Important Information

Accredited Investor

TD Ameritrade Singapore will focus on Accredited Investors only—discontinuing services to non-Accredited Investors. This change allows us to better serve the unique needs of local investors. We're excited to provide Accredited Investors with access to U.S. markets through our best-in-class thinkorswim® trading platform, education, and support from the Singapore office. We value your business and would like to invite you to consider becoming an Accredited Investor.

We understand this change may impact how you invest. We want to make sure you have sufficient time—and all the information you need—to develop a plan for your account and assets.

What do I need to know about becoming an Accredited Investor?

An Accredited Investor is an individual who meets one of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) requirements below and completes the process to receive Accredited Investor status:

  • Personal Income

    A personal income in excess of S$300,000 per year (or its equivalent in foreign currency) in the last 12 months

  • Net Personal Assets

    Net personal assets in excess of S$2,000,000 of which the net value of your primary place of residence can only contribute up to S$1 million; (or its equivalent in foreign currency)

  • Net Financial Assets

    Net financial assets in excess of S$1,000,000 (or its equivalent in foreign currency)

Ready to become an Accredited Investor?

Current TD Ameritrade Singapore Clients

You’ll need to provide some information for your account(s) to receive Accredited Investor status, it should only take about 10 minutes. Before you begin, please gather the required information listed below. You can verify your account details by logging into your Account Centre. 

Before you begin you will need:

  • Your 9-digit TD Ameritrade Singapore account number starting with 220
  • Your account type – Individual or Joint
  • Full Name and Email Address of each account holder

When you’re ready to begin, click the button below.

Please note: You’ll need to submit a separate form for every TD Ameritrade Singapore account that you wish to convert.

Become an Accredited Investor

New account application for investors interested in opening their first TD Ameritrade account

If you don’t currently have an account with TD Ameritrade Singapore and consider yourself an Accredited Investor, please follow these steps to declare your Accredited Investor status and open a new account.

  1. Complete the Declaration and Opt-In Form for Accredited Investor Status and Cross-Border Arrangement
  2. Review the Limited Services Agreement
  3. Complete the TD Ameritrade, Inc. Application Form
  4. Review and complete the U.S. IRS W-8BEN Form, if appropriate
  5. Review and complete the U.S. IRS W-9 Form, if appropriate

Please return all completed forms together with required supporting documents to us at

Please also read the Privacy Statement to understand what we do with your personal information. 

What happens after I submit my information?

TD Ameritrade Singapore is required to confirm Accredited Investor criteria have been met before Accredited Investor status can be added to your account.

After reviewing and processing your forms, a new account will be created for you, directly with our U.S. related corporation, TD Ameritrade, Inc. through the Singapore Cross Border Arrangement framework. We’ll manage the transfer of your assets from TD Ameritrade Singapore to this new account. You’ll keep the same log in and platform experience, as well as your access to thinkorswim and low-cost investment solutions offered by TD Ameritrade.

Your new account will still be protected by U.S. investor regulations. Accredited Investors are not eligible for the same regulatory protections afforded by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to local, non-Accredited Investors. See Annex A on the Accredited Investor Form for a detailed explanation.

What if I don't qualify or intend to become an Accredited Investor?

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve your investing needs over the years, however we will be unable to support general clients moving forward. 

Please click learn more to see what steps you need to take to close or transfer your account.

It's important that current TD Ameritrade Singapore clients take action immediately to avoid fees and unwanted disruptions to investing.
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Timeline and Important Dates

  • Today

    Please promptly proceed with either becoming an Accredited Investor or take steps to close or transfer your account. 

  • 27 November 2023

    Beginning 27 November 2023, all remaining non-Accredited Investor accounts will be charged a monthly account maintenance fee of USD $50. Accounts with cash balances less than USD $50 will only be charged an amount to reduce their cash balance to $0 (zero). 

  • 1 December 2023

    As of U.S. market close on 1 December 2023, non-Accredited Investor accounts will be restricted. We will no longer accept new trade orders to establish positions, including Futures and Futures Options, or deposits on any remaining accounts. However, you may still place liquidating orders to close positions.

Accredited Investor FAQs

What are the criteria to qualify as an Accredited Investor?

How do I opt in to be an Accredited Investor and open an account with TD Ameritrade Inc.?

What supporting documents should I submit for the qualification assessment?

Can I use multiple accounts or accounts with other financial institutions for the qualification assessment of my financial assets?

What are the benefits of converting my account to Accredited Investor status?

My account is a joint account. I am qualified to opt in as an Accredited Investor, however the other account holder is not qualified. How can my joint account holder opt in as an Accredited Investor?

May I submit one form to opt in as an Accredited Investor for all my accounts?

What are the risks of becoming an Accredited Investor?

What are the changes in protection of my assets and securities, if I opt-in to become an Accredited Investor and open a brokerage account with TD Ameritrade Inc.?

How are my securities at TD Ameritrade protected?

Where and how are my securities and options funds held?

What is the difference between Singapore and U.S. protection?

What is SIPC coverage and when does it become activated?

What other protection does TD Ameritrade offer?

Why can’t I fund my account via DBS as prior?

What happens to my existing futures account after opting in as an Accredited Investor?