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RATING: 4.4 / 14 REVIEWS ForexBrokerz Trading 212
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Trading accounts

 

Account type Min. deposit Min. trade size Max. leverage* Target spread
Standard EUR 29 0.025 1:300 0.9 pips

  

*Only available to professional clients. Otherwise the maximum leverage is 1:30.

 

Trading 212 is a UK-based forex brokerage that offers access to all major markets. Its clients can trade in forex pairs, CFDs on indices, stocks, commodities and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, as well as real delivery equities and ETFs. The broker has a single trading account type with excellent trading conditions and uses an intuitive feature-rich proprietary trading platform.

 


The Company. Security of Funds

 

Trading 212 is a trading name of Trading 212 UK Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FCA). The broker also has a Bulgarian subsidiary, which is duly licensed by the local Financial Supervision Commission.

 

 

UK’s FCA is one of the most respected watchdogs in the world. They apply multiple strict rules on the brokers, who are under their gaze. For instance, clients` funds must be kept in segregated bank accounts, and regulated companies must hold a minimum of €730 000 to be considered financially stable. In addition, UK-based brokers currently still have to comply with ESMA’s rules on leverage, trading incentives, provision of negative balance protection, and more. It seems that most of these measures will apply even after UK's exit from the European Union.

 

Furthermore, the FCA applies a compensation scheme as additional guarantee for the security pf clients’ funds. So, brokers licensed in the UK are under the umbrella of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, where the maximum compensation cover is £85,000 per person.

 

 

>> A list of brokers licensed in the UK <<

 


Trading Conditions


Minimum Initial Deposit 

In order to trade live with Trading 212, investors should deposit at least EUR 29, which is not much. Such initial investment is average for the industry.

 

Average spreads & Commissions

According to the information on Trading 212’s website, their target EUR/USD spread is 0.9 pips. When we tested the broker’s platform, we found the spread floating around 1.1 pips, which is an attractive pricing. Here you may take a look at the real-time spreads of some top-rated forex brokers:

 

 

>> Compare the spreads of the best brokers online <<

 

 

We also have to mention Trading 212‘s zero-commission approach, which also applies to trading in stocks and ETFs, listed on the world’s leading exchanges in the US, UK and Germany.

 

Maximum Leverage

Trading 212 allows its professional clients to use leverage up to 1:300, which means trading with up to 300 times more money than those deposited. However, you should be aware of the risks involved in margin trading, due to which the leverage available to retail clients who are not pros, is capped at 1:30.

 

Trading Platform

 

Unlike the majority of forex brokerages, Trading 212 uses a proprietary web-based trading platform that offers pretty much everything that a trader needs: user­-friendly interface with smooth charting, technical analysis tools, built­-in economic calendar and real­-time news feed, etc. Here is a screenshot:

 

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All these features are translated into the iPhone and Android versions of the platform, which are very highly rated.

 

If you prefer trading on the good old MetaTrader4 (MT4) and using its Expert Advisors for automated trading, here is a list of brokers who offer this platform:

 

 

>> Find the best MT4 brokers <<

 

 

Methods of Payment

 

With Trading 212 you can open a real account in GBP, EUR and USD. The broker accepts accept bank transfers, credit and debit card payments, Skrill, Dotpay, Giropay, SafetyPay, Carte Bleue, Mister Cash, Direct eBanking, CashU and UnionPay. 

 

Conclusion

 

Trading 212 is a global forex broker operating out of the UK whose offering is quite attractive: low spreads, commission-free trading, nice in-house platform, various payment methods supported. More importantly, the brokerage is licensed by one of the most reliable financial regulators worldwide – the FCA in the UK.

