Most of the time, getting free stocks is really simple and requires virtually no effort. The process for each provider is slightly different, so check out our individual guides below for provider specific how-to lists.
|Rank||Platform||Finder rating||Offer from provider||Link to get offer|
|1||★★★★★||Free share up to the value of £200. T&Cs apply. Capital at risk.||Get offer|
|2||★★★★★||Free share up to the value of £100. T&Cs apply. Capital at risk.||Get offer|
|3||★★★★★||Referral bonus of £25 and entry into £20,000 prize draw. T&Cs apply. Capital at risk.||Get offer|
|4||★★★★★||£25 referral bonus. T&Cs apply. Capital at risk.||Get offer|
|5||★★★★★||Free welcome gift up to £45. T&Cs apply. Capital at risk.||Get offer|
You need to be a new Freetrade customer to get this deal. If you’ve got an account already, you can refer friends to get free shares (see the last step in the “how to” guide), but you can’t get one for opening your account.
The free share you receive could be worth between £3 and £200. You can refer as many friends as you like to get additional free shares.
Pretty easy – you don’t have to deposit a significant amount into your account to get the free share, and there’s the chance to continue getting free shares until Freetrade pulls the offer (or you run out of friends).
Your free share won’t be put into your ISA, if you’ve got one. The stock is placed into your general investment account (GIA), so there might be tax implications when you sell. There’s not an equal chance that you’ll get a higher value share as there is for the lower value ones, as the probability is weighted.
As with all of these, you need to be a new member to get your free stock. You have to fund your account within 24 hours of signing up. The minimum deposit is $50 (around £36). There’s a small game, which gets you the free stock.
If you already have an account with Stake, you can refer friends to get free stocks. They’ll need to use your referral link. They don’t need to fund their account within 24 hours for you to get a free share, but they would if they wanted their one too. Once they’ve funded their account, you can get a free share.
The free share is either:
If you want more free shares, you can use your own referral link to refer friends to Stake to hopefully get more shares.
Easy as pie! You have to fund your account really quickly (by at least $50), or you’ll lose the offer. You can refer as many friends as you like and get free shares when they fund their account, so you can keep doing this forever (as long as you have an infinite supply of friends and Stake continues the promotion).
Once your account is ready, you only have 24 hours to fund the account before you’ll lose the promotion.
If you know someone with an new InvestEngine account, you can get an initial welcome deposit if they refer you and you top up at least £100. Both you and your referrer will receive a £25 bonus. After this, you can refer up to 25 friends to InvestEngine to keep receiving referral bonuses. Your friend needs to fund their account by £100 within 30 days of opening their account.
It’s easy to get the Welcome Bonus but you do have to keep it invested with your original £100 for 12 months before you can withdraw it.
You need to fund your portfolio with £100 within 30 days, and it must stay invested with the Welcome Bonus for a year, or InvestEngine may take away your bonus.
Wealthify has a referral program, so if you’ve got a friend with Wealthify, you can get £25 added to your account as long as you have deposited at least £500 and leave it invested for 3 months. The friend that referred you gets £25 too.
Once you have an account, you can refer friends too. Your friend needs to deposit at least £500 and leave it invested for at least 3 months for you both to get the referral fee.
In both cases, the person being referred doesn’t get the bonus if they’ve already got an account.
Wealthify is also running a second promotion that means you can be entered into a £20,000 prize draw if you’re invested with Wealthify before June 1 2022.
To be entered into the prize draw, log into your account and select “submit my entry”.
It’s easy, as long as you have friends to refer you to Wealthify. It takes some time (up to 4 months) and you have to deposit £500 to get the referral bonus if you are referred. But you can keep referring until all of your friends, your friends’ friends and your friends’ dogs are signed up to Wealthify, if you wanted to.
Unlike Freetrade, with Wealthify you can get your bonus placed into your ISA.
This isn’t really a free share, but it is a freebie.
You’re eligible for this reward when you add a My Choice ISA to your account. The value of the reward depends on how much you choose to make your monthly amount. If you choose to invest only a lump sum, then you’ll get a £25 voucher.
|Monthly investment (premium)||Gift voucher value|
|£10 – £14.99||£15|
|£15 – £19.99||£20|
|£20 – £24.99||£25|
|£25 – £29.99||£30|
|£30 – £34.99||£30|
|£35 – £39.99||£40|
|More than £40||£45|
All that’s left to do is choose where to spend it.
It’s easy, but you can’t do it if you already have an ISA open. You need to commit to a monthly deposit to receive the gift.
The amount you receive depends on your premium, which is the amount you’ll deposit each month.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
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