By clicking on the ‘Buy’ or ‘Sell’ buttons, you are adding the share to your basket and are making no commitment until the next steps of the process.
If you are buying, make sure you have enough money in your investment account prior to making the transaction.
It costs £10 to buy or sell a share, or £5 if you are trading more than 10 times per month. There are no annual management charges levied for shares, investment trusts or ETFs.
Once you have executed a share transaction it should be added to your portfolio immediately. If not, try hitting the refresh button.
If you are selling one share to buy another, you can immediately use the proceeds of the sale to acquire your new share units.
We have an entire suite of unique tools to help you find the right investments for you. Explore the many choices in the boxes below & add them to your portfolio.
As you add shares to you basket you can check on your progress. You can leave shares in your basket for days and weeks if you so choose or delete them. Accessing your basket (from the top navigation) allows you to view the shares you have chosen. You can then select whether you wish to buy or sell your chosen share (although if you don’t already own a fund or share, you can’t sell it!)
Account Types & Security
Three choices of account
Once you have selected what you want to buy/sell, you’ll need to select which part of your account you wish to add the share to. There are three choices (assuming you have activated your SIPP account): the ISA account, the General Investment Account (GIA) or your SIPP
All accounts are secure
Your security is our most pressing concern. To ensure only you can access your investment account, we ask you to enter key elements on your Account PIN at this point
Proceed to checkout & ‘Deal Now’
Get a quote
Pressing the ‘Proceed to Checkout’ button takes you to the final screen where you can check over your investment, enter the amount you wish to buy or sell and then press ‘Get Quote’.
Deal Now - 15,14,13... seconds left
You will see a real-time live price and a 15 seconds countdown. Once you press the ‘Deal Now’ button, you will secure that quoted price.
...or place many orders
If you wish to buy several shares in one go, no problem, as long as they are going into one area of your account (e.g. the ISA).
You can then process the orders sequentially like so. A tick appears once your order has been placed. If you wish to add some investments into your SIPP, ISA and/or GIA accounts at the same time, you need to return to your basket and allocate investments to each part of your account separately.
You should be able to buy or sell a share in just three clicks (OK, a few more clicks if you’re buying a few different shares) and on returning to your portfolio you should see your new acquisition or disposal reflected in your holdings (if not, hit the refresh key).
Buying Unit Trusts & OEICs
Buying unit trusts and OEICs adopt a slightly different process as they are priced daily and therefore the need to agree a live price is not necessary.
Make an informed choice when buying shares. Find who is in the headlines and the top tables.
Link to any of the tools below and register to save your findings in your own interactive Trustnet Direct portfolio.
We’ve set up a demo portfolio for you to play around with already.
The Virtual Portfolio allows you to monitor and analyse your investments and input real cash amounts and purchase/sale dates to synthesise real holdings
You do not need to actually hold your investments with us – although naturally, we hope you will do soon!
Trustnet Direct is an execution-only service and does not provide advice on the suitability of investments. You should seek independent financial advice if you are unsure. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. The value of investments and the income from them fluctuates: you may get back less than the amount you invested. Prevailing tax rates and relief are dependent on your individual circumstances and are subject to change.