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Things you should know
Like any investment, there's an element of risk, including:
- The value of your securities may not go up, or go up enough, to cover the cost of your investment
- Borrowing to invest can increase potential returns and can also increase potential losses
- You need to ensure you can fund your loan obligations including any interest, fees and charges. If not, securities may be sold to cover the shortfall
- You should consider the tax consequences and seek independent professional advice
To help you manage the risks:
- Borrow less than you can afford
- Invest in high quality investments
- Diversify your investments
- Repay your loan interest
- Reinvest the income you earn from investments
- Review your situation regularly
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## Trade online from $19.95 or 0.11% of the trade value (whichever is greater) when you settle through a Westpac Cash Investment Account or a Westpac Online Investment Loan. Please refer to the for full brokerage rates. The Westpac Cash Investment Account and Online Banking are issued by Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233713. Conditions, fees and charges apply. Read the before deciding.
** Variable rate effective from 1st April 2020.
This information has been prepared without taking into account your personal objectives, financial situation or taxation needs. Your individual situation may differ and you should seek independent professional tax advice.