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Trading 212 introduces FX conversion charges, shedding its commission-free standing


Savings and Investment

A slim 0.15 per cent conversion payment might be added for equities and ETFs in different currencies.

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Free buying and selling no extra? Trading 212 seems to be set to introduce a conversion payment for all FX trades.

In a submit on Trading 212’s group discussion board, the buying and selling platform revealed that, from early April, will probably be implementing a 0.15 per cent payment on all trades of shares or ETFs which are in several currencies from the foreign money on a buyer’s account.

So, when a consumer is making a commerce in a foreign money totally different from that of the foreign money loaded into their account, then a 0.15 per cent payment might be added.

While the transfer is maybe a controversial one as Trading 212 can now not declare to be commission-free, it nonetheless has one of many lowest FX charges within the UK.

Questions have now been raised concerning the integrity of those commission-free buying and selling platforms pivoting so as to add chargers, nevertheless small.

Matt Leibowitz, CEO of rival funding app Stake, which doesn’t cost FX charges on trades, stated: “With Trading 212 asserting on its group discussion board, not publicly, that it’s now going to be charging an FX conversion payment on each international commerce”.

“The GameStop saga empowered retail investors to take on the big hedge funds, Trading 212 is essentially capitalising on the new interest in retail investing as an opportunity to rinse inexperienced investors of more money…retail investors deserve better.”

Following the surge in demand following the Reddit vs Wall Street battle, many buying and selling apps had been compelled to quickly halt buying and selling, together with Trading 212.

The choice so as to add charges, nevertheless small, to what was marketed as a commission-free platform appears to have ruffled a couple of feathers, let’s wait and see if the transfer pushes Trading 212’s customers to search for different avenues.

AltFi reached out to Trading 212 for remark, nevertheless it didn’t reply in time for publication.



This article was amended on [19.07.2021] to take away deceptive references to Freetrade. We apologise for the error. 

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