Step by Step Guide to Opening an Account

Step 1

Register for free now and access a wealth of information and tools.

Step 2

Apply for an investment account. This should take less than five minutes.

Step 3

Set up your secure pin details and you should then be able to access your new account straight away. You are now ready to trade.

Step 4

You can fund your account by debit card (cleared funds transfer immediately) or by transferring existing holdings (see separate page for more information on how to transfer). Go to Transfer Funds on the top menu bar to get started.

Step 5

There are lots of ways to buy/sell your shares.

1. If you already have a portfolio set up on Interactive Investor, you can simply click on the 'Buy/Sell' link.

2. If you know the name of the stock you wish to purchase, put the name in the Search to Trade box on the top right of your account.

Step 6

Once you have bought them, your shares will immediately appear in the My Holdings section of your account.

Applying for an Interactive Investor investment account is free