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Overseas share dealing

Overseas share dealing

Buy and sell thousands of American and international shares
Important information - please remember that the value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. If you are unsure of the suitability of your investment please seek advice. Tax rules can change and the value of any benefits depends on individual circumstances.

How to buy overseas shares

Interested in dealing international shares? With Hargreaves Lansdown you can invest in some of the world's largest brands, including Apple, BMW and Facebook.

If you have an account, simply log in to deal overseas shares the same way as you deal UK shares.

If you don't have an account yet, you can open one online in under 5 minutes.

Open an account

Please ensure you have read the important information about holding overseas shares before you deal.

Buying American shares

Before you can buy US listed shares, you need to complete a W-8BEN form.

This form allows residents of the UK and other eligible countries to save up to 30% tax on their US and Canadian share income.

W-8BEN form

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Exchange rates and dealing charges

International share deals are charged at the same rate as UK deals. The foreign exchange rate we use is based on the interbank exchange rate, plus an additional spread depending on the size of the deal.

There's no need to hold a foreign currency account - your money will be converted from sterling and your deals placed at the overseas market price.

Online and mobile app charges

In addition to dealing charges, annual management charges are 0.45% (capped at £45 a year) in an ISA, and 0.45% (capped at £200 a year) in a SIPP. There are no annual charges for holding shares in a Fund & Share Account.

Deals previous month Dealing charge
0-9 deals £11.95
10-19 deals £8.95
20 or more deals £5.95

Foreign exchange rates

Value of trade Added spread
£0 - £24,999 1.50%
£25,000 - £49,999 1.00%
£50,000 - £99,999 0.50%
£100,000+ 0.35%

You can also trade shares by phone or post, however this will incur additional charges.

See our full list of charges

Due to a change in listing or other factors beyond our control, occasionally we may cease to cover an overseas stock. In this case, additional administration charges may apply for dealing these shares.

Please remember the value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. If you're not sure investing is right for you, please ask for advice. All overseas share deals will be converted into sterling, so fluctuations in the exchange rate will affect the sterling value of your overseas holdings.