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Friedberg Direct will only conduct business with a client for whom it considers such business to be appropriate and in assessing appropriateness, will rely on the information provided by the client in his/her/their application form. For this reason, it is essential that you immediately advise us in writing if there is subsequently an adverse change in the information you have provided.

Please ensure you read, understand and agree to the following before submitting your application:

There are 3 steps to open a trading account:
  1. Register an Account
  2. Upload Documentation (further detail is below and after the registration process)
  3. Deposit (further detail is available after the registration process)


We recommend that you upload your documents within 24 hours of your online application submission. The following documents may be requested in accordance with your account type.


Friedberg Direct requires a copy of the following for each named account holder:

Photo ID A photocopy of one form of a non-expired, government issued photo ID. Your identification must clearly indicate your date of birth. All documents that contain an expiration date must be valid, unless stated otherwise.

Examples of this include a:
  1. Passport
  2. Driving license
  3. Non-driver's ID

Proof of Residence A proof of residence dated within three months for the address indicated on the application (PO Boxes are not acceptable).

Examples of this include a:
  1. Gas bill
  2. Electric bill
  3. Telephone bill
  4. Current lease agreement
  5. CRA Notice of assessment
  6. GST Refund Letter

You may upload your documents to Simply log in using the account number and password emailed provided to you upon completion of the application.

W-8BEN Friedberg Direct requires all clients to submit a W-8BEN Form - Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding. Fill out the W-BEN form here.

Additional Verification

Please provide a copy of an Original Bank, Loan/Mortgage or Credit Card account statement – scanned or photographed


  1. Credit & Debit Card (USD & CAD)
  2. Wire Transfer (USD & CAD)

Credit & Debit Card: The link above will reroute you to Debit/Credit Card transactions may be instantly available to you in your Friedberg Direct trading account. All clients have access to through their login details. This is the same login you use to access the Trading Platform.

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