Best UK online stockbrokers

 
Last UpdatedDec 292015

The table below compares the dealing charges and other fees of around 40 UK online stockbrokers to help you find the best stockbrokers for trading UK shares.

The cheapest UK online stockbrokers for one-off trades is X-O, at £5.95 per trade with no admin or inactivity fees for either regular share dealing accounts or ISAs. iWeb Share Dealing is even cheaper at £5 per trade, but charges a £200 one-off account opening fee (increased from £25 in March 2015). Other brokers may be cheaper if you plan to trade very frequently.

You can see details of what each column means by placing your mouse pointer over the top row of the table. Further information on each broker’s fees can be seen by placing the pointer over underlined entries in the table. If your browser does not support these pop-ups or you are viewing this on a tablet, you can view all these notes inline at the bottom of this page.

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

Looking for UK stockbrokers to buy international shares instead? Try the UK international stockbrokers list and the UK international stockbrokers comparison table.
 Standard rateStandard online dealing commission for UK stock trades only. Rates may be different for trades in international securities and telephone orders.Discounted rateReduced commissions for frequent traders or large accounts. Rates for online trades in UK stocks only.Reinvest
dividendsReduced rates for automatically reinvesting dividends back into shares of the company that paid them. Not all stocks will be available for dividend reinvestment.
Regular
investingReduced rates for making a regular scheduled investment into a specific stock. Not all stocks will be available for regular investing.
Standard
account feesAdmin, custody or inactivity fees for a standard account (not ISA or SIPP). VAT treatment of these fees is not consistent. Figures here include VAT where the stockbroker charges it.
ISA fees
(yearly)Admin, custody or inactivity fees charged on an ISA, expressed as a yearly figure. VAT treatment of these fees is not consistent. Figures here include VAT where the stockbroker charges it.
SIPP fees (yearly)Admin, custody or inactivity fees charged on an SIPP, expressed as a yearly figure. VAT treatment of these fees is not consistent. Figures here include VAT where the stockbroker charges it.Other charges
and notes
Transfer out fees, minimum account sizes, non-standard services, restrictions, one-off fees and other notes. This list is not comprehensive and other charges may apply in some circumstances.
 
AJ Bell
Youinvest
£9.95£4.95£4.95 if you make 10+ trades in the previous month.n/a£1.50No feeNo fee£20 / £60 / £100£5 per quarter for accounts under £10,000, £15 per quarter for accounts between £10,000 and £20,000, and £25 per quarter above £20,000.TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £25 per holding. SIPP: £30 (£25+VAT) per holding + £90 (£75+VAT).
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Alliance Trust
Savings
£12.50n/a£5£1.50£18.75/qtr
admin fee£18.75 per quarter.
£75£18.75 per quarter.£186£186 (£155+VAT) per year.TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account: £72 (£60+VAT).
ISA: £120 (£100+VAT).
SIPP £180 (£150+VAT).
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Barclays
Stockbrokers
£11.95£8.95
£5.95£8.95 if you make 10-19 trades in the previous month. £5.95 if you make 20+ trades in the previous month.
1% min £1
max £7.5
n/a£14.4/qtr
inactivity fee£14.4 (£12+VAT) per quarter. Waived if you trade at least once during the quarter.
£36
£18 (£15+VAT) per half year.
£186
£46.5 (£38.75+VAT) per quarter.
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Standard account: £30 per holding.
ISA: £30 per holding + £60 (£50+VAT) closure fee.
SIPP: £90 (£75+VAT).
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Beaufort
Securities
£8n/an/an/aNo feeNo fee£192£186 (£160+VAT) per year.Dividends, Dividend handling fee:
10% of the value of each dividend or cash corporate action, with a minimum of 25p and a maximum of £1.

