Trading 212 Invite a Friend - Terms and Conditions

Become a Referrer, sponsor and beneficiary - both You and Your Referral will earn a free share.
By entering into the Promotion both You and Your Referral agree to the below terms and conditions.
This Promotion is provided to You by Trading 212.


Referrer - an existing Trading 212 Invest/ISA client, who shares a promotional link;

Referral - a new Trading 212 Invest/ISA client, invited by an existing client via a promotional link;

Referral Share - the free share received by the Referrer and the Referral in the Promotion;

Trading 212 - Trading 212 UK Limited, an FCA authorised investment firm with a reference number 609146 and Trading 212 Markets Limited, a CySEC authorised investment firm with licence number 398/21; .

Promotion - the current Invite a Friend promotion, promoting the dealing service of Trading 212 by giving away free shares.

1. Qualifying Requirements

To qualify for this Promotion all of the following conditions must be met:

  1. You and Your Referral have to be residents of one of the following countries:
      The United Kingdom
  2. You should have an active Trading 212 Invest/ISA account, pursuant to Trading 212 Share Dealing Service Terms of Business and all other Legal Documents on our Website;
  3. You must accept and agree with the current Trading 212 Promotion Terms and Conditions;
  4. Your Referral must open, successfully activate and fund the Minimum Deposit amount in a Trading 212 Invest/ISA account; and
  5. You and Your Referral should not breach the Prohibited use requirements, as listed below.

2. Allocation

2.1. As of 26.01.2021, no new invite links will be provided. As of 29.07.2021 the Promotion is not available. Referrals in the waitlist up to 29.07.2021 and their Referrers will be able to receive the Referral Share, provided they satisfy the conditions in Section 1.

2.2. Both You and Your first 20 Referrals will receive a free share after the conditions in Section 1 above have been met. After Your first 20 qualified Referrals, You will continue to be entitled to send the invite link, however, only your Referrals shall be entitled to receive a Referral Share.

2.3. Within 3 business days from meeting the conditions in Section 1 above, You will be entitled to acquire the Referral Share. The time for the allocation may only be extended subject to technical issues, or when the time period falls within the weekend - e.g. if the account is opened on Friday at 10 am You will receive the Referral Share on Monday, the next week after 10 am when and if the markets are open.

2.4. You will be free to refuse or cancel the allocation of any Referral Share within 24 hours from the allocation by contacting us at You will not be entitled to a new Referral Share for any refused or cancelled share. You will not have any further financial claims to Trading 212 in relation to this Promotion.

2.5. The monetary value of the Referral Share shall be subject to a 30 days withdrawal lock-up period, from the day of the receipt of the Referral Share. The lock-up will not affect in any way any other assets You have - e.g. Your deposit or Your profit (if any) arising from the Referral Share etc. In case You have sold the Referral Share with a loss (for less than it initially cost) only the funds acquired from the sale would be subject to the lock-up period. If you have received the monetary value, instead of a Referral Share, those funds will be subject to the lock-up period.

2.6. Each Referral Share will be subject to a separate lock-up period.

2.7. No client deposit funds and/or profit from the Referral Share will be subject to a lock-up period.

2.8. Your Referral will receive the Referral Share in the new account they have opened and funded with the Minimum Deposit, regardless of the type of the account.

2.9. If you have both an Invest and ISA account with us the Referral Share will be allocated to the account where a deposit was made first. If you are participating by applying the referral link ID, the Referral Share will be allocated to the account where the code was entered, regardless of where the deposit was first made.

2.10. If you have an ISA account you should make sure that the receiving of a Referral Share will not breach your subscription limit. If this happens and you have an Invest account the Referral Share will be allocated to the Invest account directly. If you don’t have an Invest account you will be offered the option to open one so that we can allocate the Referral Share there.

2.11. Each Referral Share will be paid by the respective Trading 212 investment firm, depending on which entity is servicing the Referrer and the Referral. As an example, an EEA Referral of Trading 212 will receive the Referral Share from Trading 212 Markets Limited, whereas a UK Referrer will receive the Referral Share from Trading 212 UK Limited.

