by Cliff Weight, Director ShareSoc.
The Gamestop upcoming AGM votes have highlighted the differences in the platforms. Some still do not allow you to buy US shares.
Notably Interactive and eToro will allow voting of Gamestop shares.
I was sent the information below by a journalist, which looks right, but I cannot guarantee it is so. These things often change. I understand that Hargreaves are looking at making voting easier and considering using Broadridge. That would definitely be a great step in the right direction.
|Platform||Access to US Shares?||Able to vote?|
|eToro||Yes||Trial for GameStop|
|Barclays Smart Investor||No||N/A|
|Fidelity Personal Investing||No||N/A|
We have an active forum about platforms, https://www.sharesoc.org/forums/forum/choosing-a-stockbroker-or-platform/ Please add your comments and views there.