Shares & Companies

Why us?

Special promotion £2 to trade Shares, Funds and Bonds until 2015 (terms apply)

We offer one of the cheapest stockbroking services with a £10 flat fee for UK and International trades, a £5 frequent trader rate, regular investing from £1.50 and no additional charges for phone trading. Our quarterly fee of £20 covers the commission charge of two real-time trades or the value of £20 of trades, including regular investments.

Our trading service is backed by our extensive financial research, market opinion and integrated discussion boards – all of which are designed to give you confidence in your investment decisions.

New to Share Dealing?


Understand what shares are, how to go about researching them, and how to buy them once you have picked your favourite share.

Mobile trading

With our new trading platform you can trade on your mobile, wherever you are.

iPads and iPhone

Learn to trade

Learn about share dealing

Our videos explain the fundamentals of how to Open an Account, how to invest and the various options available including different order types and how to use your account. We’ll continue to add more videos on new topics.

Share Search

If you know what you're looking for, search for a share and read the research


Transfer your Investments

Transfer your investments to us so you can take advantage of our straightforward pricing and track and manage them from one place.

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See how our charges compare

Comparison: Real-time Trade Commission Standard Rate Frequent Trader Rate Trades required to qualify
Interactive Investor £10.00 £5.00 10 per month
Selftrade £12.50 £6.00 100 per quarter
TD Direct Investing £12.50 £5.95 60 in previous 3 months
Barclays £12.95 £6.95 25 in previous month
Hargreaves Lansdown £11.95 £5.95 20 in previous month
Information correct as of 01/02/13. Fee shown are for real-time trades and include VAT.
The standard commission rate applies to all initial trades. The frequent trader rate is payable based on the number of trades made in the current or previous period. Competitor rates shown are lowest available. Other pricing bands may apply between standard and lowest frequent trader rate shown.

Tax efficient accounts

If you’re paying tax on your investments, it makes sense to use all of your available tax allowances, so you can keep more of your potential profits for yourself.

What can I invest in?

Your Interactive Investor investment account lets you invest in a huge range of investment instruments, across a wide choice of UK and global stockmarkets.

Open an account

Open an account

If you already have an account with us you can

Sign in to your account

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.

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0845 200 3637
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Awards and Recognition


  • Best Consumer Platform – Aberdeen UK Platform Awards
  • Awarded Best Market Newsletter – City of London Wealth Management Awards
  • Rated first for the cost of our service and the quality of our content – The Platforum Guide 2013


  • Our new pricing was featured as Deal of the Week in June 2012 - Financial Times
  • Ranked first out of 23 fund supermarkets in May 2012 - Which? Magazine


  • Voted Winner – Value for money - Investment Trends – July 2011

Find out more on our About Us page

£5 Frequent Trader Rate

Introducing our £5 frequent trader rate. Make 10 UK equity trades within a month, and any further UK equity trades in that month will be charged at £5.
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Mobile Trading

Respond to breaking news, wherever you are, with our new web app. Review your holdings, search for shares and trade on the move.
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Open a Self-Select ISA

Open a self-select ISA and invest in funds, shares, ETFs and investment trusts - tax efficiently and with low cost trading and no ISA administration fee.
Open a self-select ISA