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Airbnb IPO

Your guide to buying Airbnb shares with ii

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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.

Early investment in Airbnb is not available to UK retail investors, but you will be able to buy shares through ii on the first day they start trading.

Here is what you need to do:

1. Airbnb (ABNB) first day of trading - 10th December 2020

On the day shares are admitted there will be an initial period of price stabilisation, after which trading commences. This may only be a few minutes but can take a few hours, as was the case with Alibaba when it floated in 2014.

Please note that during this period orders for Airbnb IPO (ABNB) can only be accepted as Buy Limits until automated trading begins, between 14:30-21:00 GMT. Prior to this market best orders will be rejected.

If you don’t already have an account, or you have an account that isn’t enabled for international trading, please follow steps 2-4 below.

2. Open an account

You can hold shares in our Trading AccountISAJunior ISA and SIPP.

Before you can buy US shares, you will need to complete steps 3 and 4.

3. Complete the exchange agreements

You need to complete this form before you make your first international trade. We will prompt you to complete the agreements the first time you search for an international share price.

If you have an existing ii account, you can find the exchange agreements here.

4. Complete a United States dealing (W-8BEN) form

Before you can buy US-listed shares you need to complete a W-8BEN form, unless you are only investing in a SIPP.

You can find the form, and instructions for sending it back to us, on our Useful Forms page.

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 Rate Card 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.