Use the link above – it might not look like it has activated for a free share but it will have. If after registering you do not get a free share then you can manually add the promo code FMStoXkl directly in the app.

Don’t forget to check out my blog for other FREE share trading accounts:

1. Freetrade is one of the most popular UK trading platforms which offers a free share worth up to £200 when you deposit £1.

2. Orca is the new UK trading platform which offers a free share worth up to £200 when you deposit £1.

3. Streetbeat which lists US shares and has an offer for a free cash added to your share account of $15 when registering using an invite link. No deposit necessary 

4. Stake which is a share dealing account for UK, US, AUS users which offers a FREE stock in NIKE, DROPBOX or GO PRO on a lucky wheel spin – 

5. Passfolio which is a US share dealing account for worldwide residents and offers of free stock worth upto $100 –

Over the last 18 or so months (and especially the last 12 with lockdowns in place) more of us have begun using online fintech apps and one of the best ones out there is Trading 212. I originally heard about T212 after speaking to a friend in the US who raved about Robinhood which unfortunately was not available in the UK. After researching the best alternatives in the UK I came across Trading 212.

Now there are a number of apps in the UK which offer a similar service (you can see them on my blog) but I will be honest and up front and tell you that none of these are as good as Trading 212. The app is fantastic, clear and simple to use and the community forum is excellent. If you are new to stocks and shares then I would suggest you start slowly – but Trading 212 is an excellent choice for the beginner.

Now for my 2nd honesty point. I was originally attracted by the Trading 212 Promo code which offered a free share – who wouldn’t be ? But these guys have the right idea as they know the service offering once you have had your free share will mean you will come back and make further use of the app! I know I did :-). I am truly addicted and check how my shares are doing everyday. This was not a completely planned but I have seen my shares rise over the past few months and I’ve loved that feeling. (disclaimer: Shares can go up and DOWN)

Up until I started using the Trading 212 app I had rarely thought about stocks and shares. I’m not afraid to say that I’m a relative novice when it comes to investing. That said I’ve spent the last few months using the Trading 212 app and understanding and researching everything I can and I’m enjoying the journey. I have a feeling I will be creating a more detailed blog taking you on my trading 212 journey during 2021. Keep an eye out from the beginning of Feb 21 for a weekly blog on the process of my shares…

So to begin – I started buying shares at a relatively volatile time (just as CV19 lockdown was implemented in the UK)I will be honest – Originally I was unsure if this was the platform for me – but the offer of a free share (worth upto £100) for investing £1 perked my interest and I had a new account setup very quickly after providing some documents online to verify my identity. (You too can get a free share by clicking through the link above – just make sure you choose to open and INVEST or ISA account to receive your free share)

The following day I had a share for £81.76 for Paypal – and as of updating this page on the 15/01/21 the share price of that one share is £175.94 🙂 . Not bad if you ask me. I can safely say that the Trading 212 referral scheme is probably the best scheme I have blogged about on my website. (that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out some of my other referral schemes)

Since then I have begun purchasing shares myself. I started off few shares in Barclays bank followed by Metro Bank and Lloyds just to get a hang of the share buying process. I’ve gradually started buying more shares in various companies as its just so easy on the trading 212 app.

I have received a number of free shares along the way from referring other people. My highest value shares other than Paypal have been Astra Zeneca and I got 2 @ roughly £68 each but I have really enjoyed spending my own money and buying more as the weeks have progressed.

My current portfolio is shown below… I have purchased some of these and received some free from the using the referral scheme. You will get one free share for using the link above and then you will also get an link of your own to refer your friends and family.

I will update you all as my portfolio increases over the coming months. But you can see what I have right now and how I’m currently doing :-). Not bad for a complete newbie huh!

You should expect to see a lot more posts from me over the coming months specifically related to my investments and my thoughts on both my portfolio as it grows (hopefully) and my reviews of the various share dealing platforms out there. Yes this blog was originally ONLY about referral codes but I think I’ve found something else to write about that I think you guys will be interested in!

I will be setting up a separate BLOG page just covering my progress on Trading 212 – Expect to see that in the coming days!

I just referred one of my oldest friends and she got a share in Astra Zeneca too so I don’t think I’ve been especially lucky. . . Good luck and happy trading 🙂 – Don’t forget if you use the link above you are welcome to leave a comment below with your promo code for others to use. xx

Don’t forget to use my link above before joining to get your free share worth upto £100

Follow these steps to open an account…

1. Click on the above link and when selecting an account type click the INVEST account type, fill in the form with all you details.

2. Wait for your account to be activated, normally this happens automatically but sometimes you may need to undergo manual verification. When logged in just click CHAT and select Account Activation and follow the steps required.

3. When you have activated top up £1 by clicking on your account in the top right hand corner and clicking deposit funds. Choose credit/debit card for instant deposit and no fees!

