Advantages of Opening a Brokerage Account with FXFlat
Free Brokerage Account Management
The brokerage account does not cost you any ongoing account management fees, as is the case with other brokers.
Huge Product Selection
More than 1.5 million shares, ETFs, options, futures, funds and bonds can be traded worldwide.
Favourable Order Fees
Trade stocks, ETFs and options from as little as €1.90, futures from €0.80.
Large Selection of Stock Exchanges
The brokerage account has over 150 trading venues worldwide. You are free to choose the exchange where you would like to place an order.
24 Account Management Currencies
The brokerage account is a multi-currency account. Trade stocks, options, futures and ETFs on the home exchanges in the respective currency.
English and German Support
FXFlat Bank is your contact for all questions regarding the brokerage account and has enjoyed an excellent reputation for many years.
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Which Products Can I Trade with the Brokerage Account?
Trading shares on the NYSE, NASDAQ, XETRA, LSE or over-the-counter on Tradegate? Our share deposit allows you to trade shares worldwide on regional stock exchanges and other over-the-counter trading venues. US stocks can be traded at $0.01 per share on the NYSE and NASDAQ.
The FXFlat account is a multi-currency account and therefore offers the possibility to actively exchange and hold currencies. Over 23 currencies can be used for trading in the account.
Well-known EUREX futures such as FDAX, STOXX, Bund or also the well-known US futures such as ES, NQ, YM can be traded as E-mini and Micro E-mini on the futures exchanges for as little as 0.80€.
Options can be traded at various trading centres from €1.90 with the brokerage account.
Well-known ETFs from iShares such as MSCI World, ACWI or Emerging Markets can be traded for as little as €1.90 per order. Many more thousands of ETFs from well-known fund companies such as BlackRock, SPDR, Vanguard, Lyxor and Xtrackers are also waiting for you.
What Is a Brokerage Account?
A brokerage account is a storage facility for securities. Before brokerage accounts were digitalised, brokerage accounts were still physical depositories where shares were stored as documents. A brokerage account used to be something like a special safe deposit box for shares. Nowadays, the FXFlat brokerage account fulfills exactly this function.
How Does a Brokerage Account Work?
Once you have completed the opening of your brokerage account, you will receive the access data to your new brokerage account. Your securities are stored in the digital brokerage account and are assigned to you alone. The ownership of your securities is always documented in the brokerage account and you have real-time access to your shares, ETFs and other securities for your trading activities in the account management and the trading platform.
At central depositories, the ownership is documented and processed after the purchase/sale on an exchange. In Germany, for example, this is done by Clearstream AG in Frankfurt as the central securities depository.
Can I Open a Brokerage Account Online?
The brokerage account is an online brokerage account. The entire process, from the application to the opening of the brokerage account, takes place completely online. You only need a PC/notebook, smartphone or a camera for a photo of your identification documents. We will then take care of the opening of the brokerage account for you.
Your Professional Trading Platform Trader Workstation
- Trade mobile or via PC/notebook (all platforms)
The Trader Workstation can be used via PC/notebook or tablet and smartphone from anywhere. The FXFlat app allows you to trade stocks on-the-go and can be used for portfolio analysis at any time.
- Smart Routing - Intelligent Order Routing for the best price
Smart Routing is a function of the Trader Workstation, which always finds the best available price for your order and executes it.
- Trading platform proven for decades - Immense platform trust
The Trader Workstation has been a world-renowned professional trading platform for many years. Millions of investors worldwide have trusted TWS since time immemorial.
- Connection of programs such as TradingView, ATAS possible
Extension of TWS possible via API interface to programs such as TradingView, ATAS and AgenaTrader.
- Over 100 order types and algorithmic trading
The Trader Workstation platform of the brokerage account supports over 100 order types for the execution of your orders. We provide you with the tools for successful trading.
- Newsfeed, business news and analysts
High quality business news and market analysis on global economic topics can be freely subscribed to, including Reuters, Dow Jones, Morningstar and many more.
