About CommSec

CommSec is Australia's largest Online Share Broker having commenced in 1995. CommSec is owned by the Commonwealth Bank and has in excess of 1 million clients executing thousands of trades daily.

Linked Bank Account

When you select Commsec as your Trading Platform, ESUPERFUND will also establish a Commonwealth Bank Accelerator Cash Account for your SMSF which will be used to settle trades for your SMSF. The Commsec and Commonwealth Bank Accelerator Cash Account will automatically be linked to each other.

BUYING CHESS Sponsored ASX Listed Securities

If you choose CommSec as your Broker when establishing your SMSF, then all CHESS Sponsored ASX Listed Security Purchases will need to be made using the CommSec Trading Platform. When you BUY ASX Listed Securities, the Trade will settle from the funds in your Commonwealth Bank Accelerator Cash Account (as detailed here). Therefore you must ensure that you have enough cleared funds in your Transaction Bank Account to cover the cost of the Trade.

SELLING CHESS Sponsored ASX Listed Securities

When you SELL ASX Listed Securities using the CommSec Trading Platform, the settlement proceeds will be automatically deposited into your Transaction Bank Account.

Equities Research at No Cost

CommSec provides its clients with valuable Equities and Research Information at no additional cost. For more information, please click here.

Live Data at No Cost

Live Pricing Data is provided by CommSec at no additional charge.

Fees and Charges

For full details on the Fees and Charges applicable under the CommSec Trading Platform click here.

CommSec Trade Confirmations

When you execute a trade using the CommSec Trading Platform, trade confirmations will be forwarded via email and post for each trade. Confirmations can also be viewed and downloaded from the Trade Confirmations page in the CommSec Login Area. Please note that CommSec requires that all Trade Confirmations are mailed to you when you execute a trade. There is no fee for mailed Trade Confirmations for ESUPERFUND clients.

How does trading with CommSec work?

All Shares purchased through CommSec are CHESS Sponsored and owned in the name of your SMSF under its unique HIN. Your SMSF is the direct owner of all Shares purchased.

Straight Through Processing

All Trades executed through the CommSec Trading Platforms are executed using Straight Through Processing (STP). Straight Through Processing is where your order is sent directly to the ASX Market, without any human intervention. Some online brokers use a system whereby your order is sent to a dealer who then has to approve or reject it and manually enter it into the market. Obviously in times of market turbulence, this could cause significant delays in getting the order on the market. The CommSec Trading Platform approves or rejects the order and places it directly on the market.

Accessing Information by ESUPERFUND

At the end of each financial year, CommSec will send ESUPERFUND an annual data file of all your SMSF Trades and Transactions. This enables our office to attend to your SMSF's annual compliance obligations. No records are required from you each year as we already have access to the data. It is important to understand that only electronic data files are provided to ESUPERFUND. As detailed above we have absolutely no access to your Trading Platform and cannot actually login to your Trading Account to access the required data.

CommSec Account Queries

If you have any queries about your SMSF CommSec Account please contact CommSec on 13 15 19. Please do not contact ESUPERFUND directly in relation to queries about your SMSF CommSec Account as unfortunately we will be unable to assist you with your queries.

CommSec Login

To login to the CommSec Trading Platform click here.

Product Disclosure Statement

To view the CommSec Product Disclosure Statement including Terms and Conditions click here.

No financial product advice or recommendation

No Advice Express or Implied: It is important to understand that ESUPERFUND has not taken into account any particular investor's objectives, financial situation or particular needs. ESUPERFUND does not provide financial product advice or recommend any financial products either expressly or implied. ESUPERFUND expressly states that it does not recommend, represent as suitable, or endorse any financial product or service available through ESUPERFUND. This applies in relation to the Commsec Share Trading Account. ESUPERFUND does not advise or recommend that this product is suitable to a particular investor’s financial requirements or needs in relation to their SMSF. Any information provided in relation to the Commsec Share Trading Account is factual information only about the operation of the account and how data is made available to ESUPERFUND. Accordingly you should read the disclosures relating to the Commsec Share Trading Account before making any decision about whether the Commsec Share Trading Account is suitable for your SMSF needs. We also recommend that you should seek professional advice from a financial adviser before making any decision to use the Commsec Share Trading Account for your SMSF.

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