That’s not true. Asked my friend to check again and it’s possible to buy baba in the ISA. Also when you check the T212 stocks universe online and click the ISA tab it shows up on the list available as well. It’s also definitely up to date as well as it shows Nio only in the gia and not in isa yet baba is in both.
So in essence there’s no real answer? It’s the wild West? Sounds like T212 allow it and HL where as Freetrade and II don’t. So it’s pretty much subjective and in theory there must be some reasons why FT could indeed include it yet choose not to?
Baba is a case in point of why ISA compliance is an ongoing/dynamic operation. Pre mid 2020 you would have purchased the NYSE ADRs and the ‘parent’ Ordinary shares were not listed on a qualifying exchange at the time. This made BABA ineligible for ISA inclusion. However, mid 2020 BABA appears to have genuinely listed its Ordinary Shares (on which the ADRs are based) on HK trading under the ISIN quoted in the SEC filings. The FinKi API picked this up and flagged a change in ISA status.
@Viktor@Freetrade_Team is this something that could be looked at again by Freetrade. Or is this how you envisage Baba to remain classified on the platform going forward. As Finki had eluded to there are multiple other platforms that have found Baba to conform with ISA inclusion criteria?