Build your own investment portfolio
Why BT Invest?
Westpac's wealth expert, BT, is now offering a new way to invest that's easy. With BT Invest you can build your own portfolio from a wide range of investments. From a selection of shares, managed funds, managed portfolios and term deposits - you can choose what you want, all from one place.
Take charge of your portfolio with tools to help you choose from over 2600 investment options.
View and manage all your investments in one place, side by side with your online banking.
Track performance across your portfolio with real-time online reporting and one easy login.
Save time on your tax with a consolidated tax statement for all your investments.
How can I invest?
When building your own portfolio you can choose from any of the below assets - giving you access to a great range of diversified investment. The BT Invest platform has an investment finder tool to help you select from the available investments.
See what it's like to use the BT Invest platform
Minimum investment amounts
You can open an account and view your investment options without making a deposit. When you are ready to make a deposit, a minimum of $100 is required to be held in the BT Cash Management Account at all times. Once your initial deposits have been made, and provided the minimum BT Cash Management Account holding is maintained, there are no minimums to regularly contribute to your current investments.
For all other minimum investment amounts, see below:
|Investment option||Minimum investment amount|
|BT Cash Management Account||$100|
|Any diversified managed portfolio option||$900|
|Any specialised managed portfolio option||$25,000|
|Managed funds||No minimum|
The total fees and charges payable by you will include the fees for the BT Invest service as well as any fees and costs of the available investments chosen by you. It is important to understand the fee of any available investment you choose, and that those fees will be in addition to the fees charged for BT Invest.
The amount you pay for specific investments, is generally shown in the relevant product disclosure statement or other disclosure documents for each available investment.
|Share trading fee||
0.11% of the value of each transaction (with a minimum of $12.50) for individual share purchases
Where a share trade needs to be managed by the broker (for example, due to insufficient liquidity in the market), that fee may be up to 0.20%. If your trade is transacted over more than one day, the minimum charge applies for each day a transaction occurs.
Ready-made managed portfolio options
|Investment management fee||0.42% p.a.
of the total value invested.
|Underlying asset fees||Depending on each asset’s allocation within the managed portfolio the overall cost can be up to 0.28% p.a., but this may change from time to time.|
Managed portfolio options other than the ready-made options (being the growth focus option and the income focus option)
|Investment management fee||0.46% p.a. to 0.48% p.a.
of the total value invested.
|Transaction fee in relation to the buying and selling of any listed securities in the portfolio||Generally, the fee will be between 0.11% and 0.18% of the transaction amount but may be as high as 0.20% of the transaction amount.|
What do I need to get started?
If you're an existing Westpac customer, simply sign in to online banking to open an account in 5 minutes.
If you're new to Westpac you will need to open an eligible Westpac bank account first.
Once you are on the BT Invest platform, choose one of the ready-made portfolio options, set your initial deposit from as little as $1,000, and leave the rest to us!
Important things to consider before you invest
Before you consider investing through BT Invest, it is important you understand the risks that can affect your investment. Generally, these are:
- Risks associated with using BT Invest.
- Investment risks associated with the investments you access through BT Invest.
Things you should know
BT Portfolio Services Ltd ABN 73 095 055 208 AFSL 233715 (BTPS) operates BT Invest. Throughout this website, BTPS is referred to as 'the Administrator', 'us' or 'we'. BT Portfolio Services Ltd ABN 73 095 055 208 AFSL 233715 (BTPS) operates BT Invest. Westpac Financial Services Ltd ABN 20 000 241 127 AFSL 233716 (WFSL) is the responsible entity and issuer of interests in BT Managed Portfolios. Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714 (Westpac) is the issuer of the BT Invest Cash Management Account (BT CMA). Together, these products are referred to as the BT Invest products.
A Product Disclosure Statement or other disclosure document (PDS) for the BT Invest products can be obtained by contacting BT on 1300 881 716 or by visiting www.btinvest.com.au/documents. You should obtain and consider the relevant PDS before deciding whether to acquire, continue to hold or dispose of interests in the BT Invest products.
Unless otherwise stated, capitalised terms used in this website have the meaning given in the BT Invest Investor Guide. Any tax position described in this website is a general statement and for guidance only; it does not constitute tax advice and is based on current tax laws and our interpretation. You should seek independent professional tax advice.
BTPS and WFSL are subsidiaries of Westpac. Apart from any interest investors may have in Westpac term deposits, Westpac securities or the BT CMA acquired through the BT Invest products, an investment in, or acquired using, the BT Invest products is not an investment in, deposit with or any other liability of Westpac or any other company in the Westpac Group. These investments are subject to investment risk, including possible delays in repayment of withdrawal proceeds and loss of income and principal invested. Westpac and its related entities do not stand behind or otherwise guarantee the capital value or investment performance of any investments in, or acquired through, the BT Invest products.
© BT Portfolio Services Ltd 2017