How does international trading compare?
With The Share Centre you can invest in a range of international stocks provided trades are made in £GBP and settled through CREST (the UK settlement system). Trades can be made from 8am to 4.30pm (UK time) only. There is no separate foreign exchange fee.
On the ii platform you would be able to trade directly on up to 17 global exchanges during their local trading hours. You could also hold and trade in up to 9 different currencies in a Trading or Self-Invested Personal Pension account which can save you a considerable amount in foreign exchange fees over time. If ii needs to convert currencies when trading for you, a foreign exchange fee would apply. The detail of this is in Understanding your new service.