nabtrade online share trading account

Take control of your portfolio and benefit from online trading when you apply with nabtrade.

Whether you're a seasoned trader or someone who's new to the investment game, nabtrade simplifies the share trading process. The online trading platform has a user-friendly interface, comprehensive research and reporting available and a tiered service level tailored to your trading activity. Whatever type of trading you're looking to do, nabtrade can help you research, invest and optimise your trades and investments.


Buy and sell domestic and international shares online with nabtrade.

nabtrade is the dedicated online trading platform offered by the National Australia Bank (NAB). You can apply and manage your account online and keep track of market activity with NAB's complimentary mobile trading platform, IRESS. NAB also gives you access to comprehensive market research reports and information as well as notifying you of changes to help you stay on track.

As per the 2015 second half Investment Trends Australia Online Broking Report, nabtrade offered best value brokerage amongst the Big Four banks, as rated by clients. Opening and operating a nabtrade account is easy. You can do so online in minutes.

What nabtrade account options are available?

You can apply online with nabtrading and start trading in as little as ten minutes. There are four account options to choose from:

  • Individual account. This account lets you trade in your own name.
  • Joint account. This account lets you trade in joint names, with your partner for example.
  • Company or organisation account. This account lets you trade on behalf of a company or organisation.
  • SMSF, trust or minor account. This account lets you trade on behalf of a trust, which includes a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF).

What can I trade with nabtrade?

You get multiple trading alternatives through your nabtrade account. Your options include:

  • Australian and international shares. You get real-time access to more than 10,000 securities from the world over, using your computer, tablet or smartphone. Real-time streaming of ASX prices is free for all nabtrade clients, so you don’t have to refresh price quotes periodically.
  • Exchange traded funds. If you’re looking at diversifying your investment portfolio, investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs) using nabtrade can work well for you. You get access to different managed portfolios, hard and soft commodities as well as indices.
  • Exchange traded options. If you wish to protect your portfolio, leverage your position or generate income, you can invest in exchange traded options (ETOs).
  • Warrants. Companies issue warrants, so they’re not instruments of the stock market. You can take short or long positions when you trade in warrants. You can use them as means to protect your portfolio by employing a suitable risk mitigation strategy.
  • Listed investment companies. All nabtrade clients get access to leading portfolio managers through whom they can get exposure to Australian and international listed investment companies (LICs).
  • Hybrid securities. Investors typically turn to hybrid securities for income generation. They tend to come with elements of debt and equity securities. Like debt securities, they usually promise to pay a fixed or floating rate of interest until a given date.
  • Real estate investment trusts. By investing in listed Australian real estate investment trusts (REITs), you get exposure to property based assets.
  • Fixed income or bonds. Fixed income investments give you the ability to add more diversity to your portfolio. Through nabtrade, you can access high credit rating alternatives such as Australian Government Bonds.

What are the features of this account?

Single login

All your accounts have one login, one statement and one total wealth view. With just one login you can access over 10,000 investment options.

Research reports + ASX recommendations

NAB offers a comprehensive range of market research reports to help you make well-informed trading decisions. Plus, NAB gives you access to research recommendations for over 1,500 ASX listed companies, which is more than any other online broker.

Linked accounts

nabtrade gives you a linked cash account as well as the option of linking a high interest savings account to allow for instant transfers, unlimited deposits and a competitive variable interest rate.

Alerts and notifications

You can create alerts for movements in prices, technical analysis parameters, changes or events with your portfolio or index price levels and more. Depending on your service level you receive a different amount of free alerts.

nabtrade mobile

You can use nabtrade IRESS to trade via your phone or tablet device. The app allows you to monitor live data which is refreshed at an interval of your choice and this is free to all nabtrade customers.

Market data

You get access to dynamic data for free. What you get to see are real-time streaming dynamically updated ASX prices, provided using technology by Reuters. You get to make custom watchlists, the Global Scanner tool lets you scout for opportunities and you can setup alerts as per your needs.

Order types

You can place limit orders, markets orders and conditional orders through nabtrade.

Available markets

The markets you have access to include Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), Chi-X, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), AMEX, NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Xetra.

Global Market Trading service

Enjoy the benefits of trading international shares whilst utilising NAB's competitive exchange rate, that gets locked in when your trade order executes so you won't have to worry about fluctuation in exchange rates between the time you book your trade and when it settles. Trade shares in the US, UK, Germany as well as Hong Kong just as easily as trading shares on the ASX.

What are the service levels?

When you sign up to nabtrade you will be given three months complimentary access to the 'Silver' service level. After this initial period you must either meet eligibility criteria for a service level upgrade at no extra charge or pay an additional monthly subscription fee to upgrade to a level of your choosing. Here is a breakdown of the different service levels available. For details on the eligibility criteria for each service level, visit nabtrade's website via the 'Go to Site' button.

Service levelFeaturesCost
Bronze
  • Delayed market data
  • Company announcements
  • Company fundamentals
  • Charting
  • 10 complimentary alert credits per month in total
  • nabtrade research reports and wholesale research
No charge
SilverBronze level access, plus:

  • Live market data
  • Live stock quotes
  • Live company announcements
  • Live company fundamentals
  • Market depth
  • Standard charting
  • 20 alert credits per month in total
No charge
GoldSilver level access, plus:

  • 30 alert credits per month in total
No charge
PlatinumGold level access, plus:

  • Streaming market data
  • Premium charting
  • 100 alert credits per month in total
$19.95 (incl. GST) per month or no charge if criteria met
Platinum + IRESSPlatinum level access, plus:

  • IRESS Trader / ViewPoint
  • Ability to trade Conditional Orders
$59.95 (incl. GST) per month or no charge if criteria met

What are the fees for trading shares?

