It was, it was. Could use another friendly reminder!
We’ll include it into the next newsletter, too, to kick off the year right.
Thanks for all the votes so far!
So the finalist of have just been announced
And we’re in the running for:
Best Newcomer: Coconut, evestor, Freetrade, Marcus by Goldman Sachs, Mojo Mortgages & N26
Best Share Trading Platform: Freetrade & Hargreaves Lansdown
voting’s still open until 10th February. Thanks again to everyone who voted so far!
Better win that Best Share Trading Platform! Would be gutted if HL took it!
I’m obviously a big fan of what Freetrade but I honestly don’t think it deserves to be quoted in that category ( yet ). When Android / US shares / DRIP come maybe but not now.
Depends what criteria you use. If Android, US and Drip are more important to you than everything Freetrade offer then you won’t understand it
What @Rat_au_van said.
Also, I see that you’re an investor. Well, from an investor’s perspective, these awards means lots of eyeballs and healthy customer acquisition to grow that user base. As you’ve seen from Monzo, Revolut, and other fintech companies’ fund raising, high community and user numbers = big valuations.
I’m here to see Freetrade succeed. I’ll take nothing less.
I’m with @Jim_mcgrain here - as an investor, of course I want Freetrade to succeed but I for one am currently using HL as my preferred online investor and it does everything I want it to (desktop and app), except that it does not offer free trades.
Until I have my Freetrade ISA set up (on Android) and am able to purchase the investments I want to and can tell everyone about how great it is, there’s no comparison and only one deserving winner in my eyes right now.
In time however, I have no doubt that Freetrade will be a serious challenger.
Saw Freetrade tweet about this earlier on. Just voted!
how much are you paying per trade at HL? there must be a lot of brokers who are cheaper. When I realised my broker was making several thousand per year out of me in fees it was enough for me to switch. those saved thousands can be used to buy more shares
Four of the startups that I’ve invested in are finalists - Coconut, WiseAlpha, WeSwap. and Freetrade!
Coconut and Freetrade are both finalists in the Best Newcomer category so I’ll be happy whichever wins.
I pay £1.50 per purchase (via monthly regular direct debit investing). I don’t sell as I’m a buy and hold investor. The annual fee for my ISA is £45 as I only have ITs and ETFs.
I think that’s actually quite competitive but obviously won’t be when I want to sell, as it will cost £11.95 per trade.
How is the winner determined?
So far, Freetrade got 4.99/5 rating
Last review: Today
HL got 4.82/5 rating
18x 5 stars
LAst review: 2 weeks ago
Do these stats matter?
“In general” is interesting. Does that mean they can change the threshold?
The media pack doesn’t expand on this, so maybe they don’t expect this to happen
Few hours left to vote!