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Individual, Joint and Trust Accounts 

 

What you need for: 

Application (Europe)   Documents (Europe)   Funding (Europe)

 

 

 

What You Need - Application

You will need to provide the following information in the application:

Individual

Trust
Everything from Individual column plus the following:
Joint
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or proof of ID number if not US citizen;
  • Your employer name, address and phone number;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.

Trustees and Beneficiaries:

  • Name;
  • Residential Address (if individual);
  • Principle Place of Business
  • Address (if entity);
  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number or ID number if not US citizen.

Entity Trustees:

  • Tax ID;
  • Exchange and Symbol (For any Entity Trustee or Beneficiary that is publicly traded);
  • Name, Address and Social Security Numbers of Individual Beneficiaries;
  • % of ownership per beneficiary;
  • Between 1 and 5 Settlors/Grantors and the name of each individual or entity Settlor/Grantor.

Trusts:

  • Type of Trust;
  • Date the trust was established;
  • Tax or govt-issued ID number.

For Both Account Holders:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number;
  • Employer;
  • Employer Address;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.

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Individual and Joint Applicants in Europe

 

What You Need – Documents

In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below.

 
Jump to a section:

UK Residents
Residents of All Other Countries

 

 

UK Residents
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of Identity
  • Passport
    Must be currently valid, signed by the account holder and clearly indicate the number, date of expiration, date of birth and country of issue; any visa stamped pages must be included;
  • UK Driver’s License
    Must be currently valid, signed by the account holder and clearly indicate the number, date of expiration, date of birth and country of issue.
Proof of Residency
  • Utility Bill
    Electricity, water, telephone, gas; the bill must be less than six months old and show the account holder’s full name and address. Please note: Bills for cell phone service are not valid proof of residency;
  • UK Driver’s License
    Must be currently valid, signed by the account holder and clearly indicate the number, date of expiration, date of birth and country of issue. Note: If driver’s license is used for proof of identity, it can not also be used as proof of address;
  • Bank Statement
    Must be less than six months old and show the account holder’s full name and address;
  • Notarized Document
    Must be another document e.g. rental/lease agreement, work permit etc, which shows currently valid address and be less than three months old which certified by a solicitor that he/she has seen the original document; solicitors must provide their full name, address and telephone number.
 

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Residents of All Other Countries
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of your identity and date of birth
The document must include your name, date of birth and a photograph and clearly state the identification number that you provided in your application.
  • Passport;
  • National Identity Card;
  • Driver's License;
  • Alien Identification Card.
Proof of your address
The document must clearly list the customer name and the address that is being verified.
  • Mortgage Statement, Deed or Other Evidence of Property;
  • Current Lease;
  • Utility Bill (less than 12 months old);
  • Current Driver’s License
    • But if you used driver’s license as proof of identity, then we are required to obtain a second, different document for proof of address (i.e., driver’s license cannot be used again);
  • Bank Statement, Bank-Issued Credit Card Statement or Bank-Issued Debit Card Statement or Signed Letter from Bank on Bank Letterhead Confirming Address
    • Customer and bank must be from a country that is a member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (see http://www.fatf-gafi.org);
    • Statement must be less than 12 months old;
  • Brokerage Statement from a U.S.-Registered Broker-Dealer or Foreign Affiliate of a U.S.-Registered Broker-Dealer
    • Customer must be from a country that is a member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (see http://www.fatf-gafi.org);
    • Statement must be less than 12 months old;
  • Current Homeowner’s or Renter’s Policy Documents or Riders
    • Policy must be currently in effect;
  • Bill for Homeowner’s or Renter’s Insurance Policy (less than 12 months old);
  • Security System Bill/Statement (less than 12 months old); or
  • Government-Issued Letters or Statements Establishing Current Address (less than 12 months old). For example:
    • Tax Letters and notices;
    • Letters or notices from government housing authorities;
    • Jury duty notices;
    • Voter registration notices;
    • Other official government letters or notices showing customer name and address being verified.
 

