Trading 212

 

Trading 212 Overview

Founded2004
PlatformMobile App iTunes, Mobile App Google Play, Webtrader
Minimum account size$150
Minimum lot size0.000002
Tradable assetsmore than 700 instruments
Maximum margin1:100
Spread on EUR/USD0.00009 pips
Payment methodsCredit/Debit Card, Bank Wire & Skrill
Demo accountYes with starting €10000 virtual money
Accepts South African tradersYes but not American ones!!
RegulatedFCA (UK), CySEC (Cyprus), FSC (Bulgaria)
SupportEmail, Phone, & Live Chat

https://www.trading212.com/

Trading 212 is a London based fintech company that democratises the financial markets with free, smart and easy to use apps, enabling anyone to trade equities, Forex, commodities and more.

they are offering the first zero commission stock trading service in the UK and Europe, unlocking the stock market for millions of people.

their mobile app has more than 14 000 000 downloads, which makes it one of the most popular trading apps in the world.

Since 2016 they have been been the UK’s #1 trading app, and in 2017 we reached the #1 spot in Germany.

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Trading 212 is a trading name of Trading 212 UK Ltd. and Trading 212 Ltd.

  • Trading 212 UK Ltd. is registered in England and Wales, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA (Register number 609146).
  • Trading 212 Ltd. is registered in Bulgaria and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Supervision Commission (Register number RG-03-0237).

For your safety and in compliance with our regulations, all clients’ funds are kept separately in segregated bank accounts and are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, FSCS (Trading 212 UK Ltd.) and the Investors Compensation Fund, ICF Bulgaria (Trading 212 Ltd).

In the unlikely event of default, the FSCS compensation is up to GBP 85 000 and the ICF Bulgaria compensation is up to 90% (but limited to EUR 20 000) of the client’s funds. Each client will be compensated if one of our companies fails to comply with its obligations to the clients due to its financial state.

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Even though Trading 212 has been operating since 2004, this brokerage firm wasn’t able to get a good rating in the reputation category due to their low popularity in the market. In fact, a lot of traders don’t even know they exist and those that do know are unhappy with their service.

Trading Platform

The platforms that they offer are the following: Mobile App iTunes, Mobile phone App Google Play and Webtrader. They load pretty quickly and can be accessed on web browsers or mobile devices.

Designof platform

The platform interface is interesting to use thanks to its well-designed layout.
Minimum Deposit
The $150 minimum deposit is a little higher than what most forex brokers require from their clients. This could be an issue for those who are looking to start with a much lower capital

Minimum Lot Size

With Trading 212, you can use a minimum lot size of 0. 000002 which is much lower than the standard 0. 01 lot size

Tradable Assets

They have a diversity of over 700 tradable instruments which includes forex, commodities, stocks and indices.

Payouts

They offer fixed and floating spreads on a number of currencies. The EUR/USD pair for example has a spread of 0. 00009 pips.

Withdrawal Time

Processing of withdrawals takes up to 3 business days with Trading 212. It’s not the fastest but by comparison, this is still better than the typical waiting time

Deposit and Withdrawal Methods

Credit or debit cards, Bank Wire and Skrill are the payment methods that are accepted by this broker for funding the trading account.

Customer Support

Communicating with the customer support may need a bit of diligence especially during the peak trading hours because you might have to wait for a couple of minutes to be able to talk to one of their agents. This badly needs improvement

Quoting Accuracy

Occasional requotes were experienced through the testing process and this occurred mostly when markets are highly volatile.

 

 

Pros

  • Over 700 instruments
  • 0.000002 minimum lot size
  • Tight spreads

Cons

  • Support lines are busy most of the time
  • Occasional requotes
  • Reputation not yet established
  • Bonuses cannot be withdrawn

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