You can trade stocks on our platform in the form of Equities and in the form of CFDs.
Equities are marked with the label “EQ” whereas CFDs are marked with “CFD”.

What are the differences between the two instruments?

Equities are real stocks which you can buy and sell directly on the London Stock Exchange, NYSE, NASDAQ and Deutsche Börse.
CFDs are derivatives based on the price of real stocks. When you buy a CFD you don’t buy the stock itself but you speculate with its price.
Equities are intended for long term investors and traders, whereas CFDs are aimed at experienced traders only.

The advantages of equities are:

  • Real delivery
  • Can be traded directly on the stock exchanges
  • No interest swap

Below is a full comparison between the two types of instruments:

EquityCFD on stocks
Interest SwapNoYes
Real deliveryYesNo
Stamp dutyYesNo
Short sellingNoYes
Trade EquitiesTrade CFDs
Shareholder rights

Buying equities makes you a shareholder in the company. You are entitled to vote on major issues, to receive dividends and to receive a final distribution in the event of corporate liquidation.

Advantages of our equity trading service
You get 10 commission free trades every month. £1.95 + 0.05% per deal after that.
You receive real time prices free of charge.
Your orders are routed to the venue with the best price via a smart order router.

*10 commission free deals every month (for consideration max. £10 000 each). £1.95 + 0.05% after that.

Investments can fall and rise. You may get back less than you invest. CFDs are higher risk because of leverage. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Be sure you understand the risks.

Trading 212 is a trading name of Avus Capital UK Ltd., Avus Capital CY Ltd. and Avus Capital Ltd.

Avus Capital UK Ltd. is registered in England and Wales (Register number 8590005). Avus Capital UK Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Register number 609146).

Avus Capital CY Ltd. is registered in Cyprus (Register number 343308). Avus Capital CY Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (Licence number 290/16).

Avus Capital Ltd. is registered in Bulgaria (Register number 201659500). Avus Capital Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Supervision Commission (Register number RG-03-0237).

The information on this site is not directed at residents of the United States and is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.

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