The following fees apply when trading domestic and international shares. Note that international trades will incur a foreign exchange conversion spread added to the exchange rate.

Trade size Brokerage fee per trade (inc. GST)
Up to $5000$14.95
$5000.01 - $20,000$19.95
Over $20,0000.11% of trade value
Over the phone trades$59.95 or 0.55% of trade value (whichever is higher)

How do I pay for shares?

You can load funds into your nabtrade account to pay for shares through the following ways:

  • Request funds from your linked NAB Bank account. To do this you need to log into your nabtrade account, go to Cash > Make a funds transfer. The funds will be available immediately.
  • Transfer funds in from a NAB or non-NAB bank account. This can be done by transferring money from your existing financial institution to the BSB and account number of your nabtrade Cash Account. This can take up to three business days.
  • BPAY. You can BPAY funds into your nabtrade Cash Account if your account supports BPAY transfers. To find the biller code and your BPAY reference number go to Cash > Cash Account > Account Details.

What are the pros and cons?

Pros

  • No monthly account service fees for the Bronze, Silver and Gold service levels
  • Linked cash account that earns interest
  • Access over 10,000 investment options
  • Mobile trading via the nabtrade IRESS Trader app

Cons

  • nabtrade does not offer unlisted managed funds to clients, only listed funds and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
  • This provider does not provide 24/7 support

Opening an account

You can open an account by clicking the 'Go to Site' button and completing an application. When you open a new nabtrade account you'll receive a domestic trading account, an international trading account and linked cash account. You also have the option of setting up and linking an NAB High Interest Savings Account.

Help! I have some more questions

No, non-residents can apply, but all applications from people living overseas require risk and compliance approval based on background checks.

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    craigNovember 24, 2017

    can I transfer shares from another broker to your platform ?

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      ArnoldNovember 25, 2017Staff

      Hi Craig,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      Yes, it is possible to transfer shares from one platform to another. To know more about this process, please click here.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    JonoFebruary 1, 2017

    Can you transfer funds from your NAB Savings account, and place them into the trading account?

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      AnndyFebruary 1, 2017Staff

      Hi Jono,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, you can deposit funds into nabtrade Online Share Trading from your NAB savings account.

      For your reference, there are three ways to load money into Nabtrade Online Share Trading account:

      Request funds from your linked NAB Bank account. To do this you need to log into your nabtrade account, go to Cash > Make a funds transfer. The funds will be available immediately.

      Transfer funds in from a NAB or non-NAB bank account. This can be done by transferring money from your existing financial institution to the BSB and account number of your nabtrade Cash Account. This can take up to three business days.

      BPAY. You can BPAY funds into your nabtrade Cash Account if your account supports BPAY transfers. To find the biller code and your BPAY reference number go to Cash > Cash Account > Account Details.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    NANDNovember 2, 2016

    how to change address in NAB trade account

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      AnndyNovember 2, 2016Staff

      Hi Nand,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can update your Residential and Mailing Address online by logging into your Nabtrade account then choosing Admin > Personal Details. Simply click ‘edit’ in the bottom right of Residential & mailing address box then make the changes to your address and enter your Trading Pin to finalise.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    ChrissieNovember 1, 2016

    Does nab trade deal in derivatives such as index warrant trading?

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      ClarizzaNovember 1, 2016Staff

      Hi Chrissie,

      Confirming nabtrade does trade Index Warrants. You can activate this once you have created your nabtrade account.

      Regards,
      Clarizza

    • Staff
      ClarizzaNovember 1, 2016Staff

      Hi Chrissie,

      Thanks for your question.

      We are currently in contact with NAB and will respond with an answer in the coming days.

      Regards

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    JohnJuly 4, 2016

    Does Nab Trade trade in Hybrids

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      ClarizzaJuly 5, 2016Staff

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, NAB allows you to trade in Hybrids.

      Cheers,
      Clarizza

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    BillyJune 12, 2016

    This web page states that we get 20 free trades but the comments below state that we don’t. I completed all the details on the NAB website, but they require promo code.

    • Staff
      ClarizzaJune 15, 2016Staff

      Hi Billy,

      Thanks for alerting us to this – we have now updated our copy.

      I have also sent you an email regarding this.

      Cheers
      Clarizza

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    May 19, 2016

    We wish to sell three different shareholdings in our SMFS. I cannot find the Nabtrade form that has to be completed to do this. Thanks Freddie

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      ShirleyMay 20, 2016Staff

      Hi Frederick,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately I’m unable to find these forms online. Please get in touch with nabtrade directly to enquire about this.

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    NickMay 2, 2016

    Do Nab trade do CFDs Trading?

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      ShirleyMay 2, 2016Staff

      Hi Nick,

      Thanks for your question.

      NABtrade currently doesn’t trade CFDs.

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    NishantMarch 10, 2016

    Does NABTrade have any introductory offer for joining it ?

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      AlexMarch 16, 2017

      “The introductory offer of twenty free trades can save you money in your initial trading” – What’s this then?

    • Staff
      ArnoldApril 16, 2017Staff

      Hi Alex,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      The 20 Free trade promo of Nabtrade is a limited introductory offer upon creating an account that allows you to trade for free and save you $14.95 per trade.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Arnold

    • Staff
      ShirleyMarch 11, 2016Staff

      Hi Nishant,

      Thanks for your question.

      To our knowledge, NABtrade currently doesn’t have any introductory offers.

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    JoeMarch 1, 2016

    does NAB online trading process CFD transaction

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      ShirleyMarch 1, 2016Staff

      Hi Joe,

      Thanks for your question.

      nabtrade doesn’t process CFD transactions at this time.

      Hope this helps.

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