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Trade Stocks and ETFs Globally from a Single Account

The IBKR Advantage

  • £3/€3 per trade for Western European Stocks with no added spreads, account minimums or platform fees
  • Low commissions on US stocks with commission just USD 0.0005 to USD 0.0035 per share with IB SmartRoutingSM
  • Trade stocks globally on 90+ market centers
  • Lowest financing rates in the industry
  • Professional trading platforms, order types, and tools
  • Transparent shortable inventory and pricing
  • Fractional Shares let you invest regardless of share price
  • “Fee waived” no transaction fee (NTF) program for ETFs
  • Earn extra income on your fully paid shares

Zero Commission Isn't the Same as Free

Interactive Brokers clients receive significant savings vs. other brokers

US Stock Trading Costs for UK Residents

The comparison to other providers is based on the rates published on their websites as of April 26, 2024 for deals in US stocks. Providers' account types used for this illustration are what we consider default standard tier.1

See Notes and Disclaimers for complete information.

Total Trade Cost2 Advertised Rates3
Broker 100 shares
£5,000
200 shares
£10,000
US Stock
Commission
EXTRA FX FEE
Interactive Brokers £1.90 £2.19 USD 0.00354 USD 2.004
Robinhood UK £2.13 £4.25 USD 0.005 0.03%5
Saxo £13.30 £25.80 USD 0.0056 0.25%6
Degiro £14.21 £26.71 €1.007 0.25%7
IG £25.00 £50.00 USD 0.008 0.50%8
AJ Bell £42.50 £80.00 £9.959 0.75%9
FreeTrade £49.50 £99.00 USD 0.0010 0.99%10
Hargreaves Lansdown £61.95 £86.95 £11.9511 0.75%-1.00%11
Interactive Investor £78.99 £153.99 £3.9912 1.50%12

  1. DISCLAIMER: Comparison to other providers is based on our understanding of their published rates for trading US shares available on their websites as of 26 April 2024. Some providers offer multi currency accounts which were not considered in the comparison. We assumed account based currency is GBP. The comparison is shown for illustrative purposes only. For confirmation of the most up to date competitor rates on different account types and product information you should visit their websites.
  2. Total cost considers execution commission and FX conversion costs charged by the providers. In the case of IBKR, and some other providers where readily disclosed, we have additionally included regulatory, clearing and exchange fees that are passed through to the client on a transactional basis.
  3. For comparison purposes, we have converted "Advertised Rates" to GBP. The USD/GBP FX rate we used in the comparison table is 0.80045.
  4. IBKR, tiered stock commissions of $0.0035 per share + exchange, regulatory and clearing fees. IBKR FX commissions are 0.002%, with a minimum of $2.00 Full rate card is available by visiting IBKR Commissions.
  5. Robinhood passes through third-party costs of 0.03% related to FX fees when exchanging from GBP to USD. Assumed a market order which is assessed a spread fee estimated at 0.0125%.
  6. Saxo's VIP account type used. Minimum US stock commission is USD 1.00 per order for all account tiers.
  7. Degiro fees effective January 1, 2024, per fee schedule on Degiro UK website. €1.00 per trade transaction fee + €1.00 per trade handling fee. Assumed that the trade is placed via Auto FX Trader.
  8. We assumed client has traded at least 3 times in the previous calendar month to meet IG's requirement for £0 US stocks commission.
  9. AJ Bell's £5.00 fee for trades on US shares per deal is based on less than 10 deals in the previous month. FX conversion rates are tiered based on trade value.
  10. Rate for Basic Investment Account type at Freetrade.
  11. Hargreaves Lansdown's £11.95 commission rate is based on 0-9 deals in the previous month. FX conversion rates are tiered based on the deal value.
  12. Interactive Investor's £3.99 commission rate is for the Investor account type. FX conversion rates are tiered based on the deal value. The illustration does not include cost of the account monthly service plan.

When you invest, your capital is at risk. The value of your portfolio can go down as well as up, and you may get back less than you invest.

Lower Costs to Maximize Returns1

Interactive Brokers offers low, simple stock pricing on the most active European exchanges. We are simplifying our pricing so you know the cost before you invest. Commissions on Western European stocks is just £3/€3 per trade for typical trade sizes. For larger trades (those over £6000/€6000) the cost is .05% of trade value.

