The best stock trading apps and platforms in the UK

We've analysed the apps and fees of major share trading platforms so you can quickly see the stand-outs.

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eToro Free Stocks logo
Invest in shares with 0% commission
Unlimited fee-free trading
No stamp duty on UK shares
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★★★★★
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Name Product Finder Score Min. initial deposit Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Offer Link
FREE TRADES
IG Share Dealing
4.1
★★★★★
£0
UK: £8
US: £10
EU: 0.1% (min €10)
UK: £3
US: £0
EU: 0.1% (min €10)
£0
Get 0% commission on US shares when you make 3+ trades in the previous month.
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FREE TRADES
eToro Free Stocks
4.3
★★★★★
$100
£0 on stocks
N/A
£0
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EXCLUSIVE
Saxo Share Dealing Account
4.3
★★★★★
£0
£3
N/A
0.12% per year
Get up to £200 back in online trading fees during your first 3 months with our exclusive Finder offer. T&Cs apply.
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interactive investor Trading Account
4.1
★★★★★
£0
£3.99 (free regular investing)
£0
From £4.99 a month
Enter a prize draw to win £100,000 if you open an ii Trading Account by 31 July and deposit £5,000 min. T&Cs apply.
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
4.2
★★★★★
£1
£11.95
£5.95
£0
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Wealthify
4.2
★★★★★
£1
£0
N/A
0.6%
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Degiro Share Dealing
5.0
★★★★★
£0
UK: UK: £1.75 + £1
US: €1 + €1
EU: €3.90 + €1
N/A
£0
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interactive investor stocks and shares ISA
4.2
★★★★★
£0
£3.99 (free regular investing)
£0
From £4.99 a month
Enter a prize draw to win £100,000 if you open an ii ISA by 31 July and deposit £5,000 min. T&Cs apply.
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Barclays Smart Investor Investment Account
4.1
★★★★★
£50
Shares £6, Funds £0
£0
0.25%
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OFFER
Scottish Friendly stocks and shares ISA
3.1
★★★★★
£10
N/A
N/A
£10 a month or £100 lump sum
Get a welcome gift up to £75 when you start investing (T&Cs apply)
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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

There are a lot of different trading apps available if you plan to start share trading. We’ve rounded up popular stock trading apps in our comparison table to help you find the one that suits your profile best. We’ve also covered how to choose one, and we’ve updated this page to reflect the best apps available in 2023 (see top of this page).

How to choose the best trading app

Sometimes, a trading app is considered the best because…well, it’s a great app and has loads of features. A lot of the time, it’s down to you, and what features you’re looking for. You wouldn’t judge a goldfish on how well it can climb a tree, would you?

There are loads of different things that you should consider when choosing the best trading app for you, such as:

  • Fees and charges. Some platforms charge a flat fee, while others charge based on how much you invest.
  • What you can trade. Such as shares, ETFs and funds.
  • How easy the platform is to use. Some platforms are designed for more experienced investors, so might be quite complicated and difficult to use.
  • Market research and tools. The tools available on the platform can be helpful in understanding your investments.
  • Demo account. If there’s a demo account available then you can give it a go without putting down any real money, this is a nice touch if you’re a newbie to investing.

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Zoe was a senior writer at Finder specialising in investment and banking, and during this time, she joined the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2022. She is currently a senior money writer at Be Clever With Your Cash. Zoe has a BA in English literature and a Diploma for Financial Advisers. She has several years of experience in writing about all things personal finance. Zoe has a particular love for spreadsheets, having also worked as a management accountant. In her spare time, you’ll find Zoe skating at her local ice rink. See full bio

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