Bell Direct online share trading

Bell Direct Share Trading (Silver account)
Bell Direct Share Trading (Silver account)
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Bell Direct places orders onto the ASX in under a second, so you can take advantage of trading opportunities quicker.

Bell Direct offers an award-winning online share trading platform you can use to trade shares and more on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Bell Direct charges tiered brokerage fees, meaning the more you trade the less you’ll pay.

Bell Direct offers a one second placement guarantee, promising to place eligible market-to-limit orders onto the ASX in under a second or you pay no brokerage fee for the trade. This allows you to jump on trading opportunities quickly, and at the price you want.

Product Name Bell Direct Share Trading (Silver account)
Type of Broker Online only
ASX Products Shares
Exchange traded options
IPOs/floats
Available Markets ASX
Standard brokerage fee for ASX shares $15 for trades up to $10,000
Support Phone
Email
Live chat

What awards has Bell Direct won?

  • Investment Trends - highest overall client satisfaction 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Australian Financial Review's Smart Investor blue ribbon awards - best online broker 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Special offer: Get a tailored trading deal

For a limited time, you can get a tailored deal when you switch to Bell Direct. Tell Bell Direct how you trade and what services and trading features are important to you and they’ll design a custom deal. Hit the "Go to Site" button to take advantage of this offer.

What can I trade with Bell Direct?

  • ASX-listed equities
  • ETFs (exchange traded funds)
  • Warrants
  • Interest rate securities
  • Options
  • Managed funds via mFund
  • XTBs (exchange traded bonds)
  • IPOs

Key features of Bell Direct share trading

Margin Lending

Increase your investment power by opening a margin lending account. You can borrow against the value of your existing portfolio without selling off assets, which is a tax effective way to access the equity in your investments and increase your investment power.

SMSF-friendly

Implement your self-managed super fund (SMSF) investment strategy using the Bell Direct online trading platform.

Broker research from Bell Potter

Get free access to the minds of the brokers at Bell Financial Group, key measures from Morningstar, ASX company announcements, live business news from Dow Jones Newswires and webcasts of ASX company announcements.

Trading tips

Get suggestions on bear and bull trades from Bell Direct everyday in your email inbox.

Easy tax reporting

Bell Direct provides a convenient end of year report which provides details about your account and transactions for the financial year as well as estimated dividends.

Mobile-friendly

Bell Direct offers a mobile optimised web based trading platform so you can make trades anywhere using your smartphone.

Free conditional orders

You can place advanced orders for trades to execute when your trigger conditions are met.

Bell Cash Trust

You can link a Bell Cash Trust to your trading account and automatically settle any proceeds from your trades directly to that account. Transfer funds into the account via BPAY, Electronic Funds Transfer or via cheque and have them ready to trade with when you need them. Funds are available at-call and even earn interest when not in use. There's no minimum deposit amount.

One second trades

Bell Direct guarantees eligible market-to-limit orders are placed onto the ASX within one second otherwise your trade is free.

Bell Direct premium service levels

The above features including email alerts, conditional orders, broker research, one-second guarantee and comprehensive tax reports are all free with a Bell Direct trading account. Depending on your trading requirements, Bell Direct also offers the following premium services.

Service levelFeatures Cost
Platinum live streamingLive streaming of prices, so you don't need to constantly refresh your page.$27.50 a month
Integrated WebIRESSAccess a constant stream of live market data with WebIRESS, including real-time quotes, market depth and trades.$79 a month

What support and information is available with Bell Direct?

Bell Direct offers a range of educational services to help you stay informed with what’s happening in the market. The list includes demos on how to use their tools and insights into the market about different industries.

There are a range of blogs and videos to help you learn, whatever your learning style is. Bell Direct TV gives you insights, updates and trading demonstrations, including daily market wraps and interviews with expert traders and CEOs.

You can get in touch with Bell Direct on the phone, fax, email or through postal address. It’s contact center is available 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday (Eastern Standard Time).

Fees charged by Bell Direct

BellDirect offers a straightforward fee schedule for trades conducted online. The more you trade, the less you pay in brokerage.

Number of tradesFees
Your first 10 trades per monthFrom $15 / trade
Your 11th to 30th trades per monthFrom $13 / trade
Your 31st trade and over per monthFrom $10 / trade
mFund trades (managed funds)from $30 / trade

What are the pros and cons of using Bell Direct for my next trade?

Pros

  • One-second trade guarantee on eligible market-to-limit orders
  • Tiered brokerage fees. The more you trade the cheaper it gets
  • Free conditional orders
  • Free research papers and reports from the affiliated Bell Potter Securities financial advisory team, as well as email alerts

Cons

  • Phone orders are expensive
  • Can't trade international equities
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How do you open an account with Bell Direct?

You can apply online to take advantage of the award-winning Bell Direct online share trading platform. You must be 18 years or older, have an Australian residential address, a valid email address, mobile phone number and bank account to apply.

Once you’ve registered your details, you’ll need to verify your identity to complete the registration process. You can do this by sending a photo of your driver’s licence or passport and bank statement or utility bill to the email address provided to you during the application. Once Bell Direct receives all your information, your account will be opened within three business days.

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    cressyfalconNovember 21, 2018

    1. Is there a free trial or can the function be used for 1 month paid use only to see if it is suitable?
    2. Can data be entered via Exetel or a software direct for testing purposes myself?

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      CharisseNovember 30, 2018Staff

      Hi Cressyfalcon,

      Thanks for reaching out to finder.

      Unfortunately, Bell Direct does not offer any free trial account or service.

      If you are still looking to compare share trading platforms, you can see your options on this page. Some of the share trading platforms on this list may offer free trial accounts so they may be worth checking.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Charisse

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