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nabtrade Online Share Trading Account

Buy and sell shares online with Nabtrade.

nabtrade is the dedicated online trading platform offered by the National Australia Bank. 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.

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How does nabtrade work?

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).

Open a NAB everyday bank account today and link with your nabtrade account

Rates last updated July 25th, 2017
Monthly Account Fee Debit Card Access ATM Withdrawal Fee Fee Free Deposit p.m. Details
NAB Classic Banking
$0 monthly account fees.
Tap and pay with your NAB Visa Debit card, NAB Pay for Android or NAB PayTag for iPhone.
Visa $0 $0 $0 account keeping fees with no deposit conditions. Unlimited free withdrawals at NAB and rediATMs. Go to site More
NAB Gold Banking
Enjoy unlimited access to your money with no service charge plus no fee for transactions in foreign currencies.
Visa $0 $5,000 No monthly account fees. Enjoy unlimited access to your money with no service charge plus no fee for transactions in foreign currencies. More
NAB Personal Overdrafts
Whenever you need a little extra money now and then.
Visa $0 $0 No application fee but a bi-annual fee applies. More
NAB Retirement Account
A retirement account with easy access to your money.
Visa $0 $0 No monthly fees with no overdrawn fees and unlimited transactions at NAB or RediATMs. More
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The nabtrade Cash Account

After applying you can be set up with a Cash Account and a Trading Account, both of which are linked and used for funding and settling trades. With these accounts you can make unlimited transactions with no ongoing fees or minimum balance required. You also have the option of setting up and linking an NAB High Interest Savings Account.

The cash account has the following features:

  • Tiered interest rates that start at 0.25% p.a.
  • Interest is calculated daily and paid monthly
  • Consolidated Total Wealth reporting which incorporates information from your trading portfolio
  • Real time transfers between eligible NAB accounts and the Cash Account
  • The option for automatic sweeps between your Cash Account and High Interest Savings Account (if you choose to set one up)

The nabtrade Global Market Trading service

nabtrade offers customers the ability to access and trade international shares in the same way and on the same platform as domestic shares, all from one account. Included with this service is additional research and insights from all around the globe with reports on the ASX, US stock exchange and other international markets.

Enjoy the benefits trading international 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 between the time you book your trade and it settles. Trade shares in the US, UK, Germany as well as Hong Kong just as easily as trading shares on the ASX.

The nabtrade High Interest Account

You can set up a high interest savings account with nabtrade which offers a competitive interest rate. You can send cash from your High Interest Account to your Cash Account instantly so you can trade when it suits you and nabtrade will allow you to make an unlimited number of deposits and withdrawals online. There's also no minimum balance requirements and no ongoing fees.

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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
  • Ten complimentary Alert Credits per month
  • 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
  • 10 additional complimentary Alert Credits per month (total 20 Alerts)
No charge
GoldSilver level access, plus:

  • Additional 10 complimentary Alert Credits per month (total 30 alerts)
No charge
PlatinumGold level access, plus:

  • Streaming market data
  • Premium charting
  • Additional 70 complimentary Alert Credits per month (total 100 Alerts)
$19.95 per month or no charge if qualification met
Platinum + IRESSPlatinum level access, plus:

  • IRESS Trader
  • Ability to trade Conditional Orders
  • Ability to trade Exchanged Traded Options
$59.95 per month or no charge if qualification met

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What are the features of this account?

Single login

All your accounts have one login, one statement and one total wealth view.

Research reports

NAB offers a comprehensive range of market research reports to help you make well-informed trading decisions.

ASX recommendations

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.

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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.
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What are the pros and cons?


  • Customers can get easy access to their account via the website or through IRESS Trader
  • No monthly account service fees for the Bronze and Silver level
  • The introductory offer of twenty free trades can save you money in your initial trading
  • Add the international trading platform to a new or existing nabtrade account


  • nabtrade does not offer unlisted managed funds to clients, only listed funds and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

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.

No, nabtrade does not offer this. They instead offer comprehensive research and market reports for you to make your own investment decisions.

If you have opted to have your dividends paid to nabtrade they will be credited to your Cash Account.

You can change your service level by receiving complimentary upgrades or downgrades based on your account activity, or pay an additional monthly fee when you elect to upgrade your service. You can manually elect to upgrade your service level through your online account.

You can now buy shares overseas with nabtrade from the world's major markets.

The nabtrade account only has one level to suit all types of investors. You only pay for the trades you make.

Unfortunately the nabtrade app is only available through the Apple App Store.

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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.


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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.


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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.


    • 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.


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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.


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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.

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      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.


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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?

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      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.


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      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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    BarryFebruary 1, 2016

    1. Does Nabtrade have a share watch facility
    2. I have a number of share with different groups such as Computershare etc, also the shares are in my SMSF with different spelling of the super fund name. We have tried to get the shares in the same name using another bank trading organisation, but have no success & no personal help by that bank. Will Nabtrade help provide personal help? How, please supply details ?

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      ShirleyFebruary 2, 2016Staff

      Hi Barry,

      Thanks for your question.

      Nabtrade doesn’t have a share watch facility. In terms of helping you personally, they should be able to, please confirm this with them directly.

      All the best.

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