I'm British but live abroad - what providers can I invest through?

11 March 2021

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Question by Anna

As a British but non UK resident, can I open a UK brokerage account to buy shares with money in sterling from my UK bank account?

And if so, who offers this service?

My banks Lloyd’s and HSBC in the UK do not offer this service. I live in France.

With thanks in advance

Answered by Carly Dunningham

Hi Anna, this is not my area of expertise, but it does look like there are a few share dealing services available for you to use as a non-UK resident. The link below details some of the options and in fact HSBC is on the list, as they offer a service separate to their main UK share dealing platform.


I hope this helps, but please do come back if you have any further questions.

Kind regards


Answered by

Carly Dunningham

Chartered Financial Planner & Director

Originally from Derbyshire, I came to Liverpool in 1998 where I graduated from Liverpool John Moores University alongside my now husband and we have never left the city. I got straight into Financial Planning after leaving university and I love working closely with clients to really understand their life goals and what’s important to them. When I’m not creating financial plans for clients, I’ll be spending time with my 6-year old daughter, walking the dog or doing yoga!