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., fundsFunds are managed by professionals and pool investors’ money together and invest on their behalf. Since your investment can be spread over a range of different stock markets, sectors and investment types, the risk involved may be reduced., 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 giltsBonds and gilts are created by companies or governments for investors as a way of raising money. When you invest in a bond or gilt you’re lending money to the company or government for a fixed period in return for a fixed rate of interest..

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.

Key features

  • Dealing commission of £9.50 per online trade.
  • Set up a regular, monthly investment for just £2 dealing commission per trade.

Why invest with Halifax

With interest rates remaining at historic lows, it’s unlikely your savings are keeping pace with inflation. 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 costly 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 trades

£9.50 dealing commission per trade

Scheduled regular investments

£2 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.

Open a Share Dealing Account

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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We’re making some changes to our Share Dealing Terms and Conditions. View the new terms (PDF, 187 KB) (effective from 10th Jan)

Need a little more information? Our Investing quick guide (PDF, 1.8 MB) 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.