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Standard account & ISA: £16 per holding.
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Bestinvest
£7.50n/an/an/aUp to 0.4%/yr
Tiered annual fee based on portfolio value. 0.4% for £0-250,000; 0.20% for £250,000-1,000,000; no further charge above £1,000,000.
Up to 0.4%
Tiered annual fee based on portfolio value. 0.4% for £0-250,000; 0.20% for £250,000-1,000,000; no further charge above £1,000,000.
Up to 0.3%
Tiered annual fee based on portfolio value. 0.3% for £0-250,000; 0.20% for £250,000-1,000,000; no further charge above £1,000,000.
TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account: £25 per holding.
ISA: £25 per holding + £60 (£50+VAT) closure fee.
SIPP: £25 per holding + £150 (£125+VAT) closure fee.
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Charles Stanley
Direct
£10n/an/an/a0.25%/yr min £20 max £1500.25% per year (min £20 max £150), charged pro-rata every six months. Waived if you trade six or more times in every six month period.0.25%/yr min £20 max £150
0.25% per year (min £20 max £150), charged pro-rata every six months. Waived if you trade six or more times in every six month period.
£120£120 (£100+VAT) per year.TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £10 per holding.
SIPP: £10 per holding plus £150 (£125+VAT) closure fee.
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Clubfinance
Frequent Trader
£2.50£1
£0.5
Trades charged at £2.50, but rebates £1.50 per trade for accounts worth over £250,000 and £2 per trade for accounts £500,000. Total rebates capped at £4,000 per year.
n/an/a0.24%
min £120
0.24% per year, charged quarterly and subject to a minimum of £30 per quarter.
0.24%
min £120
0.24% per year, charged quarterly and subject to a minimum of £30 per quarter.
n/aTransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £10 per holding.
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Computershare
£20n/a£1.50£1.50No fee£30
£30 (£25+VAT) per year.
n/aTransfersTransfer out:
Standard account: £35 per holding. ISA: £35 per holding or £50 for whole account transfer. ISA closure £60 (£50+VAT).
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Shareview
£12.50n/a£1.75£1.75No fee0.6% min £24 max £90
0.3% (0.25%+VAT) every six months, min £12 (£10+VAT) max £45 (£37.5+VAT).
n/aTransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £35 per holding.
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First Direct
Sharedealing
£11£9£9 per trade for subsequent trades in each quarter if you make nine trades in the quarter.n/an/a£10.50/qtr
account fee £10.5 (£8.75+VAT) per quarter. Fee applies per individual, not per account - so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, only one fee will apply.
£42 £10.5 (£8.75+VAT) per quarter. Fee applies per individual, not per account - so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, only one fee will apply.n/aRestrictions, Requires a current account with First Direct.
TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding.
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FXCM
Stocktrading
£12.5 or
£25£12.5 for trades under £2,000 and £25 above.
n/an/an/a£25/mth
inactivity fee
£25 per month, waived if you trade three or more times in the month.
n/aFees vary
Choice of third-party SIPP administrators with varying fees.
Minimum, Minimum account size: £20,000.TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account: £20 per holding.
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Guardian
Stockbrokers
0.1-0.35%
min £20-50LSE SETS electronic order book 0.1% (min £20).

LSE SEAQ quote driven 0.35% (min £50), by phone only with £5,000 minimum trade size.

LSE International Order Book 0.1% (min £20).
n/an/an/a£25/qtr
inactivity fee
£25 per quarter. Waived if you trade one or more times in the quarter.
£42
£42 (£35+VAT) per year. Charged by ISA administrator EPML.
Fees vary
Choice of third-party SIPP administrators with varying fees.
AIM, Small stocks that trade on the LSE's SEAQ quote-driven system are only available by phone, with a £5,000 minimum trade size.DMA, Offers Direct Market Access (clients can place orders directly onto the London Stock Exchange order book).IOB, Offers access to the London Stock Exchange's International Order Book.Minimum, Minimum account size: £6,500 for a standard account and for an ISA.TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £50 per holding (max £160).
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Halifax
Share Dealing
£12.50n/a2% max £12.50£2No fee£12.5£12.5 per year.£90 / £180£22.5 (£18.75+VAT) per quarter for accounts under £50,000, £45 (37.5+VAT) per quarter for accounts worth £50,000 or more. TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £25 per holding (max £125).
SIPP: £90 (£75+VAT).
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Hargreaves
Lansdown
£11.95£8.95
£5.95£8.95 if you make 10-19 trades in the previous month. £5.95 if you make 20+ trades in the previous month.
1% min £1
max £10
£1.50No fee0.45%
max £450.45% per year, subject to a maximum of £45.
0.45%
max £2000.45% per year, subject to a maximum of £200.
Corporate actions, Corporate actions processing:
£12 (£10+VAT) where the shareholder's instructions are required.

