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International markets

Learn more about the range of markets available through ii.

From Amazon to Zoom - international investing at ii

Please remember, investment value can go up or down and you could get back less than you invest. The value of international investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which might reduce their value in sterling.

What international markets do we offer?

ii offers the widest choice of international investments on the market, with access to 17 global exchanges:

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Buy Japan, India and China shares using ADRs

As well as direct access to the above exchanges, we also offer Japanese, Indian and Chinese shares in the form of ADRs (American Depositary Receipts).

This simply means certain international shares are available on the US stock exchanges. These shares will have 'ADR' in their title.

How to invest in international markets with ii

If you want to invest in US shares, you will first need to complete a W-8BEN form (unless you are only trading in a SIPP) – this lets you save tax on any dividends or interest that you earn.

You will also need to agree to our online Exchange Agreements – this gives you access to live US prices. You can find out more about setting up your account for US trading here.

Trading international shares will involve exchanging currency. With ii you can hold up to 9 different currencies within your account – this can make international trades much simpler, and will save having to pay exchange fees every time you trade. Learn more about our foreign exchange service.

Any international shares can be held in the same account as your UK investments.

Our investment accounts

Whether you are looking for a general trading account, an ISA or a SIPP, we’ve got you covered with a low, flat fee.


Take control of your pension with our great-value, award-winning SIPP.


Make the most of your £20,000 tax-free savings allowance with our award-winning ISA.


Our flexible account, where you can invest in all markets in the way you want.


Popular international shares with ii customers

Here are the non UK-listed shares that were most held by our investors (by GBP value, as of 31 July 2022). Our most popular investments should not be taken as personal recommendations to buy or sell a particular stock or fund, and are not intended to provide advice.

Rank  Company NameRank  Company Name
1Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)21Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL)
2Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)22American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN)23NIO Inc ADR (NYSE:NIO)
4Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT)24Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
5Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B (NYSE:BRK.B)25PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL)
6Meta Platforms Inc Class A (NASDAQ:META)26Barrick Gold Corp (TSE:ABX)
7Alphabet Inc Class A (NASDAQ:GOOGL)27Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC)
8Alphabet Inc Class C (NASDAQ:GOOG)28Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)
10Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ)30Mastercard Inc Class A (NYSE:MA)
11Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM)31ASML Holding NV (EURONEXT:ASML)
12Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE)32Aon Class A (NYSE:AON)
13Nestle SA (SIX:NESN)33Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL)
14Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD)34Zurich Insurance Group AG (SIX:ZURN)
15Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V)35MicroStrategy Inc Class A (NASDAQ:MSTR)
16Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR (NYSE:BABA)36Automatic Data Processing Inc (NASDAQ:ADP)
17Accenture Class A (NYSE:ACN)37Shopify Inc Registered Shs -A- Subord Vtg (NYSE:SHOP)
18The Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS)38Thomson Reuters Corp (TSE:TRI)
19JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)39Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG)
20Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)40Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class A (NYSE:BRK.A)