How Long Is The Trading 212 Waiting List?

How Long Is The Trading 212 Waiting List

UPDATE 31/03/2022

Can you Adam and Eve it?

The wait is over. Customers from the UK are now getting an account with Trading 212 finally. You heard that. The backlog is starting to clear. Customers on the waiting list are finally being allowed to open an account.

You can also grab a free share using this link, just deposit £1 to qualify.

Original Post for completeness

Seriously, just how long is the Trading 212 waiting list?

Several months have now passed since the whole Gamestop fiasco and Trading 212 was forced to implement a waiting list for new investors wanting to sign up.

Yet we still have no word. Not even a rough estimation.

Are people really expected to have the patience of a saint to join the platform?

I am eagerly waiting to let you all know when the wait will be over. As of a few hours ago, Tony V from Trading 212 left a message regarding the waiting list.

“I understand the impatience and the hype – any updates will be promptly listed. Bear with me”


In my humble opinion, this is good news.

Until now there was nothing at all despite many people asking for updates.

So, I figured I would create a dedicated post and pin it to the first page of my site. To keep those who are still waiting for their entry point into financial freedom and waiting patiently for that free share when depositing just £1 with my link.

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Making Your Money Work Harder Than You

You may have heard this said before but believe it or not your money can work harder than you do.

Once the Trading 212 waiting list is over and you are able to start investing your money this will happen in time.

Before you know it your portfolio will get to a level that your money is working harder than you do.

From here it is just a matter of time before you hit that 25x expenses for the 4% rule to be totally financially free.

At first, it seems impossible but with consistency and dedication, it will happen.

These last few days my portfolio has earned more than me in my day job!

It will not happen every day and sometimes it will be down remember that. In a few years however my portfolio should be consistently earning more than me on average over the year. That’s the beauty of pound cost averaging and compounding returns in the stock market.

If you are still on the Trading 212 waiting list all I can say is hang in there! It will be worth it in the end.

As always,



6 thoughts on “How Long Is The Trading 212 Waiting List?”

  1. I can’t help but feel that those stuck on the waiting list, waiting all this time for a free share from T212 could have gotten a free share from Freetrade (via someone’s link) and also benefited from the last couple of months’ of investment growth, especially with you saying that your portfolio earned more than your day job!

    • Absolutely. I would not have waited this long! I may have signed up eventually but I would not have just sat on the sidelines all this time. I have had a few emails asking me about the wait that’s why I made a dedicated post for it.

      The number of new customers they must have missed out on must be insane! Hopefully, most people have signed up elsewhere even if just for the time being (assuming they wanted an account with Trading 212).

  2. Am I wrong to feel that they are treating the U.K. applicants very badly?
    You have got to be concerned when they ignore sort of so much potential buisines.
    How about them setting up an identical second portal . Just a thought. . But still waiting.

    • Hi Ian,

      Totally crazy, I am with you. I just do not understand why they are not at least keeping us updated. A rough roadmap would suffice, with updates along the way.
      It is looking more and more suspicious as time goes on. One or even two months? Sure but not this long!

      Hope you get in soon mate. In the meantime I would create an account with Freetrade or something, you could be waiting a while yet, who knows!

      • Been on the waiting list for nearly a year. Problem for me is that I am not as confident using a phone app rather than a laptop so Freetrade is not an option. Other platforms do not offer an ISA. I have an Etorro account which is good especially for US stocks but no ISA. Also have an HL account with an ISA but their spreads/dealing charges are astronomical.

        • I totally agree. Although Trading 212 clearly has some issues it’s the better platform IMO. Desktop site/ Free ISA are the main benefits. The pie feature is also excellent!


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