International Investing

Why us for internationals?

Our straightforward share and fund account offers:

Trade International shares (markets listed below) for just £10, the currency exchange charge will still apply on international trades.

Our £20 quarterly charge includes trades up to the value of £20, and your ISA is free

Why us for shares and funds

Why Trade Internationals?

On our service you can trade shares across a wide range of US and European markets. You can also invest in funds that focus on a diverse mix of global companies and markets.

Investing in International shares and funds gives you the chance to:

  • Invest in high-profile companies not listed on UK exchanges
  • Diversify your portfolio by investing in markets not directly linked to the UK economy
  • Invest in emerging markets via international mutual funds and ETFs

Search for Shares

Which markets can I trade?

Country Stock exchangeTrading hours (Uk Time)
USNYSE, NASDAQ, NYSE + all main markets14:30 - 21:00. Closed on Monday 1 Sept
CanadaTSX and TSXV14:30 - 21:00.
GermanyXETRA08:00 - 16:30
ItalyMTAA & XMIL Milan08:00 - 16:25
FranceXPAR Paris08:00 - 16:30
NetherlandsXAMS Amsterdam08:00 - 16:30
BelgiumXBRU Brussels08:00 - 16:30

Canadian and Italian markets are quoted based on price as at last market close

Trading US Stocks

Eligible UK residents who are classed as a ‘foreign person’ for US tax purposes can complete a Form W8-BEN in order to receive income from US stocks at a reduced rate of tax, rather than the deduction of 30% US Withholding Tax. Residents of the Channel Islands and Isle of Man are not covered by the UK’s treaty.

Where we have registered a valid Form W8-BEN for your account, we will request that income is paid to us after deduction of the reduced rate of tax. Whilst we anticipate this will apply to all US holdings traded by us via our counterparty, , there may be occasions where the full rate of withholding tax has been deducted at source. We will pass on to you the full amount we receive and, where applicable, will provide you with an annual summary on a Form 1042 in order that you may claim back any excess tax directly from the US tax authorities.

Income from shares in US companies that are traded on the London Stock Exchange will not be covered by a Form W8-BEN and hence will be subject to the deduction of the 30% tax rate at source.

Completing Form W8-BEN: please log in to your account, click on 'Account Admin', then select 'Account details' and the 'Trading US stocks' option.

Please note: this is based on our understanding of current treaty arrangements and is provided for information only. We do not provide tax advice. For further information please refer to the US tax authorities or your professional tax advisor.

Open an account

Opening an account is easy and takes just a few minutes. You will need:

  • Your address details for the last three years
  • Your debit card details including bank account number and sort code
  • Your National Insurance (NI) number (If opening an ISA or SIPP)

Open an account

Transfer to Us

Switch your account to us today and get clear, low cost fees.

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Risk Warning

Please be aware of the risks involved.

The value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change. If in any doubt, please seek advice.

Contact us

Call our UK team on: 0345 200 3637
Calls to this number cost no more than
calls to 01 and 02 numbers.