Building Freetrade

Invest by Freetrade: the upgrade has begun

Freetrade Team

January 14, 2020

Freetrade Team

An update on the good things coming to your account

Let’s kick things off with an update on Invest by Freetrade, our homegrown brokerage platform which we’ve been working on for well over a year now.

Invest by Freetrade will bring you:

  • Instant deposits with Apple Pay and Google Pay as soon as you’re upgraded. ⚡
  • A smoother and faster app experience, thanks to a reduced dependency on third-party platforms. 💰
  • New features in the next few weeks, such as thousands of new stocks and fractional shares. 🍕
  • Our premium account, which will be launched in the next few months. 🅰️

Now we’re finished beta testing the platform and it all looks a-okay, we’re starting to upgrade customer accounts to be on Invest by Freetrade in weekly batches.

When will I get upgraded?

You don’t need to do anything now, we’ll let you know when your account has been upgraded in the next few weeks.

If you have any other questions about your account upgrade, just drop us a line on the in-app chat.

Does anything else change on my app?

Nothing else changes, apart from the improvements we mentioned above — plus a surprise new feature we can’t say too much about but that we know you’ll love. 😉

We can’t wait for everyone to be upgraded, so stay tuned!

Any questions or comment? Join the conversation on the forum.

Important Information

This should not be read as personal investment advice and individual investors should make their own decisions or seek independent advice.

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. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

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).

The views expressed above are those of community members and do not reflect the views of Freetrade. It is not investment advice and we always encourage you to do your own research.

Sign up for our newsletter

Simple pricing plans



GIA pink
General investment account


  • Commission-free trades (other charges may apply. See full pricing table.)
  • Fractional US Shares
  • Access to more than 1,500 stocks, including the most popular shares and ETFs


GIA white
General investment account
Stocks and shares ISA

Everything in Basic, plus:

  • Full range of over 6,000 US, UK and EU stocks and ETFs
  • Automated order types
  • Advanced stock fundamentals
  • 1% on uninvested cash, up to a maximum of £2,000


GIA white
General investment account
Stocks and shares ISA
SIPP white
Self-invested personal pension (SIPP)

Everything in Standard, plus:

  • 3% on uninvested cash, up to a maximum of £4,000
  • Priority customer service
  • Freetrade Web beta

Download the app to start investing now

When you invest your capital is at risk.