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Brexit? No worries...

US and international trades are free on 29 and 30 January. Terms apply.

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At a time when you may be looking to diversify your investments beyond the UK, we are giving you one less thing to worry about by scrapping some of our trading fees for two days only.

It means new and existing customers can trade US and international shares commission-free online and via our mobile app on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 January 2020.

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

Markets timeline (all times in GMT)


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.

How to get started

To trade commission free you’ll need to set up your account for international trading.


Open an account

If you are not with us already, you can apply for a Trading, ISA or SIPP online. It only takes a few minutes.


Set up live pricing

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

Where to find it:trading > trade now

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US 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 fill it in online.

Where to find it:
account > useful forms

log in

US and international investing with ii

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.

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 11pm (GMT) on 28 January 2020 and 9pm (GMT) on 30 January 2020 (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. Anyone who is seen to be abusing the offer may be excluded at our sole discretion.
  9. We reserve the right to alter, withdraw or amend this Offer and/or these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.
  10. All participants to this Offer agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  11. IISL is the promoter of this offer. The registered office for IISL is Exchange Court, Duncombe Street, Leeds LS1 4AX.


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


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