Whether you want market research and price alerts or trading tools that will help you manage risk, we have a range of services which can help you trade.
You can deal online and by phone in stocks and shares on the London Stock Exchange, AIM, and six markets in Europe and North America. You can deal in unit trusts and OEICs from leading providers, investment trusts and exchange traded funds. And you can deal by phone in UK government gilts and corporate bonds. The commission we charge you will depend on whether you deal online or by phone and the frequency of your dealing.
Our standard dealing commission rates will apply for the first 12 trades in non-certificated shares placed across your Share Dealing or Share Dealing ISA, per calendar quarter (ending 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December). The Frequent Trader charge does not apply to, or take into account, trades placed in funds or certificated shares. You can see our Frequent Trader charges and our standard dealing commission charges on our rates and charges page.
The rate applied will depend on whether the deal is placed online or by phone. Standard rates will resume at the beginning of the next quarter. The Frequent Trader rate does not apply to trades placed in OEICs, Unit Trusts or certificated sales. For example, If you trade 10 times within your Share Dealing ISA and 3 times within your Share Dealing Account then you will be entitled to our frequent trader discount.
We offer a range of automated trading plans which you can set-up to execute when your chosen stock reaches a set price. There is no additional charge for setting up a TradePlan and it will have an expiry date which is set when the TradePlan is initially set up. If a trade executes as a result of a Trade Plan then you will pay the usual dealing charges.
You set the price at which you want to buy or sell.
Limit Sell Order: your instruction to sell will be carried out if a share price rises to the level you've specified.
Limit Buy Order: your instruction to buy will be carried out if a share price falls to the level you've specified.
You set the price at which you want to sell (if a price is falling). Your instruction to sell a share will be carried out if the price falls to your specified price.
A combination of a Limit Sell Order (which sells at a higher price) and a Stop Loss (which sells at a lower price).
A combination of a Limit Buy Order (which buys at a lower price) and a Limit Sell Order (which sells at a higher price).
A Stop Loss which automatically adjusts your stop price when a share price rises.
*Our Stop Loss and Price Locking facilities do not use a guaranteed stop loss. When the share price reaches your target price, your order will go into a queue to be dealt. The price your trade executes at may be higher or lower than the trigger price.
A regular investment plan is a cost-effective way of buying shares as you pay just £2 dealing commission and can invest from just £20 per month (minimum £5 per stock). You can set-up an investment plan to purchase shares every month or place individual planned trades on one of four set dates each month. A regular investment plan can only be used for purchase deals, and not for sale deals. Where you sell, the standard commission charges will apply, even if you bought those investments using a regular investment plan.
You can use our dedicated market research centre to look up share prices and charts, past performance and company news including:
UK Equity Centre – access to charts, performance, stock screener, top performers and heat maps.
International Equity Centre – access charts performance tables and heat maps.
Funds Centre – research by fund manager or sector. Use fund screener tools and look out for our fund offers.
Investment Companies – research information, company news or use screener tools for investment trusts and ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds).
News – catch up on the latest company or regulatory news.
Analysis Centre – access to broker views, director dealing, results and company dealing
Education Centre – use our guides to understand the principles of investing.
You can also set-up share price alerts by email for up to 5 stocks using our integrated Watchlist tool. You can either choose RNS (regulatory news service) information or alerts when your stock reaches a set price.
The Lloyds Bank Direct Investments Service is operated by Halifax Share Dealing Limited. Registered Office: Trinity Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2RG. Registered in England and Wales no. 3195646. Halifax Share Dealing Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HS under registration number 183332. A Member of the London Stock Exchange and an HM Revenue & Customs Approved ISA Manager.