Equities are real stocks which you can buy and sell directly on stock markets like the London Stock Exchange, NYSE, NASDAQ and Deutsche Börse.
Buying Equities means you are taking an ownership stake of an underlying stock, which makes you a shareholder in the company. As a shareholder you are entitled to vote on major issues, receive dividends and are eligible for a final distribution in the event of corporate liquidation.

How to trade Equities on our platform?

With Trading 212 you can trade stocks in the form of Equities and in the form of CFDs.
To find Equities on our platform look for the instruments marked with the “EQ” label.

While most brokers charge commissions and transaction costs, we provide 10 commission-free* deals every month and free real time quotes. To ensure the best price we route client orders directly to the relevant stock exchange for premium execution.

It is important to know that Equities are traded with no leverage and you cannot short sell.

*£1.95+0.05% after that per deal.
What is the difference between Equity and CFD trading?

Equities are generally intended for long term investors and traders. Here are some of their advantages:

  • Real delivery
  • Traded directly on the stock exchanges
  • No interest swap
  • Shareholder rights

You can see a complete comparison between both in the table below:

EquityCFD on stocks
Interest SwapNoYes
Real deliveryYesNo
Stamp dutyYesNo
Short sellingNoYes
Trade EquitiesTrade CFDs
Our trading Terms and Commissions
To see detailed information about these and other instruments available for trading on our platform, you can click here.


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