When you buy or sell shares, you enter into a contract to exchange the legal ownership of the shares for money. This exchange is called ‘settlement’ and for Australian shares usually occurs two business days after the trade takes place.
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Suncorp Share Trade offers you a wide range of investments including Australian shares, International shares, Exchange traded funds, mFunds and warrants.
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Browse our education content to learn how share trading works and how to develop your own share trading strategy with Investing IQ online.
Each module has been complied to share fundamental information about the Australian share market with you.
Learn what share investing is, start to create a strategy and incorporate some sensible measures to develop a balanced portfolio, understand some core concepts of fundamental analaysis, incporporate technical analysis into your investment decisions, how to place a trade and more.
Investing IQ online is free to access for all Suncorp Share Trade customers. To do so, simply log in with your user name and password and look for Investing IQ under the Support section of the Share Trade platform.
Your Share Trade Account is linked with a Wealth Cash Management Account (WCMA), making trading easier than ever before.
- You will need to have sufficient funds in your linked WCMA to cover the trade.
- Trades are settled seamlessly to this account
- Interest is earned on your balance in-between trades
- Funds are at your fingertips for more immediate transactions
- Transfer instantly between your WCMA and other Suncorp Bank accounts
- Use your WCMA as a transaction account with a linked Transaction Card or Visa Debit Card
- No monthly account keeping fee on your WMCA.
Brokerage starts from $17.95* per trade. Click here for a detailed rates and fees schedule.
* Home Package Plus Brokerage Rates are available to current Home Package Plus Customers only. The Package Brokerage Rates will only be applied if you include your Share Trade Account in your Home Package Plus by completing and returning the Share Trade Home Package Plus Opt-In Form to us. If you do not submit the Share Trade Home Package Plus Opt-In Form, we will continue to apply the current Brokerage rates to your account.
All new and existing Suncorp Share Trade accounts which have a linked WCMA have this feature enabled. Simply log in to the platform and search for an international stock. Please note, this feature is not available to phone only or margin lending accounts.
Placing an international shares order is much like placing one for domestic shares.
To place an international shares order, open an order ticket in the usual way, enter the stock code, select either Buy or Sell and fill in the required information as you would for domestic stocks.
The exchange rate for international transactions is calculated at the time of execution and is based on the best available bid/offer exchange rates, plus a spread of just 0.60%.
Suncorp Share Trade offers you access to trade on major exchanges in 11 different countries including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong.
The W-8 forms (also known as ‘US Tax forms’) are a legal document required by the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) in order to declare your tax status. By completing the form you may be able to claim a reduced rate of withholding tax. It is valid until 31 December; three years from the year, you signed the form. You can complete this form electronically through the platform, simply choose US Tax form from the Support menu.
The 2% Foreign Exchange (FX) buffer is not an additional fee
The buffer acts as a cushion against currency movements ensuring there are sufficient available funds in your account to fill your order. When your order fills, excess funds are automatically added back to your ‘available funds’ value on the platform.
Buffer funds are not withdrawn from your settlement account, but only locked in the ‘available funds’ calculation until your order has filled. The buffer only applies to ‘buy’ orders.
For international buy orders a 2% FX buffer is added to the trade value at the time the order is placed.* This ensures you have sufficient funds in your account to cover any foreign exchange fluctuations between the time your order is ‘placed’ and when it is ‘filled’ on the international market.
Any excess buffer will be unlocked on the execution or cancellation of that order. The FX conversion rate is determined as the order fills on the overseas stock exchange in real-time.
*The FX buffer currently applied to international buy orders is 2% of the trade value and is subject to change.
Jane submits an order to buy US$1,000 of US shares at 10:30 am Sydney time.
At the time she places her order the exchange rate is 1.489 and the US market is closed. The estimated AUD value of the order is $1,489.00 + $19.95 brokerage = AUD $1,508.95.
The trading platform applies a buffer of AUD 30.17 (2%) to the order as protection against exchange rate fluctuations.
By the time the US market opens the exchange rate has moved to 1.481 and the order is submitted and executed immediately. The AUD value of the order at execution is $AUD1,481 + $AUD 19.95 = $AUD 1,500.95.
The buffer is now released from Jane’s Available to Trade value on the trading platform.
|Value Of Shares (AUD)||Brokerage fee/rate (AUD)|
|Value Of Shares (AUD)||Brokerage fee/rate (AUD)|
|All*||$69 or 0.69%|
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You must read the following documents before applying, found below or at https://trading.sharetrade.com.au/forms.
- CMC Markets Financial Services Guide for Suncorp Share Trade
- Suncorp Share Trade Terms and Conditions
- CMC Markets Best Execution Policy
- Dispute Handling Policy
* To trade online you must have a linked Wealth Cash Management Account. Wealth Cash Management Accounts are issued by Suncorp-Metway Ltd ABN 66 010 831 722. Please read the Product Information Document before making any decisions regarding this product. Talk to us in branch or contact us on 13 11 55 for a copy. Fees, charges, terms and conditions apply.
+ No warranty or representation is or has been made by or on behalf of CMC Markets Stockbroking Limited or Suncorp-Metway Ltd as to the current or future accuracy, completeness or currency of that material or information.
^ Home Package Plus Brokerage Rates are available to current Home Package Plus Customers only. The Package Brokerage Rates will only be applied if you include your Share Trade Account in your Home Package Plus by completing and returning the Share Trade Home Package Plus Opt-In Form to us. If you do not submit the Share Trade Home Package Plus Opt-In Form, we will continue to apply the current Brokerage rates to your account.
Suncorp Share Trade is a service provided by CMC Markets Stockbroking Limited ABN 69 081 002 851 AFSL No. 246381, a Participant of the ASX Group (“CMC Markets Stockbroking”) at the request of Suncorp-Metway Ltd ABN 66 010 831 722, AFSL 229882 (“Suncorp”). For a copy of the terms and conditions relating to the Suncorp Share Trade service and the Financial Services Guides for CMC Markets Stockbroking or Suncorp (or other relevant disclosure documents), contact us on 1300 156 299 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Neither CMC Markets Stockbroking nor Suncorp are representatives of each other. To the extent permitted by law, Suncorp will not guarantee or otherwise support CMC Markets Stockbroking’s obligations under the contracts or agreements connected with the Suncorp Share Trade service.