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Selftrade
        
Selftrade is one of the UK's largest execution-only stockbrokers and is a trading name of Talos Securities Ltd, a subsidiary of Boursorama, one of Europe's leading online stockbrokers and part of the SociétéGénérale Group. Selftrade offers a range of share dealing and tax-efficient accounts, including pension and children's accounts. As a customer, you'll enjoy wide investment choice and full access to comprehensive market information, news and research tools available throughout our website.
Established: UK 2006 (FCA 208271)
Capitalisation: Undisclosed
Languages: English
Advantages
1.You can trade online or on your mobile's internet for a flat £12.50 per trade. Telephone trades are £17.50.
2. Frequent trader rate £6 per trade; Regular Investments and Dividend Reinvestment facilities £1.50 per trade
3. No dealing fee on fund purchases (sales £12.50) and access to over 2,500 funds many with significant discounts on initial charges including over 700 funds with 0% initial charge
4. Mobile trading service enables you to get prices and trade on your mobile meaning you need never miss an opportunity and can react quickly to changing markets
5. Trade shares from the UK, North American and European markets
6. Range of dealing and tax-efficient accounts – Dealing account, Joint Dealing account, Shares ISA, Cash ISA, SIPP, CFDs and Spread Betting, Investment Club account, Child Trust Fund, Child SIPP, Company Dealing account
7. Wide choice of investments: UK and international shares, unit trusts and OEICs, ETFs, ETCs, ETNs, gilts and bonds, CFDs and Spread Betting, Covered Warrants and Turbos, Structured products
8. Investment risk tools and selector tools to help you select and filter investments that match your attitude to risk and other criteria
9. Limit and Stop Loss orders including Trailing Stops at no extra charge to help limit losses and lock-in profits.  Orders can be set for up to 90 days.  £12.50 online dealing fee applies to trades.
Disadvantages
1. Stocks traded must be CREST-eligible and settled in sterling
2. No extended settlement
3. Cannot trade on margin
4. No advisory or discretionary management
5. Service available to UK residents only
Terms & Conditions
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Account Information
Trading Methods: Online, Phone
Commissions: £6 Frequent £12.50 online £17.50 phone
Custody Option 1. Paper Share Certificates: No
Custody Option 2. Nominees: Yes
Custody Option 3. CREST Personal Membership: No
Admin Charges: NoTrade Size (Min): 1 Share
Account Size (Min): £0Account Size (Max): Unlimited
Extended Settlement: T+3Market Makers/RSP's: 17
Direct Market Access (ECN/STP): NoAccepts US Citizens: No
Interest On Balance: YesIslamic Swap-Free Accounts: No
Services
UK Share Trading: YesGlobal Share Trading: Yes
Unit Trust Dealing: YesBond Dealing: Yes
Self Invested Pension Plans (SIPP): YesISA: Yes
Gilts: YesFinancial Planning Services: No
Dedicated Account Handlers: YesDiscretionary Management: Yes
Investment Research Provision: YesInvestment Management Services: No
Markets Covered
UK – LSE, AIM, PLUS
US – NYSE; AMEX; ARCA; NASDAQ
CANADA – MONTREAL, TORONOTO, TORONTO VENTURE
NETHERLANDS – AMSTERDAM
BELGIUM – BRUSSELS
FRANCE – EURONEXTPARIS
SPAIN – SIBE, LATIMEX
PORTUGAL – LISBON
ITALY – MILAN
SWITZERLAND – VIRT-X, SWISS EBS
GERMANY – FRANKFURT, STUTTGART, HAMBURG, BERLIN, HANOVER, DUSSELDORF, MUNICH, XETRA
Base Currencies: 1
(GBP)
Introductory Offer
See website for details of current offers
Setup Costs and Duration
Online application takes around 10 minutes
Funding Methods and Costs
Debit card up to max £20,000 per transaction
BACS (bank charge may apply)
CHAPS (bank charges may apply, refunded for transfers of £)
Cheque by post
Additional Services
CFDs, Spread Betting, Mobile trading (equities, ETFs, ETCs, Covered Warrants)
 
Commission Structure
£12.50 per online or mobile phone trade and £17.50 per telephone trade 
Frequent trader rate £6 per trade
Fund purchases £nil; sales £12.50
Regular Investment purchases £1.50
Dividend Reinvestment purchases £1.50
 
Admin Charges
We have a Trading Inactivity Fee payable only if there has been no activity in your trading account in a calendar quarter.
 
Extended Settlements
T+3 in general, some Funds T+4
 
Additional Products and Services
CTF – stakeholder and Self Select
Child SIPP
SIPP Dealing in association with your choice of SIPP Trustee
New Issues e.g. IPOs
SIPP Guide
CFD/Spread Betting Guide
CFD/Spread Bet trading academy with smaller trade sizes and lower commissions for first 4 weeks of trading
Free Seminars – CFD/ Spread Betting, Covered Warrant trading, SIPP, topic events
Forex Trading: NoCFD Trading: No
Spread Betting: NoFutures Trading: No
Demo Account
Watchlist facility with multiple views and customizable setting.  Also usable as a dummy portfolio
CFD Demo account
Open Demo Account:
Software Information
Platform: Selftrade In House
Online trading platform
Software Requirements
Works with all major browsers
Training Facilities
Getting started section including risk assessment, risk ladder, asset allocation models
Full Research section with articles, guides, podcasts
SIPP Guide
CFD/Spread Betting Guide
Bookstore
CFD/Spread Bet trading academy with smaller trade sizes
Free Seminars – CFD/ Spread Betting, Covered Warrant trading, SIPP, topic events
24 Hour Trading: NoLive Chat Support: No
Live Stream Quotes: NoFree Phone Support: Yes
Mobile Trading: YesMobile Alerts: Yes
Automated Trading: YesAPI Access: No
        
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