Free stocks you say?! That’s right, you can get your hands on free stocks and shares from various UK investing platforms. Read on to find out how.
It’s literally never been easier to invest in the stock market than it is right now. Whether you are a complete beginner or seasoned investor there is a wide selection of investment apps and platforms to choose from.
If you are looking to get started investing in the stock market then what better way to get started than with a free stock! How to get free stocks you ask? Let me explain.
There is currently a lot of competition between UK investment platforms and with investors having a choice of who they invest with, those platforms are happy to offer incentives to entice would be investors to choose their platform.
The most common dangled carrot comes in the form of a free stock (share) for signing up and funding your account. Generally this will be from a selection of pre-defined stocks or up to a certain amount.
UK Apps with Free Stocks
I’ve looked at and compared a number of investment platforms in the past on PFF so I won’t get into too much detail here. I just want to provide you with a list of my favourite stock trading platforms in the UK which offer a free stock for signing up.
It’s worth remembering that there is nothing to stop you signing up for accounts with all of these platforms to take advantage of the free shares. You can then spend a bit of time with each and decide which is your preferred platform.
Stake were born in Australia and are now taking aim at the UK. They are a digital brokerage platform who specialise in US stocks. Making is easy for those in the UK to trade US stocks and shares at very low cost. They boast an impressive 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs. More than any other commission-free investment platform available in the UK.
Stake Free Stock Invite
Sign up to Stake using the link below, fund your account within 24 hours and get a Free Stock in Nike, GoPro or Dropbox.
Stake Referral Code: financiallyfree
Trading 212 is another trading platform which focuses on commission-free trading. There’s also a very low barrier to entry as you can start trading with as little as £1. Like Stake, Trading 212 offer a large number of US stocks. Although they don’t have quite as many on offer. They do however also have a strong selection of UK stocks and ETFs.
Trading 212 Free Share Invite
Sign up using the link below and fund your account to get a random free stock worth up to £100.
Trading 212 Referral Code: FMXX3luI
Freetrade is another popular UK stock trading app. With US stocks available and also having recently launched fractional shares it’s certainly worth considering. While Freetrade doesn’t offer as many US stocks as Stake or Trading 212, it does offer UK stocks also. Again, as the name suggests, their is a strong focus here on commission-free stock trading.
Freetrade Free Share Invite
Sign up using the link below and fund your account to get a random free stock worth up to £200.
Freetrade Referral Code: 27f84bfb
Orca is another new kid on the investment platform block. Like the previously mentioned platforms Orca also offer commission free trading. Unlike the other platforms however, Orca don’t currently offer fractional stocks. There’s also a few more hoops required here to get hold of your free share so make sure you follow the steps outlined below.
Orca Free Share Invite
Sign up to an Orca GIA account using the link below. Fund your account. Buy at least 3 different assets (3 different stocks) and get a free stock worth up to £200.
Orca Referral Code: BV7MJ
Tickr is a investment app with a difference – they are focussed solely on ‘impact investing’, which is defined as investments that generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Tickr’s approach is simple, offering only 4 ‘themes’ or funds to choose from. There’s no individual stocks to pick here. If you are interested in socially responsible investing then it’s worth a look. Particularly if you are new to investing or you are looking for a simple set up and leave to grow solution.
Tickr Free £15 Invite
Sign up to Tickr using the link below, fund your account with at least £5, and you will get an additional £15 free added to your account and a tree planted on your behalf.
Coinbase (Free Bitcoin)
If you still haven’t heard of Bitcoin then you must have been living under a rock for the last few years. The popular cryptocurrency was invented in 2008 with it’s initial release in 2009. Recently it hit highs of $57k per Bitcoin and has attracted investment from the likes of Elon Musk. Where this crazy rollercoaster ride will end up is anybody’s guess really. However if you do want to come along for the ride you can get started easily with Coinbase. It’s the platform I use for my small investments in crypto and it’s very beginner friendly. If you sign up via the link blow and buy $100 (£70) worth of Bitcoin, Coinbase will add an additional $10 (£7) worth to your account.
Bitcoin Free $10 (£7)
Sign up to Coinbase using the link below and buy $100 (£70) worth of Bitcoin and you will receive an additional $10 (£7) in Bitcoin.