Transfer general investment account
Transfer your everyday investing account to Freetrade and invest in over 6,000 stocks commission-free.
Your general investment account (GIA) is free and available as part of all of our plans.
When you invest, your capital is at risk.
Other charges may apply. See our full pricing table.
Why transfer your investment account
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.
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.
Own a piece of the most expensive US shares, from £2.
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.
If you don't have a Freetrade account, download the app from the App Store or Play Store and get started.
Request the transfer by completing the online form.
Our team will arrange the transfer and update you when it’s complete.
Monitor and choose investments through your Freetrade app.
If you hold any UK or US securities with another provider, you can transfer them to Freetrade as stocks and stay invested, as long as they’re stocks that we offer. At the moment, any non-UK and non-US securities can only be transferred as 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.
From May, monthly subscription fees will change to £5.99 per month for our Standard plan and £11.99 per month for our Plus plan.
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 ⓘ
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.
One free trade per month, then £5.99 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%.
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.
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.
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.
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, you can transfer out UK or US securities as cash or stock. At the moment, to transfer any non-UK or non-US securities away from Freetrade, you will have to sell them first and transfer the amount as cash. When you transfer as cash you’ll be out of the market, so you may miss out on the ups and downs during your transfer.
Stocks can only be transferred as whole shares. If you wish to transfer a fraction of a share, you will have to sell it first and transfer the amount as cash.
There is no fee to transfer out UK securities or cash. Transferring out US securities will incur a cost of £17 per holding. We charge this amount to cover the fee our service provider charges us.
Your new provider may not be able to accept transfers of all securities you hold with Freetrade. It’s worth checking if they can support your stocks before you start your transfer.
Your future broker can send an electronic transfer request to us at: email@example.com.
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Simple pricing plans
Choose how you'd like to pay:
- Commission-free trades (other charges may apply. See full pricing table.)
- Trade USD & EUR stocks at the exchange rate + a 0.99% FX fee
- Fractional US Shares
- Access to more than 1,500 stocks, including the most popular shares and ETFs
£59.88 billed annually
Everything in Basic, plus:
- Full range of over 6,000 US, UK and EU stocks and ETFs
- Trade USD & EUR stocks at the exchange rate + a 0.59% FX fee
- Automated order types
- Advanced stock fundamentals
- 1% on uninvested cash, up to a maximum of £2,000
£119.88 billed annually
Everything in Standard, plus:
- 3% on uninvested cash, up to a maximum of £4,000
- Trade USD & EUR stocks at the exchange rate + a 0.39% FX fee
- Priority customer service
- Freetrade Web beta