Brokers Comparison

If you are looking for a new brokerage firm to begin investing in the stock market, or if you're looking for a new brokerage firm that's more suitable to your investment style, this is the right place.

We hope this guide will help you compare online brokers of Bursa Malaysia and find the broker that's right for you.

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@moneytree88 u can download (Bursa anywhere apps) to active back your account,,just RM5 fee to reactivation of a dormant CDS account..Or u can open another account if u want.. 1 broker for 1 account..u can open more than 1 account..up to you..

@DzulY74..Rakuten can buy and sell all stock at Bursa either shariah stocks or non-shariah stock. Rakuten is a Nominee account, cannot buy's Better for newbie to start invest at Bursa if they have Rm1000 below. some broker charge higher coz they have different features. some of them have features-Stop limit/Cut loss/screener/live chart/indicator/Alert/transaction History..some broker dont have.

2021-03-16 02:25


may i know which broker real time chart is suited for intraday trading?

2021-03-23 09:44


hi, I am new to Trading. what is required to be done for Paperwork on corporate actions (eg. Rights issue, takeover offer)?
What is the difference if managed directly vs Managed by Broker?

2021-03-30 12:18

Journey to Financial Independence

I started my investment journey with a nominee account (Rakuten Trade). But later this year I decided to switch into a direct account (Malacca Securities) after I found out their differences...

2021-04-03 13:39


I tried the calculate function on MPLUS to simulate the amount of brokerage I have to pay. But the minimum is RM40 Brokerage fees charged, but isn't the advertised fee RM8?

2021-04-06 23:27

Journey to Financial Independence

@benjikoh, my account is M+ silver account (cash upfront), charged a minimum of RM9.70 per contract including stamp duty and clearing fees. You can ask your remisier/ dealer representative what type of account are you using to buy/sell. If your remisier does not reply to your message, it's time to change from M+ platform to others.

M+ registration link:
Broker's comparison:

2021-04-07 14:05


Newbie here, I hear that if using Rakuten, all shared purchased will park under Rakuten account not park under our individual account, is this statement correct? If park under Rakuten, we wont be recognize when AGM it's?

2021-04-16 17:55


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2021-04-30 07:04


Like MrBorneo26, I have accounts with both Rakuten and MPlus. My recommendation is to open account with more than one broker to compare stock recommendation and monitor stock performance if you can. As for the reason why Rakuten operate using nominee account type is because in addition to cash account which require cash to be deposited first before you can trade they also provide contra and margin accounts which require your stocks to be collateralized. The advantage of contra account over cash account is that you can trade and settle later (T+2) hence very useful for short term trading. As for the reason why I like Mplus other than cheap brokerage is because they provide very good market and stock updates and conduct free seminars for their clients very regularly.

2021-06-05 15:19


Hi i'm new to trade. anyone can share that is there any cost to maintain for these trading account? or any other hidden cost?

2021-06-12 15:01


Hello All. I am Newbie here. Just wish to know do I just need a new trading CFD account only to start trade or I can just sign up with one of the broker & this will come with the CFD account? Thanks

2021-06-22 17:11


hi, for long term investment purpose, fund size > 1mil, do u guys think it's good idea to buy with Rakuten platform first due to cheapest charges, then later pay RM10 transfer the stock to other bank platform like RHB, Maybank, UOB KAylian for faster Dividends and safer security?

2021-07-11 14:42

Bgt 9963

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2021-07-12 08:48


I would avoid "bank-backed" broker. Too many hidden restrictions.

2021-07-26 00:08

Bgt 9963

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2021-07-26 08:41


@Noni May I know what is the hidden restrictions you have encountered before?

2021-07-29 20:51


Hi, Maybank is charging me a minimum of RM28 per transaction for both sale and purchase...
Is that normal, or please advise if I am paying high?

2021-08-22 19:22


your broker could be maybank or Maybank Investment Bank.
please check.

open your mouth to complain and you will get cheaper

Posted by Meena12 > Aug 22, 2021 7:22 PM | Report Abuse

Hi, Maybank is charging me a minimum of RM28 per transaction for both sale and purchase...
Is that normal, or please advise if I am paying high?

2021-08-22 19:29


@i3lurker Hi Thanks a lot... Yes after requesting they have reduced it to RM12 now...
It is sad that even the broker didn`t advise about it, she insisted the minimum was RM28 last month.

2021-08-23 14:49


Ahh that easy for rakuten, lets say you want to buy hartalega, just go to bursamalaysia or if got other trading acc with cgscimb or kentrade you can check there, syariah complince or not :)

2021-08-27 13:59


@msbr91. Often not enough limit although I have shares. Keep asking me to top-up money.
Ask why? don’t want answer. Ask further, then only say company got restrictions. Ask what restrictions, cannot disclose to me. I am tired.

2021-09-03 10:15


Hi , may i know why Affin Hwang Capital is RM 30.90 ? isn't it Min RM 5 as stated above page ?

