Buy and sell thousands of American and international shares
Important information - Investments can go up and down in value, so you could get back less than you put in. If you aren’t sure which investments are right for you, please seek advice. Tax rules can change and their benefits depend on your circumstances.
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A world of opportunity
It’s as easy to buy BMW as Barclays with HL. You can choose from thousands of US, Canadian and European shares. And hold them in the same account as your UK investments.
How to deal overseas shares
You can deal overseas shares online, on the app or by phone. You don’t need to hold foreign currency, the share price is converted into pounds when you deal. Before your first trade, you'll need to complete a W-8BEN form. This entitles you to tax savings on any dividends and interest you earn.
If you have an HL account, log in and deal. If you’re new to HL, you can open an account online in minutes.
Fund and Share dealing account
- Free to hold shares
- No investment limits
- Minimum £1 to open
Stocks and shares ISA
- 0.45% annual charger to hold shares (maximum £45)
- Invest up to £20,000 this tax year
- Minimum £100 to open
If you’re investing in retirement, you could also deal shares in your pension. Find out more about the HL SIPP.
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.
Exchange rates and dealing charges
When you deal the share price is converted into pounds at the prevailing interbank exchange rate, by a UK-based market maker. You’ll pay a foreign exchange (FX) charge and our standard dealing commission.
Fluctuations in the exchange rate will affect the sterling value of your overseas holdings.
Foreign exchange charge
|Value of trade||FX charge|
Online and HL app dealing charge
|Deals previous month||Dealing charge|
|20 or more deals||£5.95|
In addition to dealing charges, annual management charge to hold shares are 0.45% (capped at £45 a year) in an ISA, and 0.45% (capped at £200 a year) in a SIPP. There is no annual charge to hold shares in a Fund and Share Account.