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ANZ Share Investing account review

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Important information. As of October 2022, ANZ is no longer accepting new sign ups to the ANZ Share Investing platform. All existing customers will be transitioned to CMC Markets Invest.
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Standard brokerage fee
$19.95
Available markets
ASX, NASDAQ, NYSE, Euronext, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Tokyo Stock Exchange
Support
Phone, Email, Live chat

Our verdict

Trade Australian and international shares, ETFs and managed funds on a platform owned by one of Australia's Big Four banks.

ANZ is a well-known, established name in the financial sector. As such, it allows investors to trade with confidence.

Its seamless integration with its banking customers makes it especially useful to those who use the bank for other financial services.

Add in a raft of domestic and international options as well as Qantas points, and the broker is appealing to most investors.

For those new to investing, the news and research can certainly help get you started.

On the downside though, you'll pay more for this service. ANZ is not the cheapest broker around.

Good for

  • International markets
  • Access to advanced tools
  • Earn Qantas Points
  • News, research and live prices
  • Advanced data and monitoring tools

Not so great for

  • No dedicated mobile app
  • Higher brokerage fees especially via phone trading
  • No live chat support

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Details

Product details

Type of broker Online only
ASX products Shares
Exchange traded options
Exchange traded funds
Warrants
mFunds
Available markets ASX
NASDAQ
NYSE
Euronext
Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Tokyo Stock Exchange
Standard brokerage $19.95
Support Phone
Email
Live chat

What is ANZ Share Investing?

ANZ Share Investing is a subsidiary of ANZ, one of Australia's largest financial institutions. The account enables Australian retail investors to buy and sell a range of listed assets.

What are the key features of an ANZ Share Investing account?

Fees

★★★★★ 3.3/5

Trading tools

★★★★★ 3/5

Research and education

★★★★★ 4.8/5

Available securities

★★★★★ 4/5

Customer support

★★★★★ 4/5

Available countries

★★★★★ 4.5/5

To learn how our star ratings are calculated, read the methodology here.

ANZ Share Investing provides these features to traders:

Market research

Get access to independent expert recommendations, use filters to find the stocks you want and see lists of the most commonly traded stocks from other ANZ Share Investing customers. Get access to charts, news and analysis from leading analysts Morningstar, Intelligent Investor, Wise Owl and more.

Account access

Make trades using the ANZ Share Investing online platform, via the ANZ app or over the phone. Active traders can upgrade to the ANZ Share Investing Pro platform, which offers dynamic data, advanced charting tools and technical indicators.

Alerts

Get email and SMS smart alerts when predefined conditions are met.

Linked ANZ cash settlement account

You'll get a linked ANZ Cash Investment Account when you open an ANZ Share Investing Account. This cash account is where you can fund your account to place trades and where dividend payments will be sent. As a bonus, money held in your ANZ Cash Investment Account earns interest on a tiered basis.

SMSF

Self managed super funds (SMSFs) can manage their investments using ANZ Share Investing.

Tax reporting

Tax tools give you a free summary of your activity for the financial year for ease of reporting. This is especially helpful for SMSFs.

What markets can I trade with ANZ Share Investing?

You can trade the following investments using ANZ Share Investing:

  • Australian shares. Invest in Australian securities listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) or Chi-X Australia Indexes.
  • International shares. Trade international shares on 11 overseas markets including Nasdaq, NYSE and NYSE Amex Equities in the US, TSX and TSX Ventures Exchange in Canada, SGX and HKEX in Asia and LSE, and the Euronext.
  • Exchange traded funds (ETFs). Trade ETFs on the ASX including ANZ ETFs, BlackRock, State Street Global Advisors and Vanguard Investments ETFs plus more.
  • Managed funds. Invest in hundreds of Australian and international managed funds.
  • Options. Trade index options on the S&P ASX 200 as well as equity options. ANZ Share Investing provides trading tools for options products such as the options finder tool, payoff diagrams, pricing tools and portfolio management tools.
  • Margin lending. ANZ Share Investing will give you access to an investment loan from ANZ that you can use to invest.
  • Warrants. Trade warrants using ANZ Share Investing and get access to leading research from UBS and CitiFirst analysts. You can also view live quotes for individual warrants from the ANZ Share Investing Stock Centre.
  • IPOs. Participate in public offerings from companies by purchasing shares, company options convertible notes and other financial instruments.
  • Conditional orders. Protect your investment using a stop loss order. Buy or sell orders are automatically executed when your trigger conditions are met.

What type of accounts can you open?

ANZ allows you to open 1 of 2 accounts being the Standard or Pro platform.

Standard platform

This is a beginner's platform with key features including:

      • Easy to use platform
      • Tax reporting features available
      • Live support during trading hours
      • ASX and Dow Jones announcements
      • Watchlist, sector analysis and alerts

Pro platform

Set up for more advanced traders, features include:

      • Real time or dynamic market data
      • Multi-monitoring availability
      • Professional charting packages, including technical analysis and drawing tools
      • ASX announcements and Reuters' news feed
      • Morningstar quantitative research
      • Up to 5 different trading layouts within the platform

What are the service levels of ANZ Share Investing?

ANZ share trading offers 2 different service levels, each providing different trading features at different price points.

When you apply for an ANZ share trading account, you will be opening a standard account, featuring access to real-time prices, quotes and market depth. This account has a $19.95 quarterly fee, but if you'd like to be downgraded to the free basic account without access to live market data, you'll have the ability to do so during the application process.

