What is International Trading?
Our International Trading service lets you trade directly on 17 international exchanges (15 online and by telephone, with an additional 2 by telephone). You can hold cash in 9 major currencies and we also offer real time foreign exchange facilities.
See important documents and information for trading US stocks below.
How does International Trading work?
Trading in stocks on international markets with TD Direct Investing uses the same simple process as trading in UK stocks. When placing a trade using our 'Place an Order' Page in the secure part of our website you would choose which market to invest from and you will be taken through all the relevant options on that page in order to place your trade.
Advantages of International Trading
- Trade directly on 17 international exchanges, from 5 North American, 7 major European exchanges and 3 from Asia/Pacific online and by telephone and 2 more available by telephone.
- Competative trading commissions, see our full rates and charges.
- Reduce the need for foreign exchange with our multi currency Cash Management Account. Hold 9 major currencies: UK Sterling (GBP), Euro, Canadian Dollars (CAD) and US Dollars (USD), Hong Kong Dollars (HKD), Singapore Dollars (S$), Australian Dollars (AUD), Swiss Franc (CHF) & Swedish Krona (SEK).
- International and UK trading consolidated into one TD Direct Investing account.
- No stamp duty on North American and European markets*.
- Extend your trading day beyond UK market hours.
- Limit risk with stop loss trading. Learn more about order types
- Develop a geographically diversified portfolio and benefit from countries at different stages of their economic life cycles.
*Please note that the tax treatment of the products depends on the individual circumstances of each customer and may be subject to change in the future.
Which account do I need to trade Internationally
You can trade on international exchanges with a Trading Account, Trading ISA and/or a SIPP Account.
United States Dealing
If you wish to invest in US (United States) stocks and shares, you will need to complete a Form W-8BEN Substitute; this is appropriate for single / joint Trading, and ISAs. If you have another account type (for example, a Company Account) you will need to complete a Form W-8BEN.
As part of our obligations to the IRS we are required to document all holders of US securities. Additionally, should you reside in a country that has a treaty with the US you may benefit from treaty relief in respect of dividend and interest payments.
Download the Substitute W-8BEN form (PDF 88KB)
Download the W-8BEN form (PDF 264KB)
Official guidance (PDF 44KB)