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? Read on and find out.
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 and get a free stock in Nike, GoPro or Dropbox.
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.
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.
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 £10
Sign up to Tickr using the link below, fund your account with as little as £5 and you will get an additional £10 free added to your account and have two trees planted on your behalf.