Best Online Brokerages in Hong Kong 2024

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We found 14 Online Brokerages for you!
Webull Securities Account

Min. Account Funding

HK$0

Min. Account Funding
MoneySmart Exclusive
🔥Highest offer in town
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Commission Fee US Stocks
US$0
Commission Fee HK Stocks
HK$0
Min. Account Funding
HK$0

New users who successfully open accounts, make the first deposit at least HK$10,000 and no withdrawal for 60 days and submit the reward claim form via MoneySmart can get extra up to HK$23,098 rewards (unlimited quota)

  1. Exclusive rewards: 28 Inch Acer Barcelona luggage (Retail value: HK$2,598) / Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 (Retail value: HK$1,288) / HK$1,200 Apple Gift Card OR HK$1,200 PARKnSHOP supermarket vouchers  (distributed by MoneySmart)
    OR HK$200 PARKnSHOP Vouchers (For those only first deposit HK$10,000 or above and retain less than 60 days)
  2. Cumulative net deposits and transfer a total of HK$100,000 can get up to HK20,000 transaction rebate coupon*
  3. First transfer can get an additional HK$500 transfer fee subsidy*
  4. Account opening tutorial: https://bit.ly/MSlps-webull

*Terms and Conditions apply.

Valid until 31 May 2024 - See more details below
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Saxo Investment Account

Min. commission Fee HK Stocks

HK$15

Min. commission Fee HK Stocks
MoneySmart Exclusive
🔥Highest offer in town
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Min. Commission Fee Japan Stocks
¥800
Min. Commission Fee US Stocks
US$1
Min. commission Fee HK Stocks
HK$15
From now until May 31, 2024, by successfully opening a Saxo account through the exclusive MoneySmart link and depositing a total of HK$20,000 or equivalent currency and no withdrawal for 30 days, will receive a HK$1,000 cash reward# (which will be directly deposited into Saxo account).

#Saxo reserves the sole discretion to determine the eligibility. Its decision will be final and cannot be disputed.
Valid until 31 May 2024 - See more details below
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Tiger Brokers

Min. Account Funding

HK$0

Min. Account Funding
MoneySmart Exclusive
🔥Highest offer in town
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Min. Commission Fee US Stocks
US$0
Commission Fee HK Stocks
HK$0
Min. Account Funding
HK$0

New customers who complete the specified account opening conditions and submit the reward claim form via MoneySmart, can receive up to HK$5,888 rewards!

  1. Exclusive rewards: BERMAS 30inch Spaceship Suitcase 2nd Version (Retail value: HK$3,998) /SAMSUNG GALAXY Tab A9 (WIFI) (Retail value: HK$1,288) / HK$1,200 Apple Gift Card / HK$1,200 PARKnSHOP voucher (first deposit of HK$10,000 or above and retain for 60 days)
    OR HK$500 PARKnSHOP Vouchers (For those only first deposit HK$10,000 or above and retain less than 60 days)
  2. (Choose either 1 from items 2 to 4) Maintain consecutive 45 days of accumulated net deposit^ amounting to HK$10,000 or US$1,500 or above, to receive HK$300 stock voucher
  3. OR Maintain consecutive 45 days of accumulated net deposit^ amounting to HK$50,000, to receive HK$600 stock voucher
  4. OR Maintain consecutive 45 days of accumulated net deposit^ amounting to HK$100,000 or above, to receive HK$1,200 stock voucher
  5. Complete 5 trades with each trade amounting to or exceeding HK$100 within 60 days after successful account opening (applicable to both Hong Kong and US stocks), to receive HK$700 stock voucher
  6. Account opening tutorial: https://bit.ly/MSlps-Tiger
    *Terms and Conditions apply.
Valid until 31 May 2024 - See more details below
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Valuable Capital Brokerage Account

Min. Account Funding

HK$0

Min. Account Funding
MoneySmart Exclusive
Min. Commission Fee US Stocks
US$0.99
Commission Fee HK Stocks
HK$0
Min. Account Funding
HK$0

New users who successfully open account via MoneySmart with promo code「32BR」, fulfilling specific requirements and submit the reward claim can get up to HK$2,766 rewards!

