advice on buying shares may be different. Click on the links in the table below to find out what services these accounts can offer.

While share dealing accounts may provide advice on buying shares, they can also offer a range of other services including:

  • Options for dealing online, by phone or post
  • 24 hour access to your account via phone or internet
  • Access to a wide range of UK and international shares
  • Regular alerts and updates about the latest market events
  • Execution-only services or advice on buying shares

Use the table above to compare some of the latest share dealing accounts offers.

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. 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. 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.