Hong Kong international stockbrokers comparison table

 
Last UpdatedJan 282012

The table below compares major Hong Kong stockbrokers who can buy foreign shares. If you haven’t already done so, you may want to begin by by reading the Hong Kong international stock broker guide for an overview of what’s available and then using this table to compare firms. Further details of fees and services are listed on each stock broker’s individual page.

If you’re looking for the cheapest broker in Hong Kong to buy Hong Kong stocks, the going rate from local firms is about 0.15-0.3% with a minimum of HK$80-100. However, the lowest advertised rate is the local division of US group Interactive Brokers, at 0.088% with a minimum of HK$18, while Standard Chartered charges 0.2% online and 0.3% by phone with no minimum. See the Hong Kong discount stock broker comparison table for more.

Most Hong Kong stockbrokers seem to accept non-resident investors. However, some will probably not do business with US citizens or residents, for reasons explained in this article.

Looking for Hong Kong stockbrokers to buy Hong Kong shares instead? Try the Hong Kong online brokerage fee comparison table.
 
Markets available
Commissions
Multicurrency account
Minimum investment
BOCI Securities
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Online: Hong Kong, USA

Broker-assisted: Australia, Canada, China B, France Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UK
Not disclosedNoNone
Boom Securities
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Online: Australia, China B, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USAOnline: min ~HK$88-400YesNone
Core Pacific - Yamaichi
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Online: Hong Kong

Broker-assisted: Australia, Canada, China B, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA, USA OTCBB
Online: min HK$100

Broker-assisted: min ~HK$100-1,050
Not statedNone
DBS Vickers
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Online: Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA

Broker-assisted: Australia, China B, Indonesia, Japan - Tokyo, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, UK
Online: min ~HK$100-225

Broker-assisted: min ~HK$100-unknown
YesNone
Haitong International Securities (Taifook Securities)
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Online: China B, Hong Kong, USA

Broker-assisted: Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, UK
Online: HK$100

Broker-assisted: min ~HK$100-1,250
NoNone
HSBC Bank
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Online: Hong Kong, USA

Broker-assisted: Australia, Canada, China B, Japan, UK
Online: min ~HK$100-390

Broker-assisted min: ~HK$100-850
YesNone
Interactive Brokers
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Online: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India (for NRIs only), Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USAOnline: min ~HK$8-100YesUS$10,000
KGI Securities
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Online: China B, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA

Broker-assisted: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, UK
Online: min ~HK$100-230

Broker-assisted: min ~HK$100-HK$1150
NoNone
Phillip Securities Hong Kong
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Online: Australia, China B, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USA

Broker-assisted: Canada, France, Germany, Philippines, UK
Online: min ~HK$100-380

Broker-assisted: min ~HK$250-1,200
YesNone (HK$10,000 for applicants not opening account in person)
Polaris Securities
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Online: China B, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA

Broker-assisted: Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, Vietnam
Online: min ~HK$100-300

Broker-assisted: min ~HK$150-850
NoNone
Saxo Capital Markets
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Online: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece (CFDs only), Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USAOnline: min ~HK$40-250YesUS$10,000
Information in the Hong Kong international stock broker comparison table comes from the stockbrokers’ websites and leaflets, conversations with broker staff and conversations with investors who use the services. While I try to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date, I cannot guarantee that. You should always check current terms and conditions before opening an account. If you identify any errors or omissions, please email me using the contact form.