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Is automatic dividend reinvestment an option in the share trading platform?

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@Tripeiro,

This question has been raised by several others here on the IG Community. My understanding is that it is not and has annoyed several of IG's clients who have posted as such. 

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thank you. I also use a competitor of IG's and they have automatic dividend reinvestment and only charge £1 for each trade under that service. This makes me consider whether I wish to continue using IG at all...

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quite a prominent request on Community. I'm keen.

out of interest though, @Tripeiro who are you with? Don't most not even charge for this service or am I off the mark?

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