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Sign-up requirements

It only takes a few minutes to open an account on Stake – Once you’re verified and activated, you can make a deposit and start investing on the U.S. market. 

What are the requirements to open a Stake account?

To apply for an investing account, you’ll need to:

  • Be aged 18 or older
  • Pass our identity verification checks or verify your identity by uploading additional documentation
  • Be a UK resident, citizen or hold a valid visa (student visa, working visa etc)
  • Have a National Insurance Number (NIN), some form of government ID or a UK bank account registered in your name

U.S. citizens

You’re able to sign up as a U.S. citizen, so long as you still meet the above requirements. When signing up, you'll need to provide your Social Security Number as well.

How to speed up the onboarding process

Stake uses digital verification to securely streamline your application process. The information you provide is checked against various databases to automatically verify your identity. To ensure the smoothest onboarding process possible, please make sure you enter the following details accurately:

  • Your full name and date of birth
  • Your identification number (e.g. driver’s licence or passport number or other government-issued ID)
  • Your National Insurance Number 
  • Your residential address (it should match what’s on your ID if applicable)
  • Your email address

Extra documentation

In cases where your information can’t be verified electronically, we may request additional documents to be uploaded for a visual check, such as:

  • A copy of your government-issued identification document (e.g. passport, driving licence, national identity card etc)
  • A photo of you holding that ID
  • Proof of your residential address (e.g. a recent bank statement or a utility bill )

Please note that you cannot use one form of identification (e.g. driver’s licence) for both name and address verification.

Once you send this through, following the prompts to ensure the legibility of all the relevant information, we should be able to verify you and get you going.

ISA & SIPP accounts

Please note that at this time we do not support ISA and SIPP accounts.

Sign up, fund and get a U.S. stock on us

When you open a Stake Wall St account and make a deposit of at least £50 within the first 24 hours, you'll earn a free U.S. stock to get you started. Your starter stock will be chosen at random between Nike, Dropbox or GoPro. 

This reward is subject to the Stake Wall St Rewards Terms and Conditions.

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