Share Dealing Account

A Share Dealing Account is a simple way to buy, sell and hold your investments.

With Halifax, we’ve made our Share Dealing Account as flexible as possible. You can choose from a wide variety of investment options, including UK and international sharesA share is simply a unit of ownership. If you own a share, you own a stake in a particular company. Shares are listed on a stock exchange and the price of all shares will fluctuate throughout the day., funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs)Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) trade on the stock exchange in a similar way to shares. ETFs are usually designed to replicate an index, sector, commodity or currency and will invest in a range of assets with the aim of closely tracking its performance., bonds and gilts.

Please remember that the value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek financial advice. There will normally be a charge for that advice.

Key features

  • Dealing commission of £9.50 per online trade.
  • Set up a regular, monthly investment and pay no dealing commission
  • Zero commission on international online trading (1.25% foreign exchange rate still applies).
  • You can now use the mobile banking app to check your investments and everyday banking with one simple sign in.
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Why invest with Halifax

Investing can help your money work harder. However, there is greater risk in investing compared to cash savings. Savings accounts offer steady growth and are normally quickly accessible so you should look to keep enough money in them for emergencies and short term expenses before thinking about investing.

Our Share Dealing Account gives you complete flexibility as you can pick the investments that are right for you. You can get started with a regular investment from just £20 each month, or you can invest a lump sum in a wide range of investment types. Read more about our investment options.

We charge a flat-rate dealing commission each time you trade but we don’t charge platform fees so you know exactly how much you’re paying.

What charges do I pay?

Our charges are simple.

What charges do I pay?

Customer admin fee

You can hold an ISA, a Share Dealing Account and a ShareBuilder all for a single charge of £36 a year (the same as £3 per month)

Real-time online UK trades

£9.50 dealing commission per trade

Fund trades

£9.50 online dealing commission per trade

International online trading

£0 dealing commission, 1.25% foreign exchange rate

Scheduled regular investments

Commission-free

Telephone trading 

£25 dealing commission per trade

This table shows the dealing commission and account charges you'll pay as standard. If you invest in a fund you'll also pay an ongoing charge directly to the fund manager. You may also pay government taxes and levies depending on the investment you choose. For full details please read our Charges page.

Ready to apply for a Share Dealing Account?

New to Share Dealing?

Start your Share Dealing Account. You will just need your address, debit card details and national insurance number to hand.

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Terms and conditions (PDF, 356 KB)

Already a Share Dealing customer?

Simply sign in to apply. Once you’ve accessed your Share Dealing Account, click on ‘Open a new account’ in the right-hand navigation.

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Need a little more information? Our Investing quick guide (PDF, 294 KB) could help you.

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Investments with Halifax Share Dealing Limited are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. This limit is applied to the aggregated total of any stock or cash held across the following brands which we administer.

This is in addition to any other savings deposits you may hold across Lloyds Banking Group.

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 under registration number 183332. A Member of the London Stock Exchange and an HM Revenue & Customs Approved ISA Manager.