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HSBC Accredited Investor Service

Become an Accredited Investor in a few easy steps to access exclusive wholesale investments and personalised investment services with no annual fees.

Become an Accredited Investor with HSBC

Take control of your investments with a global leader in banking. Get accredited to unlock investment insights and opportunities exclusive to HSBC Investment Service clients

  • Personalised Investment Service from our team of investment specialists. Benefit from support, transparency, and expert insights to help you unlock your investment opportunities
  • Trade with the support of investment specialists at a low 0.66% brokerage fee
  • No platform, membership or administration fees found with other sophisticated investor services - you only pay when you transact.
  • Access to a comprehensive investment platform that includes shares, funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and bonds as well as exclusive access to new investment themes through Structured Products.
  • All of your investments with us are CHESS sponsored, so you benefit from being able to execute trades on demand and keep track of the value of your investment portfolio online.

Personalised support

Benefit from access to a Premier banker as a trusted point of contact: one that knows you, your specific requirements and can support you on your investment journey.

They work with a team of Investment Specialists who will provide expert insights and support to help you make the most of your investment opportunities. 

Accredited Investors can apply for a streamlined upgrade to HSBC Premier¹ status and experience the premium banking world of benefits with no monthly fee.

One platform

Manage your cash and investments all in one place with our convenient investment platform. You'll have access to real broker research and exclusive trading tools that allow you to trade online for as little as $19.95 when you trade directly. Or if you prefer, an investment specialist can make a trade on your behalf with brokerage fees as low as 0.66%.

Unique investment opportunities

Access a wide range of products and investment opportunities available only to Accredited Investors. Trade in shares, funds, ETFs and bonds, with more exclusive products being added all the time.

Let us help you explore how bonds can potentially provide higher returns than traditional deposit accounts, as well as offer more security than stocks. With 64 different bonds to choose from, you can invest across fixed and floating rates.

Partner with a global leader

Working with us can make it easier to access opportunities in other markets. Access a full range of banking solutions and easily move money around the world in your preferred currency.

Ready to become an Accredited Investor?

If you already have an HSBC Invest account, there are two ways to apply to become an Accredited Investor:

Ready to start?

Log on to online banking to start your application.

Still have questions?

Find out more about the HSBC Accredited Investor knowledge test and how you might qualify.

If you need additional support with your application, please call us on 1300 131 605 (Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 8:00pm AEST) or visit your local branch.

If you still have questions you can call our Investment Desk on 1300 308 019 or +612 9005 8027. You can also email us on

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By applying to qualify for HSBC's Investment Service as a Wholesale Client/Sophisticated Investor, I understand and acknowledge that:

  • I may lose the retail protections which are available under the Corporations Act which include but not limited to: receiving retail disclosure documents such as a Financial Services Guide or Statement of Advice; receiving retail offer documents such as a Prospectus or Product Disclosure statement; HSBC acting in your best interest; and you will not have access to HSBC's internal and external dispute resolution schemes;
  • It is my responsibility to determine if the information provided to me is sufficient for me to make a decision about the investments under the HSBC Investment Service;
  • All the legal and financial implications of choosing to be classified as a Wholesale Client;
  • HSBC will not be providing me with financial advice;
  • No HSBC employee or other person (including your accountant) or entity has influenced your decision to qualify for the HSBC Investment Service;
  • All information I have provided is not false or misleading information;
  • HSBC does not guarantee any wholesale services or financial products will be made available to me under the HSBC Investment Service; and
  • Where I am acquiring the HSBC Investment Service as a trustee (including as a director acting in the capacity of a corporate trustee) of a trust (including an SMSF), I will acquire the interest in the underlying investment in the same capacity.
  • The accountant's certificate provided in support of an application is only valid for a period of 2 years from the date of the accountant's certificate and it is my responsibility to provide HSBC with a new accountant's certificate prior to expiry. If I fail to do so, I will no longer be recognised as a Wholesale Client and will not be eligible for the HSBC Investment Service until such time as I provide HSBC with a new certificate
  • All figures are in Australian dollars.

HSBC Invest is a service provided by Third Party Platform Pty Ltd ("TPP") ABN 74 121 227 905 AFSL No. 314341, a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Bell Financial Group Ltd (ASX:BFG), at the request of HSBC Bank Australia Limited ABN 48 006 434 162 AFSL 232595 ("HSBC"). TPP is a Participant of the ASX Limited Group and a Trading Participant of Cboe. For a copy of the terms and conditions relating to the HSBC Invest service click here and the Financial Services Guide for TPP click here, or if you would like one to be sent to you contact us on 1300 782 811. Neither TPP nor HSBC are representatives of each other. To the extent permitted by law, HSBC will not guarantee or otherwise support TPP's obligations under the contracts or agreements connected with the HSBC Invest service. HSBC receives a commission from TPP for each client referral provided to TPP. TPP and HSBC do not provide investment advice in relation to HSBC Invest. You should consider your own financial situation, particular needs and investment objectives before acting on any of the information available on this website. HSBC does not guarantee or accept liability for any products offered by TPP.

HSBC Invest was previously known as "HSBC Online Share Trading". HSBC and TPP may continue to refer to HSBC Online Share Trading in certain documents for a period of time.


1 HSBC Premier Australia eligibility criteria and Terms and Conditions apply. Please refer to the Premier Service Guide for the latest HSBC Premier benefits, features and general eligibility criteria.