Stock Broker Uptime Monitor for EU Clients

Updated as of 2021.02.18. 11 am GMT

Not all brokers are available globally. This means that most of the US brokers detailed above are not available for EU residents. To tackle this, we have created another table below, listing EU brokers that may have experienced outages or service lags, or suspended retail trading of recently popular stocks such as GME, BB, AMC, etc. The list does not contain all affected brokers from our selection, as we focused on the ones that received the most attention. As with US brokers, we'll try to keep this table updated too, by closely monitoring:

  • whether a broker had an outage in the last seven days
  • whether a broker had suspended retail trading on popular stocks

Please be aware that trading on margin and other leveraged trading strategies could be extremely risky in times of high market volatility. Sharp price moves could quickly wipe out your invested capital.

As of now, these brokers had issues in the past 7 days:

EU brokers where we experienced issues
Broker Had platform outage? Are any popular assets restricted right now?
Trading 212 No* No
IG No** Yes, some volatile assets are not tradeable
eToro Yes Yes, some volatile assets are not tradeable, e.g. short selling is not allowed at GME
CMC Markets No Yes, some volatile assets are not tradeable, e.g. short selling is not allowed at GME

* Account opening is suspended at the moment

** Australian, and UK clients can't open share accounts

Below these brokers have not experienced any issues between the end of January and mid-February. If you're looking for alternative stockbrokers, feel free to check any of the following:

Alternative US brokers
Broker Link to broker review Visit broker
TradeStation Read review Visit broker
Chase You Invest Read review Visit broker
SoFi Invest Read review Visit broker
Alternative EU stockbrokers
Broker Link to broker review Visit broker
Saxo Bank Read review Visit broker
TradeStation Read review Visit broker
flatex Read review Visit broker
Fineco Bank Read review Visit broker
Swissquote Read review Visit broker

We have also collected a few alternative CFD brokers in the following table, feel free to check them out as well.

Alternative EU CFD brokers
Broker Link to broker review Visit broker
Capital.com Read review
Visit broker
XTB* Read review Visit broker
Plus500* Read review Visit broker

*At XTB and Plus500, you cannot trade GameStop CFDs as of writing, however, you are allowed to trade other recently popular names.

Author of this article

Ádám Nasli

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Ádám is a motivated finance expert with over two years of experience in banking and investment, and a professional degree in this field. He's eager to help people find the best investment provider for them, and to make the investment sector as transparent as possible.

Ádám Nasli

Broker Expert

Ádám is a motivated finance expert with over two years of experience in banking and investment, and a professional degree in this field. He's eager to help people find the best investment provider for them, and to make the investment sector as transparent as possible.

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