Interactive Investor

International markets

Learn more about the range of markets available through ii.

Amazon to Zoom

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 one of 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 £5.99 a month Which? Recommended 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 at 30 September 2023). 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)21MicroStrategy Inc Class A (NASDAQ:MSTR)
2Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)22The Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS)
3Meta Platforms Inc Class A (NASDAQ:META)23Palantir Technologies Inc Ordinary Shares - Class A (NYSE:PLTR)
4Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT)24Shopify Inc Registered Shs -A- Subord Vtg (NYSE:SHOP) Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN)25Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE)
6Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B (NYSE:BRK.B)26Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC)
7NVIDIA Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA)27Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)
8Alphabet Inc Class A (NASDAQ:GOOGL)28American Express Co (NYSE:AXP)
9Alphabet Inc Class C (NASDAQ:GOOG)29Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
10Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM)30ASML Holding NV (EURONEXT:ASML)
11Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD)31Mastercard Inc Class A (NYSE:MA)
12American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG)32Novo Nordisk A/S ADR (NYSE:NVO)
13Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL)33Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY)
14Accenture Class A (NYSE:ACN)34Markel Corp (NYSE:MKL)
15JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)35Abcam ADR (NASDAQ:ABCM)
16Nestle SA (SIX:NESN)36Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG)
17Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR (NYSE:BABA)37Aon Class A (NYSE:AON)
18Visa Inc Class A (NYSE:V)38PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL)
19Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ)39Barrick Gold Corp (TSE:ABX)
20Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX)40Zurich Insurance Group AG (SIX:ZURN)