Can I deal in US and Canadian markets?
Yes you can, for all shares in the main US and Canadian markets that are available as CDIs. A CDI (CREST Depository Interest) is a UK investment that represents an investment listed on an exchange outside the UK. CDIs can be bought and sold easily in the UK.
Online quotes in the US and Canadian markets are generally available between 2.30pm and 9.00pm UK time, on UK business days. Sometimes it may not be possible to get an online quote – if this happens, you can call our Dealing services team on 0345 37 33 479. They’re open between 8.00am and 7.00pm.
If you want to buy and sell US-listed investments within any account except a SIPP, you’ll need to complete a W-8BEN form. For most accounts, you can complete a W-8BEN form online. Just log in and click 'Update my details' from the 'My account' menu to find it. However, for a Junior account, Joint Dealing account, Bare Trust Dealing account or Dealing account for UK-registered pension schemes, you'll need to complete our offline W-8BEN form. Before getting started, please read the W-8BEN guidelines to help you complete the form correctly.
If you want to buy and sell Canadian investments within any account except a SIPP, you’ll need to complete an NR301 form. You can only complete a NR301 form offline. Before getting started, please read the NR301 guidelines to help you complete the form correctly.
Find out more about international dealing.