Share dealing

Invest in over 6,000 US, UK and European shares commission-free with one of Freetrade’s share dealing accounts.

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Other charges apply. See our full pricing table.

When you invest, your capital is at risk. Authorised and regulated by the FCA.

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Why open a share dealing account with Freetrade?

Investing is one of the best ways to grow your savings over the long term. That’s why we make it simple. Please remember the value of any investment can fall as well as rise, so you may get back less than you invested. 

Commission-free share dealing

We don’t charge commission when you buy or sell shares. Other charges may apply.

One platform, three share dealing accounts

Build a flexible and tax-efficient investment strategy with a General Investment Account (GIA), ISA and SIPP.

Award-winning share dealing app

Great for beginner and experienced investors. Analyse your portfolio and find new investment ideas.

Fractional shares

Own a fraction of even the most expensive US shares.
Start from £2.

A portfolio for you, by you

Choose from thousands of US, UK & European shares as well as ETFs & Investment trusts.

Fast, friendly support

Customer support from real humans. Whatever your question, we’re here to

Please remember, tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in future.

Get started with share dealing

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Get to grips with the basics. Check out how to invest
in stocks
.

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Freetrade
app

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Open your
account

Choose your Freetrade share dealing account, it could be a GIA, ISA or SIPP account.

Buy & sell

Invest in over 6,000 stocks commission-free.

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markets

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Keep
investing
simple

Diversify your portfolio and invest regularly, make
it a habit.

Please remember, any investment you make can
rise as well as fall in value and you may get back less
than what you initially invested.

What you can invest in

UK stocks

Be part of the UK’s growth. Invest in companies across the main and AIM markets.

Overseas shares

Build a global portfolio with access to US and
European shares.

EFTs

Ready-made baskets of stocks and other assets to help diversify your portfolio. 

Full list of ETFs.

Investment trusts

Let someone else do the stock-picking. Access a range of sectors, geographies and markets in one go.

Full list of investment trusts.

REITs

Real estate doesn’t have to mean shops or second homes. Long term trends like data centres and digital infrastructure, could become part of your portfolio.

Full list of REITs.

SPACs

Offering experienced investors another way to invest in companies new to stock markets.

Full list of SPACs.

IPOs

Invest in companies that have just arrived on stock markets.

See our IPO calendar.

Ethical investing

Invest in the companies solving the world’s problems.
Check out ethical investing.

Share dealing accounts

General Investment
Account

Flexible, unlimited investing. Commission-free share dealing. Buy and sell shares instantly during stock market opening hours.

Free
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Stocks & Shares
ISA

Invest tax-efficiently and commission-free. The stocks and shares ISA costs £3 per month, so your investments can grow without your account fees growing too.

£3

Per Month

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Freetrade Plus

Get even more from your money. Plus offers 3% interest on cash between investments, up to a max deposit of £4,000, more stocks and order types. Your Plus membership includes a stocks and shares ISA.

£9.99

Per Month

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Freetrade SIPP

Give your pensions a new home with a fixed, low-cost SIPP account. Take control over your retirement savings, deposit regularly and bring old pensions under one roof. 

£9.99

Per Month

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When you invest, your
capital is at risk.

See our full pricing table.

Compare share dealing platforms

See how share dealing with Freetrade measures up against other providers.

Disclaimer: Comparisons to other share dealing account providers are based on published costs on their websites as of 28 January 2022, for a portfolio size of £5,000 and trades on shares and ETFs.

Comparison Disclosure ⓘ

Hargreaves Lansdown:
Share dealing account is free of charge for shares. Fee per trade reduces depending on the number of trades in the previous month. Starting at £11.95 per trade then declining to £8.95 per trade for 10-19 trades, and £5.95 for 20 or more trades. FX fees is 1.0% for the first £5,000 trade, this then reduces to 0.75% after the first trade of £5,000, 0.5% for the next £10,000 and to 0.25% for over £20,000 value of trades.

Interactive Investor:
The ii share dealing account costs £9.99 per month. One free trade per month, then £7.99 per trade. FX fee reduces on a tiered scale. For trades under £25,000 the FX fee is 1.5%,   £25,000 - £49,999 is 1.25%, £50,000 - £99,999.99 is 1%, £100,000 - £599,999 is 0.5%, and £600,000 - £999,999.99 is 0.25%

AJ Bell:
Share dealing account charges of 0.25% of the value of the shares in your account, max £3.50 per month. Each trade of shares and ETFs is £9.95 (or £4.95 if there were 10 or more online share deals in the previous month). FX rate is 1% for the first £10,000, 0.75% for the next £10,000, 0.5% for the next £10,000 and is 0.25% for values over £30,000.

Share dealings FAQs

What is share dealing?

Share dealing is really just another way to describe investing in companies. 
You can either buy shares in individual companies or invest in a ready-made basket of shares through products like ETFs and investment trusts.

How does share dealing work?

While buying or selling a share takes a few seconds, people invest to grow their savings over five, ten, twenty years and beyond. Most investors buy shares in a company because they think the company, and in turn, their share of it will grow in value over time. The other key reason people buy shares is that some of them might pay a dividend (a way of saying the company pays out part of its profits to its shareholders).

You can take the dividends as cash to spend or reinvest them and boost your investment pot. Neither of these outcomes is a given, shares prices move up and down and dividends are never guaranteed. However, by being able to leave your money invested for longer you are more likely to benefit from the rise in stock markets over time. 

Do I pay tax on share dealing?

There are a few taxes you need to know about when you are buying and selling shares, we’ve covered them in detail in our guide to UK investment taxes

Should I keep my shares in a GIA, ISA or SIPP account?

There is no right or wrong answer here, where you keep your shares is up to you. 
A GIA does what it says on the tin it’s an everyday account for you to hold your investments in. ISAs are similar but also offer to shelter your shares from the big UK investment taxes like capital gains tax and income tax. SIPPs are also a tax-efficient investment account but they’re designed for retirement, so you can’t access your investments until you are at least 55 years old (rising to 57 in 2028). Compare share dealing accounts using our guides: ISA vs GIA and ISA vs SIPP

Please remember, tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in future.

Can I transfer shares from another broker?

Yes, as long as we have the stocks in our stock universe, you can transfer your stocks from other brokers to Freetrade. If there’s an exception and a stock cannot be transferred, we will always contact you to discuss your options during the transfer process. If you have any doubts about whether a stock can be transferred, get in touch with our team. 

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