Is my money at risk with certain stock brokers?

I'm about to start trading stocks on the stock market. I believe Just2Trade.com offers trades for only $2.50. Thing is I will be transfering about £10,000 of my hard earned money to them so I can start trading. What if they went bust? Would I loose all my investment? Am I protected or should I use a more... show more I'm about to start trading stocks on the stock market. I believe Just2Trade.com offers trades for only $2.50. Thing is I will be transfering about £10,000 of my hard earned money to them so I can start trading. What if they went bust? Would I loose all my investment? Am I protected or should I use a more reputable stock broker i.e a well known bank that charges more?..
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