 

Let’s sum up the highlights of our review on Trading 212:

 

Pros Cons
Licensed by the FCA No MetaTrader
Excellent trading conditions  
Nice in-house platform, high rated app  
An array of tradeable assets  

 

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Traders` reviews for Trading 212

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Trading 212 - Scam company

I have been with trading 212 for years but since I started trading crypto things went bad, for instance they change the amount of trades that you can have without any notification , I was trading 4 bitcoin with a healthy account and healthy margin , I closed a trade as I saw it dropping more and wanted to reenter . no forget it they now as it low only allow you to buy 3 so lost 6K as I could not get back in and it surged from 5500 to 11500 . the lastest is that they close all crypto trades every Friday at 9am GMT. this means that now with a 90% margin on bitcoin you be better of buying the real coin rather then trading it .Yesterday Neo dropped from 38 dollars to 11.83 I tried to buy guess what , trading with this instrument is suspended , within min back up to 30 missed trading opportunity , moving asap you cannot trade properly on this platform moving a before the bitcoin drop 24K account elsewhere

REN-FX 11/30/2017

Love Trading 212

I highly recommend this broker!

Abd Satar 06/21/2017

Love it

Simply love Trading 212. With a real account since 2014. Experienced lots of profits and losses. Till now my overall result is positive, so I'm cool to continue trading in the future. Profits are possible, you just need not to get too greedy and careless about your trades and never ever forget to activate a sl to all your trades!!!!

Ive 02/09/2016

Awesome app and platform

The android app is absolutely amazing. I use it every day to trade on the go and when I am at home I sit in front of the computer, make myself comfy and run the web platform to see what happens. Congrats on the great work Trading 212.

Paul 01/22/2016

Platform & Experience

All the way incredible amount of work is dobe on the website and the android app is just absolutely fantastic (Although I miss swiping to view my open positions but dont mind clicking on the new update). Been Demo Trading212 and reading educational material to implement although the videos on the site cutely gets you eager to try the demo account. The PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM to me is immaculate with simplicity of indicators choise (non of the complicated 1 million indicators with different fractions). 1 thing I would definetly leave as a constructive feedback is to start building thier windows platform for Tablet PC on the windows store. Desktop site is a pain on a touch screen pc.

Alawi AlAlawi 09/08/2015

Well done!

The latest Android app is really awesome, thanks, the charts are one of a kind. It will be cool if there are price alerts and more push notifications, as well as SMS notifications.

Vladimir 02/07/2015

Trading212 is a unique platform

I find Trading212 to be a unique web platform – I got really hooked to it and can’t imagine using a different broker at this point. Spreads could be a tad better but funding and re-funding works as a charm and the support staff is the best.

forex_josh 06/25/2012

I recommend Trader212 for a main forex broker

I used a demo account with Trader212 for about 6 months and for the last 3 months I have been trading with a real account.

The platform is web-based, super user-friendly and easy to navigate. Deposits and withdrawals go smooth and fast, customer support staff is awesome.

I highly recommend this broker!

Roy McFarlin 05/10/2012

Trading212 is an interesting place for practicing

This is a custom built platform, not M4...interesting place for practicing.

newbie 05/24/2011

Trading 212 - Execution is perfect so far

My review for Trading 212 is very positive.

The platform is so easy and fun to use. The support is always there 24 hours and they were very friendly on the chat.

Another plus for me is the easy application for a live account. It took me just 5 minutes and I started trading.

Execution is perfect so far.

Adamus L. 05/19/2011

Trading212: withdrawals are made on the same day

HI, based on my experience with Trading212 withdrawals are made on the same day.

You shouldn’t have problems and worries about your money with them.

Deposits are automatic I think and without any fees.

Good luck with them!

Tony 04/01/2011

I have a real account with Trading212

I have a real account with Trading212.com and the execution is faaast!

Does anyone know if they are NDD? I cannot imagine there is a broker on the other end.

MrProfit 02/22/2011

The real trading with Trading 212 is just like the demo

After trying 212 for 1 month on demo I opened a real account and I am glad that the real trading is just like the demo – no frequent requotes, no dirty tricks.

Call me lucky but I doubled my account in a few weeks and withdrawed the initial deposit – no problem with that.

Now I am trading with “the profit”.

Pipmaker_X3 01/11/2011
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