Why transfer your investment account
to Freetrade

Investment choice

Choose from thousands of UK, US and European shares,
ETFs and more.

One home for your investments

Transfer your general investment account and keep all of your investments under one roof.

Commission-free investing

We don’t charge commission when you buy or sell shares.
Other charges
may apply.

Transfer for free

Transferring your general investment account to Freetrade is simple and free.

Fractional shares

Own a piece of the most expensive US shares, from £2.

Fast Service

Customer support from real humans, always available to help.

Whatever your reason for transferring, make sure it's the right decision for you.
Check whether you'll be better off by moving and if you'll have to pay to leave your current provider. 

How to transfer to Freetrade

Transferring to Freetrade is easy and free.
Follow the steps below to transfer your investment account from a different broker to Freetrade.

Step 1


If you don't have a Freetrade account, download the app from the App Store or Play Store and get started.

Step 2


Request the transfer by completing the online form.

Step 3


Our team will arrange the transfer and update you when it’s complete.

Step 4


Monitor and choose investments through your Freetrade app.

Transfer investments

You can transfer your investment account from another provider as stocks and stay invested, so long as we have the stocks in our universe. Further restrictions may apply but you’ll always be the first to know about them.

Transfer cash

You can also transfer your investment account to Freetrade by selling your investments first and then transferring the cash. With cash transfers, you are not invested so you will miss out on market ups and downs during the transfer.

How we compare to other brokers

See how investing with Freetrade measures up against other providers.

Disclaimer: Comparisons to other providers are based on published costs on their websites as of 5 July 2022, for a portfolio size of £5,000 and trades on shares and ETFs within a general investment account.

Comparison Disclosure ⓘ

Hargreaves Lansdown:
Based on trades in the previous month, the fee per trade reduces to £8.95 per trade for 10 -19 trades, and £5.95 for 20 or more trades.FX fee reduces to 0.75% after £5,000 value of trades, 0.5% for the next £10,000 and to 0.25% for over £20,000 value of trades.

Interactive Investor:
One free trade per month, then £7.99 per trade.FX fee reduces on a tiered scale. Trades between £25,000 - £49,999 are 1.25%, £50,000 - £99,999.99 are 1%, £100,000 - £599,999 are 0.5%, and £600,000 - £999,999.99 are 0.25%.

AJ Bell:
When investing in shares the 0.25% account charge is capped at £3.50 per month. Each trade in shares and ETFs is £9.95. Fee per trade reduces to £4.95 when there were 10 or more share deals in the previous month. FX fee reduces on a tiered scale, based on transaction value: for the first £10,000 is 0.75%, £10,001 - £20,000 is 0.50%, and 0.25% for over £20,000.

What can I invest in?

See which are the most traded shares by the total value of buy orders over the past week on the Freetrade app.

US, UK and European stocks

Invest in thousands of companies listed on the LSE, NYSE, NASDAQ and across Europe.

ETFs

Choose from a wide range of exchange-traded funds covering index funds, stock and bond ETFs from providers like Vanguard, iShares and Invesco, as well as HSBC and Xtrackers.

REITs

Diversify your investments with REITs, which allow you to add residential or commercial real estate assets to your portfolio without the hassle of buying and managing the properties yourself.

Investment trusts

Choose from over 150 investment trusts to diversify your portfolio across a wide range of sectors, geographical areas and markets worldwide.

Transferring to another provider

If you decide to leave Freetrade, there is no fee to transfer away and close your Freetrade GIA. You can transfer out as cash or stock. At the moment, to transfer any non-uk securities away from Freetrade you will have to sell them first and transfer the amount as cash. 

Your new provider may not be able to accept transfers of all securities you hold with Freetrade.

We will always reach out to you and we’ll never sell any stocks on your behalf. Your future broker can send an electronic transfer request to us at: transfer@freetrade.io.

FAQs

What is a General Investment Account?

A General Investment Account or GIA, is your everyday investing account. It’s not your tax-efficient account like an ISA or a SIPP, which means there’s no allowance, you can invest as much as you like. Each investment provider has a slightly different name for their GIA, you might see it called a dealing account, trading account or even a fund and share account. 

What can I transfer?

You can transfer any stock to us as long as it is part of our stock universe. If there’s an exception and a stock cannot be transferred, we will always contact you to discuss your options. If you have any doubts about whether a stock can be transferred, get in touch with our team. 

How long will the transfer take?

Cash transfers can take from 2 - 4 weeks to complete. Stock transfers take a little longer, usually around 4 - 6 weeks. There’s no need to contact us during this process, we’ll let you know as soon as it’s complete. 

Can I transfer my existing stocks or do I have to sell them first?

As mentioned above, if the stocks in your existing General Investment Account (GIA) are in our universe, you can transfer them without selling. If not, you will have the option to either sell the stocks and transfer as cash, or leave them with your current provider, providing your current provider allows this. We will always contact you to discuss your options.

Is there a transfer fee?

It’s free to transfer to Freetrade. 

How about transfers out?

If you decide to leave Freetrade there is no fee to transfer away and close your Freetrade General Investment Account (GIA). You can transfer out as cash or stock. At the moment, to transfer any US holdings away from Freetrade you will have to sell them first and transfer the amount as cash. We will always reach out to you first and we’ll never sell any stocks on your behalf. Your future broker will can send an electronic transfer request to us at: transfers@freetrade.io

Open a GIA with any of our Freetrade plans

£0.00/mo

Accounts

GIA pink
General investment account

Benefits

  • 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
£4.99/mo

Accounts

GIA white
General investment account
ISA
Stocks and shares ISA

Benefits
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
NEW
£9.99/mo

Accounts

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

Benefits
Everything in Standard, plus:

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

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