You can get live share prices when signed in to your account within the dealing tab on the right hand navigation. You just need to select the investment and number of units then select continue. This screen will provide you with the latest price.
If you cannot get a live quote this could be due to one of the reasons below:
On the day of settlement the money from a sale will be available for you to withdraw.
Most UK, US and European trades take two working days to settle. This settlement period allows time for the delivery of the stock and cash and for any other trade administration to be completed. Your trade confirmation will confirm the trade’s settlement date.
When the market is closed you can still place an order which will be dealt when the market re-opens. The price on these orders is not a guaranteed price and the order will be dealt in fair and due turn at the best price available for an order of that size.
If you’d like to protect the price of your order you can set-up a TradePlan which will complete your trade when the price hits a pre-set limit. For example, if you want to buy a stock at 98p, and the price is currently higher than 98p, you could set up a limit order which would only deal when the stock falls to 98p.
Funds are traded differently to shares. Funds are normally priced once each day at a time called the valuation point. The price per unit for the fund will be set by the valuation of the assets. For most funds, if you place your order before 11.15 am, the trade will be priced at 12 noon. Any order placed after 11.15 am would not be priced until the following working day at 12 noon. The completed trade can take a couple of days to show within your account.
When you place a buy order for a fund you can only set an amount you wish to invest. The Fund Manager will receive your order at the next valuation point and will invest your money at the new fund price (the future price). Your order will then be allocated to your account within a couple of days.