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What are the requirements to open a Stake account?
You can invest in U.S. stocks in under 5 minutes by signing up to Stake.
You can apply for an account in your own name (Individual Account) or in the name of a Company or SMSF.
We’ve made it super simple to get going, but we still need to collect some important information to verify you and set up your account properly.
What’s more, when you sign up for an Individual account, you'll also get a free stock in Nike, Dropbox, GoPro or a mystery stock. All you need to do is fund your account within 24 hours of it being ready.
For more information on how this works, check out our Stake Rewards & FAQ.
What you'll need to sign up
To apply for a brokerage account in your name, you’ll need to:
Be 18 years or older
Have a valid address in Australia
Be an Australian resident, citizen or have a valid visa (student or work visa etc)
Have any Australian government ID (licence or passport) or a bank account in your name.
Bring all that information with you, and you’ll be in the market in less than 5 minutes and have a free stock to your name.
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 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'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.