MrBorneo26 Compare Brokers in Malaysia (Cash Upfront account)

Example: BUY stock
Purchase Price = RM 0.075
Share Quantity : 10,000 units
Total = Rm750 + Brokerage Fee(include stamp duty/clearing fee/service tax)=

Total Brokerage Fee (include stamp duty/clearing fee/service tax)
Rakuten Trade = Rm 8.64
Mplus = Rm9.70
AmEquities = Rm9.70
Maybank = Rm9.70
Hong Leong Bank = Rm9.70
UOB Kayhian= Rm9.70
Cimb clik Trader = RM10.63
Mecury Securities = RM13.94
Public Bank = Rm13.94
RHB invest = Rm13.94
SJ Securities = RM13.94
BIMB Securities = RM16.06
Affin Hwang Capital = RM30.90
RHB Trade Smart RM30.90
CGS-CIMB = RM30.90
Kenanga = RM30.90
JF Apex = RM30.90

Open Account with Rakuten and Get account around 2 Hours =

use this Rakuten Refferal : 14f18TGBPS
*you earn 500 Rtpoints free = For redeem Airasia flight/BonusLink/E-wallet BOOST coins (new promo 2021)
28/02/2021 9:05 PM

2021-09-14 23:09

Bursa's Wall Street

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2021-09-28 12:32

Thirai Thiraviam

Do we have a similar comparison for a corporate trading account? There are lots of info on individual trading accounts, the cost comparison, pros and cons, etc., but literally none (afaik) on corporate accounts.

2021-10-31 06:28

sense maker

For those who trade on average more than RM5m to RM30m a year, which platform is reliable and cheapest in terms of brokerage fee?

2021-11-05 09:32


Anyone is using Ambank's Amequities? It seems to be good rate trading above 10k

2021-11-14 20:24


There is a catch on CIMB Clicks 0.0388% brokerage rate with minimum $8.80.
Minimum $8.88 is per matched Order.
Say you have 3 matched order, each trade value 10,000.
Total brokerage is 8.88 * 3 = $26.64. Not 30,000 * 0.0388% = $11.64

2021-12-12 11:19


Malaysia increase stamp duty from 0.1% to 0.15% from 2022.
Many countries don't impose stamp duty for stock trading, including Singapore, US.
While China impose 0.1% on the selling side only.
Also, Malaysia stamp duty still apply when you invest in foreign market through Malaysia broker.

2021-12-12 11:29


Why online trading, remisier still get paid from broker, not really understand because i invest my money and did not rely on my remisier, they still get paid, what an easy job lol.

2022-01-02 21:44


Can I check if SST still applies for each transaction in 2022

2022-01-06 10:21


No more SST in 2022.

Actually 0.15% stamp duty do not apply to all stock type
0.10% still apply to Warrant, REIT, Trust, Close-ended Fund.
While ETF, no stamp duty until 2025.

2022-01-08 17:47


Kentrade oledi accept online tanfer for fund topup now..

2022-01-16 17:01


If i hv an Affin Hwang investment bank collateral online account, can i change it to cash trading account online without going thru the bank officer?

2022-02-05 15:05


UobKAYHIAN and M+, which brokerage is better, in term of remisier support?

2022-03-06 09:59


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2022-06-18 22:55


anyone using kenanga?

im using UOB KAY HIAN
quite CHEAP for collateral account, only 0.3%, 0.2%, 0.1% or min RM 8

but would like to explore Kenanga too..
Does anyone know the rate?

2022-09-30 16:50


Stopped using Cimb itrade as it is now fully China owned

2022-09-30 17:40


Using MBB now

2022-09-30 17:40


HLeBroking Cash Upfront (VALUeTRADE) brokerage rate latest update is only 0.08% min RM8...
Kindly whatsapp me 012-7798997 to know more.

2023-04-05 12:30

Robert Waters

How come there is no iFast here ? It is a brokerage that grows fast.

2023-06-04 11:20


Anyone know DFAL?Doo Financial Australia Limited?

2023-09-05 22:57


Rakuten Contra Account no longer can buy Structured Warrant from 02 Oct 2023. 0 multiplier no matter how long, even with Jul 2024 expiry.

2 months ago


Newbie here, is affin hwang is good for starting new acc for invest?

3 weeks ago


Hi I started my investment journey with AmEquities LYH. Their support team members are responsive and friendly in guiding me to open the trading account.

3 weeks ago


They provide many benefits too. It is free to open a trading account with them and I can use the MQ Trader Stock Analysis System for free too! That system is quite nice to use and did make my investment journey easier!

3 weeks ago


As a newbie, if you are interested in their service, you click submit your request to them through this link:

Their representative will approach you very soon.

3 weeks ago


Thanks @KiloGrand

I have submitted the request and they have contacted me within minutes.

They answered my questions with patience and I have decided to proceed with the account opening with them!

Btw how to get the free MQ Trader System?

3 weeks ago


Hi @chinvest, M+ contra account still can buy warrant. Here is my remisier contact number you may check with further details +60 10-222 8313

3 weeks ago



Once your account is successfully opened with them then you can upgrade to MQ Trader Pro Package by linking your trading acc with your MQ ID.

For the time being, you can visit MQ Trader to explore the system first

3 weeks ago


ohhhh @KiloGrand tq!

3 weeks ago

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