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nabtrade online share trading account

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We look at the fees, features and accounts offered by NAB's online broker.

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.

AUD 14.95 for trades up to AUD 5,000

Standard brokerage fee

ASX, NASDAQ, NYSE, London Stock Exchange, AMEX, Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Available Markets

Phone, Email



Type of broker Online only
ASX products Shares
Exchange traded options
Exchange traded funds
Available markets ASX
London Stock Exchange
Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Standard brokerage AUD 14.95 for
trades up to AUD 5,000
Support Phone

Buy and sell domestic and international shares online with nabtrade.

nabtrade is the online share trading platform of 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.

Service levelFeaturesCost
  • 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?


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


  • 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
  • Inactivity fee of 0.50% of your portfolio on international shares if you make no trades in a year

Opening an account

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 and margin lending account.

If you're not already a NAB customer, you'll need to provide passport or license details, your home address and an email address.

In order to qualify for a nabtrade account, you must 18-years or older and an Australian resident.

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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    August 27, 2019

    Should my NABtrade PIN number be the same as my NAB credit card PIN or is it better to use an unrelated PINs?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      August 27, 2019

      Hi Leone,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      It will be up to you if you’re comfortable with using just one PIN for all of your financial accounts or not. For security reasons, it is still recommended that you have different PINs on all of your cards and accounts so in the event that hackers or fraudsters attack, it would not be that easy for them to access your other accounts.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    August 23, 2019

    Can I buy stock of Japanese company from Tokyo market? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      August 24, 2019

      Hi Nori,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      With nabtrade, investors can trade in the US, UK, Hong Kong and Germany only. Kindly contact nabtrade directly for more info on this matter.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    October 29, 2018

    How do I open a nabtrade account and buy shares for my Grandchild in their name.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      October 29, 2018

      Hi Anne,

      Thank you for leaving a question.

      You may start the process of opening a NABtrade account by visiting this link (Our “Go to site” is currently being checked on the page). This will lead you to the step by step process of opening an account with NAB trade. Hope this helps!


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    August 4, 2018

    Is it a must to open a Nabtrade account? What are fees, associated with such account?

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      August 4, 2018

      Hi David,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Nabtrade’s brokerage fee for trades over AUD$5,001 (and below $20,000) is AUD $19.95. For AUD$5,000 below it will be $14.95 For more info online share trading and compare, please click HERE. Hope it helps! :)


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    May 12, 2018

    Are NABtrade deposits covered by the Australian Government Guarantee?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      May 13, 2018

      Hello Peter,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Upon checking, the PDS of NABtrade did not indicate that the deposits are Government guaranteed. Best to confirm this with NABtrade directly. NAB doesn’t guarantee its subsidiaries’ obligations or performance, or the products or services its subsidiaries offer.


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    February 3, 2018

    On Jan 4, a big glitch happened to NABTRADE online system. Although there was enough credit like ten thousand dollars in my cash account, it always showed negative equity! My money could not be used at all and I missed a lot of opportunities, in particular the same day, pot stocks prices were soaring heavily after Health minister announced the Approval of cannabis medicine export. I had to call nabtrade hotline for help and waited in a 30 mins queue! Then I was told it was a disaster across the whole system! A lady put the order manually over the phone. But could not make any change in the platform by myself if I had not transferred enough new money in from other accounts. I lodged a complaint, but Nabtrade rejected any decent compensation. Only offered me 5 trading for free. What a joke! If i had been able to use my money, I could have earned ten thousand bucks! I will talk to My solicitor about seeking compensation. Shame on you, Nabtrade!

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      February 17, 2018

      Hi Newarmy,

      Thanks for leaving a comment on finder.

      Just to confirm though that we do not represent nabtrade or any other companies we feature on our site. Sorry for the delayed reply and for the inconvenience you’ve encountered. It must have been a disappointing experience. Nevertheless, in situation like this, it is still best to contact the bank to resolve the issue. Hope this has already been sorted out with nabtrade.


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    November 24, 2017

    can I transfer shares from another broker to your platform ?

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      November 25, 2017

      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


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    February 1, 2017

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

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      February 1, 2017

      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.


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    November 2, 2016

    how to change address in NAB trade account

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      November 2, 2016

      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.


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    November 1, 2016

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

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      November 1, 2016

      Hi Chrissie,

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


    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      November 1, 2016

      Hi Chrissie,

      Thanks for your question.

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


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