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Reviews of the Top 10 UK Commodities, Stocks & Shares Trading Sites of 2017

Welcome to our reviews of the Best UK Commodities, Stocks & Shares Trading Sites of 2017. Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each uk commodities, stocks & shares trading site, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.

Editor's Top 10 Buying Guide
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eToro is a leading, professional brokerage company for anyone who wants to invest online. They cover stocks, currencies, commodities, indices and ETF, providing a user-friendly experience so that anyone can take advantage of their investment opportunities. You can invest in global markets and industries, seeking out your favorite companies or commodities and checking their sales values over time. Investment is quick and easy, designed for first-time investors and seasoned...

» Read the Full Review of eToro.com

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Plus500.com allows you to trade in the UK’s main index (FTSE 100), as well as accessing a wide range of options in shares, Forex, indices, commodities, ETFs, options and CFDs. They provide online tools and download options to help you monitor and manage your investments, with automatic withdrawal options to help prevent losses. As with all online trading sites, your capital may be at risk when you trade online...

» Read the Full Review of Plus500.com

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ig.com is a leading website for global market investment, specialising in spread betting, CFD, Binaries and more. It allows users access to more than 10,000 international markets, utilising award-winning platforms, apps and technology. It also provides customer support with a team of industry experts, with more than 40 years’ worth of knowledge. If you’re looking to invest in a wide variety of markets, IG is worth exploring. Whilst...

» Read the Full Review of ig.com

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Markets.com is an online broker which offers its clients access to Shares, Forex, Indices, ETFs, CFDs and Commodities trades. It includes several trade tools, a variety of educational materials (including webinars), plus 24 hour support, zero commission and competitive spreads. As with any trading website, it’s important to remember that you can lose, as well as potentially make, capital.  Let’s look at the more general features first, since...

» Read the Full Review of Markets.com

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When it comes to trading currencies, Forex.com is a leading global service. They offer a range of trading platforms, including FOREXTrader PRO and MetaTrader, plus a variety of training and learning options for anyone who wants to improve their trading techniques. As with any online trading website, it’s important to remember that online trading can result in losses as well as gains. Forex.com provides detailed information on their spreads,...

» Read the Full Review of Forex.com

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XM Markets is an online broker which allows its clients access to several key international markets. You can trade commodities, invest in indices or exchange currency pairs on the Forex markets. The site offers a great range of seminars and webinars, plus up to date market research and analysis. There are options for new traders, including low initial investments and negative balance protection to prevent you from losing more...

» Read the Full Review of XM.co.uk

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HotForex is an online trading broker which provides its clients with access to several key products, such as Forex (or currency pair trading), Indices, Shares and Commodities. There are also a few CFD options, and if you join them you can access markets around the world, including the USA and Europe. Reward options are available, and there are plenty of useful trading tools and platform options to choose from....

» Read the Full Review of HotForex.com

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Hargreaves Lansdown are a UK shares specialist. They offer a wide variety of shares-specific tools and services, with per-trade pricing and no charges for inactivity. You can also opt to receive regular updates from their shares specialists, providing insight into current and potential future markets. When trading online, it is important to remember that you can lose your capital. HL.co.uk is a shares-specific trading website which offers access to...

» Read the Full Review of HL.co.uk Share Dealing

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XForex is a CFD-specialist online broker which allows you to trade currencies, indices, shares and commodities. It offers a specially-developed web-based trading platform with real-time account updates, plus various learning and analytics tools to help you develop your online trading techniques and decisions. As with all online trading websites, there is a risk that you can lose your capital. Despite its name, XForex.com places more focus on Contracts...

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Halifax Share Dealing offers investment opportunities under the banner of the long-established Halifax bank. Aside from all the usual banking option, you can also invest in shares for short term or long term opportunities, including pensions.  Unlike many other online stock trading websites, most of the work is taken out of your hands with Halifax Share Dealing. The trade-off is that you’re charged an initial cost per trade. As...

» Read the Full Review of Halifax Share Dealer

A-Z of UK Commodities, Stocks & Shares Trading Sites



Latest User Reviews

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Useless company
User Review of TD Direct Investing by Graham on 16 February 2017

I was transfered into this mob from NWB Stockbrokers and continued under the impression that the t's&c's would remain the same. Only to find out that the selling commission had gone up to £12.50. Apparently this was notified to me... (Read the full review)

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3 Months With Intertrader
User Review of Intertrader by Snatchit on 23 October 2015

Having tried several trading sites over the past few years, I was lured to Intertrader by their cash intro offer. Now after three months trading with them and having Steve Ruff flashing his gems of wisdom at me via his... (Read the full review)

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Non-Existent Communication
User Review of TD Direct Investing by Out Of Pocket on 02 September 2015

They sold an investment without authority even when another department had already confirmed (in writing) that they wouldn't. Four separate attempts to get an answer over a 6 week period have been met with deafening silence - no choice but... (Read the full review)

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Doesn't do what it says on the tin!
User Review of Halifax Share Dealer by Rick23 on 01 June 2015

I made the mistake of choosing the Halifax platform on which to consolidate numerous SIPPs, ISAs and shares. When Halifax opened the accounts (May 2015), there was a software clash of some sort between the share and Sipp accounts, which... (Read the full review)

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Poor Service
User Review of The Share Centre by K. Parry on 09 April 2015

Exceptionally poor at communicating. Have been trying to transfer a SIPP and ISA for myself, an ISA and OEIC for my wife and two ISA's for my sons and am receiving very poor service. Beginning to regret it already and... (Read the full review)