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Standard account, ISA & SIPP: £25 per holding + £30 (£25+VAT) closure fee.
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HSBC
InvestDirect
£12.95£7.95£7.95 per trade for subsequent trades in each quarter if you make nine trades in the quarter. InvestDirect Plus accounts only.n/an/a£10.50/qtr
account fee £10.5 (£8.75+VAT) per quarter. Fee applies per individual, not per account - so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, only one fee will apply.
£42 £10.5 (£8.75+VAT) per quarter. Fee applies per individual, not per account - so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, only one fee will apply.n/aRestrictions, Requires a current account with HSBC.
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Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding.
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iDealing£9.90
£9.9 for standard trades through retail service provider. For trades using DMA service, commission for LSE SETS is 0.1% (min £10).
n/an/an/a£5/qtr
admin fee£5 per quarter. An alternative Admin Free tariff with no account fee is available for standard accounts, but not ISAs or SIPPs. Trades will be subject to an additional charge of £2/ä?å3/$3.8 under the Admin Free option.
£20
£5 per quarter.
Fees varyChoice of third-party SIPP administrators with varying fees.DMA, Offers option of Direct Market Access (clients can place orders directly onto the London Stock Exchange order book) as well as conventional execution through retail service provider (RSP).TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding + £60 closure fee.
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IG£12£9
£6£9 if you make 10-19 trades in the previous month. £6 if you make 20+ trades in the previous month.
n/an/a£12/mth
inactivity fee
£12 per month if account is inactive for two or more years.
£12/mth
inactivity fee
£12 per month if account is inactive for two or more years.
n/aDMA, Offers option of Direct Market Access (clients can place orders directly onto the London Stock Exchange order book) as well as conventional execution through retail service provider (RSP).TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: No charge.
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Interactive
Brokers
min £6For trades valued at more than £50,000, commission will be £6 plus 0.05% of incremental trade value over £50,000, with the total capped at £29.

LSE International Order Book and USD-denominated stocks charged at 0.05% of trade value (min US$5).

EUR-denominated stocks charged at 0.1% of trade value (min €4 max €29).
n/an/an/a$10/mth
min fees
If monthly commissions are less than US$10, an activity fee will be levied to bring the total up to US$10. Waived for accounts worth US$100,000 (or non-USD equivalent) or more. For accounts worth less than US$2,000 the minimum monthly commission is US$20.
n/aFees vary
Choice of third-party SIPP administrators with varying fees.
AIM, Does not offer access to small stocks that trade on the LSE's SEAQ quote-driven system.DMA, Offers Direct Market Access (clients can place orders directly onto the London Stock Exchange order book).IOB, Offers access to the London Stock Exchange's International Order Book.Minimum, Minimum account size: US$10,000 or non-USD equivalent.TransfersTransfer out:
Fees not stated.
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Interactive
Investor
£10£5
£5 per trade for subsequent trades in each month if you make 10 trades in the month.
1%
max £10
£1.50£20/qtr£20 per quarter. Includes two standard trades (or trades to the value of £20 including regular investments). Applies per customer, not per account - so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, you will only pay one fee.£80£20 per quarter. Includes two standard trades (or trades to the value of £20 including regular investments). Applies per customer, not per account - so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, you will only pay one fee.Additional £96A SIPP administration fee of £96 (£80+VAT) per year in addition to the £20 per customer quarterly fee.TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding (no charge for up to 10 holdings in when account has been open for less than one year).
SIPP: £120 (£100+VAT) (no charge when account has been open for less than a year).
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iWeb
Share Dealing
£5n/a2%
max £5
n/aNo feeNo fee£90 / £180£22.5 (£18.75+VAT) per quarter for accounts under £50,000, £45 (37.5+VAT) per quarter for accounts worth £50,000 or more. Account opening, Account opening fee: £200 for first account (no charge for subsequent accounts or products).TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £25 per holding (max £125).
SIPP: £90 (£75+VAT).
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Lloyds Bank
Share Dealing
£15£11.50£11.50 per trade for subsequent trades in each quarter if you make 12 trades in the quarter.2%
max £15
£2£16/half yr
admin fee£16 every six months. Waived if you also hold a shares ISA with Lloyds.
0.6% min £30 max £144
0.3% (0.25%+VAT) every six months, subject to a minimum of £15 (£12.5+VAT) and a maximum of £72 (£60+VAT) per collection.
n/aTransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £10 per holding.
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Motley Fool
Share Dealing
£10£5
£5 per trade for subsequent trades in each month if you make 10 trades in the month.
1%
max £10
£1.50£20/qtr£20 per quarter. Includes two standard trades (or trades to the value of £20 including regular investments). Applies per customer, not per account - so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, you will only pay one fee.£80£20 per quarter. Includes two standard trades (or trades to the value of £20 including regular investments). Applies per customer, not per account - so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, you will only pay one fee.Additional £96A SIPP administration fee of £96 (£80+VAT) per year in addition to the £20 per customer quarterly fee.TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £25 per holding (max £125).
SIPP: £90 (£75+VAT).
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Saga
Share Direct
£11.95£9.75£9.75 per trade for subsequent trades in each quarter if you make nine trades in the quarter.1% min £1
max £7.5
£1.50No feeNo feen/aRestrictions, Available to over 50s only.
TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account and ISA: £10 per holding (max £100).
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Saxo Capital Markets0.1-0.35%
min £8-50LSE SETS electronic order book 0.1% (min £8).

