Stake is the trading name of Hellostake Limited (no. 11676409), authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 830771).
At Stake, 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 is of a general nature only.
Please be aware that when investing, all your capital is at risk. The value of investments can go up as well as down and you may receive back less than your original investment. As investments carry risk, before making any investment decision, please consider if it’s right for you and seek appropriate taxation and legal advice.
When opening an account with Stake you confirm that your details will be shared with DriveWealth, LLC (DriveWealth) and an application for a DriveWealth brokerage account (Limited Purpose Margin Account) will be made. You also agree to make all of your fully paid US listed securities available to be lent to DriveWealth in return for a payment, subject to our Terms and Conditions. This will include agreeing to DriveWealth causing cash or other collateral to be held in a third-party custodial account for your benefit to secure the loan of your securities. Please read the DriveWealth terms and conditions, disclosures, customer agreement and master securities lending agreement documents before applying for a Stake account.
Stake’s US broker-dealer, DriveWealth, is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), which protects securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). Please be aware that SIPC may not protect you with respect to loaned securities once such securities are removed from your account. Explanatory brochure available upon request or at sipc.org. Check the background of DriveWealth on FINRA’s BrokerCheck here.
Information on Stake is not an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy or sell securities or any financial product, or to open a trading account in any jurisdiction where Stake is not registered to do so. Upon opening an account with Stake from a jurisdiction where Stake is not registered or able to market its services, you confirm that Stake did not make an offer, solicit an offer or provide any advice to buy or sell a financial product. If you are based in a jurisdiction where Stake is not registered (or regulated) you are responsible for ensuring that you comply with all local laws and regulations that you are subject to and for obtaining your own financial advice and legal advice if you are unsure.
Fully Paid Securities Lending (Stock Lending)
Before participating in securities lending with Stake (Stock Lending), please consider whether securities lending is right for you and seek appropriate financial, legal and taxation advice. You should consider your financial situation and needs, tax status, investment objectives, investment time horizon, liquidity needs, risk tolerance and any other relevant information. Stake does not take these into account. Please review Stake’s Terms and Conditions and Stock Lending Explained page, as well as DriveWealth’s Risk Disclosures and Master Securities Lending Agreement before joining Stake.
You may opt-out of securities lending at any time by opening your US Wall St Account and clicking on Settings > Trade Settings > Stock Lending Settings > Uncheck the ‘Stock Lending Income Program’ button.
Only ‘fully paid securities’ are eligible to be loaned, that is, securities that are in your Stake account which have settled and have been fully paid for by you. There is no guarantee that your shares will be loaned. The securities actually borrowed, the duration of each loan and the revenue earned will vary based on market conditions and borrowing demand, amongst other things. If DriveWealth borrows your securities, it may then lend those securities to other market participants such as banks, investment funds, brokers etc. If your securities are loaned, you should be aware that they could be used to facilitate short selling, which could put downward pressure on the price of the loaned securities and affect the long term value of your securities.
When your shares are lent, ownership of the shares transfers from the lender (you) to the borrower. However, you retain a contractual right to the return of the loaned securities and may sell your shares or opt-out at any time (which will also terminate the loan). As you retain economic ownership of the shares, through your contractual right to the return of the loaned securities, you will still be exposed to fluctuations in the value of the shares while they are on loan.
If there is a dividend payment or other distribution made while your securities are on loan, you will receive an equivalent cash payment. However, generally loans will be terminated prior to dividends being paid and you will receive the dividends as usual. Be aware that such income may attract tax consequences and consider whether it’s appropriate to obtain professional tax advice. While a loan is outstanding, and until loaned securities are credited back to your account upon termination of a loan, you will lose your right to vote in respect of the loaned securities.
When your securities are on loan there is also a risk that the borrower may be unable to return them. To protect lenders, assets valued at least the same value of the borrowed securities will be set aside in a separate collateral account. In the event that the borrower defaults on the loan or your securities, you (the lender) can be repaid from the collateral. When you sign up to Stake, DriveWealth will seek your consent and authority to establish and maintain such a collateral account in the name of a trustee for the benefit of all Stake’s customers whose US securities are lent.
Please be aware that SIPC may not protect you with respect to loaned securities once such securities are removed from your Stake account, and therefore, the collateral held may constitute the only source of satisfaction of DriveWealth’s obligations in the event DriveWealth fails to return the loaned securities.
Information on Stake is not an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to loan securities.
System Availability, Execution, Data
System availability and response times, data, liquidity, execution speed and price are subject to market conditions, order size, order types, any connection limitations and various other factors.
All chart data is provided for informational purposes and should not be relied on for taxation or any other purposes.
Please note that market data is provided courtesy of DriveWealth and Tiingo and FX data is provided by Airwallex. No representation or warranty is made as to the timeliness, reliability, accuracy or completeness of the material and Stake does not accept any responsibility arising in any way for errors in, or omissions from, that data.
Waitlist and Promotions
Getting “early access” to a promotion with Stake is defined as signing up with a valid email address on a waitlist for an upcoming feature or promotion. Early access to the promotion or feature with Stake is not an offer or solicitation of any financial services or any confirmation that a trading account with Stake or any account with any of its partners has or will be opened.
Priority on any waitlist or promotion may be given to existing customers of Stake.
Stake may from time to time run promotions or programs offering rewards or incentives. If you elect to enter such an offer, you agree to the terms and conditions that apply to such promotion or program.
Stake may from time to time offer zero or discounted brokerage on its platform, including in respect of certain promotions and Stake Rewards. Other fees may still apply including (but not limited to) foreign exchange, account, alternative dispute resolution, securities and exchange commission & FINRA (regulatory sell side) fees. Please see our pricing information for more detail on all applicable fees. Pricing may be updated at any time and customers will ordinarily be provided with 20 days notice.
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