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Trading 212 Review

Steve Miley

Written by Steve Miley, Blain Reinkensmeyer
Edited by Carolyn Kimball
Fact-checked by Steven Hatzakis

February 01, 2023

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Trading 212 is well-known for its low-cost trading and very user-friendly mobile app and overall trading experience, and it just missed making our top picks for best mobile apps in the U.K. for 2022. The combination of low cost and ease of use makes it especially attractive to newcomers wanting to avoid hidden fees. However, online tools, research and education offerings are basic at best, and the scope of investments is certainly limited.

Trading 212
4.5/5 Stars Overall
  • Minimum Deposit: £1.0
  • ISA: Yes
  • SIPP: No

Trading 212 pros & cons


  • Easy-to-use and simplistic mobile app and trading platform.
  • Zero commissions on all trades.
  • Fractional shares are available to trade and invest in.


  • Although there are some decent videos, the majority of the educational content is average at best.
  • Research is limited.
  • Over 10,000 global stocks and ETFs are available to trade, but there are no funds, investment trusts or government bonds on offer.
  • While deposits via bank transfer are free, deposits over £2,000 that are made by other means, such as a debit card or Apple Pay, carry a 0.7% fee.

Trading 212 website tour

Trading 212 stock app tour


For the 2023 U.K. Review, we assessed, rated, and ranked 11 U.K. share dealing platforms over a 10-week time period. Each broker was exhaustively tested on all available platforms and graded on 53 different variables. In total, over 17,000 words of research were produced.

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About the Editorial Team

Steve Miley
Steve Miley

With 30 years of experience in institutional financial markets, Steve has won multiple awards from Technical Analyst Magazine, including "Best Independent Fixed Income" and "Best FX Research." In addition to his work with, Steve is the founder of The Market Chartist, where he provides market research for institutional clients; and is editor-in-chief for

Blain Reinkensmeyer
Blain Reinkensmeyer

Blain Reinkensmeyer has 20 years of trading experience with over 2,500 trades placed during that time. He heads research for all U.S.-based brokerages on and is respected by executives as the leading expert covering the online broker industry. Blain’s insights have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune, among other media outlets.

Carolyn Kimball
Carolyn Kimball

Carolyn Kimball is managing editor for Reink Media and the lead editor for the Annual Review. Carolyn has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at major media outlets including NerdWallet, the Los Angeles Times and the San Jose Mercury News. She specializes in coverage of personal financial products and services, wielding her editing skills to clarify complex (some might say befuddling) topics to help consumers make informed decisions about their money.

Steven Hatzakis
Steven Hatzakis

Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Research for Steven previously served as an Editor for Finance Magnates, where he authored over 1,000 published articles about the online finance industry. Steven is an active fintech and crypto industry researcher and advises blockchain companies at the board level. Over the past 20 years, Steven has held numerous positions within the international forex markets, from writing to consulting to serving as a registered commodity futures representative.