LSE SEAQ quote driven 0.35% (min £50), by phone only with £5,000 minimum trade size.

LSE International Order Book 0.1% (min US$20).
n/an/an/a0.12%/yr (min €60) Custody fee of 0.12% per year, with a minimum of €5 per month). + £25/qtrInactivity fee of £25 per quarter. Waived if you trade one or more times in the quarter.£42£42 (£35+VAT) per year. Charged by ISA administrator EPML.Fees varyChoice of third-party SIPP administrators with varying fees.AIM, Small stocks that trade on the LSE's SEAQ quote-driven system are only available by phone, with a £5,000 minimum trade size.DMA, Offers Direct Market Access (clients can place orders directly onto the London Stock Exchange order book).IOB, Offers access to the London Stock Exchange's International Order Book.Minimum, Minimum account size: £6,500 for a standard account and for an ISA.TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £50 per holding (max £160).
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Selftrade£12.50£6£6 per trade for subsequent trades in each quarter if you make 100 trades in the quarter.£1.50£1.50£10.5/qtr
inactivity fee£10.5 (£8.75+VAT) per quarter. Waived if you trade one or more times in the quarter. Fee applies per individual, not per account - so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, only one fee will apply.
£0 / £42£10.5 (£8.75+VAT) per quarter. Waived if you trade one or more times in the quarter. Fee applies per individual, not per account - so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, only one fee will apply.£118.8£118.8 (£99+VAT) per year.TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding.
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Share Centre1%
min £7.50
£7.5£7.5 per trade on the frequent dealing tariff, which requires a £25 (£20+VAT) per quarter dealing option fee.0.50%0.5%
min £1
£1.8/mth
admin fee
£1.8 (£1.5+VAT) per month.
£57.6
£4.8 (£4+VAT) per month.
£172.8
£14.4 (£12+VAT) per month.
TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £25 per holding. SIPP: £25 per holding + £120 (£100+VAT).
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ShareDeal
Active
£9.50n/an/an/aNo fee£60£60 (£50+VAT) per year.£114£114 (£95+VAT) per year.TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £12 (£10+VAT) per holding. Account transfer or closure £60 (£50+VAT).
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SharePrice£9 mobile
£10 online
n/an/an/aNo fee£30£30 (£25+VAT) per year.n/aTransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding.
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SVS Securities
£7.95n/an/an/aNo feeNo feen/aCorporate actions, Corporate action processing charge: £10.TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding.
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TD Direct
Investing
£12.50£8.95
£5.95£8.95 if you average 10-19 eligible trades per month across the last three months. £5.95 if you average 20+ eligible trades per month across the last three months.
£1.50£1.50£24/half year
inactivity fee
£24 (£20+VAT) every six months. Waived if you trade one or more times in six months, have an account worth £15,000 or more, have funds worth £10,000 or more, or have a TD Direct ISA or SIPP.
£0 / £36
£36 (£30+VAT) per year. Waived for ISAs worth more £5,100 or more, or if you have a regular investing facility set up.
0.6% min £96 max £240
0.3% (0.25%+VAT) every six months, subject to a minimum of £48 (£40+VAT) and a maximum of £120 (£100+VAT) per six months.
TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account, ISA & SIPP: No charge.
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Trustnet
Direct
£10£6
£6 per trade for subsequent trades in each month if you make 10 trades in the month.
1%
max £10
£20.25%/yr min
£20 max £200
0.25% per year, charged quarterly, subject to an annual minimum of £20 and an annual maximum of £200.
0.25% min
£20 max £200
0.25% per year, charged quarterly, subject to an annual minimum of £20 and an annual maximum of £200.
Additional £96A SIPP administration fee of £96 (£80+VAT) per year in addition to the £20 per customer quarterly fee.TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding.
SIPP: £120 (£100+VAT).
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X-O
£5.95n/an/an/aNo feeNo fee£114
£114 (£95+VAT) per year.
TransfersTransfer out:
Standard account, ISA & SIPP: £18 (£15+VAT) per holding. Closure fee of £60 (£50+VAT) for ISAs.
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Notes for the UK online stockbrokers comparison table

VAT. Fees include VAT at 20% where applicable. Fee schedules are not always clear whether a charge is exempt, inclusive of VAT or subject to VAT in addition. In theory, dealing commissions, custody fees and stock transfer fees are VAT exempt, while administrative charges are subject to VAT. Unfortunately, different stockbrokers classify functionally similar fees in different ways, so an annual account fee may be called a custody fee (VAT exempt) at one firm and a general admin fee (subject to VAT) at another.

