Value for money services

For you, your family, your business... even your friends.

We've a range of accounts from a Cash ISA for your savings, to a SIPP for your pension investing.

Choose the account you want, then apply online and you could be up and running in just 10 minutes. For some accounts you’ll need to complete an application form instead. And if you’d like some help in deciding which account might suit you best, use our handy account selector.

Please bear in mind that:
  • The value of investments can fall as well as rise and any income from them is not guaranteed. You should be prepared to lose your investment. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
  • Selftrade provides you with a range of tools and information to help you make informed investment decisions but does not provide investment advice. If you are in any doubt as to the risk or suitability of an investment or product you should seek advice from an independent financial adviser.
  • You should always read the Prospectus and understand the nature of the investment you plan to make. Be aware that some may use derivatives which carry a high risk to your capital. We will ask you to confirm that you have received the Simplified Prospectus or Key Investor Information Document, as appropriate, and will be unable to accept your purchase instruction without this confirmation.

Please note:

We are pleased to inform you that next month we will be launching our new and improved website.
Therefore from 1 December 2012, amendments to the General Terms & Conditions and new Member Services Terms and Conditions will apply. More details regarding the new website and Beta site can be found in your secure message box.

Personal accounts

Dealing account - Access our full range of investments with our standard trading account.

Cash ISA - Hold your savings alongside your investments

Shares ISA - Choose your own shares and funds - all with no Capital Gains Tax.

SIPP - Manage your own pension investments.

CFDs and Spread Betting - Trade in price movements across the world's markets.

Shared accounts

Joint dealing account - For you and your partner.

Investment club dealing account - Enjoy investing with your friends, family and colleagues.

Accounts for children

Child Trust Fund account - For children born on or bewteen 1 September 2002 and 31 December 2010.
The Child Trust Fund is to be replaced in late 2010/early 2011 by a Junior ISA, to be available to all children under 18 who are not eligible for a CTF. Please see the CTF account page for more details.

Child SIPP - Long-term, tax-efficient investing for your children.


Company dealing account - The easy way to manage your company's investments.

Other services

Regular Investment - Monthly investing in a range of shares, Investment Trusts and ETFs.

Dividend reinvestment - Reinvest income from a range of investments.

Limit and Stop orders - Automatic control for your portfolio.

Mobile Trading - Buy and sell online via your mobile device.

Frequent trader - Trade for £6 online when you qualify for our Frequent Trader rates.

Identity monitor - A monitoring service to help reduce your risk of identity theft and financial fraud.

At a glance

Available to UK residents aged 18 or over, each account enables you to choose the investments that suit your aims, and then review and manage them for total control.

  • Invest in UK and international shares, ETFs, ETCs, Funds, gilts, bonds and warrants.
  • Great value dealing for just £12.50 per online trade and just £6 per online trade when you qualify for our Frequent Trader scheme.
  • Telephone dealing fees start from £17.50. Please see our Price List for full details
  • No dealing charges when you purchase Funds in any account; plus many Funds have specially negotiated initial charges and lower management fees to save you even more.
  • Invest monthly for only £1.50 per trade with our Regular Investment Service
  • Free tools to help you make your choices.
  • Free limit orders and free SMS and email alerts.
  • Full access to our Market data and News & Information sections to keep you up to date.
  • Hone your investment skills in our Research and Education section.
  • We'll look after much of the paperwork, collect your dividends and even provide an end-of tax year summary.
  • 'Nominee account' structure enables us to carry out your instructions with minimum fuss and maximum efficiency - whilst you remain the beneficial owner.
  • Be up and running in minutes - apply online and deposit up to £10,500 by debit card for immediate use.

Not yet ready to trade?

Become a Selftrade member and you can set up your own Watchlists to track shares you're thinking of buying or already own.

Please remember: not all accounts will be suitable for all investors; if in doubt you should consult an independent financial adviser. The benefits of tax-efficient accounts will vary according to your individual circumstances; the level of tax allowances and the way in which they are applied may change.

The value of investments may fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested. Limited liability instruments mean that you cannot lose more than you have invested. The risks associated with different instruments will vary; you should choose investments appropriate to your needs and consider your overall mix of different investment types.

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