Company Profile

TD Direct Investing

TD was first established in the UK in 1997 and has since grown to become one of the UK's leading execution-only share dealing providers¹, servicing more than 200,000 customers with over £3.77 billion in customer assets (stock and cash) under management.

With offices in Leeds, Manchester and London, TD provides UK investors with award-winning execution-only share dealing and investment services online,  on the TD Trading App for iPhone and iPod touch, over the phone and through its dedicated Investor Centre in London.

TD has a broad range of products available for trading and investing in Irish, UK and International equities with direct access to a total of 18 online International markets in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific and a suite of investment products that can cater to many types of investor and all risk profiles.

TD Awards 2011:

Shares Awards

  • Best International Share Dealing Service (winner 2011 & 2010)
  • Previous awards: Best Execution-Only Broker 2009, Best Online Trading Platform 2008, Best Online Broker 2007 & Best International Share Dealing Service 2006

YourMoney Awards 2011

  • Best Online Share Dealing Provider for the sixth year in a row (winner)
  • Best Direct Share Dealing Provider for the fourth year in a row (winner)

MoneyAM Online Finance Awards 2011

  • Best Online Execution-Only Broker (winner)
  • Best Online Overseas Trading Platform (winner)

¹ Source: Compeer based on daily average retail trades as at Q3 2011.


The TD Bank Group

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with more than 85,000 employees in offices around the world, The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as the TD Bank Group (TD).

TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves approximately 20 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial centres around the globe:

  • Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust, TD Insurance and TD Auto Finance Canada;
  • Wealth Management, including TD Waterhouse, TD Direct Investing and an investment in TD Ameritrade;
  • U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient and TD Auto Finance US;
  • Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities.

TD Bank Group also ranks among the world's leading on-line financial services firms, with more than 7 million online customers.

TD Bank Group has CDN$665 billion in assets as of 31st July, 2011. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges under the symbol "TD".

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Company History

October 1997: TD Bank entered the UK share dealing market with the opening of Green Line Investor Services (UK) Limited in London.
September 1998: Green Line Investor Services (UK) acquired the execution-only brokerage Sharemarket from Manchester-based Gall and Eke.
November 1999: The service was re-branded TD Waterhouse Investor Services (Europe) Ltd. TD Waterhouse also acquired YorkSHARE, the execution-only brokerage side of the Yorkshire Building Society. The UK on-line share dealing service was also launched.
May 2000: TD Waterhouse agreed to purchase Dealwise Ltd, one of the UK's largest execution-only share brokers from Skipton Building Society. The acquisition made TD Waterhouse the UK's largest execution-only broker.
January 2002: Acquired DLJdirect - the UK's leading online broker
September 2002: TD Waterhouse agreed a joint venture with RBS to take a 50% stake in Nat West Stockbrokers. Under this deal, TD Waterhouse provides the operational and settlement platform to NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland customers for online, telephone and branch trading.
November 2005: Announced a deal with American Express Financial Services Europe Limited (AEFSE) regarding the provision of share dealing services for its retail brokerage customers.
October 2006: Agreed a deal with Computershare to provide the company's own brand share dealing services for retail investors.
February 2009: The Toronto-Dominion Bank increased its stake in Internaxx Bank to 75%. Internaxx Bank is the leading offshore online bank for international expatriate investors. TD Waterhouse works in close collaboration with Internaxx, providing services to and assisting in the development of Internaxx's business.
June 2009: TD Waterhouse acquires the online execution-only share dealing client base of Hoodless Brennan.
January 2010: TD Waterhouse agrees a deal to acquire the UK customer base of E*TRADE Securities Limited (UK) following E*TRADE Financial Corporation's decision to focus its international business on the US cross border product offering for global investors.
March 2010: The Toronto-Dominion Bank becomes the sole shareholder of Internaxx Bank after acquiring the remaining 25% of shares from BGL BNP Paribas. TD Waterhouse works in close collaboration with Internaxx, providing services to and assisting in the development of Internaxx's business.


  • The value of your investments can go down as well as up. You may not get back all the money that you invest.
  • Funds do not incur trading commission but there will be a Fund Manager charge, which is a percentage of the value of your investment. This can differ depending on the fund.

The value of your investments can go down as well as up. You may not get back all the funds you invest.

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