What are the benefits of having a CommSec International Shares Account?

When you choose to trade international shares through CommSec by opening a CommSec International Shares Account, you will not be subject to many fees that are often charged by other brokers. 

With CommSec, you will not be charged:

Account establishment and transaction fees, including:

  • Account opening fee
  • U.S. tax form (W-8BEN or W-8BENE) fees

Transaction and custody fees, including:

  • U.S. Markets: SEC transaction fees and FINRA trading activity fees
  • Canadian Markets: SEC transaction fees
  • Instant funding fees
  • Instant buying power fees
  • Custody fees
  • Inactivity fees
  • Debit rejection fees
  • Negative balance fees
  • Settlement or late settlement fees
  • Reporting fees

Transfer fees, including:

  • ACATS or equivalent broker-to-broker transfer IN/OUT fees (Note: CommSec does not support other transfer types such as DRS or DWAC)

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For more information on the International Shares Account and associated fees, please refer to our Financial Services Guide (FSG).

To get in touch with us, contact our International Desk on 1300 361 170 or +61 2 9115 1531 if calling from outside Australia (open 24 hours, U.S. trading days), or learn more about an International Shares Account here.


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