UK Stock Broker Reviews

UK.StockBrokers.com reviews the top share dealing brokers currently in operation. Our share dealer reviews assess those brokers that support various investment types including stock trading, options trading, and more.

Our mission is to provide the most extensive U.K. share dealer reviews so traders can identify the best place to buy stocks in the U.K. Every year our team of seasoned traders tests and assesses share dealers on more than 50 variables, which establishes rankings for our online brokers annual review. Our complete U.K. broker roster is available below. Select a share dealer to read its complete review.

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Interactive Investor Review

The standout feature at Interactive Investor (ii), a major U.K. investment platform, is its low flat-rate fees. This is in contrast to other investment platforms, which typically favour percentage fees for fund investing, although more brokers are now opting for flat fees.

Elizabeth Anderson

Trading 212 Review

Trading 212 is an investment platform that offers commission-free share dealing, making it a low-cost alternative to more traditional brokers. Investors looking for more diversification through mutual funds, another broker may be a better option.

Elizabeth Anderson

eToro Review

EToro has among the lowest fees and best mobile app experiences of brokers we tested in the U.K. We believe eToro offers a great starting point for those new to stock trading, but does appear to be more suited to short-term traders rather than long-term investors.

Elizabeth Anderson

AJ Bell Review

AJ Bell is one of the U.K.'s largest DIY investment platforms, offering a broad range of instruments. Charges are on the high side for those with large portfolios in mutual funds.

Elizabeth Anderson

Hargreaves Lansdown Review

Hargreaves Lansdown provides a thorough selection of investment options, high-quality research, alongside an excellent mobile app. Conversely, pricing is expensive and charting tools are just average.

Elizabeth Anderson

Interactive Brokers UK Review

Interactive Brokers is a sophisticated trading platform aimed at confident investors but also offers great value and resources for newer investors. We believe it’s certainly worth exploring the platform to see if you could save money or access more investments compared to other brokers.

Elizabeth Anderson

Best UK Trading Platforms for Beginners of 2024

We compared 17 U.K. investment platforms over a 10-week period of firsthand testing and research, using 53 individual variables such as fees, charting tools and access to real-time data to make our final selection of top picks.

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Saxo Review

Saxo trading platform is highly sophisticated and is used by private, professional and institutional investors. The global trading platform offers a huge range of international shares and funds across 50 global stock exchanges. The biggest downside is the cost, as its charges are significantly higher than its U.K. competitors.

Elizabeth Anderson

Interactive Brokers UK Review

Interactive Brokers is a sophisticated trading platform aimed at confident investors but also offers great value and resources for newer investors. We believe it’s certainly worth exploring the platform to see if you could save money or access more investments compared to other brokers.

Elizabeth Anderson

AJ Bell Review

AJ Bell is one of the U.K.'s largest DIY investment platforms, offering a broad range of instruments. Charges are on the high side for those with large portfolios in mutual funds.

Elizabeth Anderson

Hargreaves Lansdown Review

Hargreaves Lansdown provides a thorough selection of investment options, high-quality research, alongside an excellent mobile app. Conversely, pricing is expensive and charting tools are just average.

Elizabeth Anderson

eToro Review

EToro has among the lowest fees and best mobile app experiences of brokers we tested in the U.K. We believe eToro offers a great starting point for those new to stock trading, but does appear to be more suited to short-term traders rather than long-term investors.

Elizabeth Anderson

IG Review

IG is an investment platform aimed at experienced investors looking to make frequent trades on the stock market. IG offers thousands of shares, trusts and ETFs to trade, as well as the ability to do spread betting and CFDs. It offers a comprehensive and easy-to-use trading platform that is used by both private and professional investors. See what else our analysis uncovered.

Elizabeth Anderson

CMC Invest Review

While CMC Invest’s U.K. offering is still evolving, the history and reliability of parent CMC Markets has helped accelerate its offering and bring it closer to market leaders in offering U.K.-listed shares and U.S. equities, despite being a mobile-only app for the time being.

Elizabeth Anderson

Best Stock Trading Apps UK of 2024

The best UK mobile trading apps appeal to all levels of trading skill — beginner, active trader, and longer-term investor. Check out our top picks here.