【Reward 1️⃣】Successfully open account and deposit ≥ HK$10,000 and retain for 15 days to get the rewards below:

  • Acer Barcelona luggage 20 inch (value HK$1,698, color randomly distributed) / HK$1,000 Apple Gift Card / PARKnSHOP E-Vouchers

【Reward 2️⃣】Deposit ≥ HK$10,000 and no withdrawal for 90 days to get the rewards below:

  • HK$500 Apple Gift Card / PARKnSHOP E-Vouchers

Open accounts and first deposit ≥HK$10,000 can get:
1. HK$200 trading cash coupon*
2. 30-day HK Stock LV1 streaming quotation*+ HK stocks $0 commission+ US stocks 180 days $0 Commissions Card*

*Terms and Conditions apply.

Valid until 31 May 2024 - See more details below
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LONGBRIDGE Securities Account

Min. Account Funding

HK$0

Min. Account Funding
MoneySmart Exclusive
Min. Commission Fee US Stocks
US$0
Commission Fee HK Stocks
HK$0
Min. Account Funding
HK$0

New customers who complete the specified account opening conditions via MoneySmart, first deposit of HK$10,000 or above, submit the reward claim form via MoneySmart can receive up to HK$2,698 rewards:

  1. Successfully open account and deposit ≥ HK$10,000 and retain for 15 days to get the rewards below:
    Samsung Galaxy Buds FE (Retail value: HK$898)/ Apple HomePod mini (retail price $749) / HK$600 Apple Store Gift Card /PARKnSHOP Voucher
  2. Choose 1 from 2 Up to HK$1,800 Cash Reward
    -Option 1: Deposit HK$20,000 and open「Cash Plus」for 60 days with a upper-limit HK$1,200) + HK$200 Stock Coupon (HK$100*2)
  3. -Option 2: HK$800 Stock Coupon (HK$100*8) + HK$1,000 Cash Rebate (Total 15 Transaction is needed)
  4. First time stock transfer in HK$1,000,000, retain for 90 days and complete 60 transactions get HK$10,000 Apple Store Gift Card
  5. Complete the specified enterprise staff verification to get extra HK$300 supermarket voucher (distributed by LongBridge)
     
    *Terms and Conditions apply.
Valid until 31 May 2024 - See more details below
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Huatai International Securities-Zhangle Global

Min. Account Funding

HK$0

Min. Account Funding
MoneySmart Exclusive
🔥Highest offer in town
Min. Commission Fee US Stocks
US$0
Commission Fee HK Stocks
HK$0
Min. Account Funding
HK$0

New users will be eligible to get up to HK$5,679 rewards after opening an account and make first deposit ≥HK$10,000 and retain for 30 days with promo codeMS23and submit the reward claim form via MoneySmart and fulfilling specific requirements.

  1. HomePod mini (Retail Price: HK$749) / HK$500 Apple Store Gift Card/ PARKnSHOP Voucher/ HKTVmall E-vouchers
  2. 1 share of Disney (Valued at HK$962) 
  3. Limited offer: subscribe to U.S. bonds at 90% discount to save up to USD 450 commission fee
  4. HK$200 Fund Cash Rebate Coupon
  5. V1 3-month membership (valued at HK$24)
  6. Complete 1 transaction within 30 days can get V2 3-month membership (valued at HK$234)
  7. Account opening tutorial: bit.ly/MSlps-Huatai

*Terms and Conditions apply.

Valid until 31 May 2024 - See more details below
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Futu Securities Account

Min. Account Funding

HK$0

Min. Account Funding
MoneySmart Exclusive
Min. Commission Fee US Stocks
US$0.99
Commission Fee HK Stocks
HK$0
Min. Account Funding
HK$0
New users will be eligible to get up to HK$2,200 rewards after opening an account through MoneySmart with promo code「SMART」!


First level gift: Enter the promo code 「SMART」before opening an account to enjoy a HK$300 cash coupon

Second level gift: Deposit a total of HK$10,000 and retain for 60 days can get: Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) - 1 share (Valued at HK$552)

Third level gift: Deposit a total of HK$80,000 and retain for 60 days can get:  Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) – 1 share  (Valued at HK$1,212)

Fourth level gift: Team up to earn an extra HK$200 cash coupon each. 

*Terms and Conditions apply.
Valid until 31 May 2024 - See more details below
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Interactive Brokers

Min. Funding

HK$0

Min. Funding
Online Promo
Min. Commission Fee US Stocks
US$0.0035
Min. Commission Fee HK Stocks
0.015%
Min. Funding
HK$0
Online Promo:

・Transparent and low rates; investors could choose between fixed rate commission pricing and tiered pricing
・US$0.0035 Min. Commission Fee US Stocks
・0.015% Min. Commission Fee HK Stocks
Valid until 31 May 2024 - See more details below
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Syfe

Minimum First Funding Amount

HK$10,000

Minimum First Funding Amount
MoneySmart Exclusive
Minimum investment amount
HK$0
Annual Management Fee
0-0.65%
Minimum First Funding Amount
HK$10,000

【Syfe Income+】Open account via MoneySmart can receive a HK$300 Apple Gift Card OR HK$300 PARKnSHOP E-Vouchers OR HK$300 HKTVMALL E-Vouchers!