3. Conditions

3.1. Referral Shares will be randomly selected shares traded on established markets. The Referral Share shall have a price limitation of up to 100 GBP, 100 USD, 100 CHF and 100 EUR depending on Your account currency and location. The Referral Share is randomly selected and may not be negotiated or exchanged for another. No personal circumstances will be taken under consideration, and no shares will be acquired with an individual user in mind. We make no recommendation, nor we will facilitate in any way further acquisition of the same share as the Referral Share. If You receive more than one Referral Share, there is no guarantee that they will be of the same type. In case We have any difficulties (whether technical or not) providing you with the Referral Share we reserve the right, upon our sole discretion, to provide you with the monetary equivalent of the Referral Share.

3.2. None of Your investments or assets will be used within the whole process of the Promotion. The Referral Share shall be distributed only with Trading 212’s own funds.

3.3. You have to log into Your Trading 212 account at least once every three months after you have received/sold the Referral Share (whichever occurs the latest). This section shall not affect your own funds and positions open with your own funds.

3.4. Trading 212 is the sole arbiter of the Promotion and reserves the right to alter, amend, extend or foreclose the Promotion at any time without prior notice. We will notify You about any changes to the Promotion and/or its conditions by updating the Promotion’s official webpage and we recommend that You check the website regularly for any such updates.

3.5. If Trading 212 detects any form of fraud, abuse or misuse of this Promotion of any kind, You will be excluded from the Promotion immediately.

3.6. Trading 212 reserves the right to withhold any prizes for which a participating user is selected if Trading 212 is of the opinion that the spirit of the Promotion is being abused. Trading 212 will resolve any disputes, whether or not covered by these conditions, in a fair and appropriate manner and the decision of Trading 212 regarding any dispute will be final.

3.7. Nothing in this Terms, or in any other promotional material, will be viewed as a provision of investment advice, portfolio management or any other form of discretionary service. Trading 212 does not guarantee the performance of the Referral Share.

3.8. Notwithstanding anything of the aforementioned and to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Trading 212 be liable for any unavailability and/or inoperability of the site(s), the referral link, the Referrer/Referral Account and/or any technical malfunction, computer error, corruption or loss of information, or other injuries, damage or disruption of any kind relating to the Promotion. The Promotion shall remain at all times under the sole control and discretion of Trading 212 who shall be the only party entitled to apply its terms and conditions and resolve any disputes that may arise as a result of its operation.

3.9. Should a participant in the Promotion believe he/she has been unfairly restricted or otherwise unduly disallowed from obtaining one or more free shares, such participant shall present Trading 212 with material evidence substantiating his claim, including but not limited to videos and screenshots. Trading 212 shall review such evidence and decide whether to satisfy the participant’s claim or not subject to Trading 212’s own assessment of the merits of the claim. By accepting the terms and conditions of the present Promotion, you acknowledge and agree that Trading 212 is the sole party entitled to apply and interpret the Promotion’s provisions and for that matter, any decision on the part of Trading 212 relating to the operation of the Promotion shall be final and irrevocable. You understand that we are obligated by law to preserve the trading secrecy of our clients, hence we shall not be in a position to provide you with any details or whatsoever with respect to any of your Referral its account, status, funds etc.

3.10. Trading 212 cannot be held responsible for any changes the Referrer might have made to the referral URL link and any issues that might have occurred afterwards.

3.11. All market sell orders for Referral Shares will be accepted and executed as an aggregated market order at the close of the relevant market by default. We are taking this approach in order to avoid multiple market sell orders for 1 share each as this can be considered as market abuse by the stock exchanges. Limit orders will not be aggregated and will be executed at the price specified by You.

3.12. The Referral must meet all requirements while the promotion is still active in their country in order for a free share to be allocated. Complying with the T&C after the promotion has ended will not be considered as valid participation, e.g. a share will not be issued when your account was created through a referral link but was verified after the promotion has ended.

3.13. If You or Your Referral have opened a new Trading 212 account, after having deactivated an already existing Trading 212 account, then the new account will not be eligible for the Referral Programme.

4. Events of Default

4.1. Any breach of and or non-compliance with any or all of the qualifying requirements under Section 1 or any or all of the Conditions listed in Section 3 above shall constitute an event of default (“Event of Default”).

