Trading account

Trading account

  • An everyday dealing account offering a wide range of investments
  • No upper contribution limits
  • Manage your money in up to nine currencies
  • Manage on the move with our mobile apps
  • Trade online on our £6 Frequent Trader rate for your first three months

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Welcome to our secure and easy to use online Trading account with clear, fair and competitive pricing.

Our Trading account features and benefits

  • Easy to apply
    Apply on your desktop, tablet or mobile in less than 10 minutes.

  • Invest with no limits
    Unlike ISAs and SIPPs there are no annual contribution limits, plus you can get easy access to your cash when you need it.

  • Manage your money in multiple currencies
    You can hold up to nine currencies, including US Dollars, Euros and Sterling.

  • Wide choice of investments and markets
    Select from over 2,000 funds, UK (including AIM) and international shares, Investment Trusts, Exchange Traded Funds and more, with access to 17 global exchanges.

  • Manage on the move
    Quickly fund your Trading account and access your portfolio anytime, anywhere with our mobile apps.

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At a glance, why our Trading account is great value

  • Two commission rates - £10 and £6
    As a welcome, you'll be able to buy shares, funds, ETFs and investment trusts online at our frequent trader rate of £6 for your first three months. After that you'll stay on our frequent trader rate if you average ten or more trades each month, or move to our standard £10 commission rate.

  • £22.50 fixed quarterly payment – gives you £22.50 of trading credits
    We ask you to make a flat payment each quarter and in return we look after your assets safely and give you £22.50 of trading credits, which you can use to pay for your commission charges. Your quarterly payment is non-refundable, however you are able accrue up to £90 of trading credits, so you’ll have plenty of flexibility on how and when you invest.

  • Market-leading regular investing and dividend reinvestment rates
    Our regular investing and dividend reinvestment commission rates are fixed at just £1 – providing attractive options to build your portfolio.

Download full rates as PDF

Please remember, the value of your investments may go down as well as up and you may not get back all the money that you invest. The value of international investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which might reduce their value in sterling. We may receive two elements of commission in relation to international dealing - Trading commission and our FX charge. Please see our Rates and Charges for full details of the costs.

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What you will need

Before you apply make sure you have the following information to hand:
  • Your address details (last three years)
  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your debit card details

Transferring to us

Transferring your other investments to us makes good sense. You can manage all your investments in one place and with ii your costs are based on how you invest not the value of your portfolio.

It's important you know that during the transfer process there may be a period of time when you'll be unable to sell your assets, how long this takes will depend on how complex the transfer is. However, we have a dedicated team who will ensure that your transfer is as fast and efficient as possible and you'll receive regular updates throughout the process.

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Interactive investor’s new pricing model makes it great value for investors looking to consolidate reasonably-sized pots in one place.

Jeremy Fawcett, Head of Platforum (October 2017)

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