Please Note:

Place Trade reserves the right to request additional documents in situations where the documents listed above are insufficient to complete our process of due diligence.

 

All documents must be legible. It is advised to use the "enlarge copy" option when making copies of documents on scanners or copy machines.

You may SEND documents either:

via Fax: 0041 41 726 9599

via Email: as scanned documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please include your Account ID in the Subject line).

Please note that your application for a PT account cannot be approved until these documents have been received and reviewed by PT. If you have any questions regarding the documents required to open a PT account, please contact our New Accounts Department via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please include your Account ID in the Subject line).

 

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Trust Applicants in Europe

  

What You Need – Documents 

 

In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below.

 
Documentation Required for Trust Applicants

If you are applying for a trust account, you should submit:

 
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of Trustee Certification
  • Trustee Certification Form;
Proof of the identity and date of birth of the Trustee
  • A copy of the person's passport, driver's license, national identity card or alien identification card.
Proof of Trustee Address (Irrevocable Trusts only)
  • Utility Bill (must be less than 1 year old);
  • Lease;
  • Mortgage Statement, Deed or other Evidence of Ownership of the Property;
  • Any of the documents listed above that is not submitted as proof of the person's existence.
Trust Documents
  • Copies of pages of the trust document that provide the full name of the trust, grantors, trustees, and all signature pages.
Proof of the trust's U.S. taxpayer or another govt-issued identification number
  • U.S. or Other Government-issued Tax Form;
  • Financial Statement;
  • Other Government-Issued Document.
Proof of the authority of the trust to trade on margin

Please circle the authorization language.

  • Document Establishing the Trust;
  • Trust Resolution.
Proof of ID for Grantor/Settlor or Proof of Existence for Grantor/Settlor (Revocable Trusts only)
  • If an individual, a copy of the person's passport, driver's license, national identity card or alien identification card;
  • If an entity, the entity's articles of incorporation company charter, partnership agreement, govt-issued business license or govt-issued certificate of good standing.
Proof of Address for Grantor/Settlor (Revocable Trusts only)
  • Utility Bill (must be less than 1 year old);
  • Lease;
  • Mortgage Statement, Deed or other Evidence of Ownership of the Property;
  • Any of the documents listed above that is not submitted as proof of the person's existence.
  

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Accounts for European Residents

What You Need - Funding

 

During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide us with additional information, which varies depending on the funding method you choose.

 
Funding Method What You Need
Deposit Notifications: These are like electronic deposit slips and serve as notifications only. Deposit notifications do not actually transfer money or positions. If you select one of these deposit methods, you are responsible for initiating the actual transfer of funds.
Wire Transfer
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
Bank ACH Transfer from Your Bank
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Check
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Check Number;
  • Bank Routing Number;
  • Bank Account Number.
Online Bill Payment
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Free of Payment (FOP)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer.
Please instruct PT to contact your bank or broker to transfer funds and/or assets: If you select one of these methods, money and/or positions are actually transferred.
Automatic Bank ACH Transfer
  • Bank Account Number;
  • Bank Account Type (Checking or Savings);
  • Bank's 9-digit routing number.
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ACATS transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or US Mutual Fund to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option to transfer.
Account Transfer on Notification (ATON)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ATON transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or Canadian Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option and/or Canadian Option to transfer.
US Futures Asset Transfer

From your Place Trade Account Application:

  • Place Trade Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account;
  • Email Address.

From the account to be transferred to your Place Trade account:

  • Name of Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

In addition, for partial transfers:

  • Description and quantity of each asset to be transferred.
European Asset Transfer

From your Place Trade Account Application:

  • Place Trade Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Account Type;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account (US residents only).

From the account to be transferred to your Place Trade account:

  • Name of Bank/Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Name of Contact Person at Bank/Broker;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

For partial transfers:

  • Symbol, Description, Quantity, and ISIN number of each asset to be transferred.
Asian Asset Transfer
  • Summary and country of origin/exchange of each asset to transfer.
 

