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How to buy shares

Buy your first shares today in three simple steps.

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Buy shares online in 3 simple steps

You can start share dealing as soon as you've opened a trading account with a stockbroker - and buying shares is quick and easy through Hargreaves Lansdown. You can open an account in under 5 minutes and start dealing shares at £11.95 per deal online, which can reduce to just £5.95 per deal dependent on the number of deals placed.

Step 1

Decide which account is right for you

You can then open an account online with a debit card in less than 5 minutes. Please read the Key Features and T&Cs before you apply.

Step 2

Choose the shares you would like to invest in

Search for your chosen investment online and provide the details of the number or value of shares you are looking to deal.

Step 3

Receive a live share price and deal online in seconds

You will then be provided with a live share price directly from the market and you can complete the trade.

Our Fund and Share Account has no investment limits and is flexible enough to allow you to access your money at any time.

Open a Fund and Share Account

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Our Stocks and Shares ISA allows you to shelter up to £20,000 from tax, as well as being low cost and easy to manage.

Open an ISA

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Online share dealing costs

Deals in the previous month Dealing charge
0-9 deals £11.95
10-19 deals £8.95
20+ deals £5.95
Regular savings £1.50

The online share dealing charge is determined by the number of deals you placed in the previous calendar month. We count deals placed across all the HL accounts held under the same client number. The above covers shares, exchange traded funds and investment trusts, there is no dealing fee on fund dealing.

Hargreaves Lansdown accounts benefit from a number of features designed to help our clients re-invest and save money.

  • Free to hold shares in the Fund and Share Account, 0.45% p.a charge (capped at £45 p.a) to hold in an ISA
  • No inactivity fees
  • Monthly regular savings for just £1.50 per deal
  • Flexible dividend reinvestment from £1 per deal

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Why invest with Hargreaves Lansdown

  • Financially secure FTSE 100 company
  • Deal thousands of UK, American, Canadian and European shares.
  • Award-winning website
  • Bristol-based helpdesk with no automated telephone menus
  • Free research from our experts to help you choose your own investments

Powerful tools to make more of your shares

  • FREE live streaming share prices
  • Get the best price for your trades with our price improvement service
  • Help manage your risk with stop-loss and limit orders
  • Keep on top of your shares and potential investments with Watchlists
  • Spot trends and opportunities with our fully interactive share charts

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