Singapore international stock brokers comparison table

 
Last UpdatedJan 232012

The table below compares major Singapore stock brokers who can buy foreign shares. If you haven’t already done so, I recommend you begin by reading the Singapore 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 simply looking for the cheapest stock broker in Singapore to buy Singapore stocks only, try the Singapore brokerage fees comparison table instead.

Non-residents looking for an overseas account may find the guides to opening a Singapore bank account and opening a Singapore stock broker account useful. All Singapore stock brokers seem to accept non-resident investors, except Citibank and possibly Standard Chartered. Some may still accept US residents, who cannot open accounts with most international stock brokers because of US tax laws and SEC regulations.

 
Markets available
Minimum commissions
Multicurrency account
Tax wrappers
Minimum investment
AmFraser Securities
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Online: Malaysia, Singapore, USA

Broker-assisted: Indonesia
Online: min ~S$20-25YesCPF, SRSNone
CIMB Securities iTrade
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Online: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, USAOnline: min ~S$8-25YesCPF, SRSNone
Citibank Brokerage
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Online: Hong Kong, Singapore, USAOnline: min ~S$18-40YesNoneNone
DBS Vickers
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Online: Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA

Broker-assisted: Australia, China B, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, UK
Online: min ~S$15-40

Broker-assisted: min ~S$15-unknown
YesCPF, SRSNone (S$1,000 non-tradable deposit for non-residents)
DMG & Partners
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Online: Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, USAOnline: min ~S$20-30YesCPF, SRSNone
Kim Eng
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Online: Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, USA

Broker-assisted: Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand
Online: min ~S$15-35

Broker-assisted: min ~S$40-unknown
YesCPF, SRSNone
Lim & Tan
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Online: Australia, China B, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USA

Most foreign markets traded through unspecified intermediary (possibly Boom Securities in Hong Kong)
Online: min ~S$25-100YesCPF, SRSNone (S$5,000 non-tradable deposit for non-residents)
OCBC Securities
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Online: Australia, China B, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, UK, USA

Broker-assisted: Canada, Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan
Online: min ~S$15-120

Broker-assisted: min ~S$20-150
YesCPF, SRSNone (S$2,000 non-tradable deposit for non-residents)
Phillip Capital
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Online: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, UK, USA

Broker-assisted: Australia, Canada, China B, France, Germany, Korea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan
Online: min ~S$20-50

Broker-assisted: min ~S$20-80
YesCPF, SRSNone (S$5,000 initial payment for non-residents, which can be traded)
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 ~S$7-40YesNoneS$10,000
Standard Chartered Bank Securities Trading
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Online: Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, USAOnline: no minimumYesNoneNone
UOB Kay Hian
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Online: Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, USA

Broker-assisted: Australia, Canada, China B, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, UK
Online: min ~S$15-35

Broker-assisted: min ~S$15-unknown
YesCPF, SRSNone
Information in the Singapore international stock brokers list comes from the stock brokers’ 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.