Motley Fool Share Dealing

£10 per trade, with discounts for regular and frequent trades.


Please read this important notice about upcoming changes to Motley Fool Share Dealing.

For charges from the weekend of 10/11 December 2017 and for new accounts opened from 10 November 2017 onwards, please refer to this page.

We pride ourselves on our transparency and competitive charges. We believe our charges take a lead in rebating all the income we receive on funds holdings.

Investment Charges

Buy or sell UK funds and shares

£10 – standard fee, per trade

£1.50 per trade for regular investments with Portfolio Builder

Buy or sell international shares

£10 per trade

Frequent Trader Rate

£5 per trade

Buy or sell more than 10 times in a month, and you’ll pay just £5 for any further trades for the rest of that month.

Funds, real-time UK and international share trades all qualify. Find out more

Buying or selling by phone

No additional charge

Quarterly fee – payable in early Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct


This covers your first two real-time trades in the quarter (or the value of £20 of trades, including regular investments) which can be used across your Trading, ISA and SIPP account.

Transfers Out

£0 for up to 10 lines of stock – for customers opening an account after 4 February 2015 who have been with us for less than a year*

£15 per line of stock – when an account has been open for more than a year.

*We believe once you start investing with our service and with our flat fee pricing you will want to stay with us. So we’re happy to waive our transfer-out charges to another broker, for up to ten lines of stock (£15 per line of stock after that), if you choose to leave us within a year of opening your account. (Please note, if you wish to convert a shareholding into a paper certificate, our normal fees for this will apply.) We’ll also waive our SIPP transfer-out fee.

VCTs Processing Charge

Flat rate of £30

We will make no further charges for the day-to-day custody services of your investments, including corporate actions and dividend processing, regardless of the investment types you choose.

Additional Benefits

Funds – income rebate

We offer thousands of clean funds. The typical AMC of an actively managed fund is 0.75%.

Where you already hold old-style investments, we will pass on to you all ongoing commission we receive.

On a typical old-style fund with a 1.5% Annual Management Charge, this would be 0.74% of your investment every year.

Zero-charge share dealing days

From time to time we will make special offers available to our customers, including charge-free share dealing days.

Please note interest will not be paid on cash held in an Investment or ISA account. Interest on cash held in a SIPP account is paid at 0.1% and will be credited to your account annually.


For full details of what these charges cover, please see the Key Features Document.

Managing your SIPP:

(these charges are in addition to the Investment Charges shown above)

Set up charge

No charge

Annual administration (payable in advance annually)

£80 + VAT

Transfer in

£50 + VAT per pension transfer (maximum of £300 + VAT per SIPP)

Transfer out

Free * when you opened an account after 4 February 2015 and transferring out within 12 months of opening your SIPP account, otherwise: £100 + VAT per transfer

*We believe once you start investing with our service and with our flat free pricing you will want to stay with us. So we’re happy to waive our SIPP transfer out charges if you choose to leave us within a year of opening your account.

Taking pension benefits:

(The Annual administration fee will also apply)

Flexi–access drawdown, per annum

£170 + VAT. (Up to 2 regular withdrawals on the 14th / 28th of each month, or next working day.)

Please note: where there is insufficient cash to make planned income payments, there will be an additional charge of £50 + VAT each time.

Setting-up / changing pension benefits arrangements:

Calculating and processing pension sharing on divorce £300 + VAT

Closing a SIPP

Calculating and processing lump sum of death benefits £300 + VAT

Closure of the SIPP

In cash: £260 + VAT

In specie: £360 + VAT (plus stock transfer fee)

Other Charges

Transfers In (Investment and ISA account only)

No charge

Transfers Out (Investment and ISA account only)

£15 per line of stock

Dividend Reinvestment Charge

1% of the value of the dividend paid (capped at £10)

Dividend Pay-away minimum

We will only pay away dividends of more than £25, per line of stock

Stamp Duty

UK equities: 0.5%

Irish equities: 1%

PTM Levy (Flat-rate charge on equity sales and purchases where the consideration is £10,000 or more to finance the Panel of Takeovers and Mergers)


Share certificate conversion (to online holding)

Free (only available for Crest securities)

Online share holding conversion (to paper certificate)

£20 per certificate (only available for Crest securities)

FX conversion charge on International securities

1% of consideration. We share this charge with our provider and our % will be reflected on your contract note.

Share Certificate sent by registered post (optional)


Further administration charges

Registration of Legal Documents (Estates)


Same-day payment – on request


CHAPS Payment


Payment by cheque for cash withdrawal

£25 for each cheque issued

Unpaid direct debits or bounced cheque


Insufficient funds (to pay charges)


Late settlement / Sell out / Buy Back charge

£40 per investment

Hard copy of any documents: contract note, statement, CTV

£10 per document

Dividend Pay-away

The minimum amount which we will pay away must exceed £25 per line of stock

Overdue payment

£5 for first communication, £10 for each additional communication

Valuation of holdings for probate

£10 per stock

Copy of telephone call recording (this is waived when we are found at fault)


Transcript of telephone call recording (this is waived when we are found at fault)