Share Dealing Comparison

Share Dealing Comparison

Use the interactive Investment Superstore Share Dealing comparison tool to compare execution commissions and find cost-effective providers. 

We have also compiled a breakdown of key features to help you discover platforms that offer a wide range of functionality and additional services. 

 

Online Dealing Commission Comparison:

BrokerStandardFrequent
Hargreaves Lansdown11.955.95
TD Direct Investing12.505.95
Interactive Investor10.005.00
Share Centre**7.50
Equiniti12.5012.50
IG8.005.00
Nutmeg******

**The Share Centre charges 1% for standard accounts that do not pay £20+VAT per quarter

*** Nutmeg doesn’t offer individual share dealing instead their experienced investment team invests your funds in a diversified portfolio.

The above rates are subject to change. The above table uses each providers headline rate, please review the details of each companies charging structure below.

Share Dealing Platforms:

IG

  • Dealing Commission:
  • £8.00 0-9 trades, £5.00 10+
  • Annual Charge:
  • None
  • Special Features:
  • Automatically qualify for £5 share dealing if other IG products used in prior month.
  • All investment involves risk. You may get back less than you invested. Seek independent financial advice before undertaking any investments. Investment Superstore will accept no liability for action taken by any user of this website.

Hargreaves Lansdown

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  • Dealing Commission:
  • £11.95 0-9 deals, £ 8.95 10-19 deals, £5.95 20+ deals
  • Annual Charge:
  • None
  • Special Features:
  • UK's leading share dealing and fund platform
  • All investment involves risk. You may get back less than you invested. Seek independent financial advice before undertaking any investments. Investment Superstore will accept no liability for action taken by any user of this website.

Nutmeg

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  • Dealing Commission:
  • NA
  • Annual Management Charge:
  • 0.25%-0.75% up to £100k. 0.25%-0.35% beyond £100k*. There are also underlying investment charges, see Nutmeg's fees page.
  • Special Features:
  • Fully-managed or fixed allocation portfolios, low fees, professional management
  • Capital at risk. Please seek independent financial advice before undertaking any investments. Investment Superstore will accept no liability for action taken by any user of this website. *Nutmeg fee varies depending on the portfolio choice and amount you invest. See their pricing page for more information

TD Direct Investing

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  • Dealing Commission:
  • £12.50 0-9 deals, £ 8.95 10-19 deals, £5.95 20+ deals
  • Annual Charge:
  • £0 - £40+VAT
  • Special Features:
  • Annual charge scrapped if other TD products are held
  • All investment involves risk. You may get back less than you invested. Seek independent financial advice before undertaking any investments. Investment Superstore will accept no liability for action taken by any user of this website.

Interactive Investor

  • Dealing Commission:
  • Flat fee of £10.00, £5.00 after 10 trades are made in any month
  • Annual Charge:
  • £20.00 per quarter
  • Special Features:
  • Quarterly charge covers first two trades of period. Google Chrome Extension
  • All investment involves risk. You may get back less than you invested. Seek independent financial advice before undertaking any investments. Investment Superstore will accept no liability for action taken by any user of this website.

Share Centre

  • Dealing Commission:
  • Standard Account: 1%, Frequent Dealer Account: £7.50 (£20+VAT Quarterly Charge)
  • Annual Charge:
  • Up to £20.00 + VAT quarterly
  • Special Features:
  • Ability to chose between two accounts depending on frequency of trades
  • All investment involves risk. You may get back less than you invested. Seek independent financial advice before undertaking any investments. Investment Superstore will accept no liability for action taken by any user of this website.

Equiniti

  • Dealing Commission:
  • £12.50 Online
  • Annual Charge:
  • None
  • Special Features:
  • A good range of IPOs on offer for clients
  • All investment involves risk. You may get back less than you invested. Seek independent financial advice before undertaking any investments. Investment Superstore will accept no liability for action taken by any user of this website.

Why buy shares?

Shares are the backbone of the majority of investment portfolios. Whether it be an individual’s online trading account or a pension fund, shares are bought for capital appreciation and dividends.

Individual investors have an array of online share dealing platforms to choose from, each with their own charging structures and dealing commissions. The Investment Superstore Share Dealing Comparison Tool is available to help new and experienced investors to make an informed decision on which service is best for them.

Tax Efficient Investing

Shares can also be bought and sold with tax efficient wrappers such as Stocks & Shares ISAs and SIPPs.  

You can visit comparisons of these specific products to learn more about charges for each wrapper. 

Shares or Funds?

Many Share Dealing platforms also offer access to fixed-income products such as bonds as well as mutual funds such as OEICs and Unit Trusts. 

Equity funds are made up of shares that satisfy the mandate of that particular fund, for example ‘UK Income’ or ‘North American Smaller Companies’. Buying funds can help diversify your portfolio but attract high on-going costs. 

Overseas Shares

Many share dealing platforms will offer overseas shares which you can buy and sell just like UK listed shares. You may have to pay extra to buy overseas shares and some platforms can have a limited selection.

 

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