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What are shares?

Shares are an investment in an individual company. Buying even one share gives you part ownership (albeit a very small part) of that company. This entitles you to benefits such as receiving dividends and registering your votes in company activities.

New to share dealing?

If you’re new to buying shares, we can help you, from providing you with a low-cost trading account to offering extensive research data, trading tools and financial intelligence. Read our introduction to share dealing.

Investment choice at home and abroad

We understand that having choice of markets and types of investment is important. To make this possible , through ii you can invest in a wide range of funds and access 17 global exchanges of company shares.

If you chose to invest internationally you can also hold up to 9 of the main currencies. This can help reduce your foreign exchange conversion costs.

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.

Fees should be simple and fair

We charge one £22.50 quarterly payment for safe custody of your assets and make our fees fairer by returning £22.50 to you in the form of non-refundable trading credits; for you to use when you need them. If you have more than one account with us and link them together you only make one quarterly payment.

The annual administration fee for the ii SIPP is just £120 whilst you're building your pension pot and £240 once you start taking your pension benefits.

With ii you know exactly how much you are paying and, if your portfolio grows, your costs don't.

Not yet an ii customer?

Whether you’re looking for an everyday trading account, making the most of your ISA allowance or planning for your retirement, there’s an account for you.

Trading Account

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

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ISA

Our tax-efficient, low-cost stocks and shares ISA with no separate fee.

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SIPP

Plan your retirement with our low-cost SIPP. Annual admin fee of just £120.

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Welcome offer - with any new interactive investor account you enjoy our lowest frequent trader rates for the first full three months. After that you'll stay on the frequent trader rates or move to our standard rates depending on the average number of monthly trades you completed.

Risk Warning: 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. If you are unsure about the suitability of a particular investment or think that you need a personal recommendation, you should speak to a suitably qualified financial adviser.