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Halifax fees explained

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Overview of Halifax fees and charges

When trading or investing at an online broker, fees can have a big impact on your results, so it's good to know what kind of charges you'll be facing and how these compare to fees at other brokers.

If fees are your top concern, Halifax is a good choice, as it has low fees in general. Check our toplist for cheaper brokers.

I found Halifax's trading fees fairly low
Nicole
Nicole Conrad

I've personally tested dozens of global brokers, carefully looking at their fees not just on their website but also in the course of live trading. Here's how Halifax fared:

  • Halifax charges low fees for trading stocks and ETFs.
  • There is no inactivity fee even if you leave your account idle for a long time.
  • The basic withdrawal fee is $0, but some transactions may cost more.
  • Read our full review of Halifax for info on safety, trading platforms and funding.
Halifax fees at a glance
Assets Fee level Fee terms
US stock fee Low Commission-free, but 1.25% conversion fee for international trades
EURUSD fee - FX not available
US tech fund fee Low £9.50 per trade
Inactivity fee Low No inactivity fee

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It offers commission-free trading for international trades completed online.

Commission-free stock and ETF trading

Halifax stock and ETF fees by market
UK stock
$11.9
$12.5
$12.4
US stock
$0.0
$9.4
$12.4
German stock
$0.0
-
$12.4
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Low mutual fund commission

Although low in a wider context, Halifax's fund trading fees are less favorable compared to its immediate competitors. For each transaction, Halifax charges the same £9.50 flat fee as for stocks and ETFs. On top of this, you will also have to pay other costs charged by the fund managers rather than Halifax, such as a transaction fee and ongoing charges.

Fees for a $2,000 fund purchase
Mutual fund
$11.9
$0.0
$1.9
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No inactivity fee, no withdrawal fee

There is no inactivity fee for the basic Share Dealing Account; this is great for beginners because this way they don't have to commit to investing or trading frequently in order to avoid inactivity charges. Halifax also charges no withdrawal fees or deposit fees.
On the downside, there's a £36 administration fee per year for the basic Share Dealing Account as well as for the tax-advantaged Stocks/Shares ISA account (you can hold both accounts at the same time for a single £36 charge). Halifax's tax-advantaged SIPP account also involves quarterly administration charges.

Broker
Inactivity fee
Withdrawal fee
Halifax
$0
Fidelity International
$0
AJ Bell Youinvest
$0
Halifax inactivity, withdrawal and other fees
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Nicole Conrad
Author of this article
Nicole is a former intern content contributor for BrokerChooser. She came with experience and certification in Accounting, and pursued graduate studies in Economic Policy. Nicole wrote broker reviews to provide transparency for customers: highlighting brokers’ exceptional services and holding them accountable for questionable practices.
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