About E*Trade

E*TRADE is one of the UK's longest established execution only online brokers.

Launched in 1998, E*TRADE pioneered flat-rate commission rates, cutting edge technology and outstanding customer service.

On 28th Jan 10, TD Waterhouse announced that it had agreed to acquire the UK customer base of E*TRADE Securities Limited (UK). Existing accounts are in process of transferring to TD Waterhouse. All links from e*trade advertising on ukcitymedia.co.uk have therefore been redirected to TD Waterhouse.

Today E*TRADE offers UK & US Equities, CFDs, Spread Betting, CFDs, Forex and Futures trading. Whether you are new to trading share or an experienced trader, E*TRADE has a range of products and accounts to help you diversity your portfolio.

For info on opening a sharedealing account visit ;

E*TRADE UK Equities Account

  • Flat-rate commission from 7-11.50 per trade.
  • Active Traders trade 19 or more times per month and pay only 7.00 per trade with Free Level II data, charting, news and research.
  • Access to Self Select ISAs and SIPPs, ETFs and Covered Warrants in one place.
  • Easy to use online platform.

E*TRADE CFD, FX & Futures Account

  • Trade both CFDs and DMA CFDs.
  • Real-time account summary.
  • Direct Market Access to exchange Order Books.
  • Trade commission-free Spot Forex.
  • Trade Futures from GBP 4.95 per contract including all exchange fees.

E*TRADE Spread Betting Account

  • Great value for money no commissions to pay and some of the tightest spreads in the market.
  • Simple trade execution makes E*TRADE Spread Betting a fast, flexible tool to trade.
  • Minimise your risk using the stop-loss functionality (stop losses are not guaranteed) and ensure you risk is in line with your strategy.

TD Waterhouse has acquired the UK customer base of E*TRADE Securities Limited (UK). All links from e*trade advertising on ukcitymedia.co.uk have therefore been redirected to TD Waterhouse.

Share Trading Charges

Questions to consider if you are opening an online share trading account

Dealing costs The actual cost of placing an individual buy/sell order. There is stamp duty also at the prevailing rate but only on buys. Allways check that cheap dealing offers dont have high admin charges.

Admin charges Normally charged quarterly. When calculating real cost look at number of deals likely per year and then add in this admin cost.

Transfer costs Check costs to transfer in and out shares, share certificates and other charges must also be considered when evaluating costs.

Online or telephone dealing Nearly all brokers now offer some form of Online dealing with telephone as optional back-up. Some Online systems have some human interface and others are 100% automated.

Holding share certificates Outside of accounts avoids admin charges. Ok if you are likely to be a long term share holder (years not months).

Broker support How much info can the broker offer you? Will he offer advice and recommendations or is his service completely without support.

Broker speciality Information Some will offer Real-time share prices, trades information, news and feedback direct from the trading floor, live market data.