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We don’t think the investing industry works well for most current and future investors. High commissions and clunky products from traditional stockbrokers can make it complicated for people to start investing. Additionally, business models built on switching investors over to high-risk speculative products can lead to poor financial outcomes.
That’s why we created Freetrade. To break down barriers and open up stock market investing to everyone, with a stockbroker you can trust, and simple, commission-free investing.
With Freetrade you can invest in even the most expensive US stocks.
Fractional shares are partial shares of a company. They allow you to invest in a company without buying a whole share.
Just like owning a full share, with fractional shares you receive dividends in proportion to your shareholding.
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Freetrade is a mobile application that simplifies stock market investing, helping current and future investors achieve better long-term financial results.
We created Freetrade with a mission: to get everyone investing. That's why we've invested a lot of time in building our own trading application, providing a simplified investment experience, with no commissions, and with original features such as fractional US shares.
Freetrade's goal is to help investors achieve better long-term financial results, we succeed when our clients succeed. To achieve this, we have several principles:
Raise awareness of the benefits of long-term investing: from the basics of investing to daily stock market analysis, we create content for all types of investors.
Simple and transparent pricing: we have a freemium model, the application is free and you can buy shares without commission, it’s also possible to upgrade to advanced features such as cash interest, exclusive access to certain shares and much more.
Putting the customer at the core of our product: our customers have been with us from day one, taking part in the creation of the apps home screen right through to participation in our various crowdfunding rounds. They form a community of over 20,000 investors who help us every day by sharing information, analysis, or voting for future features.
In addition to these principles, we have a simplified user experience and original features that we have created from scratch and that have won us the British Bank Awards for Best Online Trading Platform four years in a row (2019-2022).
In addition, we have made some strong choices that are in line with our vision and what we want to deliver to our users. For example, we do not:
Betting, CFDs or other complex products
Hidden fees and inflated spreads
Yes, offering low prices and an easy to use product is great, but our number one priority is to ensure the safety of your investments and your money.
Freetrade is regulated by the FCA in the UK
As an entity authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Freetrade Limited is required to comply with all the rules and regulations laid down by the FCA in the conduct of an investment business and to provide all the client protections that these regulations require.
Client funds are stored separately
This is important because it means we cannot use your money to cover our business expenses, we also segregate client funds and assets so they cannot be used to pay off creditors.
Your shares are protected in nominee accounts or with approved third party custodians
When you invest with Freetrade, any or that you buy are held by Freetrade Nominees Limited, which holds stocks and ETFs, with you as the beneficial owner. The stocks and ETFs are held in CREST, which is the UK’s central security depository.
Freetrade Nominees Limited is a non-trading company. That means it can’t run up liabilities of its own and can be shielded from any liabilities that Freetrade Limited accrues.
All of this is done so that in the unlikely event of Freetrade failing, the company’s creditors will not be permitted to use your investments to cover Freetrade’s liabilities.
When you invest in US-listed stocks, we hold them in custody at a third-party SEC-registered broker (the Security and Exchange Commission, which regulates US securities markets). Our customers’ stocks are held in a designated customer account at the broker, and cannot be mixed with Freetrade’s own assets or used to settle our debts. Similar to the UK securities being held in CREST, your US stocks are ultimately held in DTCC (Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation). Currently, some customers’ US stocks are still held by Freetrade Nominees Limited in CREST, but we are in the process of fully migrating US stocks to our third-party broker.
Initially, Freetrade will be available in English. As we develop and roll out new features, we'll look to offer our award-winning app in your local language.