Share dealing

Looking for a competitive share dealing account?

We’ve compiled a table of the leading share dealing companies. Here you can easily compare the different offers, and apply for an account right away.

Company Charge per trade (UK) Annual fee (excl VAT) Inactivity charge Unit trusts Bonds   ISA   SIPP   Apply

Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves-Lansdown
£5.95 (min)
N
no
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Red Hot Share Dealing

rhsd-logo-small2
£12.50 flat rate, including telephone dealing. £10
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Interactive Investor

Print
£2 for new customers until 2015 (terms apply) £80*
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

The Share Centre

share-centre2
£7.50 (min) £18
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Fidelity

fidelity
£9.00 £60
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

Barclays Stockbrokers

Barclays
UK £12.95, international 0.15%-0.25% (min. £12.95-£17.95) £12 + VAT per quarter. Waived if trade in quarter
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

iDealing

idealing
£9.90 £60
N
no
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

NatWest Stockbrokers

NatWest
£15
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

Frequent Trader

frequenttrader
£0.50 0.35% (inc VAT)
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
N
no

TD Waterhouse

TD-Waterhouse-logo
£8.95
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

iWeb

iweb
£5
N
no
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

Selftrade

Selftrade2
£12.50
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

Share Crazy

sharecrazy
£9.99 £5
N
no
N
no
N
no
Y
yes
N
no

Halifax

halifax
£11.95
N
no
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

Fastrade

fastrade
£11.50 £10
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

A simple, secure way to open a stocks and shares ISA.

We've teamed up with a leading share dealing service to create a special dealing platform for Red Hot Penny Shares and MoneyWeek readers. It's called the Red Hot Share Dealing service.

  • It's easy to use. All you need to do is register an account – which takes ten minutes and is free.
  • Simple and clear fees. It doesn't matter how many times you trade a month, how much you invest or whether you deal online or by phone. We keep our prices simple.
  • Huge range of investments available. Every AIM and FTSE-listed share is available to buy through the platform – plus large caps, small caps, funds, investment trusts and ETFs.

Take ten minutes to register your account for free here.

The Red Hot Share Dealing service is provided by The Share Centre Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered in the FCA register under Reference Number 146768. Registered office: Oxford House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8SZ. Red Hot Penny Shares Limited receives commissions from The Share Centre Limited. Red Hot Penny Shares Ltd is an appointed representative of Fleet Street Publications Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered in the FCA register under Reference Number 115234. Red Hot Penny Shares Ltd Registered Office: Friars Bridge Court, Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NZ.

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