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Becoming an Engineer at Freetrade

Our step by step guide on how you can start building Freetrade.

8/6/2021

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Margin accounts  -  what are they, and why we won’t be offering them

Recently, there’s been a fair bit of talk on our forum regarding margin accounts, so we've put together a post to explain a little more about margin accounts and why we’re not planning to implement them at Freetrade.

7/4/2021

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We smashed our crowdfunding round!

We’re on a mission to bring fee-free investing to Europe and beyond. 🔥

7/4/2021

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Meet Mathias, our new Backend Developer

Have you invested before? No, there wasn’t an app good enough yet, so I’m helping to build one 🔥

7/4/2021

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Pre-launch testing with CREST

We will be using CREST to settle all trades in UK equities, as well as the “source of truth” against which we reconcile stocks held by our customers.

7/4/2021

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Meet Jani, our new Product Manager

Meet Jani, our new Product Manager

7/4/2021

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Meet the Freetrader in charge of protecting our users’ money and shares

Meet the Freetrader in charge of protecting our users’ money and shares

7/4/2021

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Meet Gemma, our Head of Customer Ops!

Meet Gemma, our Head of Customer Ops!

7/4/2021

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Designing Freetrade for Android

Freetrade Android is coming to our first early testers today, and to everyone by mid-April. 💥

7/4/2021

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Meet the ex-Googler who leads our growth

Viktor Nebehaj is our Head of Growth, and he is the first hire at Freetrade.

7/4/2021

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You can now see your Gain/Loss on Portfolio 📈

Check your performance at a glance

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Watchlist has arrived on your Freetrade app

Keeping an eye on stocks just got easier

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

ISA transfers are here

We’ve launched the first version of our ISA transfer service.

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Dividends have arrived on your Activity feed 💸

We know that you love receiving dividends, but that it can be hard keeping track of them after you receive the notification.

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Introducing your Customer Ops team 👋

Meet our Customer Operations (COps) team

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Invest by Freetrade: the upgrade has begun

An update on the good things coming to your account

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Keeping client money safe

We recognise that we’re the new kids on the block, and it’s not unreasonable to ask why you should trust us with your hard-earned cash. Well, let me set your minds at ease and explain all the safeguards we use to protect your investments.

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Free Share for everyone!

Exciting news! You may have seen a few Freetrade customers celebrating on Twitter recently - we launched Free Share, our new incentivised referral system.

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Invest by Freetrade, our brokerage platform, has arrived

The new system will bring instant deposits, fractional shares, thousands of new stocks, and more

6/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Building a new infrastructure for investing

Only owning our platform end-to-end would enable us to not charge commissions AND become a sustainable business.

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

An introduction to Freetrade

You’ve got the app. Here’s how you start investing.

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Weekly Wrap 05/10/18: the official launch!

After two weeks of Super Early Testing, we ignited the full launch of the app on Tuesday, covered in TechCrunch and Forbes.

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

How do Freetrade’s orders ‘execute’?

With more and more customers on the app, we thought it’d be a good time to give more clarity on how our orders/trades get placed and filled.

23/6/2021

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How are dividends paid on Freetrade?

Here is everything your need to know about how Freetrade pays for dividends.

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Dealing with (order) rejection

Rejected orders, rare but irritating parts of using a brokerage platform. Read on to see some of the underlying causes causing this, and how Freetrade is working to reduce them.

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

Why We Are Becoming a Directly Authorised Stockbroker

7/4/2021

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The timeline for public rollout

The timeline is here. We’ll begin the public rollout on the 18th September! 🎈

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Insights are rolling out on your app

Insights, is our brand new app feature.

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Freetrade is back on Crowdcube: 25th April

We’re crowdfunding again!

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Our company stack

Here are some of the tools we rely on at Freetrade

16/6/2021

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Freetrade Team

How a zero-fee stockbroker makes money

Have you heard that old adage, “there is no such thing as a free lunch”? You must have. It’s quite trite, really. We’ll get back to it soon.

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Bonjour, Hallo — We’re opening the waitlist for France, Germany and the Netherlands!

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Behind our new brand

Behind the scenes of our new branding

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Killing Kubernetes

Ian Fuller explains how we shipped faster by rethinking our whole stack

7/4/2021

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Freetrade Team

Update on the European expansion

Update on the European expansion

23/6/2021

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Fractional shares for all

A major step on fractional shares.

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

600 brand new stocks, including David Beckham's Esports team

Gold miners, Twinkies, McDonald's and more.

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

Stock fundamentals are now on your app

Market cap, dividend yield, and P/E ratio are here.

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

Introducing the time-weighted rate of return

Compare your performance against a global benchmark

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

Optimising cold-starts with Google Cloud Functions

Freetrade engineer Simon Poole talks about overcoming some serverless infrastructure challenges.

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

Over 450 brand new stocks

From Papa John's to Zambian cattle farmers, we've added a wide array of new stocks to the Freetrade universe

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

User Story Mapping - How we keep a focus on value

Freetrade Senior Product Managers Anant Sangar and Glenn Drawbridge have been busy working on limit orders and SIPPs. Here, they chat through how use User Story Mapping.

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

Event sourcing on Freetrade

Freetrade Senior Software Engineer Luke Smith talks about the nuts and bolts of our brokerage platform

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

Brand new stocks: fashion brands, fast food, biotech innovators, and another SPAC

Over 100 new stocks, including Kodak, La-Z-Boy, Tiffany & Co, and Crocs.

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

Brand new stocks: fashion brands, gold miners, and SPACs

100 stocks inc. Avis, Tripadvisor, Goodyear, AMC Entertainment, Denny’s

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

Perry Blacher, serial entrepreneur turned VC, is joining Freetrade’s board

The former entrepreneur will be Freetrade’s non-executive director

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

Meet the team: Renata Labude, Senior Growth Manager

Find out more about how Free Share works

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

What are Freetraders buying?

As the lockdown eases, investments are changing

14/7/2021

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Meet the team: Caitlin Rich, Principal Product Designer

Meet the person responsible for making Freetrade look cool

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

Why orders are rejected in volatile markets

We explain why orders get rejected during volatile market activity and why wild swings in pricing make it harder for market makers to do their job.

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

Tesla, Zoom and Gold — Q1 2020 trends

What Freetraders bought at the start of this year

14/7/2021

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Freetrade Team

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