Build Your Own portfolio

If you like more control over building your portfolio, you can create your own portfolio from a range of investment options including shares, managed funds, managed portfolios and term deposits.

Range of investment choice

Build a portfolio from a range of investment choices across ASX listed securities, managed portfolios, managed funds, and term deposits.

24/7 access

Fully integrated with your Westpac Online Banking, so you can see your investment portfolio alongside your other accounts with one easy login.  

Ease and simplicity

Select, manage and monitor your investments centrally in the one account, without the hassle of multiple platforms and logins.

Comprehensive reporting

We provide a consolidated tax statement for your investments to make tax time simpler. Plus real-time online reporting so you can track performance across your portfolio. 

Trade from $12.50 or 0.11%*. Plus you can complete your corporate actions online with no paperwork.

Access a select range of competitively priced managed funds that provide access to wholesale funds.

You can choose from professionally managed investments via BT Managed Portfolios, across diversified and sector (shares-based) options.

You can invest in Westpac, St George and BT term deposits which offer a variety of terms and flexible interest payment frequencies.

*See Rates and fees section below for details.

New to investing or want an expertly managed portfolio? You may like to consider one of five Ready-made managed portfolio options

Fees

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 fees and costs of any available investment you choose, and that those fees and costs will be in addition to the fees and costs 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.

BT Invest administration fees

Account based administration fee

$60 p.a. per account
Charged once you have made your first deposit

Asset based administration fee

0.50% p.a.
Applies on the value of holdings in the Managed Portfolios (excluding your balance in any Ready-made managed portfolio options), listed securities and managed funds.  

It does not apply to holdings in the five diversified managed portfolio options, BT Invest Cash Management Account and term deposits.

The Asset based fee is capped at $1,500,000 (meaning it will not apply to the portion of balance in those applicable investments that is over $1,500,000).

This is a summary only. For full information on fees and costs refer to the ‘Fees & Costs’ section of the BT Invest Investor Guide.

BT Invest transaction fees

Listed security transaction 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.


There are no BT Invest transaction fees for managed fund or term deposit transactions.

This is a summary only. For full information on fees and costs refer to the ‘Fees & Costs’ section of the BT Invest Investor Guide.

BT Managed Portfolios fees and costs

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.

Transaction fees

There are no transaction fees charged by the product issuer of BT Managed Portfolios in relation to the Ready-made portfolio options.
 

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.


This is a summary only. For full information on fees and costs refer to the ‘Fees & Costs’ section of the BT Managed Portfolios Product Disclosure Statement.

What reporting is available to me?

Investment reporting

You receive comprehensive consolidated reporting on your investment. We will provide you with annual reporting within three months of the end of each financial year end. You can also access up-to-date investment information online.

Tax reporting

You will receive information regarding your annual tax position for your investments after the end of the financial year (once we have the necessary information from third parties). You will receive an email when these are available online.

How long does it take to transfer money in?

For deposits made prior to 5pm AEST (business day) funds will generally credit the BT Invest Cash Management Account overnight, but may be subject to a clearance period.

Deposits requested from a linked account or made by cheque generally clear within 3 business days.

BPAY® and Electronic Transfer generally clear overnight.

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How easily can I get money out (i.e. make a withdrawal)?

You can sell some of your investments online at anytime to fund your withdrawal (excluding any Term Deposits you hold). This usually takes 5 days to settle but can takes longer in unusual circumstances. Once the sale has settled, the proceeds are available in your BT Invest Cash Management Account to transfer/withdraw where you require.

You can then transfer the cash to your Linked Account or to another account using Pay Anyone or BPAY®.

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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.  

Common types of risks involved

Investment risk: The value of your investments held through BT Invest may be influenced by movements in global and domestic market exchanges, international currencies and interest rates. Adverse movements could result in possible delays in repayment of withdrawal proceeds and loss of income and principal invested.

Investment specific risks: An investment in a managed portfolio option or managed fund which has exposure to an entity that is listed on a stock exchange may be affected by unexpected changes in that entity’s operations (due to quality of management, use of technology, etc.) or its business environment. Similarly, an investment in a managed portfolio managed fund option may be affected by unexpected changes in the fund’s operations or by changes in investment management personnel. (For more information see the 'Performance' section in 'Investing with BT Managed Portfolios')

Managed portfolio risks: The likely rate of return and the risk of losing money are different in respect of each managed portfolio option, as different strategies carry different levels of risk depending on the mix of assets. Each managed portfolio option therefore may or may not be appropriate for your individual circumstances. There is also risk associated with transaction timing. Generally the managed portfolio option you choose will not be rebalanced more frequently than once per business day. There is a risk that the responsible entity managing your portfolio may not be able to process rebalancing instructions from the investment manager immediately on receiving the instructions, leading to a potential divergence from the return on the investment manager's notional portfolio. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including illiquidity.

Term deposit risk: There are some specific risks to investing in term deposits: Term deposit interest rates are fixed for the term of the investment (until maturity), and as a result you are protected from any fall in interest rates for that term. However, you will also not benefit from interest rate rises that occur during the term. Early withdrawal of term deposits will generally result in a waiting period before the term deposit proceeds are paid to you. An interest rate adjustment may apply if you or we terminate the term deposit before maturity (including if you close your account).

Tax risk: The tax impact of your investments will depend on your personal circumstances. You should seek your own professional taxation advice in relation to your investment.

Changes in tax and other regulations: BT Invest has been designed based on the current regulatory environment. If those regulations change, the value of your investments may be adversely affected.

BT Invest operational risk: The risk that administration, computer and supporting systems may not always work as they should. The effective operation of BT Invest (that is powered by Panorama) depends on the integrity of our systems. However, there is a risk that these systems may not be available or operate effectively in certain circumstances. We take risk management seriously, and have procedures in place that are designed to reduce the risk of systems not working effectively and to respond promptly should problems arise. However, you should be aware that not all of these risks can be foreseen.

This summary sets out the general risks associated with BT Invest and investments accessed through BT Invest. It is not an exhaustive list of all the risks of investing. You should refer to the BT Invest Investor Guide and the disclosure documents for the specific investments available through BT Invest (including the PDS for BT Cash Management Account and BT Managed Portfolios) to better understand the risks of investing. These disclosure documents, can be found here.

Westpac customers

Simply log into Westpac Online Banking to open an account in minutes. No fees or costs are incurred in opening an account, allowing you to explore the available investment options. Fees only apply once you make your first deposit into your BT Invest Cash Management Account.

New customers

If you don't have a Westpac bank account, you can open an everyday banking account in 3 minutes. You can then complete your pre-filled BT Invest application via Westpac Online Banking.

Things you should know

*Retail Funds Under Administration as at June 2015 for the BT Financial Group (BT), (Source: Plan for Life). 

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 Funds Management Limited ABN 63 002 916 458 AFSL 233724 (BTFM) is the responsible entity and issuer of interests in BT Cash and Westpac Financial Services Ltd ABN 20 000 241 127 AFSL 233716 is the responsible entity and issuer of interests in BT Managed Portfolios (the Panorama products). 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 clicking here. You should obtain and consider the disclosure documents 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, BTFM 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. It is 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.