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In the world there are many brokers, but for buying spot stocks not as many as it seems.

Yes, there are many brokers for trading derivative products on stocks, such as CFDs or financial options, but for pure stocks, there are not so many, especially if we want to trade from a particular country, as local regulations mean that many of the spot brokers cannot offer this product to foreign clients, which greatly limits their international reach. This will be discussed in more detail in this ranking. These are the best share dealing platforms in the UK.

1. XTB

With this market maker, it is possible to trade CFDs on stocks, ETFs, indices, Forex, or even commodities. It has an office in the United Kingdom and is registered with the CMNV under number 40.

This Polish broker has been one of the largest CFD brokers in the world for many years. Proof of this is that it is listed on the Polish stock exchange.

As with Admiral Markets, with XTB you also have the possibility of trading global CFDs in the best conditions.

Another advantage of this broker?

It has no custody fees, so in addition to being a great option for day and swing traders, it is an exceptional choice for long-term investors.

Undoubtedly, a decisive advantage of this broker is that it offers commission-free stock trading for amounts up to 100,000 euros per month of trading. This, together with the other features, such as security and customer service, makes it this year’s best stockbroker.

2. eToro

Finally, what might seem like a surprise in the inclusion of the list, but nothing could be further from the truth.

I make this inclusion due to the fact that it is the most innovative broker of all those in the world stock markets. A broker with a totally modern profile and away from the typical traditional brokers.

But if that wasn’t enough, it decided to include stock trading among its products, unifying all these businesses in a move that I foresee could make it grow to be the largest broker in the world in the future.

This is an international broker that is regulated in Europe, the UK, and Australia, so there is little more we can ask for in this regard.

The main advantage I see lies not so much in its shares offering, but in the fact that it is the world’s leading copy trading broker, which adds a totally unique experience that other brokers in the sector cannot. This is a very big comparative advantage that I think will weigh heavily in the future.

eToro has decided to add this stock offering to its huge portfolio of CFD markets, and all with no buy and sell commission. Another advantage is that there are no custody fees.

3. Admiral Markets

Admiral is one of the world’s most popular brokers in the Forex and CFD markets.

Not so long ago it made a surprise and decided to include spot stock trading.

With this Admiral takes a huge qualitative step forward as it is also one of the best CFD brokers. The commissions are among the lowest on the market. This makes Admiral Markets one of the best brokers for UK shares.

In addition, it is a broker with no maintenance fees, which is to be welcomed.

As for the institutional profile, it is a broker regulated by the British FCA, so we see that it is a broker with guarantees.


Investing in shares or other sorts of investment alternatives might take a lot of time and work on your part. Things can quickly seem overwhelming, especially if you plan to do everything on your own.

However, with some of the useful tips and details in this guide, you will be able to understand what type of broker you need, and you will be able to evaluate the different alternatives available in the market.