Trade types. Rates shown apply to standard UK online trades only. Trading by telephone, in international stocks or in any other than UK-listed ordinary shares will often mean different charges. For international stock rates, see the UK international stockbrokers table.

Residency. Most UK stockbrokers will not accept non-resident retail investors due to UK money laundering regulations, although it’s always worth checking with the firm in question. Those that have been reported to accept non-residents at least some of the time include TD Direct Investing (both through its overseas resident account and its Luxembourg subsidiary TD Direct Investing International), Charles Stanley and SVS Securities. Interactive Brokers and Saxo Bank (the parent firm of Saxo Capital Markets) will accept clients of most nationalities, but possibly not through their UK offices. See this update on UK stockbrokers for non residents.

Who’s who. The proliferation of white label services (where a trading platform is rebadged under another firm’s name), introducing brokers and rebranding exercises can make it difficult to keep track of which brokers operate which services. These are some of the main brand changes and business relationships involving firms listed in the table.

  1. AJ Bell Youinvest was formerly known as Sippdeal. It rebranded in November 2013, but the service is unchanged.
  2. HB Markets Online and Simply Stockbroking merged to become Beaufort Sharedealing in April 2013, and then rebranded as Beaufort Securities in August 2014.
  3. Charles Stanley Direct was formerly known as Fastrade. It relaunched in early 2013 with a new brand and different fees.
  4. Computershare share dealing is a white label service provided by TD Direct Investing.
  5. Guardian Stockbrokers is an introducing broker to Saxo Capital Markets.
  6. HSBC InvestDirect/InvestDirect Plus and First Direct Sharedealing are both part of the HSBC group, but offer different services and fees. Both require a current account with the relevant bank.
  7. iWeb Share Dealing and Lloyds Bank Share Dealing belong to the same group as Halifax (Lloyds Banking Group) and are the same underlying service with different levels of fees.
  8. Motley Fool Share Dealing is a white label service provided by Interactive Investor.
  9. NatWest Stockbrokers/RBS Sharedealing was a joint venture operated by TD Direct Investing. TD took full control and moved clients over to the TD Direct service in January 2015.
  10. Saga Share Direct is a white label service provided by Selftrade. Like most Saga products, it’s only available to the over 50s.
  11. ShareDeal Active and X-O are both owned and operated by Jarvis Investment Management, but offer different services and fees.
  12. SharePrice is owned and operated by Interactive Investor, with different fees.
  13. Trustnet Direct is a white label service provided by Interactive Investor.
  14. TD Direct Investing was formerly known as TD Waterhouse. It rebranded in November 2011, but the service is unchanged.
Information in the UK online stockbrokers comparison table comes from the stockbrokers’ websites, conversations with staff members and feedback from 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 notify me using the contact form.
Notes from table, for browsers that don’t support pop-ups

Standard rate: Standard online dealing commission for UK stock trades only. Rates may be different for trades in international securities and telephone orders.
Discounted rate: Reduced commissions for frequent traders or large accounts. Rates for online trades in UK stocks only.
Reinvest dividends: Reduced rates for automatically reinvesting dividends back into shares of the company that paid them. Not all stocks will be available for dividend reinvestment.
Regular investing: Reduced rates for making a regular scheduled investment into a specific stock. Not all stocks will be available for regular investing.
Standard account fees: Admin, custody or inactivity fees for a standard account (not ISA or SIPP). VAT treatment of these fees is not consistent – figures here include VAT where the stockbroker charges it.
ISA fees: Admin, custody or inactivity fees charged on an ISA, expressed as a yearly figure. VAT treatment of these fees is not consistent – figures here include VAT where the stockbroker charges it.
SIPP fees: Admin, custody or inactivity fees charged on an SIPP, expressed as a yearly figure. VAT treatment of these fees is not consistent – figures here include VAT where the stockbroker charges it.
Other charges and notes: Transfer out fees, minimum account sizes, non-standard services, restrictions, one-off fees and other notes. This list is not comprehensive and other charges may apply in some circumstances.

AJ Bell Youinvest
Discounted rate: £4.95 if you make 10+ trades in the previous month.
SIPP: £5 per quarter for accounts under £10,000, £15 per quarter for accounts between £10,000 and £20,000, and £25 per quarter above £20,000.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £25 per holding. SIPP: £30 (£25+VAT) per holding + £90 (£75+VAT).

