Freetrade withdrawal at a glance

Whether you are using an online broker for short-term trading or for longer-term investments, there will come a point when you may want to enjoy the fruits of your trading activity if you've been making profitable transactions, or you just need access to your funds for any reason. To do that, first you have to withdraw money from your broker account.

That doesn't sound very complicated, but brokers differ considerably in what withdrawal options they offer (such as bank transfer or credit/debit cards), as well as in the speed and convenience of withdrawal. And while withdrawal at many brokers is free in most cases, some brokers and some types of withdrawals may involve a fee.

So how does Freetrade fare in this regard? Before we dive into the details, let us show you at a glance how you can withdraw money from Freetrade and how Freetrade's withdrawal fees and options compare to some of its close competitors.

Freetrade withdrawal fees and options snapshot
Freetrade Stake Passfolio
Bank transfer Yes Yes Yes
Credit/debit card No No No
Electronic wallets Yes No No
Withdrawal fee Free withdrawal, for the same-day withdrawal a £5 fee is charged There is a $2 bank processing fee. Withdrawal only to domestic bank account in domestic currency (AUD or GBP). The fee is 70 FX points (0.5% for ULK customers) FX Fee with a minimum of $2. Other than Transferwise or Revolut, all other options have a fee. ACH withdrawal is $0.25, Wire is $25 ($35 if international), TED 1.2% conversion fee + 0.38% IOF + R$2,00

How to withdraw money from Freetrade
Freetrade withdrawal options

Withdrawal via bank transfer is by far the most common option. It is available at basically all brokers, and Freetrade is no exception.

You can also withdraw money to electronic wallets. This is a nice feature that isn't available at all brokers. At Freetrade, you can withdraw money to the following electronic wallets: Apple Pay, Google Pay.

Speed also matters. Unlike some deposit options, withdrawal is rarely instant. It usually takes at least 1 business day, but often several business days for your money to arrive.

We tested withdrawal at Freetrade and it took us 2 business days, which is considered fairly average.

To withdraw money from Freetrade, you need to go through the following steps:

  • Log in to your account
  • Select 'Withdrawal' or 'Withdraw funds' from the appropriate menu
  • Select the withdrawal method and/or the account to withdraw to (if more than one option is available)
  • Enter the amount to be withdrawn, and, if prompted, a short reason or description
  • Submit your request

Please note that you may only withdraw money to accounts that are in your name.

How to withdraw money from Freetrade
Freetrade withdrawal fees

While depositing money to a brokerage account is free in most cases, this is not necessarily always true for withdrawals. International bank transfers and wire transfers in particular can sometimes incur high fees, so always check carefully if this is something that would apply to your transactions.

We have good news for you: basic withdrawal at Freetrade is free of charge. See the table below for details and possible exceptions, as well as how Freetrade compares with some of its immediate competitors.

Freetrade withdrawal fees
Freetrade Stake Passfolio
Domestic bank withdrawal Standard withdrawal is free, same-day withdrawal costs £5 There is a $2 bank processing fee. In addition, there is a currency conversion fee: spot rate plus 70 FX points mark-up with a minimum of $2 for Australians, while 0.5% with a $2 minimum for UK clients. $0.25 fee for domestic withdrawal (USA)
International bank withdrawal Not available Not available $35 for international wire transfer (SWIFT)
Credit/Debit card withdrawal Not available Not available Not available
Electronic wallets withdrawal Not available Not available Transferwise, Revolut is free, TED is not, it has a 1.2% fee + 0.38% conversion fee

How to withdraw money from Freetrade
Bottom line

Freetrade withdrawal is free of charge in most cases and you have multiple options for withdrawing your money, making it relatively easy to access your funds.

To see how Freetrade's withdrawal fees and options stack up against the rest of the brokerage market, check out our broker comparison tool.

Author of this article

Bence András Rózsa

Author of this article

Bence’s purpose is to help you to understand the logic behind financial services. In his master’s studies, he specialised in business economy and finance to be able to give you a clear picture of the brokerage world. Having reviewed multiple brokers and robo-advisor services, his goal will always be to guide you in the world of investing as it is.

Bence András Rózsa

Broker Analyst

Bence’s purpose is to help you to understand the logic behind financial services. In his master’s studies, he specialised in business economy and finance to be able to give you a clear picture of the brokerage world. Having reviewed multiple brokers and robo-advisor services, his goal will always be to guide you in the world of investing as it is.

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