The smarter way
to buy US stocks in Australia

Flat-fee brokerage. No account fees. All in one place.

SelfWealth US trading features

$9.50 flat-fee US trading

Only pay USD 9.50 per trade. No account fees, no other commissions. It’s that simple.

USD cash account

Transfer money from your SelfWealth AUD cash account to your USD cash account with ease. No withdrawal fees. You will save on FX compared to platforms that don’t have USD cash accounts.

Large stock selection

You will have direct access to all major US exchanges through your SelfWealth account. There will be a massive 7,500+ financial instruments to choose from.

Competitive FX spread

We only charge a transparent 0.60% spread when transferring to or from USD.

Trade on unsettled funds

Sold some shares? Take advantage of your next opportunity straight away! No need to wait for the trade to settle, days later.

Digital submission of W-8BEN forms

For all individual and joint accounts, W-8BEN forms can be submitted with the click of a few buttons, digitally. No need to download and print the forms. Only complete it once every three years.

Free same day transfer

Free same day transfer from AUD to USD if done before 9 am Sydney time from your SelfWealth AUD cash account.

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All prices listed in USD
SelfWealth CommSec NABtrade Westpac ANZ
$5,001 Trade $9.50 $29.95 $19.95 $29.95 $59.00
$10,001 Trade $9.50 $31.00 $19.95 $31.00 $59.01
$50,001 Trade $9.50 $155.00 $55.00 $155.00 $295.01
FX Fee 0.60% 0.60% 0.80% 0.60% 0.60%
Inactivity Feees No Charge $25 per year 0.50% of your portfolio per year $63.50 per year 0.50% of your portfolio per year

Trade US stocks with Australia's most popular low-cost online trading platform. Flat fee Aussie and US stock trading in one place!

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Easy, low cost, safe & excellent for first timers

Thanks for helping me take my first steps. SelfWealth was recommended to me for years now, can see why. App works well & got useful replies when I had questions.

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  • Easy account set up process
  • Online customer support in US trading hours to help you
  • Automatic submission of W-8BEN forms for individuals and joint accounts
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Industry-leading security to keep your share portfolio safe

Two-factor
authentication

Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your account to add a second layer of protection on access to your account.

Trade through a trusted, listed company

SelfWealth is listed on the Australian securities exchange (ASX) and therefore must report regularly on the state of the company. Other, private companies, are not required to report the status of the company publicly. SelfWealth has been around since 2012.

Active account security monitoring

Automatic and manual systems are automatically enabled on your account to prevent unauthorised access.

Australia’s best US share trading app

The trading dashboard

Track the US market during trading hours or get a snapshot in the morning before the ASX opens!

Track all your orders!

All of your US and ASX orders in one place.

Research your favourite US companies

There are more than 7,500 stocks to choose from!

Place an order!

Place orders outside of market hours or while the US market is trading.

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How to buy US shares in Australia

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1. Open a SelfWealth trading account

In order to apply for a US trading account, you must first establish your ASX trading account. Once opened, add US trading to your SelfWealth account via the settings page

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2. Transfer money to your USD cash account

When your account is set up, you need to deposit money into your SelfWealth AUD cash account and then transfer it to your USD cash account.

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3. Start trading!

Your money will be in your USD cash account before the US market next opens if you initiate the transfer before 9 am Sydney time.

Start trading today

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  • Unlimited flat-fee USD 9.50 trades
  • Simple to set up and place your first trade
  • Move money between your US and ASX accounts easily

Common questions

Can I transfer USD directly into my SelfWealth USD cash account?

The only way to get cash into your SelfWealth USD account is by transferring it from your SelfWealth AUD account.

Can I transfer stocks from another provider?

Yes, ask us for a transfer form and you can transfer stocks from your current provider. Check with your current provider as there may be fees involved. We do not charge for transfers into SelfWealth.

What fees are charged?

For brokerage, we charge $9.50 USD per trade. We charge 0.60% on the spread when moving money between your AUD and USD accounts. All brokers charge this, it’s a competitive spread. There are no account fees on SelfWealth, nor inactivity fees.

I'm new to SelfWealth, how do I open a US trading account?

Head to the settings page on your account when logged into the website. From there, click the cog next to the portfolio you want to add US trading to.

How will dividends be paid for US stocks?

Dividends from your US holdings will be paid in cash directly into your USD account within 48 hours of the dividend being allocated.

Will options or CFD trading be available?

Options or CFD trading may be added to the SelfWealth platform in the future but it will not be available in the immediate term.

What is the ownership structure of the shares or cash?

You are the beneficial owner of any US holdings with SelfWealth which will be held in custody with Phillip Securities Pte Ltd. Your cash will be held in a Phillip Capital Trust account with Standard Chartered. SelfWealth has no beneficial ownership or right to either your holdings or cash.

How are W-8BEN forms managed?

W-8BEN forms will be part of the process when you open your US trading account. These are submitted digitally and no fees are attached to this. W-8BEN-E forms (forms for entities, such as trusts) must be filled out and submitted to our team at support@selfwealth.com.au

How long does it take to transfer money between AUD and USD?

Transfers from your SelfWealth AUD account to your USD account initiated before 9 am AEST will be available before the next US market open. Transfers made from USD to AUD after 9 am will be available the following business day.