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Start trading with an award-winning online share dealing service.

Whether you want a trading account, tax-efficient investing or you're planning for retirement, we've got an account to suit your needs. Before applying for an account please make sure you’ve familiarised yourself with the risks of stock market investing and our charges.

Please remember that the value of an investment and the income from it can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invested.
We don't provide advice so if you are in any doubt about making your own investment decisions we recommend you seek advice from a suitably qualified financial adviser.

Halifax Share Dealing Account

Buy shares and funds online for £12.50 commission per deal with our comprehensive online trading account

Share Dealing Account

Halifax Stocks and Shares ISA

Manage your own selection of shares and funds in a tax-efficient ISA with a flat-rate annual administration charge of £12.50.

Stocks and Shares ISA

Halifax SIPP

Invest for your future with a flexible, tax-efficient personal pension which gives you access to a wide range of investments.


Our online Share Dealing Account has no monthly or annual administration charges, and if you’re looking for a Stocks and Shares ISA then it’s only £12.50 per year (including VAT).

The usual dealing commission charges apply on all of our share dealing accounts. Please note, other administration charges may also apply, so familiarise yourself with these charges before you apply.

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  • Transferring your existing online share dealing account to Halifax Share Dealing

If you’d like to transfer a share dealing account held with another broker, you’ll need to open a Halifax Share Dealing Account and then complete and return a Transfer Form D. We’ll then get in touch with your existing broker to start the transfer. We aim to complete all account transfers within 30 days. Please note, international stocks and funds can take 6 - 8 weeks to transfer.

  • Transferring your existing stocks and shares ISA to Halifax Share Dealing

If you’d like to transfer a stocks and shares ISA held with another broker or ISA Manager, you’ll need to open a Halifax Stocks and Shares ISA and then complete and return our ISA Transfer Form. We’ll then contact your existing broker/ISA manager to start the transfer.

An ISA transfer takes around 30 days to complete from the date your existing broker/ISA manager accepts the transfer. Please note, international stocks and funds can take 6 - 8 weeks to transfer.

  • Depositing share certificates with Halifax Share Dealing

Depositing your existing share certificates is simple and once it’s done there’s no need to worry about missing paperwork – your shares will be held securely in our electronic nominee. You can then view and trade your shares online or over the phone.

To deposit your share certificate(s) you need to open a Halifax Share Dealing Account and complete a Transfer Form A and CREST Transfer Form for each stock you’re depositing. This process can take up to ten working days to complete.

Opening a new share dealing account online is simple - all you need to do is complete our online application form and you could be trading in minutes.

To open your account you’ll need:

  • Address details for the last three years
  • Debit card and bank details
  • National Insurance number (to open a Halifax Stocks and Shares ISA)

Please note: if we can’t automatically verify you online, further documentation may be required to complete your application.

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Halifax Share Dealing Limited.  Registered in England and Wales no. 3195646. Registered Office: Trinity Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2RG. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HS under registration number 183332. A Member of the London Stock Exchange and an HM Revenue & Customs Approved ISA Manager.