To be able to buy or sell stocks and shares or any other form of assets, you need to have a broker. The broker will execute your orders to buy or sell with the relevant exchange. However, every broker is different and offers different services for different prices.

When I first started investing, one of the hardest things to get my head around was the brokers.

What is important?
Available assets?
Commissions price?
Data and research?
Customer service quality?
Look and feel of the platform?
Charting software and indicators?

Rightly or wrongly I have ended up having several brokers which I use for different purposes. See below some posts on the brokers and platforms that I use and why I use them. I’m not recommending these over other brokers, just simply sharing what I use, why I use them and what I have found with them.

TRADING 212 – INVESTMENT BROKER
Trading 212 is another commission free trading broker. Similar to Freetrade I use these mainly for topping up my dividend stocks. I generally have a bit of cash available …
INTERACTIVE BROKERS – TRADING BROKER
Interactive Brokers has everything, it is the ultimate broker and trading platform. This is used by professionals so has everything you could wish for, but with that comes some …
FREETRADE – INVESTMENT BROKER
FREE TRADE is a no frills broker with Free Commissions. So you do not get any research or fancy charting platforms – you get a simple app, a catalog …
HARGREAVES LANSDOWN – INVESTMENT BROKER
Hargreaves Lansdown are what I like to think of as one of the "Big Boys". These guys are a professional outfit for serious investors, with the full end to …