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Yes, the vast bulk of UK stock brokers give you access to domestic and international companies. At a minimum, this typically includes the NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange. Brokers like eToro go one step further by giving you access to less liquid markets. This includes Canada, Hong Kong, France, and even Saudi Arabia!
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is responsible for regulating stock brokers that serve UK clients.
You usually have a choice from a debit/credit card or UK bank transfer. Some brokers also support e-wallets.
Most UK stock brokers charge a flat fee on each trade that you place. This means that you will pay the same fee when you buy shares, and then again when you offload them. In rarer cases, brokers such as eToro and Robinhood allow you to buy shares without paying any commissions.
You will need to find an online broker that has direct access to the AIM. If they do, you will be able to buy and sell AIM shares at the click of a button.