Simply enter the code “MSSYFE23” after your successful sign up to be eligible to get HK$300 equivalent gift rewards from MoneySmart (first fund HK$35,000 or above into any Syfe portfolios) Also can enjoy extra HK$200/ HK$500/ HK$700 Syfe cash rewards (first fund HK$35,000 /HK$100,000/ HK$200,000 or above into any Syfe portfolios)



1. 【Syfe Income+】
Earn up to 8.6% p.a. target monthly payout in HKD
Get HK$200 when you first fund HK$25,000 into Income+
Get HK$500 when you first fund HK$100,000 into Income+
Get HK$700 when you first fund HK$200,000 into Income+



2. 【Syfe Cash Management Solution: Cash+】
Earn yield of 5.41% p.a. on your idle cash
Get HK$200 when you first fund HK$25,000 into Cash+
Get HK$500 when you first fund HK$100,000 into Cash+
Get HK$700 when you first fund HK$200,000 into Cash+



3. Other Syfe investment portfolios
Get HK$200 when you first fund HK$35,000 into any investment portfolios
Get HK$500 when you first fund HK$100,000 into any investment portfolios
Get HK$700 when you first fund HK$200,000 into any investment portfolios

Valid until 31 May 2024 - See more details below
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uSMART Securities

Minimum Commission - HK Stock

HK$8

Minimum Commission - HK Stock
MoneySmart Exclusive
Commission Fee US Stocks
US$0
Minimum platform fee-HK Stock
HK$0
Minimum Commission - HK Stock
HK$8

New users who successfully open accounts via MoneySmart, first deposit HK$10,000 and retain for 30 days, and submit the reward claim to get the up to HK$9,999 rewards:

  • HK$400 Apple Store Gift Card / HK$500 PARKnSHOP E-vouchers/ HKTVmall E-vouchers HK$300 uSMART commission vouchers
  • Open an account enjoy US stock commission fee waiver + HK stocks real-time streaming quotes

Additional bonus up to HK$9,299:

  1. Reward of Subscription Fund 3% return*
  2. Stock Transfer up to HK$6,000 
  3. Team up to earn an extra $300 cash coupon each
  4. Professional Options courses (valued at HK$1,999)
    *Terms and Conditions apply.
Valid until 31 May 2024 - See more details below
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Charles Schwab, Hong Kong, Ltd. U.S. Dollar Account

Min. Account Funding

US$25,000

Min. Account Funding
US Stocks & ETFs
US$0
Min. Commission Fee Treasuries
US$0
Min. Account Funding
US$25,000
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SoFi Hong Kong Brokerage Account

Brokerage & Robo advisor

2-in-1 App

Brokerage & Robo advisor
US Stocks & ETFs commission
US$0
HK Stocks & ETFs commission
HK$0
Brokerage & Robo advisor
2-in-1 App
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Citibank Stock Account

Min. Funding

HK$0

Min. Funding
Min. Commission Fee US Stocks
0.50%
Min. Commission Fee HK Stocks
HK$100
Min. Funding
HK$0
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HSBC Stock Trading Services

Min. Funding

HK$0

Min. Funding
Min. Commission Fee US Stocks
US$18
Min. Commission Fee HK Stocks
HK$100
Min. Funding
HK$0
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Best Stock Brokers in Hong Kong 2024

Online Brokerage Min. U.S. Stock CommissionMin. HK Stock Commission
Futu SecuritiesUS$0.99HK$0
WebullUS$0HK$0
Tiger BrokersUS$0HK$0
LONGBRIDGEUS$0HK$0
Valuable CapitalUS$0HK$0
Saxo Markets US$3HK$40
Charles SchwabUS$0N/A
uSMART SecuritiesUS$0HK$0
Interactive BrokersUS$0.00350.015%

A Beginner’s Guide to the Hong Kong Stock Market

To start investing in the stock market, you need to first open an investment account. You can do so either in brokerages or banks. Before you open an investment account, there are things you should consider. First, you need to understand the costs associated with investing e.g. commission fees, platform fees, etc. However, it should not discourage you from investing. You just need to compare the costs and choose a low-cost platform among all the available options. Secondly, you need to understand more about the stock market in Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, you can invest in stocks on a monthly basis with as little as HK$1,000. These stock monthly investment options allow investors to begin investing even with a small amount of money and it allows investors to smooth out volatility in markets. You should also take time to learn about how to trade and develop your knowledge in this area. It is important to understand more about the Hong Kong blue-chip stocks, ETR and REITS, etc.