4. Once you’ve activated and deposited you will receive your free share within 24 hours. To see which shares you have look at ‘Open Positions’ in the bottom of your Trading212 screen. You can choose to keep the share or sell it by clicking on the ‘X’ mark next to the share to close the position. Once sold, the money from the sale will go into your account

5. To withdraw the funds, click on your account in the top right corner of the screen, then choose the ‘withdraw funds’ option from the drop-down menu to withdraw your funds to your card/bank account.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a free share on the trading 212 platform?
Sign up following this link:
and open an INVEST account and deposit a minimum of £1/$1/1 to get your free share. Or if you have already registered enter Trading 212 promo code: FMStoXkl

What is the Trading 212 PROMO Code?
If you have already registered but did not use a referral link then you can enter Trading 212 Promo code: FMStoXkl to get a FREE share in the relevant box on the app.

How long before you get your free share?
If you follow this link to open a new INVEST account: and invest £1/$1/1 you will get a free share worth upto £100/$100/100 within 24 hours. Usually you are notified within minutes of making a deposit

How much is the free share worth?
If you register using the following link: or enter Trading 212 promo code: FMStoXkl you will get a free share worth upto £100/$100/100

Do I need a trading 212 promo code to get a free share?
You do not need a trading 212 promo code to get your free share. You need to follow the referral link: and it will be automatically activated. But if you have registered and did not use a referral you can manually enter FMStoXkl in the trading 212 promo box in the app


  1. Michael April 27, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Hi Haley,

    Just to provide you with some feedback on Trading 212 and it’s referral scheme, I can’t say with absolute certainty as I was reading 2 blogs at the time and they both referred Trading 212 but I’m pretty sure I clicked on through on your link because I recall clicking after reading your receiving of ‘Bed, bath & beyond’, so I wanted to give you some feedback on my experience.

    I really like the app, both on the mobile and on the laptop, it is very user friendly. Set-up was easy and the referral process was simple. I’m really impressed & it does seem different than the other app on offer (though both look good) but this 212 Invest app is very easy to use & set-up :). I and a couple of colleagues have all signed up to this app over the last wee while and our free shares were 2 Under Armour, 1 Nike, 1 National Grid & 1 Royal Dutch Shell so can’t complain at all.

    You have a nice blog / website.
    Thanks again, Michael

    1. Haley X - Site Author April 27, 2020 at 10:16 am

      Thanks Michael. Not sure about the referral on this one yet. I certainly like Trading 212 more than freetrade 🙂

      Most of my referrals since making this post have been National Grid. . . I think that is the ‘normal’ free share from Trading 212
      A couple of my friends have received Paypal and AstraZenca which are around £90. So it definitely possible to get a high value share though! Keep on referring and good luck with your share buying in the future.

      Thanks again for using my referral links. Greatly appreciated x

  2. Ying-Chia April 27, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Hi Haley,

    I didn’t receive any free share after using referral link, it already over 4 days. Already contact twice to Trading 212 using the in app contact form but didn’t get any update. Could you please check if possible. Thanks

    1. Haley X - Site Author April 27, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      Hi Ying-Chia

      Sorry to hear you have not received your referral. 🙁
      1. Did you definitely follow the link and download app ?
      2. Have you been verified?
      3. Have you deposited a minimum of £1/$1

      If so you should receive your free share within 24 hours. I chased up for another user a few weeks ago and Trading 212 simply stated that the referral free share would automatically be provided if the user had followed link – been verified and had deposited money. If the free share had not been allocated it was because they had not done one of these – and they couldn’t do anything further.

      I usually recommend registering on trading 212 using a desktop device. That way when you follow link – it states right at the top of the website that you have been invited. I should point out that nearly all of my friends who have registered and have received a free share have used the mobile app. Hopefully Trading 212 get back to you and let you know what you need to do to get your free share. Also if you don’t get a free share – then I don’t get one for referring you 🙁 – I don’t mind but I really hope you get yours! Haley.

  3. joy May 18, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Hi, I have opened the trading 212 account using your link. Could you let me know how do trading212 make money to survive? Have they gone for crowd funding?

    1. Haley X - Site Author May 18, 2020 at 1:54 pm


      Thanks Joy. Pretty sure they are not making much money on the sharedealing side of this at the moment. But running it as a loss leader for the ISA and CFD business. Much like many of the fintechs right now. Drive for market growth rather than profits.

  4. Greg May 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Overall pretty happy with the platform. I trade a lot and would have paid £100s in transaction fees over the years. Good when you want to invest small and not worry about fees eating up any returns, plus no inactivity according to its fee structure. I was referred myself which I got 1 National Grid worth a small £9, however I referred my dad and he got 1 share of AstraZenica which was worth £88. Not bad.

    1. Haley X - Site Author May 28, 2020 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks for your comments Greg. I have received a couple of National Grid shares but I also got AstraZenica!

      Don’t forget to try Freetrade for another free share ?

      Not had much luck myself but you could get a free shares worth up to £200

  5. Justin Brandon May 30, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Opened an account and within 10 minutes, received free share of Tilray, worth 9.86 usd. A A lot of people are getting a free share worth 10 pounds and some are luckier, getting shared 40 pounds, 80 pounds. Hope you will be getting a more expensive share.

