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Broker Cost Calculator

Updated: 18th November 2021.

The cost isn’t the only thing you should consider when choosing a broker, since platform functionality and other broker services vary significantly, and should be given careful consideration before taking the plunge. However, minimising costs and fees is still a serious consideration if you want to build your wealth over the long term.

Unfortunately, it’s not enough to simply compare dealing fees across brokers. Other (non-dealing) fees or charges may apply, which you should look into first before opening an account. You have to compare the total cost charged by the broker to know whether one broker is really cheaper than another.

The tool below allows you to see the total cost across brokers, based on your investing details. While you don’t have to enter all of the information, the more information you include, the more accurate the results will be.

Step 1: Shares In this section, you will enter information about the value of your stocks & ETFs. Exclude the value of funds here. We will ask you to enter that in Step 2.
Brokers typically charge for each buy or sell transaction you make. This section helps calculate that total charge for share trades.
This is the amount you typically buy or sell each time you make a trade. If this field is left blank, the calculation will use £1,000 as a default trade size.
Step 2: Funds In this section, you will enter the value of funds. A friendly reminder, this does not include the value of ETFs, which should be entered in Step 1.
Brokers often charge for each buy or sell transaction you make. This section helps calculate that total charge for funds.