Pepperstone, one of the biggest online trading brokers in Australia have introduced equity CFDs on 50 leading Australian shares to  UK clients.

The new contracts will be available over the multi basset friendly MT5 trading platform. The newly launched Australian equity offering will compliment Pepperstone’s existing US equity CFDs. The group offers margin trading on more than 60 US  equities which can be traded both in and out of normal hours.

Pepperstone has historically been focused on Forex trading products and that’s where the group has been able to build scale and become a top ten player on a global basis. However, equity trading has seen a surge in popularity over the course of 2020 and that seems to be continuing in 2021, so it makes sense for the company to bolster its CFD trading at this time.

Clients will pay a commission of 0.07% subject to a minimum charge of AUD 5.00 per ticket for Australian equity CFDs. Retail leverage will be set at 5 to 1. Whilst professional clients margin will be 20 to 1 leverage on these new products. 

Both retail and professional trading clients will trade on the underlying exchange prices for the equities without any additional markup.

Australian equities have had a promising start to 2021 having made solid gains over the course of 2021. The list of the 50 stocks that are available as CFDs contains banks and mineral resource companies, insurers, retailers, telcos and insurers including:

  • AGL Energy Ltd (AGL.AX)
  • Ampol Limited (ALD.AX)
  • Amcor Plc (AMC.AX)
  • AMP Ltd (AMP.AX)
  • APA Group (APA.AX)
  • Aristocrat Leisure Ltd (ALL.AX)
  • ASX Ltd (ASX.AX)
  • Aurizon Holdings Ltd (AZJ.AX)
  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ.AX)
  • BHP Group Ltd (BHP.AX)
  • Brambles Ltd (BXB.AX)
  • Cochlear Ltd (COH.AX)
  • Coles Group Ltd (COL.AX)
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA.AX)
  • Computershare Ltd (CPU.AX)
  • CSL Ltd (CSL.AX)
  • Dexus (DXS.AX)
  • Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG.AX)
  • Goodman Group (GMG.AX)
  • GPT Group (GPT.AX)
  • Insurance Australia Group Ltd (IAG.AX)
  • James Hardie Industries Plc (JHX.AX)
  • Lendlease Group (LLC.AX)
  • Macquarie Group Ltd (MQG.AX)
  • Medibank Private Ltd (MPL.AX)
  • Mirvac Group (MGR.AX)
  • National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB.AX)
  • Newcrest Mining Ltd (NCM.AX)
  • Oil Search Ltd (OSH.AX)
  • Orica Ltd (ORI.AX)
  • Origin Energy Ltd (ORG.AX)
  • Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX)
  • QBE Insurance Group Ltd (QBE.AX)
  • Ramsay Health Care Ltd (RHC.AX)
  • RIO Tinto Ltd (RIO.AX)
  • Santos Ltd (STO.AX)
  • Scentre Group (SCG.AX)
  • Sonic Healthcare Ltd (SHL.AX)
  • SOUTH32 Ltd (S32.AX)
  • Stockland (SGP.AX)
  • Suncorp Group Ltd (SUN.AX)
  • Sydney Airport (SYD.AX)
  • Telstra Corporation Ltd (TLS.AX)
  • Transurban Group (TCL.AX)
  • Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE.AX)
  • Vicinity Centres (VCX.AX)
  • Wesfarmers Ltd (WES.AX)
  • Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC.AX)
  • Woodside Petroleum Ltd (WPL.AX)
  • Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW.AX)
  • PPK Group Limited (PPK.AX)

Pepperstone recently expanded its presence in Europe with new licenses in Germany and Cyprus to complement its FCA regulated UK business. However, it has also expanded into Kenya and the UAE. The business is headquartered in Melbourne Australia and is headed up by Tamas Szabo a veteran of the margin trading markets and former IG Group Alumni.

In 2018 Mr Szabo launched an MBO of Pepeprstone from its venture capital owners Champ Private Equity and the company remains privately held today.

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