CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74.6% of Pepperstone Limited’s retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Risk Warning.

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AML ID Requirements

Under the Australian and UK anti-money laundering laws, Pepperstone is required to verify your identity before opening your trading account.

To verify your identity we require that a minimum of 100 Points of ID are provided. Please make sure at least one of your documents is a photo ID. At least one of your documents must also show your  Full name and Residential (non PO Box) Address.

We must be able to understand the language on any identity documents submitted. The Pepperstone Team can currently translate most European Languages, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Russian and Thai.

100 Point ID Check

To verify your ID please provide documents totaling at least 100 points.


per document

Primary Photographic ID

  • Passport
  • Driver's License
  • Government Issued Photo ID


  • Must show Full name and Date of Birth
  • If document is Certified or Notarized, add 30 points extra (100 total)
  • Must be valid


Secondary ID

  • Utility Bill (Phone- landline, Electricity, Gas)
  • Bank or Credit Card Statement
  • Government Issued Tax Document
  • Citizen Certificate


  • Must be less than 3 months old and show the full document
  • Must show a provision of services, such as money owed or paid


Total Points Required:


Please note: We cannot accept screenshots of any ID documents, and we recommend all photo IDs be submitted as photos (rather than a scan or photocopy).