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Stake Reviews

Stake is a powerful investing platform trusted by 500k+ investors. But don’t take our word for it, read our customer reviews below.

Breaking barriers for our customers


"Stake has been such an easy platform to use! I love that I can easily switch from my US Account to my Australian account with a click of a button!" - Daniel S


"Stake has been my window into investing. The app is so seamless and uncomplicated, easy to browse stocks and buy! I love how they are fully transparent with their fees, no hidden costs!" - Sian B


"When I started, I analysed over 20 apps and found Stake was the best app to get started investing. 3 years later, Stake is still the best!" - Evan W

The best place to invest

"I moved to Stake over a year ago now for the low brokerage fees and still absolutely love the platform. It's the best place to invest in ASX and U.S. shares." - Mitchell R

What is Stake?

Stake was founded in 2017 to provide Australian investors with seamless access to U.S. shares, and later to ASX shares with $3 brokerage. It has since evolved into a powerful investing platform that 500k+ global investors use to grow their wealth.

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What Stake investors think

As a former commsec user, I love how easy the app is to navigate and with ASX now available switching between markets is easy.


I've never written an App review before, but Stake really has continued to wow me.


I started using Stake for US trading, and recently (very easily) transferred my ASX portfolio across to utilise the cheap trades.


Switched from nabtrade. Much better experience. Far cheaper.


A well designed and easy to use app to trade on the USA and AUS markets.

Kristan M

Aussie-owned. Aussie-operated.

Here's what Stake customers have to say about our Customer Success team

Very happy with the help

"Excellent. I am very happy with the help I received. It was informative, and the turnaround for replies was exceptional. Thank you." - Chantelle N

Quick and responsive

"Very quick and responsive - easily sorted out my issue!" - Alan M

Extremely satisfied

"Excellent service. Fast response time. Super clear instructions that fixed my issue immediately. Extremely satisfied. Thankyou!" - Adam P

Incredibly helpful

"The support so far has been incredibly helpful & very prompt! Thank you, I appreciate this!" - Bob G

Bruce would recommend Stake to anyone

"In my years as an executive in ASX, some time ago now, I knew virtually all the broking firms across the country even better than most of their clients. How they operated, their people and systems, their good points and what they might have done better.

Having used Stake for several years, dealing in local and overseas markets, I have to say if I were setting up a broking firm myself, I could not do better. Stake’s platform is uncomplicated, so easy to navigate across markets and listings and functions very efficiently. Placing orders is simple and trade execution is consistently smooth. Reporting and access to history is faultless.

Beyond that, whenever contact is needed, I have found the Stake people to be friendly fully able to handle issues simply and directly without gaps or unnecessary delays. I would recommend to anyone – novice to share markets or experienced investor."
Bruce S (Gold Coast)

Rai’s trip to see Warren Buffett

"I discovered Stake many many years ago, initially as a way to gift stocks to family and friends. Ever since, I loved that I could invest in the US market (now also the ASX) with much cheaper fees than many other brokers. Through Stake, I was able to purchase BRK.B which allowed me to attend the Berkshire Hathaway meeting back in 2019 (which Yahoo Finance interviewed me about!)
But what I love the most that was a pleasant surprise is I can even invest in Islamic/Halal/Shariah compliant funds available through the US market, which is great for Muslims like me, and for Muslims who don't have time to study individual companies."

Raihanaty A Jalil 

Writer, Educator & Entrepreneur

Award-winning value

 It’s not just Stake investors that recognise value:

Best for simple fee structure and transparency” – Forbes Advisor

Stake is a game changer” – Motley Fool

Stake changed the investment scene” – Canstar

A simple, transparent brokerage fee of just $3 on any trade up to $30k helped Stake win Canstar’s 2023 Online Share Trading award for Outstanding Value – Trader.

Stake also received 3 commendations in Finder’s 2023 Share Trading Platform Awards in the categories: Best Mobile App, Best for Long-Term Investing and Best for Australian Equities.

What makes Stake great?

Australian and U.S. markets

Access 8,000+ investing opportunities across the ASX and Wall St, gliding seamlessly between markets.

Uncomplicated investing

An intuitive and easy-to-use trading experience on mobile and desktop, whether you’re a starter or a pro.

Simple pricing

Transparent brokerage fees of just $3 on any trade up to $30k, whether it’s Wall St or the ASX.

Security focus

Stake and its partners are fully regulated in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and the UK, with strict adherence and commitment to regional data and privacy policies.

World-leading partners

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Stake Reviews FAQs

Our number one priority is the safety and security of your assets. Stake and its partners are fully regulated and adhere to strict data and privacy laws in all regions we operate. You can find a more comprehensive breakdown of how we manage data security in our privacy policy.

The Stake platform also supports two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your account. This includes SMS verification for performing key actions like logging in or withdrawing funds. You can also use third-party authenticator apps such as Authy or Google Authenticator, as well as set a PIN or enable biometric authentication for convenient access.

We’re proudly CHESS-sponsored, which means Stake AUS investors will receive their own HIN (Holder Identification Number) and have their ASX shares held in their own name. Meanwhile, investors with U.S. holdings on Stake Wall St are protected for up to US$500,000 (including US$250,000 for claims for cash). Learn more about account security here.

Over US$2b under management, 1000’s of 5-star reviews, transparent pricing and CHESS sponsorship on the ASX help explain why Stake is trusted by over 500k global investors.

Stake is a fully regulated investing platform, we’re an Authorised Representative (No. 1241398) of Sanlam Private Wealth Pty Ltd (Australian Financial Services Licence No. 337927) and an Authorised Representative (No. 1241398) of Airwallex Pty Ltd (Australian Financial Services Licence No. 487221).

Stake is 100% Australian-owned and headquartered in Sydney, NSW.

As a cost-effective investing platform with a user-friendly interface and simple pricing, Stake is a suitable platform for beginner investors. There are also several educational resources freely available to all investors in the Stake Academy.

Stake is for investors seeking to manage their share portfolio on a powerful, intuitive investing platform. It’s also suited for investors seeking low-cost CHESS-sponsored trades on the ASX and unparalleled access to U.S. shares.

It only takes a few minutes to open a Stake investing account, all you need is some I.D:

  1. Download the Stake app on iOS or Android – or click here for desktop
  2. Enter your details and referral code (if you have one)
  3. Follow the instructions to verify your account
  4. Select the market you’ll start with

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When you sign up and fund Stake Wall St.

Plus, get A$10 of trading credit when you fund Stake AUS.

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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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