Elizabeth Anderson

Best Brokers for Active Trading

Interactive Brokers UK Review

Interactive Brokers is a sophisticated trading platform aimed at confident investors but also offers great value and resources for newer investors. We believe it’s certainly worth exploring the platform to see if you could save money or access more investments compared to other brokers.

Elizabeth Anderson

Saxo Review

Saxo trading platform is highly sophisticated and is used by private, professional and institutional investors. The global trading platform offers a huge range of international shares and funds across 50 global stock exchanges. The biggest downside is the cost, as its charges are significantly higher than its U.K. competitors.

Elizabeth Anderson

IG Review

IG is an investment platform aimed at experienced investors looking to make frequent trades on the stock market. IG offers thousands of shares, trusts and ETFs to trade, as well as the ability to do spread betting and CFDs. It offers a comprehensive and easy-to-use trading platform that is used by both private and professional investors. See what else our analysis uncovered.

Elizabeth Anderson

eToro Review

EToro has among the lowest fees and best mobile app experiences of brokers we tested in the U.K. We believe eToro offers a great starting point for those new to stock trading, but does appear to be more suited to short-term traders rather than long-term investors.

Elizabeth Anderson

Trading 212 Review

Trading 212 is an investment platform that offers commission-free share dealing, making it a low-cost alternative to more traditional brokers. Investors looking for more diversification through mutual funds, another broker may be a better option.

Elizabeth Anderson

XTB UK Review

XTB's low fees and solid educational content will make it particularly attractive to newer investors. On the downside, it does not currently offer an ISA or SIPP, so you’re limited to trading through a general dealing account.

Elizabeth Anderson

Best UK Trading Platforms for Active Traders of 2024

Choosing the best broker can be crucial to your success as an active trader, as the needs of active traders can be drastically different from those of passive investors. See our top picks, based on hands-on testing and analysis.

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Lloyds Bank Review

A Lloyds Bank Share Dealing account may be an easy solution for current banking customers who want to invest. However, it trails the leading platforms in some key areas.

Elizabeth Anderson      May 31, 2024

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Halifax Review

Halifax share dealing may be a good fit for those who are already Halifax bank customers. Its low annual management charges make it an economical choice.

Elizabeth Anderson      May 31, 2024

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Freetrade Review

Freetrade's low-cost, commission-free model allows trading of fractional shares with a user-friendly mobile trading app, and good-quality educational offerings. However, there is no online platform.

Elizabeth Anderson      May 31, 2024

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CMC Invest Review

While CMC Invest’s U.K. offering is still evolving, the history and reliability of parent CMC Markets has helped accelerate its offering and bring it closer to market leaders in offering U.K.-listed shares and U.S. equities, despite being a mobile-only app for the time being.

Elizabeth Anderson      May 31, 2024

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IG Review

IG is an investment platform aimed at experienced investors looking to make frequent trades on the stock market. IG offers thousands of shares, trusts and ETFs to trade, as well as the ability to do spread betting and CFDs. It offers a comprehensive and easy-to-use trading platform that is used by both private and professional investors. See what else our analysis uncovered.

Elizabeth Anderson      May 31, 2024

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eToro Review

EToro has among the lowest fees and best mobile app experiences of brokers we tested in the U.K. We believe eToro offers a great starting point for those new to stock trading, but does appear to be more suited to short-term traders rather than long-term investors.

Elizabeth Anderson      May 23, 2024

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Vanguard UK Investor Review

Vanguard is basic in functionality and choice, but offers a very good service for less experienced investors and those looking for simple long-term investments – perhaps looking ahead to retirement.

Elizabeth Anderson      April 30, 2024

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Trading 212 Review

Trading 212 is an investment platform that offers commission-free share dealing, making it a low-cost alternative to more traditional brokers. Investors looking for more diversification through mutual funds, another broker may be a better option.

Elizabeth Anderson      April 30, 2024

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Interactive Investor Review

The standout feature at Interactive Investor (ii), a major U.K. investment platform, is its low flat-rate fees. This is in contrast to other investment platforms, which typically favour percentage fees for fund investing, although more brokers are now opting for flat fees.

Elizabeth Anderson      April 30, 2024

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Interactive Brokers UK Review

Interactive Brokers is a sophisticated trading platform aimed at confident investors but also offers great value and resources for newer investors. We believe it’s certainly worth exploring the platform to see if you could save money or access more investments compared to other brokers.

Elizabeth Anderson      April 30, 2024

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