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CHESS-sponsored brokerage for added security

Hold ASX shares under your own HIN with $3 CHESS-sponsored trades (up to $30k).

Proud to bring you CHESS sponsorship

When you invest on the ASX with Stake, you enjoy:

CHESS-sponsored investing

You’ll get your own HIN (Holder Identification Number) so shares are actually held in your name.

Simple Pricing

$3 brokerage for all trades up to A$30,000, or 0.01% for trades above A$30,000.

A platform made for this century

A powerful yet easy-to-use experience on mobile and desktop, whether you’re a starter or a pro.

Fast digital transfers

Our patent-pending portfolio transfer process brings your shares to Stake in no time, with no paperwork.

Is Stake CHESS-sponsored?

Yes, Stake is CHESS-sponsored which means you get your own Holder Identification number (HIN) so shares are held in your own name.

How we compare

Trade fees vs Other CHESS-sponsored brokers

Trade Amount




$0 - $1,000


$5.00 (with CDIA)



$1,001 - $5,000


$10.00 - $19.95 (with CDIA)



$5,001 - $10,000


$19.95 (with CDIA)



$10,001 - $20,000


$29.95 (with CDIA)



$20,001 - $25,000


$29.95 (with CDIA)



$25,001 - $30,000


0.12% (with CDIA)





0.12% (with CDIA)



Last reviewed: 25 March 2024. The information displayed in the pricing comparison table is not exhaustive and is subject to changes. For up-to-date competitor pricing and product offerings, visit their websites. Please check our pricing PDF for details.

Learn more about the benefits of trading with a CHESS-sponsored platform.

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) requires a minimum investment of A$500 (excluding brokerage) when purchasing shares in any ASX-listed security for the first time. This is known as the ‘Minimum Marketable Parcel' (MMP) of shares. The MMP applies to all CHESS-sponsored trades.



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CHESS stands for Clearing House Electronic Subregister System. It was developed and is maintained by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The CHESS system facilitates trades, settles funds following buys and sells and transfers legal ownership of securities. Most importantly for our investors, CHESS-sponsored platforms like Stake allow positions to be held in an individual’s name. Learn more in our article ‘What is CHESS?’.

Stake is proud to offer CHESS-sponsored brokerage, allowing users to own the shares under their own Holder Identification Number (HIN).

By investing with a CHESS-sponsored investing platform, you’re given your own Holder Identification Number. Every position in your portfolio is then attributed to this HIN. More info on how the HIN works here.

When you sign up for a Stake AUS share trading account, ASX CHESS sponsorship automatically applies to your account and you'll have a unique HIN number.

The main benefit of the CHESS-sponsored system is security, as it gives you direct ownership over your shares. Other platforms may hold shares on their own balance sheet and only attribute to you rights to a position, rather than full ownership. This is known as a custodian model and it means shares are not immediately attributable to an owner. Should custodian platforms face a shutdown, there may be difficulties in returning the shares to customers.

When you purchase shares through a platform that is CHESS-sponsored, the HIN is used to identify the relationship between you and the platform. Any shares that you purchase through the platform are linked to you by your HIN number.

When shares are purchased through an issuer-sponsored platform, they're sponsored by the company that first issued them and not the platform. The relationship between you and the shares is managed by a third-party share registry. When you buy issuer-sponsored shares, you receive a Security Reference Number (SRN) for each parcel of shares.

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Stakeshop Pty Ltd, trading as Stake, ACN 610105505, is an authorised representative (Authorised Representative No. 1241398) of Sanlam Private Wealth Pty Ltd (Australian Financial Services Licence No. 337927) ('Sanlam') and an authorised representative (Authorised Representative No. 1241398) of Airwallex Pty Ltd (Australian Financial Services Licence No. 487221) ('Airwallex'). Stake is not authorised by Airwallex under Airwallex’s AFSL to arrange for clients to be issued with securities as Airwallex is not authorised under its AFSL for this purpose. Stake is not authorised by Sanlam under Sanlam’s AFSL to arrange for clients to be issued with a non-cash payment facility as Sanlam is not authorised under its AFSL for this purpose. Stake SMSF Pty Ltd (‘Stake Super’) is not licensed to provide financial product advice under the Corporations Act. This specifically applies to any financial products which are established if you instruct Stake Super to set up a self managed super fund (‘SMSF’). When you sign up to Stake Super, you are contracting with Stake SMSF Pty Ltd who will assist in the establishment of a SMSF under a ‘no advice model’. You will also be referred to Stakeshop Pty Ltd to enable your trading account and bank account to be set up in order to use the Stake Website and/or App. Stakeshop Pty Ltd will also run marketing and promotions to you under. For more information about SMSFs, see our SMSF Risks page.The information on our website or our mobile application is not intended to be an inducement, offer or solicitation to anyone in any jurisdiction in which Stake is not regulated or able to market its services. At Stake and Stake Super, we’re focused on giving you a better investing experience but we don’t take into account your personal objectives, circumstances or financial needs. Any advice given by Stake is of a general nature only. As investments carry risk, before making any investment decision, please consider if it’s right for you and seek appropriate taxation and legal advice. Please view our Financial Services GuideTerms & ConditionsPrivacy Policy and Disclaimers  before deciding to invest on or use Stake or Stake Super. By using our website or service in any way, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions. All financial products involve risk and you should ensure you understand the risks involved as certain financial products may not be suitable to everyone. Past performance of any product described on this website is not a reliable indication of future performance. Stake and Stake Super are registered trademarks in Australia.

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