Interested in dealing international shares? With Hargreaves Lansdown you can invest in some of the world's largest brands, including Apple, BMW and Facebook.
Our overseas share dealing service covers shares listed on the major US, Canadian and European stock exchanges.
Through our overseas share dealing service we trade securities that are listed on these exchanges:
Canadian Venture Exchange
Toronto Stock Exchange
Amsterdam Stock Exchange
Brussels Stock Exchange
Copenhagen Stock Exchange
Deutsche Boerse Exchange
Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Helsinki Stock Exchange
Irish Stock Exchange
Italian Stock Exchange
Lisbon Stock Exchange
Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Madrid Stock Exchange
Oslo Stock Exchange
Paris Stock Exchange
Stockholm Stock Exchange
Swiss Stock Exchange
Vienna Stock Exchange
Search overseas shares
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Exchange rates and dealing charges
There's no need to hold a foreign currency account - your deals will be placed at the overseas market price and converted into sterling by HL or a UK-based market maker.
The foreign exchange rate used will be based on the prevailing interbank exchange rate. A fee will be added to this by HL or the UK-based market maker as applicable, depending on the size of the deal. This fee is to cover service costs. Our standard dealing commission will also apply. See below for further details.
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%|
You can also trade shares by phone or post, however this will incur additional charges.
Trade overseas shares
If you have an account, simply log in to search for and deal overseas shares. If you don't have an account yet, you can open one online in under 5 minutes.
Please ensure you have read the important information about holding overseas shares before you deal.
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.