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The first step in making an investment in your USD account is to ensure that you have funded this account.
View this article for an easy step by step guide on how to fund your EasyEquities USD account using the Inter-Account Transfer / EasyFX feature. This is the fastest, most straight forward method but is only available to South African citizens.
However, if you would like to fund your USD Account directly from another bank account, below are two methods you can use:
Funding your account with a credit or debit card is not allowed.
There's a discretionary allowance allowing South Africans to take up to R1 million offshore in any tax year. If you want to take more money offshore (between R1 and R10 million), you can seek authorisation from the South African Reserve Bank, which you can do by completing a Tax Clearance Certificate, available in any SARS branch. For more information check out the SARB page here under Financial Surveillance; Individuals.
Recurring Investments into your USD Account
If you want to set up a Recurring Investment (to regularly buy a certain instrument / product) in your EasyEquities USD account, you will need to set it up so that the purchase is made from your available funds in that account. Unfortunately your EasyEquities USD account may not be funded by means of a debit order.