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Margin lending is a great way for you to increase the size and diversity of a portfolio. 

Administered by Bell Potter

Direct margin lending

With Desktop Broker you can gear a share portfolio by trading directly from a Direct Margin Lending account. This integrated solution enables you to place orders, settle your trades and earn a decent daily interest rate on your clients' cash.

Desktop Broker's new margin lending facility is administered by Bell Potter Capital and offers:

  • A flexible loan facility
  • Your clients' cash and geared shares consolidated into one trading account
  • A fully automated solution, so stock holdings immediately reflect executed trades
  • All trades administered by Bell Potter Capital using straight through processing, just like any other Desktop Broker share trading account
  • Free conditional orders
  • An extensive approved security list

How the Direct Margin Loan works

  • Loan to Valuation Ratio (LVR) and margin loan rates are benchmarked to best in market
  • Earn a competitive interest rate on your cash (when your account has a positive balance). Alternatively, when your margin loan is drawn down you’ll pay a variable margin loan interest rate.
  • Variable loan rate of 9.90% p.a. effective 08/11/2023. For a full variable rate schedule, please email support@desktopbroker.com.au
Direct Investment Account balanceInterest rate
$0 to $100,0001.45% pa
>$100,0001.60% pa
Key features
Minimum initial loanNone for variable, $25,000 for fixed
Minimal loan balanceNone for variable, $25,000 for fixed
Minimum loan drawdown or repaymentNone for variable (does not apply to fixed)
Minimum call buffer10% of the geared value of the shares
Minimum loan balanceNone for variable, $25,000 for fixed

Orders validated online as they are placed

  • See real time data for your LVR every time you view a stock or on the order pad along with:
    • Approved security list (updated daily). Click here for recent updates to the approved security list
    • Credit limit
    • Loan balance
    • Surplus (funds available for shares purchased or funds withdrawn)
    • Portfolio holding balance - under borrower facility - to include profit/loss by stock as well as cost price
  • Set email and SMS alerts to let you know if your client's loan is in the buffer (i.e. when the margin ratio is 100% or more) 
  • Pre-pay interest
  • Trade on the go from your margin loan account using the Desktop Broker website or your Smartphone

As with any investment strategy there are risks so as your first step make sure you read the product disclosure statement and the terms and conditions.

For more information about the Direct Investment Account (formally named “Bell Financial Trust”) PDS and Additional Information click here.

The Bell Financial Trust Target Market Determination (TMD) is available free of charge by contacting Bell Potter Capital Ltd on 1800 061 327 or by clicking on this link. Previous versions of the TMD are available by calling 1800 061 327.

Want to know more

If you have any questions:

  • Send an email to Desktop Broker
  • Call our client support team on 1300 726 177