Service levelFeaturesSubscription cost
Basic
  • Delayed stock quotes
  • Static charts
  • Market news
  • Company announcements and profiles
  • Stock tracking tools
Free
Standard
  • Independent research from analysts like Morningstar
  • Live stock quotes
  • Market depth reports
  • Advanced charting tools
  • Market news
  • Company announcements and profiles
  • Stock tracking tools
$19.95 per quarter

(Waived if you execute 1+ trade every 6 months or maintain an account balance $10,000+)

 

What are ANZ Share Investing brokerage fees?

You’ll pay brokerage fees when you trade financial products using the ANZ Share Investing online platform or over the phone. Brokerage fees vary depending on the specific product and how you carry out your trade (online or over the phone). You can find detailed information about the brokerage fees for Australian shares when you trade online below.

Online brokerage fees for Australian shares

First trade placed in the month

      • $19.95 for trades up to $5,000
      • $24.95 for trades between $5,001 and $10,000
      • $29.95 for trades between $10,001 and $18,000
      • $29.95 for trades between $18,001 and $28,000
      • 0.11% for trades above $28,000

Second+ trades placed in the month

      • $19.95 for trades between $0 and $18,000
      • $19.95 or 0.11% for trades between $18,001 and $28,000 (whichever is greater)
      • 0.11% for trades above $28,000

Online brokerage fees for international shares

For trades placed online, it's $59 or 0.59% of the trade value for trades above $10,000.

Telephone brokerage

Placing trades over the phone is more expensive, starting from $69.95 per trade.


What support and information is available with ANZ Share Investing?

You have a number of educational resources to assist you in making trades. The ANZ Share Investing online Help Centre provides online video demonstrations and written instructions about how to trade different products.

You can also speak to an ANZ Share Investing representative over the phone 8am to 8pm (AEST). An ANZ Share Investing Client Services Officer can answer specific questions about making trades, complaints and using the online trading platform. ANZ Share Investing does not offer an online chat service.

How do I apply for an ANZ Share Investing account?

Trading with ANZ can be done in 4 easy steps:

  1. Open an account.
  2. Deposit funds.
  3. Research what you want to buy.
  4. Start investing.

You can apply online for an ANZ Share Investing account if you’re over 18 and you’re an Australian or New Zealand resident. Follow the links to be directed to a secure online application.

If you’re an existing ANZ customer, you can enter your ANZ Customer Reference Number (CRN) and the application will be prefilled with your details. You’re also asked to select whether you want to trade with your own cash or whether you want to trade with a loan from ANZ.

If you’re a new customer, enter your basic personal information such as your contact details, address, tax file number (TFN), bank account details, whether you want to merge an existing portfolio, and finally create a password you can use to trade over the phone. You’re then required to verify your identity online using your driver’s licence, Medicare card or passport. You have the option of sending certified copies of your identification by post.

Frequently asked questions

This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, CFDs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Trading CFDs and forex on leverage comes with a higher risk of losing money rapidly. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades. Read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Target Market Determination (TMD) for the product on the provider's website.

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Anonymous

October 30, 2023

Hi There,


When you mention 0.11% for trades over $28,000, is this referring to 11% or 1.1%?


Thanks


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Kylie Purcell Finder

December 04, 2023

Hi Anonymous, as stated, it’s 0.11% of the total trade value. However, ANZ Share Trading is no longer accepting customer sign ups.

Cheers,


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Chuan

February 27, 2019

How do I access my old ETrade account?


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Jeni Finder

March 01, 2019

Hi Chuan,


Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.


Since the E*TRADE Australia has now been replaced by ANZ Share Investing and you are looking to access your old ETrade account, please contact ANZ directly for instructions on how to do so.


I hope this helps.


Thank you and have a wonderful day!


Cheers,

Jeni


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Brett

July 30, 2018

Hi,


Is there a reason for ANZ specifically charging service fees (i.e. $19.95 for a quarter to make at least one trade) unlike many other share investing accounts offered by other companies.


Thanks!


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Jeni Finder

August 07, 2018

Hi Brett,


Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.


ANZ Share Investing offers various service levels which provide different trading features at different price points. If you had the basic level, which is free then you upgraded to standard, you will then get a fee of $19.95 per quarter.


You may also be interested to know how to find the best* online share trading platform using our comparison table.


I hope this helps.


Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other enquiries.


Thank you and have a wonderful day!


Cheers,

Jeni


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Ross

November 03, 2017

How do I find my details that were under E-trade?


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Jonathan

November 03, 2017

Hi Ross,


Thank you for your inquiry.


You can check an ANZ Share Investing Account through ANZ Internet Banking and/or Get Grow by ANZ mobile app. Just log on to ANZ Internet Banking and you’ll be provided with direct and secure access from there.


Should you have technical difficulties using these channels, you may contact ANZ directly for assistance.


Hope this helps.


Cheers,

Jonathan


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Rina

October 11, 2017

Hi ,


When I’m Buying Australian Stock it gives me this response Rejected. Value of order is below a marketable parcel – currently $600 (excl. brokerage & fees).


I have placed 600$ worth or less than that at it keeps giving me that response


What does that mean?


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Maria

October 11, 2017

Hi Rina,


You may need to consider the brokerage and fees in placing your order.


This means apart from the minimum value, you might have to add an amount that would be allocated for said fees.


It’s best to confirm this with their Customer Support should it not work.


I hope this helps.


Best,

Maria


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