Sunday Times has this article today. It contains at least 3 errors in what it says about Trading 212. The article is mainly about Freetrade.
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Trading 212 also charges no platform or trading fee. It makes money through the spread between the buy and sell price of a share and you also pay a currency conversion fee for non-UK shares.
Trading 212 also warns that some customer funds may be held in non-UK bank accounts so the FSCS may not apply. Freetrade is fully covered by the FSCS.
When I tried to add a comment that very politely pointed out errors in these statements, it was blocked, marked “pending approval”. It was eventually approved two hours after positing.
Those who have access to the Times may wish to read the article. I may be wrong, but it reads very much as if the author, Ali Hussain, researched the entire article by talking to someone at Freetrade and believed everything he was told,