The Trading App - FXFlat Mobile
Keep an eye on everything with the FXFlat App
No matter where you are. The FXFlat App is your faithful companion for all matters relating to your brokerage account. Keep a constant eye on your cash and securities holdings. With the FXFlat App, you can trade just as easily on the move as you can from home with the main platform. All products and exchanges are freely available to you, you don't have to do without anything.
FXFlat App for iOS and Android
- Always keep an eye on your entire portfolio, orders and currency holdings.
- The Market Scanner also examines the entire market for you in the app.
- Always have the latest economic news with you.
Only a Few Steps to Opening a Brokerage Account
1. Apply for an Account
Fill in the application form to open a brokerage account and we will send you all the information you need about the account application.
While opening the brokerage account, we legitimise your data and then create the brokerage account.
You will receive the access data for the brokerage account and can begin with the capitalisation in the desired currency.
Your brokerage account is now capitalised and you can start trading.
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More Information about the Brokerage Account
Anyone who wants to open a brokerage account does not usually have to take anything special into account. Anyone who is at least 18 years old can open a brokerage account. To deposit capital into the brokerage account, a current account at a bank is necessary and, if applicable, a smartphone for 2-factor authentication.
There is no minimum deposit for opening a brokerage account.
Opening a brokerage account for private investors usually takes 1-3 days and depends on the type of brokerage account to be opened. Opening a corporate brokerage account usually takes a few days longer than opening a private investor's brokerage account.
Opening a brokerage account with FXFlat is possible from the age of majority - i.e. from the age of 18. A brokerage account can only be opened by a person of legal age. It is not possible to open a brokerage account on behalf of another person (e.g. their children).
The brokerage account is subject to statutory deposit protection. The securities and cash holdings are stored in so-called segregated accounts. This means that there is a strict separation between the broker and the brokerage account holder. Ownership is clearly defined at all times and is not commingled at any time.
Securities are part of the special assets and can be transferred to another bank or broker in the event of the broker's insolvency. The securities remain in your possession even then.
In most cases, a business deposit account can be opened for all common German and European corporate entities. Please note that the opening of a business brokerage account is always checked on a case-by-case basis and the submission of various notarised documents is necessary. Further information on the relevant documents for opening a business brokerage account with FXFlat can be found here.
Of course, opening a brokerage account is free of charge for you. There are no costs whatsoever while opening a brokerage account with us. You can find more information on managing a brokerage account on the fees sub-pages.
Of course you can also initiate a brokerage account transfer to us. However, for this you must first have gone through the account application so that we receive your data for processing. After we have received your personal data and legitimised it, you can transfer your share deposit to us.
You can find more information on the brokerage account transfer here..
The transfer of a brokerage account is free of charge, just like the opening of a brokerage account. If you have any further questions regarding the transfer of a brokerage account, our service team will be happy to advise you at [email protected] Additional information on how to initiate a brokerage account transfer can be found here.
Once you have gone through the deposit opening process and the share deposit has been capitalised, you can start your trading activities. To help you get started with the platform, we have created a complete tutorial series Introduction to the Trader Workstation for you on YouTube. There we clearly show you all the basic functionalities of the brokerage account. From the first login to the creation of the first order, you will find all the basic information you need to get started with the Trader Workstation.
You can apply for a paper trading account yourself in the account management once you have capitalised. A paper trading account is the same as a simulation account or sample account. This means that you can use the trading platform with a paper trading account under real conditions and familiarise yourself with the TWS platform or develop your own trading strategies. With a paper trading account, you can also use market data subscriptions in the brokerage account in the paper trading account. Our service team will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about the paper trading account.
You have opened the Brokerage Account, received the access data and the Brokerage Account is capitalised?
Congratulations! You have taken the first step and are now about to get to know the trading platform.
To make it easier for you to get started with the trading platform, we have created a YouTube video series with all the important basics for you. We will also be happy to show you how to use the trading platform in general and help you set up your share deposit account.
If you have any questions during or after opening your account, our service team will be happy to help you.
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