Commissions range from USD 0.0005 to USD 0.0035 per share on US stocks and ETFs, and include the IB SmartRoutingSM system. IB SmartRoutingSM helps support best execution by searching for the best available prices for stocks, options and combinations across exchanges and dark pools. Also, it continuously evaluates changing market conditions and dynamically re-routes all or parts of your order.

Competitive interest paid on instantly available cash balances.

Access to Global Markets

Trade stocks globally on
90+ market centers.

View Market Centers

Trade popular US Stocks and ETFs around the clock, five days per week.

Overnight ETF Trading

Lowest Financing Rates in the Industry

IBKR charges margin loan rates2 from USD 5.83% to USD 6.83%*

We offer the lowest margin loan interest rates of any broker, according to the StockBrokers.com 2024 online broker review.

Click below to calculate your own sample margin loan interest rate.

*Restrictions Apply

Professional Trading Platforms, Order Types, and Tools

Stocks ETFs trading platform

Trading Platforms

Powerful, award-winning trading platforms* and tools for managing your portfolio. Available on desktop, mobile, and web.

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Order Types and Algos

100+ order types – from limit orders to complex algorithmic trading – help you execute any trading strategy.

Trading Tools

Use a full suite of professional trading tools to help make better decisions and manage your portfolio. Spot market opportunities with Advanced Market Scanners and analyze your portfolio with Risk Navigator.

Fundamentals Explorer

Fundamentals Explorer provides comprehensive, worldwide fundamentals data on over 30k companies, shows more than 300 data points per company, has more than 80 sources for newswires and reports and features 5.5k+ analyst ratings from TipRanks.

Sustainable Investing

Align your investments with what you care about most. Use the Impact Dashboard to identify and invest in companies that share your values, and use ESG scores from Refinitiv to make investment decisions based on more than just financial factors.

Short stock search results

Transparent Shortable Inventory
and Pricing

Short Securities Availability

The Shortable Instruments (SLB) Search tool is a fully electronic, self service utility that lets you search for availability of shortable securities from within Client Portal.

Short stock search resultsShort stock search results
Pick Your
Stock
Pick Your
$ Amount
Share Price1 Number of Shares
NFLX $25 $644.50 0.0388
TSLA $25 $173.79 0.1439
GOOG $25 $176.03 0.1420
AMZN $25 $184.69 0.1354
$100 Stock Portfolio

Any trading symbols displayed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to portray recommendations.
[1] Share prices as of June 11, 2024.

Fractional Shares Let You Invest Regardless of Share Price

Fractional Trading

Buy or sell any eligible US or European stocks/ETFs using fractional shares, which are stock units that amount to less than one full share, by placing an order for a specific dollar amount rather than quantity of shares.

Exchange-traded Funds (ETFs)

No Transaction Fee ETFs

Interactive Brokers’ "fee waived" no transaction fee (NTF) program offers over 90 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that reimburse clients for commissions paid on ETF shares held for at least 30 days.

Stock Yield Enhancement Program

Earn Extra Income on Your
Fully Paid Shares

Stock Yield Enhancement Program

Earn extra income on your fully paid shares. IBKR borrows your shares to lend to traders who want to short and are willing to pay interest to borrow the shares. You are paid interest each day shares are on loan and retain the ability to trade your loaned stock without restrictions.

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Stock and ETF trading at IBKR

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Disclosures

  1. Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.
  2. According to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2023: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, May 6, 2024. "Professionals can take advantage of industry-leading commissions, including the lowest margin rates across all balance tiers."

The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial. Options are not suitable for all investors. For more information, read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options".

Your capital is at risk and your losses may exceed the value of your original investment.

Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Reference Number 208159.

Cryptoassets are unregulated in the UK. Interactive Brokers (U.K) Limited ("IBUK") is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a cryptoassets firm under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017.

Interactive Brokers LLC is regulated by the US SEC and CFTC and is a member of the SIPC (www.sipc.org) compensation scheme;
products are only covered by the UK FSCS in limited circumstances.

Before trading, customers must read the relevant risk disclosure statements on our Warnings and Disclaimers page.

For a list of IBG memberships worldwide, see our exchange listings.