Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Exchange Traded Funds
Buy and sell Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Buy and sell ETFs and other Exchange Traded products
Important information: You should only invest in ETFs if you have the time and know-how to select and maintain a diversified portfolio. Our website does not give personal advice. Ultimately all investments and the income they produce can fall as well as rise in value so you could get back less than you invest. If you’re unsure where to invest, ask for advice.
What are ETFs?
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are funds which are traded on a stock exchange. Most ETFs track the performance of a share or bond index like the FTSE 100 or S&P 500.
Other Exchange Traded Products
There are other Exchange Traded Products which can allow you to track more than shares or funds. These include Exchange Traded Commodities/Currencies (ETCs) which follow the price of metals, oil, agricultural products or currencies.
Most popular ETFs
Based on HL client holdings, updated hourly Mon-Fri.
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ETF dealing charges
Our ETF dealing charges vary depending on how often you trade. There are no inactivity fees.
|Deals previous month||Dealing charge|
|0-9 deals in previous month||£11.95 per deal|
|10-19 deals in previous month||£8.95 per deal|
|20 or more deals in previous month||£5.95 per deal|
Please note, charges differ for phone and postal deals, and there may be other charges, such as added spread, depending on your dealing choices.
Open an account and start dealing
You can trade and hold ETFs in a choice of HL accounts.
Some Exchange Traded Products are complex and considered higher risk. Once you've opened an account with us, you may need to complete a form before dealing ETFs to prove you're a knowledgeable investor.
Fund and Share Account
- Free to hold ETFs
- No investment limits
- Minimum £1 to open
Stocks and Shares ISA
- 0.45% annual charge to hold ETFs (maximum £45)
- Invest up to £20,000 this tax year
- Minimum £100 to open
You can also deal ETFs within a SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension)
Our Research team has decades of experience and a dedicated analyst covering ETF research.
See our latest research below, or sign up to get email updates whenever new research is available.
Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan ETF: August 2023 Update
In this update, Investment Analyst Henry Ince shares our analysis on the manager, process, culture, ESG Integration, cost and performance of the Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan Exchange Traded Fund (ETF).
22 August 20237 m read
Vanguard FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield ETF: July 2023 update
In this fund update, Senior Investment Analyst Joseph Hill shares our analysis on the manager, process, culture, ESG integration, cost and performance of the Vanguard FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield ETF.
13 July 20237 m read
iShares Physical Gold ETC: April 2023 Update
In this update, Passive Investment Analyst Alexander Watkins shares our analysis on the manager, process, culture, ESG Integration, cost and performance of the iShares Physical Gold Exchange Traded Commodity (ETC).
5 May 20237 m read