4.2. In the occurrence of an Event of Default, Trading 212 shall cancel and invalidate all agreements and legal relations between You and Trading 212 ensuing from the Promotion and shall consider them to be null and void. The latter shall result in Trading 212 closing your account(s) and clawing back the Referral Share/s or its/their monetary value.

4.3. In the occurrence of an Event of Default, you shall be subject to a penalty. The penalty for an Event of Default shall equal the monetary amount of the Referral Share/s at the time of an Event of Default. You hereby understand, agree and provide your explicit prior consent that in the Event of Default Trading 212 shall be entitled to sell the Referral Share/s on your behalf and set-off the proceeds from such sale against Your payment obligation for the penalty. Please note that the above penalty reflects the consequences of an event of default and will only affect the free share/s given by Us. Trading 212 shall not impose any fees or charges for maintenance, inactivity or whatsoever. None of your personal investments shall be affected by such actions on our part.

4.4. We undertake to make all reasonable efforts to prevent you from defaulting on the terms of this Promotion whereby we shall send you a prior notification relating to the incoming expiry of the 3-months period under Section 3.3 above.

5. General

5.1. Participation in the Promotion shall not constitute or be deemed to constitute any form of partnership, association or joint venture between You and Trading 212.

5.2. By participating in the Promotion, You acknowledge and consent to Trading 212 sending the individual named in Your referral an email invitation on Your behalf. You warrant that You have obtained prior consent from the individual named in the form to receive the email from Trading 212 on Your behalf and You consent to Trading 212 using Your name in the email sent to that individual.

5.3. We would not share the Referral’s personal details (e.g. email address, name) and circumstances with the Referrer or other participants in the Promotion. No information about the type, price and the number of Referral Shares would be made public or shared with other participants in the Promotion. You agree that personal details of both Referrals and Referrers might be shared between different investment firms of Trading 212 for the purposes of facilitating this Programme, i.e. between Trading 212 UK Limited and Trading 212 Markets Limited.

5.4. We are not obligated to provide any information to the Referrer in relation to referrals made and if the Referrer needs specific details he/she should seek contact with the Referral.

5.5. If for any reason (e.g. conflict of interest) You are not allowed to own a specific share You are required to inform us prior to participating in the Promotion.

5.6. By accepting these Terms and Conditions, You hereby confirm to have read, understood, agreed and accepted the following Trading 212 Promotion Terms and that the relevant Legal Documents shall be applied mutatis mutandis.

5.7. The Promotion is restricted to any employees and their relatives of Trading 212 UK Ltd., Trading 212 Markets Limited, and / or Trading 212 EOOD.

5.8. From 05.03.2020, the list of the qualifying countries is limited to the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein and The Netherlands. From 29.07.2021 the list of qualifying countries is limited to the United Kingdom.

5.9. Referrals that had subscribed to a waitlist based on a Referrer's promotional link and have subsequently opened, successfully activated and funded the Minimum Deposit amount in Trading 212 Invest/ISA account are also encompassed by the Referral Programme, provided they reside in a qualifying country.

Prohibited use

Your use of our services shall be subject to the following mandatory requirements - You shall not:

  1. circumvent (or try to circumvent) in any way the rules of these Terms and Conditions;
  2. make any attempts to create multiple accounts, to invite individual users, who have created multiple accounts, in order for You to exploit the Promotion;
  3. do anything that may negatively affect Trading 212’s brand, goodwill or reputation;
  4. use the Promotion in:
    1. any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation; or
    2. any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
    3. use the Promotion excessively or in any way that we consider to be unreasonable (at Trading 212’s sole and absolute discretion).

Notwithstanding anything of the aforementioned, in case of any reasonable doubt of any manipulation, abuse or exploit of the terms of this Promotion or in case of any doubt of any manipulation, abuse or exploit of the market or where any of your actions may be in detriment to Trading 212 interests, Trading 212 shall be entitled to suspend any and all of your accounts with Trading 212 (and its affiliates) and reclaim any Referral Shares that have been allocated or their monetary equivalence upon its sole discretion, with immediate effect and without any prior notification.

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