What is an online brokerage?

An online brokerage is a brokerage firm that offers trading service over the internet instead of the traditional way, as online brokers have a lower running cost compared to brick-and-mortar brokers, they often provide better fees and charges. Customers may use their online trading platforms for investments.

Before finding the right online brokers for stocks, you should always make sure that the online trading platform is licensed and registered by the Securities and Futures Commission. If the online broker is located overseas, like Saxo Markets or TD Ameritrade, you should check if they are licensed in jurisdictions.

Hang Seng Index

The Hang Seng Index, which consists of 50 constituent stocks (also known as the blue-chip stocks), is an indicator of the overall performance of the Hong Kong stock market.

Hong Kong Stocks Trading Fees

It is important to understand all the fees associated with investing. Below is a summary of the trading fees:

Brokerage commission

HK Stock Market: HK$0 - HK$40/ transaction

US Stock Market: US$0 - US6.95/ transaction

Platform fee

HK$0- HK$0.5/ transaction

SFC transaction levy

0.0027% of the transaction amount

HKEX trading fee

0.005% of the transaction amount

Stock stamp duty

0.1% of the transaction amount

Central Clearing Shares Payment

0.002% of the transaction amount (min: HK$ 2)

A Beginner’s Guide- Trading US Stocks in Hong Kong

You can start trading US stocks by opening an investment account with banks or international brokers in Hong Kong. In the Hong Kong stock market, the minimum trading unit is “one lot”, which may equal to 100 shares, 500 shares, etc., depending on the stock price. However, in the US stocks market, you can buy ‘one share’. Once your account is open, you can choose from a list of popular US shares such as Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google. If you are not a resident of the US, you won’t be charged on dividends from the US shares you buy.

Different Portfolio Strategies By Age

When you are young, with an aim to accumulate capital, it is appropriate to take chances and look for high returns in higher-risk assets like shares as you are less vulnerable to high risks. However, as you age, your portfolio should change, before you plan to retire, it is wise to be more protective of the capital you have built over the course of years.

How to Buy Stocks: Open a Stock Account

Most brokers accept online applications, follow these simple steps to open your stock account:

Step 1

Fill in online application form

Simply fill in the online application form with supporting documents e.g. proof of identity and proof of residential address, and submit for review.

Step 2

Fund the account

Complete the risk disclosure statement and fund your account, every broker has a different minimum balance requirement so be sure to keep it in mind.

Step 3

Start trading!

Once the transfer is completed, you are ready to start buying stocks, bonds, funds and other investments.

Online Brokers VS Bank

Investing comes at a cost, including brokerage fees, commissions, platform fees, etc. If you want to keep your expenses down, it is important to choose the right platform. You may be tempted to open an investment account in banks because you trust them. But the high-street bank is not always the best place to buy an investment product. Trading with brokers is almost always cheaper and you can open an account online without hassle.

Online Brokerage FAQ

What exclusive offers can I enjoy if I open a stocks account via MoneySmart?

MoneySmart partners with various brokers in Hong Kong to offer exclusive offers to clients for account opening. Check out our latest brokerage account opening offers with Futu, Webull (currently highest offer in town) and Valuable Capital, etc. now!

Which brokers are commission-free?

SoFi, Webull, and uSmart securities are all commission-free for HK and US stocks and Valuable Capital charges $0 commission fee for HK Stocks. Open an account via MoneySmart today to enjoy exclusive offers!

Is it a good idea to open a brokerage account?

You can buy and sell stocks, funds, bonds, securities and more investments with a brokerage account. Brokerage accounts are perfect for your long-term financial goals, in order to keep investment-related costs from eating up your trading profits, it is a good idea to open a brokerage account.

What is the cheapest brokerage account?

uSMART Securities offers life-time commission fee waiver for US Stock trading and commission fees waiver for HK Stock for the first 90 days. But promotion may change without notice so don’t forget to check on MoneySmart for the latest information.

What is the best online brokerage for beginner investors?

Beginners can make use of the free demo account provided by Saxo Markets to learn more about trading and get used to how financial products behave before starting to trade.