UK international stockbrokers comparison table

 
Last UpdatedSep 202014

The table below compares UK stockbrokers who can deal in international shares. It includes both discount stockbrokers that offer cheaper online access to foreign markets and more expensive private client stockbrokers that can deal in overseas stocks by telephone.

You may want to begin by by reading the UK international stockbrokers guide for an overview of what’s available and then using this table to compare firms in more detail. Further information on fees and services are listed on each stockbroker’s individual page.

To find a stockbroker that can trade a specific international market, use the search function in the international stockbrokers directory.

All firms in the table are regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Looking for UK stockbrokers to buy UK shares instead? Try the UK online stockbrokers comparison table.
 
Markets available
Minimum commissions
Multicurrency account
Tax wrappers
Minimum investment
AJ Bell Youinvest (Sippdeal)
More details
Online: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA

Broker-assisted: Australia, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Africa
Online: £9.95

Broker-assisted: £29.95
NoISA, SIPPNone
Alliance Trust Savings
More details
Online: UK

Broker-assisted: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA
Online: £12.50

Broker-assisted: £40
NoISA, SIPPNone
Barclays Stockbrokers
More details
Online: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA

Broker-assisted: Japan, Malaysia
Online: min £5.95-17.95

Broker-assisted: min £17.50-100
YesHas ISA and SIPP but only a limited range of international stocks are permitted in an ISANone
Charles Stanley
More details
Online: UK

Broker-assisted: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USA
Online: UK £10

Broker-assisted: £25-125
YesISA, SIPPNone - but minimum trade sizes will need to be £5,000-10,000 to be cost-effective
Daniel Stewart
More details
Broker-assisted: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China B, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USABroker-assisted: min £52.50YesISA, SIPPNone - but minimum trade sizes will need to be £5,000-10,000 to be cost-effective
Halifax Share Dealing
More details
Online: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UK, USAOnline: £12.50

Broker-assisted: £25
NoISA, SIPPNone
Hargreaves Lansdown
More details
Online: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USAOnline: £5.95-11.95

Broker-assisted: min £20
NoISA, SIPPNone
HSBC
InvestDirect Plus
More details
Online: UK, USAOnline: ~£7.95-25YesISANone
iDealing
More details
Online: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USAOnline: min ~£5-£15YesISA, SIPP£1,000
IG
More details
Online: Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, UK, USAOnline: min £6-£12YesISANone
Interactive Brokers
More details
Online: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India (for NRIs only), Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USAOnline: min ~£0.5-8YesSIPPUS$10,000 equivalent
Interactive Investor
More details
Online: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, UK, USAOnline: £5-10NoISA, SIPPNone
iWeb
Share Dealing
More details
Online: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UK, USAOnline: £5NoISA, SIPPNone
Killik & Co
More details
Broker-assisted: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, UK, USABroker-assisted: min £30-70YesISA, SIPPNone - but minimum trade sizes will need to be £2,500-5,000 to be cost-effective
Motley Fool
Share Dealing
More
Online: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UK, USAOnline: £10-17.5NoISA, SIPPNone
NatWest Stockbrokers
More details
Online: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA

Broker-assisted: Sweden, Switzerland
Online: £12-20

Broker-assisted: min £36-50
YesISANone
Redmayne Bentley
More details
Broker-assisted: Australia, Canada, Greece (CFDs only), Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Western Europe, UK, USABroker-assisted: UK min £25, international min ~£35-125YesISA, SIPPNone
Saxo Capital Markets
More details
Online: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece (CFDs only), Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USAOnline: min ~£3-50YesISA, SIPP£5,000 for regular account, £50,000 for ISA
Selftrade
More details
Online: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USAOnline: £6-12.5

Broker-assisted: £17.5-40
NoISA, SIPPNone
Share Centre
More details
Online: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USAOnline: min £7.5NoISA, SIPPNone
Stocktrade
More details
Online: UK, US, Canada, major European markets

Broker-assisted: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, USA, Western Europe
Online: min £14.5

Broker-assisted: min £14.5
YesISA, SIPPNone
Sucden Financial
More details
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USAOnline: min ~£5-70YesSIPP£5,000 online, £20,000 telephone
TD Direct
Investing (TD Waterhouse)
More details
Online: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA

Broker-assisted: Sweden, Switzerland
Online: £5.95-17.5

Broker-assisted: £45.95-57.5
YesISA, SIPPNone
Notes on the UK international stock brokers comparison table

1. Be aware that some international stock brokers will charge low trading fees, but very high currency conversion fees. Make sure you take these extra costs into account – the currency conversion fees are listed in each stock broker’s profile.

2. Most UK international stock brokers will not accept non-resident investors due to UK money laundering regulations, although it’s always worth asking. One exception is TD Direct Investing, both directly and through its Luxembourg subsidiary Internaxx. The international firms Interactive Brokers and Saxo Bank will accept clients of most nationalities, although Saxo Bank will not accept US residents. See the update on UK stock broker accounts for non-residents for more details

3. NatWest Stockbrokers is a ‘white label’ product provided by TD Direct Investing, with slightly different fees. RBS Sharedealing is exactly the same as the NatWest-branded service. Other ‘white label’ UK international stock brokers are generally not included since you should go to the underlying provider for better rates. These include Motley Fool Share Dealing, provided by Halifax, and the building society share dealing services, mostly backed by TD Direct Investing. One possible exception is iWeb Share Dealing, which is owned by Halifax and will deal in the same international stock markets at slightly lower commissions.

Information in the UK international stock brokers table comes from the stock brokers’ websites and leaflets, conversations with stock broker staff members and conversations with investors who use the services. While I try to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date, I cannot guarantee that. You should always check current terms and conditions before opening an account. If you identify any errors or omissions, please email me using the contact form.