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How do I open a Stake account?

When you open an account with Stake it should take less than 5 minutes. Not only will you be ready to seize the market in that time, but you can also have a free US stock to your name.

To make your account application super fast, make sure you have your personal information on hand. 

This allows us to verify you electronically (and immediately) against the government databases we check.

Sign up & get free stock

We're all about accessing Wall St and finding what U.S. shares to buy. So when you sign up and fund your account in the first 24 hours, we’ll drop a free share in Nike, Dropbox, GoPro or a mystery stock into your account. 

This will help get you into the market and experience what Stake has to offer.  

This applies for accounts in your name (not SMSF or Company accounts).

For more information on how this works, check out our Stake Rewards & FAQ.

Tips for opening your account fast

Stake uses digital verification services to make sure your account application is processed quickly and that the service remains secure. 

We rely on the quality of the information you provide and checks against government and other databases to verify your identity. This means that, when applying for an account, it's best to have the following accessible:

  • Government issued ID such as your driver's license or passport
  • Your residential address (entering it as it appears on your ID)
  • Your email, as we need to verify your email address 
  • The additional documentation listed below (in case of a failed immediate verification)

Extra documentation

Sometimes there may be a mismatch between what you’ve provided and the information on the databases we verify against. 

This means we will ask for additional information including:

  • A photo of your government issued ID (license, passport etc)
  • A photo of you holding that ID
  • A copy of your bank statement or a utility bill, showing your current address

Once you send this information through, we should be able to verify you and get you going.

Additional information for SMSF and Company accounts

For Company and SMSF accounts, you will not be required to upload any documents, but will need to have all the relevant details on hand to get your account set up quickly. 

You'll need to provide:

  • The company's ABN or ACN (for an SMSF, its ABN)
  • Personal details of the directors or individual trustees
  • Electronic signatures from all required signatories

For more information on SMSF & Company accounts, please check out our FAQ.

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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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