It's free to sign up to Hatch, and only takes 30 seconds. We have a few rules about who can buy and sell shares though, because of the regulations we operate within. You have to be:
- Over 18
- Living in New Zealand (although if you move, just let us know and you should be able to keep your Hatch account)
- Have either a New Zealand passport or NZ driver’s license.
Once you've signed up, you can verify your identity in about 3 minutes, 100% online. It all happens automatically in real time, so you can get investing as quickly as possible.
During the verification process, you’ll come across a few questions asking you for personal information about your employment status, annual earnings, how much you expect to invest, and how frequently you expect to invest.
We have to ask these questions to comply with NZ and US law. We won’t ask you for any information we or our partners don’t need, and we never sell on your information for marketing purposes.