[Important] Termination of Trading Station II (TSII) on 30 April 2021. For further details on schedule and details, please visit here.

Individual Account

Rakuten FX trading platform is an easy-to-use platform with robust functionality, its AS Streaming trading function allows speedy order execution than ever! We lower your trading cost with tight fixed spread¤ and no extra cost. Seize every investment opportunity with this powerful platform on desktop / web and mobile devices.
By Post
Required documents:
  • Completed and signed the account application form, the questionnaire and the W8-BEN
  • Valid government-issued ID with photo
  • A personal check of HK$10,000 or more
Required documents:
  • Valid government-issued ID with photo
  • Proof of bank account
  • A transfer of HK$10,000 or more
In Person
Required documents:
  • Valid government-issued ID with photo
  • Proof of bank account
Apply Methods Required Documents
Apply online (Recommended for HK residents)
Please complete the Online Form and upload the following required documents during the application.
i. Valid government-issued ID with photo
Such as an identity card or passport.
(If you are non-permanent resident of Hong Kong, please submit BOTH identity card and valid passport.)
ii. Proof of bank account
Such as a passbook or bank statement, which is essential for processing your deposit.
iii. A transfer of HK$10,000 of more
Make a transfer of HK$10,000 or more for the first deposit (must be transferred from a bank account in the client’s name maintained with a licensed bank in Hong Kong) and upload the fund transfer evidence.
Apply In PERSON
Rakuten Securities HK’s office is located at Unit 501, 5/F, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, please bring the following required documents and call (852) 2119-0116 to make an appointment.
i. Valid government-issued ID with photo
Such as an identity card or passport.
(If you are non-permanent resident of Hong Kong, please submit BOTH identity card and valid passport.)
ii. Proof of bank account
Such as a passbook or bank statement, which is essential for processing your deposit.
Make an Appointment
Apply By POST
Please complete and sign the account application form, the questionnaire and the W8-BEN(i) and make sure the following required documents (ii) are enclosed when mailing to Rakuten Securities HK’s office at Unit 501, 5/F, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong.
i. Completed and signed the account application form, the questionnaire and the W8-BEN
Please read the Client Agreement thoroughly before signing the account application form.
ii. Certified copy of a valid government-issued ID with photo
Such as an identity card or passport.
According to The Securities and Futures Ordinance, this means the photocopy of identity card or passport which is certified as a true copy by a reputable third party such as licensed solicitors, licensed accounts, bank managers and private or public notaries.
(If you are non-permanent resident of Hong Kong, please submit BOTH certified identity card and certified valid passport.)
OR Personal check of HK$10,000 or more
  • Payable to “Rakuten Securities Hong Kong Limited”
  • Issued by a Hong Kong-licensed bank with your name printed on it
  • Signature on the check must match the signature on the account application.
  • Account will be activated only after the check is cleared.
  • No third-party deposit or cash deposit is accepted; neither receipt nor refund of such payments is guaranteed.
Rakuten FX Account
Commission※ $0
Spread¤
0.9 pips#
Lowest fixed spread
Total Cost
0.9 pips#
# Example: EUR/USD, 1 round turn trade in 10k lot size
Platform
An unparalleled platform allows speedy order execution & over 95%ɞ high execution rate.
Shows real-time FXStreet news
No. of Currency Pairs 40 major and popular pairs
Margin for Hedging
Only 1 side requires margin
Margin counts on the side requires larger amount
Entry order does not require margin
Phone Dealing No
Denominated Currency
(You can choose among HKD or USD as denominated currency for your Rakuten FX account)
Initial Deposit Requirement $0
Lot Size 1,000 of base currency
Pip Cost Approx. HK$0.778+, but variable to the exchange rate of USD and HKD
* Variable according to the exchange rate USD vs. other currencies.
+ Variable according to the exchange rate of USD vs. HKD; please refer to dealing rate window of the platform.
^ Rakuten Securities was ranked as the world’s fifth largest retail forex broker by volume in August 2017 from Finance Magnates.
Ŧ Only available for clients who hold a Rakuten FX account.
¤ Fixed spreads are offered in Rakuten FX account during at least 95% of the time of the monthly core-time trading period (8am to 2am HKT of every trading day). However it is not guaranteed and it shall not apply to the extreme markets circumstances, include but not limit to low liquidity, high volatility, news events and public holidays. During extreme markets circumstances, spreads may widen beyond the offered spreads. Please always refer to the trading platforms for the most updated spreads.
ɞ Order execution rate is calculated based on the AS Streaming and Streaming trading orders in 10k or less order size with lower than 1 pip slippage setting in which were executed during the period between Jan 1 to Nov 1, 2017.
§ Rakuten Securities HK offers Trading Station platform through its partner FXCM.
Commission is charged per trade side on both open trade(s) and close trade(s). All commission fees may be subject to change from time to time without prior notice. Please always refer to the most updated Schedule of Standard Fees and Charges.
ʊ MARKETSPEED FX platform is the winner of “Online Forex Trading Platform” by Good Design Award in 2012.

To safeguard your trading account(s), you are highly recommended to set a strong password and change it regularly.

When executing customers’ trades, Rakuten Securities HK can be compensated in several ways, which include, but are not limited to: charging fixed lot-based commissions at the open and close of a trade, adding a markup to the spreads, acting as a counterparty in the transactions. As a result, Rakuten Securities HK’s interests may be in conflict with yours.

Rakuten Securities Hong Kong Limited (“Rakuten Securities HK” SFC CE Number: AIM232) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten Securities, Inc. (*) Rakuten Securities, Inc., one of the major online brokers in Japan, founded in 1999, is a subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc. (TOKYO: 4755).
The risk of loss in leveraged foreign exchange trading can be substantial. You may not be suitable as you may sustain losses in excess of your initial margin funds. Leverage can work against you. Placing contingent orders, such as “stop-loss” or “stop-limit” orders, will not necessarily limit losses to the intended amounts. Market conditions may make it impossible to execute such orders. You may be called upon at short notice to deposit additional margin funds. If the required funds are not provided within the prescribed time, your position may be liquidated. You will remain liable for any resulting deficit in your account. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable in light of your own financial position and investment objectives. Do not speculate with capital that you cannot afford to lose. If you decide to trade products offered by Rakuten Securities HK, you must read and understand the information and disclosure provided by Rakuten Securities HK. Rakuten Securities HK may provide general commentary which is not intended as investment advice and must not be construed as such. Seek advice from a separate financial advisor. Rakuten Securities HK and Rakuten Group assumes no liability for errors, inaccuracies or omissions; does not warrant the accuracy, completeness of information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these materials. Read and understand the Terms and Conditions on Rakuten Securities HK’s website prior to taking further action.
Information Security on Internet: To protect your privacy, do not access your trading account via public or shared computer or save your password locally in any computer or mobile device after logging in. Rakuten Securities HK will never ask you to send any of your personal information such as account number and password to us directly via e-mails.
(*)Company Registration ID (in Japan): Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Financial Instruments Firms) No.195