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Europe

Individual, Joint and Trust Accounts 

 

 

What You Need - Application

You will need to provide the following information in the application:

Individual

Trust
Everything from Individual column plus the following:
Joint
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or proof of ID number if not US citizen;
  • Your employer name, address and phone number;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.

Trustees and Beneficiaries:

  • Name;
  • Residential Address (if individual);
  • Principle Place of Business
  • Address (if entity);
  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number or ID number if not US citizen.

Entity Trustees:

  • Tax ID;
  • Exchange and Symbol (For any Entity Trustee or Beneficiary that is publicly traded);
  • Name, Address and Social Security Numbers of Individual Beneficiaries;
  • % of ownership per beneficiary;
  • Between 1 and 5 Settlors/Grantors and the name of each individual or entity Settlor/Grantor.

Trusts:

  • Type of Trust;
  • Date the trust was established;
  • Tax or govt-issued ID number.

For Both Account Holders:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number;
  • Employer;
  • Employer Address;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.
 

Back to the top Deposit Type

 

Individual and Joint Applicants in Europe

 

What You Need – Documents

In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below.

 
Jump to a section:

UK Residents
Residents of All Other Countries

 

 

UK Residents
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of Identity
  • Passport
    Must be currently valid, signed by the account holder and clearly indicate the number, date of expiration, date of birth and country of issue; any visa stamped pages must be included;
  • UK Driver’s License
    Must be currently valid, signed by the account holder and clearly indicate the number, date of expiration, date of birth and country of issue.
Proof of Residency
  • Utility Bill
    Electricity, water, telephone, gas; the bill must be less than six months old and show the account holder’s full name and address. Please note: Bills for cell phone service are not valid proof of residency;
  • UK Driver’s License
    Must be currently valid, signed by the account holder and clearly indicate the number, date of expiration, date of birth and country of issue. Note: If driver’s license is used for proof of identity, it can not also be used as proof of address;
  • Bank Statement
    Must be less than six months old and show the account holder’s full name and address;
  • Notarized Document
    Must be another document e.g. rental/lease agreement, work permit etc, which shows currently valid address and be less than three months old which certified by a solicitor that he/she has seen the original document; solicitors must provide their full name, address and telephone number.
 

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Residents of All Other Countries
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of your identity and date of birth
The document must include your name, date of birth and a photograph and clearly state the identification number that you provided in your application.
  • Passport;
  • National Identity Card;
  • Driver's License;
  • Alien Identification Card.
Proof of your address
The document must clearly list the customer name and the address that is being verified.
  • Mortgage Statement, Deed or Other Evidence of Property;
  • Current Lease;
  • Utility Bill (less than 12 months old);
  • Current Driver’s License
    • But if you used driver’s license as proof of identity, then we are required to obtain a second, different document for proof of address (i.e., driver’s license cannot be used again);
  • Bank Statement, Bank-Issued Credit Card Statement or Bank-Issued Debit Card Statement or Signed Letter from Bank on Bank Letterhead Confirming Address
    • Customer and bank must be from a country that is a member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (see http://www.fatf-gafi.org);
    • Statement must be less than 12 months old;
  • Brokerage Statement from a U.S.-Registered Broker-Dealer or Foreign Affiliate of a U.S.-Registered Broker-Dealer
    • Customer must be from a country that is a member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (see http://www.fatf-gafi.org);
    • Statement must be less than 12 months old;
  • Current Homeowner’s or Renter’s Policy Documents or Riders
    • Policy must be currently in effect;
  • Bill for Homeowner’s or Renter’s Insurance Policy (less than 12 months old);
  • Security System Bill/Statement (less than 12 months old); or
  • Government-Issued Letters or Statements Establishing Current Address (less than 12 months old). For example:
    • Tax Letters and notices;
    • Letters or notices from government housing authorities;
    • Jury duty notices;
    • Voter registration notices;
    • Other official government letters or notices showing customer name and address being verified.
 