Alliance Trust Savings
Account fee: £18.75 per quarter admin fee.
ISA fee: £18.75 per quarter admin fee.
SIPP fee: £186 (£155+VAT) per year.
Transfer out: Standard account: £72 (£60+VAT). ISA: £120 (£100+VAT). SIPP £180 (£150+VAT).

Barclays Stockbrokers
Discounted rate: £8.95 if you make 10-19 trades in the previous month. £5.95 if you make 20+ trades in the previous month.
Account fee: £14.4 (£12+VAT) per quarter. Waived if you trade at least once during the quarter.
ISA fee: £18 (£15+VAT) per half year.
SIPP fee: £46.5 (£38.75+VAT) per quarter.
Transfer out: Standard account: £30 per holding. ISA: £30 per holding + £60 (£50+VAT) closure fee. SIPP: £90 (£75+VAT).

Beaufort Securities
Dividend handling fee: 10% of the value of each dividend or cash corporate action, with a minimum of 25p and a maximum of £1.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £16 per holding.
SIPP fee: £192 (£160+VAT) per year.

Bestinvest
Account fee: Tiered annual fee based on portfolio value. 0.4% for £0-250,000; 0.20% for £250,000-1,000,000; no further charge above £1,000,000.
ISA fee: Tiered annual fee based on portfolio value. 0.4% for £0-250,000; 0.20% for £250,000-1,000,000; no further charge above £1,000,000.
SIPP fee: Tiered annual fee based on portfolio value. 0.3% for £0-250,000; 0.20% for £250,000-1,000,000; no further charge above £1,000,000.
Transfer out: Standard account: £25 per holding. ISA: £25 per holding + £60 (£50+VAT) closure fee. SIPP: £25 per holding + £150 (£125+VAT) closure fee.

Charles Stanley Direct
Account fee: 0.25% per year (min £20 max £150), charged pro-rata every six months. Waived if you trade six or more times in every six month period.
ISA fee: 0.25% per year (min £20 max £150), charged pro-rata every six months. Waived if you trade six or more times in every six month period.
SIPP fee: £120 (£100+VAT) per year.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £10 per holding. SIPP: £10 per holding plus £150 (£125+VAT) closure fee.

Clubfinance Frequent Trader
Discounted rate: Trades charged at £2.50, but rebates £1.50 per trade for accounts worth over £250,000 and £2 per trade for accounts over £500,000. Total rebates capped at £4,000 per year.
Account fee: 0.24% per year, charged quarterly and subject to a minimum of £30 per quarter.
ISA fee: 0.24% per year, charged quarterly and subject to a minimum of £30 per quarter.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £10 per holding.

Computershare
ISA fee: £30 (£25+VAT) per year.
Transfer out: Standard account: £35 per holding. ISA: £35 per holding or £50 for whole account transfer. ISA closure £60 (£50+VAT).

Equiniti Shareview
ISA fee: 0.3% (0.25%+VAT) every six months, min £12 (£10+VAT) max £45 (£37.5+VAT).
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £35 per holding.

First Direct Shares
Discounted rate: £9 per trade for subsequent trades in each quarter if you make nine trades in the quarter.
Account fee: £10.5 (£8.75+VAT) per quarter. Fee applies per individual, not per account – so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, only one fee will apply.
ISA fee: £10.5 (£8.75+VAT) per quarter. Fee applies per individual, not per account – so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, only one fee will apply.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding.

FXCM Stocktrading
Standard rate: £12.5 for trades under £2,000 and £25 above.
Account fee: £25 per month, waived if you trade three or more times in the month.
SIPP: Choice of third-party SIPP administrators with varying fees.
Minimum account size: £20,000.
Transfer out: Standard account: £20 per holding.

Guardian Stockbrokers
Standard rate: LSE SETS electronic order book 0.1% (min £20). LSE SEAQ quote driven 0.35% (min £50), by phone only with £5,000 minimum trade size. LSE International Order Book 0.1% (min £20).
SIPP: Choice of third-party SIPP administrators with varying fees.
AIM: Small stocks that trade on the LSE’s SEAQ quote-driven system are only available by phone, with a £5,000 minimum trade size.
DMA: Offers Direct Market Access (clients can place orders directly onto the London Stock Exchange order book).
IOB: Offers access to the London Stock Exchange’s International Order Book.
Minimum account size: £6,500 for a standard account and for an ISA.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £50 per holding (max £160).

Halifax Share Dealing
ISA fee: £12.5 per year.
SIPP fee: £22.5 (£18.75+VAT) per quarter for accounts under £50,000, £45 (37.5+VAT) per quarter for accounts worth £50,000 or more.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £25 per holding (max £125). SIPP: £90 (£75+VAT).

