General Investment Account

Invest commission-free in the stock market. Get started within minutes, from as little as £2.

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Other charges apply. See our full pricing table.

When you invest your capital is at risk. Authorised and regulated by the FCA.

Why invest with Freetrade?

With a General Investment Account in the tax year 20/21, you are subject to capital gains tax after earning £12,300, and subject to dividend tax after earning £2,000 per year in dividends. 

For the most tax-efficient account, check our Stock and Shares ISA, which allows you to invest up to £20,000 each year without having to pay capital gains or UK dividends tax.

Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to future change.

How we compare

See how share dealing with Freetrade measures up against other providers

Hargreaves Lansdown: Based on trades in the previous month, the fee per trade reduces to £8.95 per trades 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: 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.
The FX rate is 1% for trades up to the first £10,000, 0.75% for the next £10,000, 0.5% for the next £10,000 and is 0.25% for value over £30,000.

Updated 20th August 2020

How to buy shares

Build and track the portfolio that suits you.

Explore thousands of US and UK stocks and exchange-traded funds.

Buy and sell commission-free in just a few taps.


Build and track the portfolio that suits you with no fees or charges.


Explore hundreds of US and UK stocks and exchange-traded funds.


Buy and sell for free in just a few taps.

To help you get started with your investment account check out our resources on how to choose the best app, saving vs investing, risk management and how to open a brokerage account.

Learn about the basics of investing

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 and UK stocks

Invest in thousands of NYSE, NASDAQ and London Stock Exchange-listed companies across many sectors such as tech, energy, consumer staples or healthcare.


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.

REIT stocks

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.

What people say about Freetrade

Allows anyone to become an investor. Helpful customer service. The community forum is an excellent resource for help, advice and general discussion if you are new to the game.
– David
Really simple and effective interface and layout making it easy for beginners and experienced investors to get involved. Amazing customer support, always on hand and ready to help and a fantastic community.
– Oliver
What a great app! Fee-free share dealing - who wouldn’t want that? Anyone like me who’s felt the pain of £10-£12 fees per transaction should really take a look at Freetrade.
– Ross

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