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For one day only, pay £0 commission for US and international trades. Terms apply.

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At a time when investors may be looking to diversify beyond just the UK, for one day only ii customers can trade US and international shares commission free.

The offer is open to both new and existing customers, and will apply to orders placed online and on our mobile apps that are executed on Wednesday 31st July 2019.

Please note, foreign exchange and government charges will still apply.

On your marks

The steps to enable an ii account for international trading are outlined below, so act now if you want to take advantage.

Offer timeline:

Wednesday 31 July 2019 (all times in BST)


Commission free trading offer begins


Australia market opens


Singapore market opens


Hong Kong market opens


Australia market closes


Germany, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Spain markets open.


Hong Kong market closes.


Singapore market closes.


US and Canada markets open.


Germany, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Spain markets close.


US and Canada markets close. Commission free trading offer ends.

Get set

To trade commission free you'll need an account that's enabled for international trading.

Open an account

If you don't already have an account with ii, then you can apply for a Trading, ISA or SIPP online. It only takes a few minutes to complete. 

You'll just need a few personal details to hand to submit the application. 

Enable live prices

Before we can give you access to real-time quotes, and prices on international markets, you need to complete the online exchange agreements.

Where to look? login > trading > trade now

United States dealing

Before you can buy US listed shares, you need to complete a W-8 form.

If you are a UK resident and your account is in your individual name you can complete the form online.

Where to look? login > account > useful forms


Please remember: The value of your investments, and the income derived from them, may go down as well as up. You may not get back all the money that you invest. The value of international investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which might reduce their value in sterling. We may receive two elements of commission in relation to international dealing - Trading Commission and our FX Charge. Please see our rates and charges for full details of the relevant costs. Foreign markets will involve different risks from the UK markets. In some cases the risks will be greater.
US and international investing with ii

Commission free trading terms and conditions

  1. A commission rate of £0 (the “Offer”) is applicable to all buy and sell orders of US and international equities placed via the ii website and using the interactive investor mobile apps. Orders must be executed between 1am (BST) on 31 July 2019 and 9pm (BST) on 31 July 2019 (the “Offer Period”) in order to be eligible for the Offer. For the avoidance of any doubt, any orders placed within the Offer Period but not executed until after the Offer Period has ended will not be eligible for this Offer and this Offer shall not apply to Contracts for Difference trades.
  2. The Offer is open to new and existing customers.
  3. Before you can buy US-listed shares, you need to complete the relevant IRS W-8 form. If you are a UK resident and your account is in your individual name you can complete the form online. We cannot guarantee that the process of either opening a new account and/or enabling the account for international share dealing will be completed before the Offer closes.
  4. These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with the Interactive Investor Services Limited (“IISL”) Terms of Service and the ii SIPP Terms (together, the “Terms of Service”). In the event of a conflict between these terms and conditions and the Terms of Service, these terms shall prevail.
  5. After the Offer has ended, the commission rates you will be required to pay will be as set out in our Rates and Charges.
  6. Orders placed via telephone dealing are not included in this Offer and will be subject to the commission rate set out in our Rates and Charges.
  7. All other fees, for example foreign exchange rates for currency conversion and Government charges, are not subject to this Offer and shall continue to apply notwithstanding.
  8. We reserve the right to alter, withdraw or amend this Offer at any time.
  9. All participants to this Offer agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  10. IISL is the promoter of this offer. The registered office for IISL is Exchange Court, Duncombe Street, Leeds LS1 4AX. IISL may change the period for which the offer will be available and reserves the right to amend or withdraw these terms without prior notice. Anyone who is seen to be abusing the offer may be excluded.


  • Best International Share-Dealing Service (Shares Awards 2018)
  • Best Stockbroker for International Dealing (ADVFN International Financial Awards 2019)


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