Hargreaves Lansdown
Discounted rate: £8.95 if you make 10-19 trades in the previous month. £5.95 if you make 20+ trades in the previous month.
ISA fee: 0.45% per year, subject to a maximum of £45.
SIPP fee: 0.45% per year, subject to a maximum of £200.
Corporate actions processing: £12 (£10+VAT) where the shareholder’s instructions are required.
Transfer out: Standard account, ISA & SIPP: £25 per holding + £30 (£25+VAT) closure fee.

HSBC InvestDirect
Discounted rate: £7.95 per trade for subsequent trades in each quarter if you make nine trades in the quarter. InvestDirect Plus accounts only.
Account fee: £10.5 (£8.75+VAT) per quarter. Fee applies per individual, not per account – so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, only one fee will apply.
ISA fee: £10.5 (£8.75+VAT) per quarter. Fee applies per individual, not per account – so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, only one fee will apply.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding.

iDealing
Standard rate: £9.9 for standard trades through retail service provider. For trades using DMA capability, commission for LSE SETS is 0.1% (min £10).
Account fee: £5 per quarter admin fee. An alternative “Admin Free” tariff with no account fee is available for standard accounts, but not ISAs or SIPPs. Trades will be subject to an additional charge of £2/€3/$3.8 under the Admin Free option.
ISA fee: £5 per quarter admin fee.
SIPP: Choice of third-party SIPP administrators with varying fees.
DMA: Offers option of Direct Market Access (clients can place orders directly onto the London Stock Exchange order book) as well as conventional execution through retail service provider (RSP).
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding + £60 closure fee.

IG
Discounted rate: £9 if you make 10-19 trades in the previous month. £6 if you make 20+ trades in the previous month.
Account fee: £12 per month if account is inactive for two or more years.
ISA fee: £12 per month if account is inactive for two or more years.
DMA: Offers option of Direct Market Access (clients can place orders directly onto the London Stock Exchange order book) as well as conventional execution through retail service provider (RSP).
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: No charge.

Interactive Brokers
Standard rate: For trades valued at more than £50,000, commission will be £6 plus 0.05% of incremental trade value over £50,000, with the total capped at £29. LSE International Order Book and USD-denominated stocks charged at 0.05% of trade value (min US$5). EUR-denominated stocks charged at 0.1% of trade value (min €4 max €29).
Account fee: If monthly commissions are less than US$10, an activity fee will be levied to bring the total up to US$10. Waived for accounts worth US$100,000 (or non-USD equivalent) or more. For accounts worth less than US$2,000 the minimum monthly commission is US$20.
SIPP: Choice of third-party SIPP administrators with varying fees.
AIM: Does not offer access to small stocks that trade on the LSE’s SEAQ quote-driven system.
DMA: Offers Direct Market Access (clients can place orders directly onto the London Stock Exchange order book).
IOB: Offers access to the London Stock Exchange’s International Order Book.
Minimum account size: US$10,000 or non-USD equivalent.
Transfer out: Fees not stated.

Interactive Investor
Discounted rate: £5 per trade for subsequent trades in each month if you make 10 trades in the month.
Account fee: £20 per quarter. Includes two standard trades (or trades to the value of £20 including regular investments). Applies per customer, not per account – so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, you will only pay one fee.
ISA fee: £20 per quarter. Includes two standard trades (or trades to the value of £20 including regular investments). Applies per customer, not per account – so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, you will only pay one fee.
SIPP fee: A SIPP administration fee of £96 (£80+VAT) per year in addition to the £20 per customer quarterly fee.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding (no charge for up to 10 holdings in when account has been open for less than one year). SIPP: £120 (£100+VAT) (no charge when account has been open for less than a year).

iWeb Share Dealing
SIPP fee: £22.5 (£18.75+VAT) per quarter for accounts under £50,000, £45 (37.5+VAT) per quarter for accounts worth £50,000 or more.
Account opening fee: £200 for first account (no charge for subsequent accounts or products).
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £25 per holding (max £125).
SIPP: £90 (£75+VAT).

Lloyds Bank Share Dealing
Discounted rate: £11.50 per trade for subsequent trades in each quarter if you make 12 trades in the quarter.
Account fee: £16 every six months.
ISA fee: 0.3% (0.25%+VAT) every six months, subject to a minimum of £15 (£12.5+VAT) and a maximum of £72 (£60+VAT) per collection.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £10 per holding.