Please Note:

Place Trade reserves the right to request additional documents in situations where the documents listed above are insufficient to complete our process of due diligence.

 

All documents must be legible. It is advised to use the "enlarge copy" option when making copies of documents on scanners or copy machines.

You may SEND documents either:

via Fax: 0041 41 726 9599

via Email: as scanned documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please include your Account ID in the Subject line).

Please note that your application for a PT account cannot be approved until these documents have been received and reviewed by PT. If you have any questions regarding the documents required to open a PT account, please contact our New Accounts Department via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please include your Account ID in the Subject line).

 


Back to the top Deposit Type

 

Trust Applicants in Europe

  

What You Need – Documents 

 

In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below.

 
Documentation Required for Trust Applicants

If you are applying for a trust account, you should submit:

 
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of Trustee Certification
  • Trustee Certification Form;
Proof of the identity and date of birth of the Trustee
  • A copy of the person's passport, driver's license, national identity card or alien identification card.
Proof of Trustee Address (Irrevocable Trusts only)
  • Utility Bill (must be less than 1 year old);
  • Lease;
  • Mortgage Statement, Deed or other Evidence of Ownership of the Property;
  • Any of the documents listed above that is not submitted as proof of the person's existence.
Trust Documents
  • Copies of pages of the trust document that provide the full name of the trust, grantors, trustees, and all signature pages.
Proof of the trust's U.S. taxpayer or another govt-issued identification number
  • U.S. or Other Government-issued Tax Form;
  • Financial Statement;
  • Other Government-Issued Document.
Proof of the authority of the trust to trade on margin

Please circle the authorization language.

  • Document Establishing the Trust;
  • Trust Resolution.
Proof of ID for Grantor/Settlor or Proof of Existence for Grantor/Settlor (Revocable Trusts only)
  • If an individual, a copy of the person's passport, driver's license, national identity card or alien identification card;
  • If an entity, the entity's articles of incorporation company charter, partnership agreement, govt-issued business license or govt-issued certificate of good standing.
Proof of Address for Grantor/Settlor (Revocable Trusts only)
  • Utility Bill (must be less than 1 year old);
  • Lease;
  • Mortgage Statement, Deed or other Evidence of Ownership of the Property;
  • Any of the documents listed above that is not submitted as proof of the person's existence.
  

Back to the top Deposit Type

 

 

Accounts for European Residents

What You Need - Funding

 

During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide us with additional information, which varies depending on the funding method you choose.

 
Funding Method What You Need
Deposit Notifications: These are like electronic deposit slips and serve as notifications only. Deposit notifications do not actually transfer money or positions. If you select one of these deposit methods, you are responsible for initiating the actual transfer of funds.
Wire Transfer
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
Bank ACH Transfer from Your Bank
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Check
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Check Number;
  • Bank Routing Number;
  • Bank Account Number.
Online Bill Payment
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Free of Payment (FOP)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer.
Please instruct PT to contact your bank or broker to transfer funds and/or assets: If you select one of these methods, money and/or positions are actually transferred.
Automatic Bank ACH Transfer
  • Bank Account Number;
  • Bank Account Type (Checking or Savings);
  • Bank's 9-digit routing number.
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ACATS transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or US Mutual Fund to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option to transfer.
Account Transfer on Notification (ATON)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ATON transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or Canadian Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option and/or Canadian Option to transfer.
US Futures Asset Transfer

From your Place Trade Account Application:

  • Place Trade Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account;
  • Email Address.

From the account to be transferred to your Place Trade account:

  • Name of Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

In addition, for partial transfers:

  • Description and quantity of each asset to be transferred.
European Asset Transfer

From your Place Trade Account Application:

  • Place Trade Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Account Type;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account (US residents only).

From the account to be transferred to your Place Trade account:

  • Name of Bank/Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Name of Contact Person at Bank/Broker;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

For partial transfers:

  • Symbol, Description, Quantity, and ISIN number of each asset to be transferred.
Asian Asset Transfer
  • Summary and country of origin/exchange of each asset to transfer.
 

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