    1. Haley X - Site Author May 30, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks Justin
      Yes I have had friends get £80 shares in Nike and Astra Zeneca.
      Don’t forget to join freetrade for another free share worth upto £200 this time !


  6. Jack August 14, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Hi Haley X,

    Thank you very much for this detailed guide. Now that I have done the trading212 offer, I will have a look at your other offers. I think I might sell my share and buy some CINE, could be a good week/month for them since most of their US cinemas are due to open on Friday 21st August I believe.

    Many thanks,

    1. Haley X - Site Author August 14, 2020 at 11:38 pm

      Thanks Jack and good luck trading…
      I’m keeping an eye on cineworld too but I’m hoping to go in below 40p 😉
      Don’t forget to check out my other free share blogs…. especially STAKE where I got a free share in Nike. Happy trading xxx

    2. Haley X - Site Author November 3, 2020 at 9:35 pm

      It would be good if you could also try some of the other offers on my site 🙂

      Check out my Freetrade blog: for another free share up to £200
      Or STAKE: as they are giving away shares in Nike (roughly £80 each) and I’ve had 2 so far as well as a share in dropbox!
      And finally Passfolio – I’ve had FRACTIONAL shares in Tesla and Amazon (only $5 each) – but I’m hoping for something bigger soon –

      Happy Trading


  7. Haley X - Site Author September 29, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Chris

    Of course. Comment posted. It would be good if you could also try some of the other offers in my site 🙂
    Check out my Freetrade blog: for another free share up to £200
    Or STAKE: as they are giving away shares in Nike (roughly £80 each) and I’ve had 2 so far as well as a share in dropbox!
    And finally Passfolio – I’ve had FRACTIONAL shares in Tesla and Amazon (only $5 each) – but I’m hoping for something bigger soon –

    Happy trading xxx

  8. Aryan January 9, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Hey Haley,
    Thank you for your post,
    I used your referral code, but i just received one GE share of just 11$. As you mentioned, it will be up to 100$, so its normal to receive just 11$ in referral.

    1. Haley X - Site Author January 10, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      Hi Aryan

      I’d say 6 out of 10 receive a share worth about £10, 3 out of 10 receive a share worth between £10 – £50 and 1 out of 10 gets a share worth over £90. At least that is what I have seen. You should see the free share as a bonus – trading 212 is an amazing app !

      Happy trading

  9. Brendy January 10, 2021 at 12:03 am

    The code you provided for using after signup FMStoXkl doesn’t work? Just says “Please try again”

    Any ideas?

    1. Haley X - Site Author January 10, 2021 at 3:41 pm


      It definitely works! I have had notifications today from other users.
      That said if you were not eligible it would say so….please try again means there is an error on the platform.
      I would wait a while and try again later.

      Hope you get your free share soon!
      H x

    2. Brendy January 10, 2021 at 8:35 pm

      Strange. Tried again today and same error “Please try again” might try connect support…

  10. Tony Savage January 27, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you for this referral scheme. I’d never heard of Trading212 before but thought I’d give it a go based on your recommendation. As a result, I got General Electric as my free share 🙂

    It’s lost value so far but the £1 I used to open the account has gained me 18% so far lol

    I also used your FreeTrade referral link, not impressed so far. Took 3 days for my topup to appear and I have to wait a week for my free share! Definitely sticking to Trading212 moving forward.

    Thank you once again

    1. Haley X - Site Author January 28, 2021 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you.
      Enjoy Trading 212 but don’t forget to check out Stake and Orca for more free shares 🙂

  11. Keen January 29, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Hi! – Thanks for a great post!

    If someone wants to try the app out with a free share (let’s help each other out 😀 )
    go through my referral link!

    Enjoy! 😀

  12. Michael Hocking February 2, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    They have stopped opening new accounts

    1. Haley X - Site Author February 2, 2021 at 7:20 pm


      With the crazy week on the stock market they are simply trying to catch up before restarting new accounts.
      In the meantime you might want to try Freetrade or Stake … Check out my blog pages 🙂

  13. SBI April 28, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Hey! My question is: will the promo code FMStoXkl still work if I have already have a Trading 221 account for several months? Or is it jus for new members?

    1. Haley X - Site Author April 28, 2021 at 2:58 pm

      It will still work as long as you haven’t used a promo code before 🙂

  14. Kiran Shet May 17, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Hi Haley,

    Is the referral scheme still open ? I heard Trading 212 have stopped new account opening due to volume of accounts & trades and also they have stopped the promo codes.


    1. Haley X - Site Author May 22, 2021 at 4:11 pm

      Hi Kiran.

      The referral scheme is definately still open. Once new accounts are accepted you will still get your free share!
      Thanks H X

  15. laz June 7, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Hi 212 still not taking new customers june now trying since January with your link laz

    1. Haley X - Site Author June 8, 2021 at 1:46 pm

      Hi Laz

      You can still use the link to join up and activate the free share. But T212 are not currently taking on customers. Once this is lifted you will get your free share and can use T212. In the meantime I would suggest looking at FREETRADE, STAKE, ORCA who are also providing free shares and are detailed on this blog.

      Happy Trading! H x

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