Motley Fool Share Dealing
Discounted rate: £5 per trade for subsequent trades in each month if you make 10 trades in the month.
Account fee: £20 per quarter. Includes two standard trades (or trades to the value of £20 including regular investments). Applies per customer, not per account – so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, you will only pay one fee.
ISA fee: £20 per quarter. Includes two standard trades (or trades to the value of £20 including regular investments). Applies per customer, not per account – so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, you will only pay one fee.
SIPP fee: A SIPP administration fee of £96 (£80+VAT) per year in addition to the £20 per customer quarterly fee.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding (no charge for up to 10 holdings in when account has been open for less than one year). SIPP: £120 (£100+VAT) (no charge when account has been open for less than a year).

Saga Share Direct
Discounted rate: £9.75 per trade for subsequent trades in each quarter if you make nine trades in the quarter.
Transfer out: Standard account and ISA: £10 per holding (max £100).

Saxo Capital Markets
Standard rate: LSE SETS electronic order book 0.1% (min £8). LSE SEAQ quote driven 0.35% (min £50), by phone only with £5,000 minimum trade size. LSE International Order Book 0.1% (min US$20).
Account fee: Custody fee of 0.12% per year, with a minimum of €5 per month) and an inactivity fee of £25 per quarter (waived if you trade one or more times in the quarter).
ISA fee: £42 (£35+VAT) per year. Charged by ISA administrator EPML.
SIPP fee: Choice of third-party SIPP administrators with varying fees.
AIM: Small stocks that trade on the LSE’s SEAQ quote-driven system are only available by phone, with a £5,000 minimum trade size.
DMA: Offers Direct Market Access (clients can place orders directly onto the London Stock Exchange order book).
IOB: Offers access to the London Stock Exchange’s International Order Book.
Minimum account size: £6,500 for a standard account and for an ISA.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £50 per holding (max £160).

Selftrade
Discounted rate: £6 per trade for subsequent trades in each quarter if you make 100 trades in the quarter.
Account fee: £10.5 (£8.75+VAT) per quarter. Waived if you trade one or more times in the quarter. Fee applies per individual, not per account – so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, only one fee will apply.
ISA fee: £10.5 (£8.75+VAT) per quarter. Waived if you trade one or more times in the quarter. Fee applies per individual, not per account – so if you hold both a dealing account and an ISA, only one fee will apply.
SIPP fee: £118.8 (£99+VAT) per year.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding.

Share Centre
Discounted rate: £7.5 per trade on the frequent dealing tariff, which requires a £25 (£20+VAT) per quarter dealing option fee.
Account fee: £1.8 (£1.5+VAT) per month.
ISA fee: £4.8 (£4+VAT) per month.
SIPP fee: £14.4 (£12+VAT) per month.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £25 per holding. SIPP: £25 per holding + £120 (£100+VAT).

ShareDeal Active
ISA fee: £60 (£50+VAT) per year.
SIPP fee: £114 (£95+VAT) per year.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £12 (£10+VAT) per holding. Account transfer or closure £60 (£50+VAT).

SharePrice
ISA fee: £30 (£25+VAT) per year.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding.

SVS Securities
Corporate action processing charge: £10.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding.

TD Direct Investing
Discounted rate: £8.95 if you average 10-19 eligible trades per month across the last three months. £5.95 if you average 20+ eligible trades per month across the last three months.
Account fee: £24 (£20+VAT) every six months. Waived if you trade one or more times in six months, have an account worth £15,000 or more, have funds worth £10,000 or more, or have a TD Direct ISA or SIPP.
ISA fee: £36 (£30+VAT) per year. Waived for ISAs worth more £5,100 or more, or if you have a regular investing facility set up.
SIPP: 0.3% (0.25%+VAT) every six months, subject to a minimum of £48 (£40+VAT) and a maximum of £120 (£100+VAT) per six months.
Transfer out: Standard account, ISA & SIPP: No charge.

Trustnet Direct:
Discounted rate: £6 per trade for subsequent trades in each month if you make 10 trades in the month.
Account fee: 0.25% per year, charged quarterly, subject to an annual minimum of £20 and an annual maximum of £200.
ISA fee: 0.25% per year, charged quarterly, subject to an annual minimum of £20 and an annual maximum of £200.
SIPP fee: A SIPP administration fee of £96 (£80+VAT) per year in addition to the £20 per customer quarterly fee.
Transfer out: Standard account & ISA: £15 per holding. SIPP: £120 (£100+VAT).

X-O
SIPP fee: £114 (£95+VAT) per year.
Transfer out: Standard account, ISA & SIPP: £18 (£15+VAT) per holding, plus closure fee of £60 (£50+VAT) for ISAs.