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The stock market has experienced lots of volatility as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This has included insurance stocks like Aviva (AV), which have dropped in recent weeks. For some investors, the current Aviva share price may represent a good entry point, especially if they believe the company will succeed in future.

It opened the day at 251.9p, after a previous close of 247.7p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 249.9p to a high of 256.9p. The latest price was 250.4745p (25 minute delay). All prices are listed in Pence sterling.

Originally founded in 1696, Aviva plc (LON: AV) is a British multinational insurance company with over 33 million customers around the world.

How to buy shares in Aviva

  1. Choose a share-dealing platform. If you’re a beginner, our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You’ll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You’ll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AV in this case.
  5. Research Aviva shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Aviva shares. It's that simple.
Hargreaves Lansdown Hargreaves Lansdown

Best for beginners (Capital at risk)

IG IG

Best for US shares (Capital at risk)

eToro eToro

Best for social trading (Capital at risk)

Interactive Investor Interactive Investor

Best for online platform (Capital at risk)

Information last updated 2020-05-31.
Open251.9pPrevious close247.7p
High256.9pChange2.775p
Low249.9pChange %1.12%
Close250.4745pTimestamp2020-06-01
Volume4085861GMT offset0
IndustryInsurance—DiversifiedCurrency symbolp
CodeAVCountry nameUK
TypeCommon StockCountry ISOUK
NameAviva plcISINGB0002162385
ExchangeLSECUSIPN/A
Currency codeGBXSectorFinancial Services
Currency namePence sterlingFull-time employees31181

Aviva share price

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Your first 50 trades are free with Fineco, until 30/09/2020. T&Cs apply. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund & Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
Transfer out fee
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
eToro is good for social trading - letting you mirror the portfolios of other traders. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Moneybox stocks and shares ISA
Moneybox stocks and shares ISA
£1
0.45%
Fixed subscripction fee of £1 per month
Moneybox offers a general investment account, Lifetime ISA and Junior ISA and lets you manage your money with an easy-to-use app. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor Pension
£25/month
Over 2,500 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
Moneyfarm Pension
0.35%-0.75%
7 funds
£1,500 (initial investment)
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
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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. Capital is at risk.

This is not a recommendation, it represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Aviva stock summary

Aviva plc (LON: AV) is a British insurance company based in London and the largest general insurer in the UK. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: AV) in June 1990, and is also a component of the FTSE 100 Index as one of the 100 largest companies on the UK stock market.

Where can I buy Aviva shares in the UK?

You can buy and sell Aviva shares on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: AV) in the UK, and can also get indirect exposure to the Aviva share price by investing in a FTSE 100 index fund or exchange-traded fund.

What affects the Aviva share price?

The Aviva share price will change based on a number of factors, including the company's fundamentals, such as earnings, profits, outlook and performance, and wider stock market trends. Like with many stocks, the price of Aviva shares also declined in February and March 2020 as a result of the coronavirus stock market crash.

Is now a good time to buy or sell Aviva shares?

According to analysis from investing publication The Motley Fool, Aviva's financial performance may be less impacted by the pandemic due to its position as one of the UK's largest pension managers. The Aviva share price has been relatively stable over the last decade, but has not come close to it's all-time high in 1998. Investors considering whether to buy or sell Aviva shares will need to evaluate the company's future performance, as well as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the insurance industry going forward. As the price of Aviva shares declined in early 2020, investors may see the current Aviva share price as a good entry point if they believe the company can weather the economic impacts of the pandemic.

Do Aviva stocks pay a dividend?

Yes, Aviva shareholders general receive an interim and final dividend each year, which are generally paid in May, and September or November each year. On 8 April 2020, the Aviva board of directors agreed to suspend the final 2019 dividend payment, which was due to be paid in June 2020.

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