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 buying and selling shares or making your own investment decisions we recommend you seek advice from a suitably qualified Financial Adviser.
Tax treatment depends on personal circumstances and may be subject to change.
If you're interested in trying out the stock market but you haven't got a lump sum to invest, you could try Halifax ShareBuilder.
With Halifax ShareBuilder you can purchase UK shares for the reduced dealing commission of just £2 per trade and invest from as little as £20 per month (minimum investment of £5). Remember, no matter what commission you pay, share prices can go down as well as up so you might not get back the full amount you invest.
To use our ShareBuilder service simply set up an investment plan online on one of four set dates each month and we'll automatically buy the shares for you. There’s no tie-in period either so you can stop investing whenever you want. When you’re ready to sell you can trade real-time online for just £12.50 dealing commission per trade.
Before you apply for an account please make sure you’ve completed our checklist:
Apply online now and you could be trading within minutes - please note further documentation may be required to complete your application.