InvestDirect provides you with the tools to make informed investment decisions yourself. You can access interactive market research, set up share price alerts and test your trading strategies via a virtual portfolio.
You have full control over your investments and you can trade in UK and US equities, UK government bonds, investment trusts and a range of UK-listed exchange-traded funds.
Of course, the value of investments and any income they generate, can go down as well as up, meaning you may get back less than what you invest. Remember that exchange rate fluctuations can also cause the value of investments to go down as well as up.
InvestDirect doesn’t offer any investment advice. If you’re not sure about investing, please seek financial advice.
You can open a sharedealing account if you’re:
We offer 2 accounts that provide different investment options.
At no extra cost, InvestDirect Plus provides you with these added benefits:
Please note, the trading reserve facility is subject to approval and we ask you to deposit at least £10,000 of eligible shares in your InvestDirect Plus account before submitting your trading reserve application.
When you buy shares, we’ll hold them electronically on your behalf. You’ll still be the beneficial owner but by holding them in an account in our name, we can take care of all the administration for you. In other words, you can spend less time on paperwork and more time on your investment strategy.
You pay a quarterly account fee of £10.50 which covers the costs of us running your account and administering your investments.
We’ll charge you a fixed fee for each trade – online trading in UK shares is £10.50, or as low as £7.95 for frequent traders.
Please note, other fees such as UK Stamp Duty Reserve Tax and a PTM Levy may apply.
To read more about our rates and fees, along with the key features of an InvestDirect account and our terms and conditions, click ‘Open a sharedealing account’ below.