The link should take you to the Halifax's terms for the promo. It costs to sell shares, hopefully someone finds it useful.http://www.halifax.co.uk/sharedealing/Product_landing_pages/International_Trading_Offer_existing.asp
Takes a few days to open an account from previous experience unless its speeded up now.
Below is a bit taken from the site:
For a limited time only, we are waiving our usual £17.50 international dealing commission, meaning you can purchase shares on the largest stock markets in the world for less!
International stocks are a great way to diversify your share dealing portfolio. With no stamp duty paid on US and European stocks and the ability to trade beyond UK opening hours, you can make your share dealing portfolio truly global!
What does this offer involve?
As a leading UK International execution only broker, we offer shares from six of the world’s largest international markets. And for 5 trading days,from 08:00 on Monday 2nd until 21:00 Friday 6th August 2010, you can buy internaltional shares online with us without paying the usual £17.50 dealing commission. For your convenience, your money is automatically converted to the selected foreign currency using the latest FX rates*. More information on this can be found in clause 5.3 of our