Stock

Broker

Comparison

Compare simply, smartly and quickly the best share dealing brokers of the United Kingdom. We have made an independent comparison on rates, trading platform, investment products and much more! We have clearly presented the results so that you can quickly make the best choice!

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Investing for the long term

Shares are useful to invest for the long term, since you have a lot less risk losing your money than investing in CFDs and forex. When you invest in shares, you only make a profit if the price of shares rises. The costs for buying shares can be really high and differ a lot between brokers. In our share dealing brokers comparison you can clearly see which stock brokers are cheap and expensive. In addition, the brokers are clearly compared on many other points. Are you looking for something for the short term and do you want to invest in forex and CFDs? Compare the best CFD brokers here.

Where should you pay attention to?

When comparing share dealing brokers it is especially important to look at:

Investing involves risks of losses.

Top 3 best share dealing brokers of the UK

In general DEGIRO, Saxo Markets and FinecoBank are the best three stock brokers. These brokers excel at usability, reliability, education and customer support. Not surpising that most people are using one of the following brokers. But traders differ and have their own preferences, and therefore all brokers are compared on several important aspects below.

£ 0
per year*

Share rate: £1.75 + 0.014%

Service fee: £0

Customer service
4/5
Education
3/5
Usability
5/5
Trading platform
4/5
£ 0
per year*

Share rate: 0.10% min. £8

Service fee: 0.12% min. £12 PM

Customer service
3/5
Education
4/5
Usability
4/5
Trading platform
5/5
£ 0
per year*

Share rate: £2.95

Service fee: £0

Customer service
5/5
Education
4/5
Usability
4/5
Trading platform
4.5/5

* Estimated annual costs with £10,000 one-time investment, £100 monthly investment and an average investment profile. Investing involves risks of losses.

If you invest regularly, it is important to look at the level of the transaction fees. These commissions are charged every time you make an investment. A number of brokers apply a minimum fee and a certain percentage on top of your investment. If you are not such an active investor, it is important to look at the service fee. This custody fee is often charged as a fixed amount per month plus a certain percentage of your investment. Interactive Investor however, only charges a flat-fee per month. Below you can see a clear comparison of common transactions with associated transaction costs from different brokers. The level of the service fee or the custody fee of different brokers is also compared. A green box means that the relevant rate is lower than average, and a red box means that the costs are higher than average. The following rates are dated 01-07-2020.

Shares £1.000

Shares £10.000

Service fee £10.000

Average

£7

£9

£7.50 PM

£1.89

£3.15

£0

£2.95

£2.95

£0

£9

£19

£12 PM

£11.95

£11.95

£0

£8

£8

£24

£7.99

£7.99

€9.99 PM

Trading fees for share trading

£ 0
+ 0.014%
£ 0
£ 0
£ 0
or £3 if>3+ trades
£ 0
or 0.10%
£ 0
or £5.95 if>20+ trades

Trading fees for investing in funds or investment trusts

0 %
per year
0 %
per year
£ 0 0
+ 0.10 or £0
£ 0
£ 0
£ 0
or 0.10%

Custody fee

£ 0
£ 0
£ 0
£ 0
per quarter minus paid cmmissions.
£ 0
per month. Or upgrade to higher plan (£19.99 PM) and pay less commissions. Check details here.
£ 0
or 0.12% per month

There is quite a difference in the range of investment products at different brokers. All brokers offer shares, funds,  and ETFs in their product range. However, some do not offer ETFs, options, futures, CFDs or cryptocurrencies. In addition, there are large volume differences in the range of trade at brokers.

Stocks

Markets

Saxo Markets
36
DEGIRO
30
HL
21
Interactive Investor
17
FinecoBank
13
IG Markets
8

Options

Markets

IG Markets
29
Saxo Markets
23
DEGIRO
13
FinecoBank
4

HL

Interactive Investor

Futures

Markets

Saxo Markets
23
IG Markets
19
DEGIRO
15
FinecoBank
4

HL

Interactive Investor

Funds

#

Interactive Investor
3000
Saxo Markets
3000
DEGIRO
174
HL
164
FinecoBank
100

IG Markets

Bonds

#

Saxo Markets
40k
FinecoBank
5600
DEGIRO
870
HL
350
Interactive Investor
50

IG Markets

ETFs

#

FinecoBank
5500
DEGIRO
5000
Saxo Markets
3100
IG Markets
2000
Interactive Investor
1500
HL
1400

In addition to the investment products above, do you also want to have the option to trade in CFDs and cryptocurrencies? With one of the brokers below you can invest in both shares and the riskier CFDs and cryptocurrencies. FinecoBank, IG Markets and Saxo Markets are specialized in offering CFD trading. If you only intend to invest in CFDs, then you are better off with one of the specialized CFD brokers. Read everything you need to know about CFDs here and compare the best CFD brokers here.

