Transfer your portfolio to Freetrade

Make the switch from Robo investing to DIY and start making your own investment decisions.

Transfer your robo portfolio to a Freetrade General Investment Account or a stocks and shares ISA. 

With the award-winning Freetrade app, you can invest in over 6,000 stocks, ETFs and investment trusts commission-free.

When you invest, your capital is at risk. Other charges may apply. See our full pricing table.

Comparing DIY investing with robo advisors  

Fees

Remember fess can really impact your portfolio value over the long term, especially if investment performance is not enough to offset them.

Investments 

Think about whether you’re happy to perform in line with the market and if you have specific investment requirements.

Do you need financial advice or guidance?  

Think about whether you need advice and help with complex financial planning or guidance from a trusted source to make your own investment decisions. 

DIY investing

With DIY platforms you are in control of your own investment decisions.

Robo advisor

With robo advisors your savings are invested automatically for you based on what the robot determines is best.

Look for DIY platforms that don’t charge a percentage account fee, so if your portfolio grows your fees don’t grow too. Check if your robo advisor charges a percentage fee that grows as the value of your portfolio does.

If there’s specific financial planning help you need, does the robo provider charge extra for this?

Being able to choose your investments means you have the opportunity to perform better than the market.

You can also control which companies you invest in, which helps ESG minded investors.

Robo advisors are not necessarily designed to beat the market. Many invest in ETFs which are designed to track the market. Check if your portfolio is growing after fees are included.
DIY platforms give you guidance to help you understand your investment options including: what to invest in, how much and which account to use. Robo advisors will invest your savings automatically based on its assessment of your circumstances. Double check any extra financial planning needs are also catered for.

Why invest with Freetrade?

Commission-free dealing - Investing should be free, and we’re committed to providing this to our customers, forever.
Instant trades - Unlimited commission-free instant trades during stock market opening hours.
FSCS protected - Customers' accounts are covered by the provisions of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) up to a maximum of £85,000. Read more about how we’re keeping your money safe.
Vast stock universe - You can choose from thousands of UK and US stocks and ETFs and we’re constantly adding more - see our full stock list.
Fractional shares - You can invest from £2 and own a piece of even the most expensive US stocks, helping you build a diversified portfolio.
Award-winning app - Manage your portfolio from anywhere via our beautiful iOS and Android apps.

‍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.

Eligibility to invest into an ISA and the value of tax savings depends on personal circumstances and all tax rules may change.

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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