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Referring friends and earning free shares just got even easier

Sam Poullain

November 5, 2020

Sam Poullain

A big improvement to Free Share is here.

Referring friends and earning free shares just got easier. 🎉

You can now invite all your friends to Freetrade without waiting for new invite links to be generated.

What is Free Share?

With Free Share, both you and your friend will get a free mystery share once your friend opens and funds their account.

To refer a friend, tap on the pink ‘Free shares’ button on the top right of your Portfolio tab and send a unique referral link to a friend: 

Tap the button on your Portfolio tab

Each link is still one-time use, but you can create as many as you want.

To refer more friends, simply create a new referral link straight in your app:

You'll see all your referral links appear below the button

And you can also check on the status of your referral by tapping on any of your links (yes, that means you can bug your friend with a WhatsApp if they haven’t completed signup yet 😉)

Don't forget to get your friend to complete sign up!

Make sure to update your app to the latest version to get access.

After you refer your friend:

  • Your friend needs to complete onboarding and fund their account within the next 30 days in order for you and your friend to qualify.
  • Your mystery share will appear in your queued orders. We’ll reveal it in 7 to 10 days.
  • Your free shares will be randomly selected from a pool of interesting companies, ETFs, and trusts, with a value from £3 to £200.


Make sure to read the FAQs and T&Cs.

By referring a friend, you agree to accept a free share.

Happy referring!

What about Free Share 2.0?

You may remember that Free Share 2.0 is on the Christmas List.

This will make it even easier to refer friends.

Today’s improvement is the first part of delivering this to you before the end of the year.

Join the discussion on the forum and let us know what you think!

When you invest, your capital is at risk. The value of your portfolio can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invest. 

Freetrade is a trading name of Freetrade Limited, which is a member firm of the London Stock Exchange and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England and Wales (no. 09797821).

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