Investing in CFDs

Investing in cryptocurrencies

Compare the best brokers quickly and easily using the static comparison tables below. The brokers have been compared on the most important points such as reliability, trading platform, trading instruments, fees, customer service, payment options etc. At the top the weaknesses and strengths of all brokers can be seen at a glance.

£ 0
per year*

# Active investors

400,000

Money guaranteed

£20,000

Reliability

4/5

Securities lending

Yes

Mobile app

Demo account

Minimum deposit

£1

Fees

5/5

Shares

£1.75 + 0.014%

Options

€0,75

Leveraged products

£1.75 + 0.014%

Futures

€0.75

Funds or trusts

€0-€7,50+0,10%

ETFs

€2 + 0.03%

Telephone order

£8.50

Service fee

€0

Forex

CFDs

Cryptocurrencies

Customer service

4/5

Education

3/5

Usability

5/5

Trading platform

4/5

Bank transfer

Credit card

PayPal

£ 0
per year*

# Active investors

300,000

Money guaranteed

£85,000

Reliability

5/5

Securities lending

No

Mobile app

Minimum deposit

£1

Fees

4/5

Shares

£7.99

Options

Leveraged products

Futures

Funds or trusts

£7.99

ETFs

£7.99

Telephone order

£49

Service fee

£9.99 PM

Forex

CFDs

Cryptocurrencies

Customer service

5/5

Education

2/5

Usability

5/5

Trading platform

4/5

Bank transfer

Credit card

PayPal

£ 0
per year*

# Active investors

178,000

Money guaranteed

£85,000

Reliability

5/5

Securities lending

No

Mobile app

Minimum deposit

£450

Fees

4/5

Shares

£3 – £8

Options

£0.10

Leveraged products

Futures

Funds or trusts

£8

ETFs

£8

Telephone order

£40

Service fee

£24 PQ – paid commissions

Forex

CFDs

Cryptocurrencies

Customer service

5/5

Education

5/5

Usability

4/5

Trading platform

5/5

Bank transfer

Credit card

PayPal

£ 0
per year*

# Active investors

100,000

Money guaranteed

€100.000

Reliability

5/5

Securities lending

No

Mobile app

Minimum deposit

£600

Fees

4/5

Shares

0.10% min. £8

Options

$0.85

Leveraged products

Futures

£3

Funds or trusts

0.10% min. £8

ETFs

0.10% min. £8

Telephone order

£50

Service fee

0.12% min. £12 PM

Forex

CFDs

Cryptocurrencies

Customer service

3/5

Education

4/5

Usability

4/5

Trading platform

5/5

Bank transfer

Credit card

PayPal

£ 0
per year*

# Active investors

1,300,000

Money guaranteed

£85,000

Reliability

5/5

Securities lending

No

Mobile app

Minimum deposit

£100

Fees

3/5

Shares

£5.95 – £11.95

Options

Leveraged products

Futures

Funds or trusts

0.45% per year

ETFs

£5.95 – £11.95

Telephone order

1% min. £20

Service fee

€0

Forex

CFDs

Cryptocurrencies

Customer service

4.5/5

Education

4.5/5

Usability

5/5

Trading platform

4/5

Bank transfer

Credit card

PayPal

£ 0
per year*

# Active investors

1,300,000

Money guaranteed

£85,000

Reliability

5/5

Securities lending

No

Mobile app

Demo account

Minimum deposit

£1

Fees

4.5/5

Shares

£2.95 – $/€3.95

Options

$2.50

Leveraged products

Futures

$0.70

Funds or trusts

0.25%

ETFs

£2.95 – $/€3.95

Telephone order

£0

Service fee

£0

Forex

CFDs

Cryptocurrencies

Customer service

5/5

Education

4/5

Usability

5/5

Trading platform

4.5/5

Bank transfer

Credit card

PayPal

* Estimated annual costs with £10,000 one-time investment, £100 monthly investment and an average investment profile. Investing involves risks of losses.