I am looking for a way to make an investment into an ETF. Many of the low cost international brokers are unavailable in my country while the local banks have fairly high commissions. I got a suggestion to use Trading 212.

It seems very suspicious that they apparently have no commissions at all. And they also seem to give out free shares on sign up.

Is this site legitimate? If so, how do they make money? Are the commissions somehow hidden?

  • It costs 0.5% per currency conversion, is one way they'll make some money. Check out the Google Play site. It says they've had over 5 million downloads. I reckon they're not illegitimate with that number of downloads.
    – Peter K.
    Jan 10 '20 at 15:22
  • @PeterK. It says 0% currency conversion charge on the investment tab, the 0.5% seem to only apply for CFD trading.
    – Džuris
    Jan 10 '20 at 17:13
  • Zero commission has recently become the standard, so nothing suspicious about it.
    – Aganju
    Jan 10 '20 at 22:06

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