Free account sign-up and low-cost trading
On the Catalist Public Market, it’s free for individuals to open an account and place orders in auctions – and you only pay a small fee if your order is successful. Read more about fees here.
Protection of a regulated market
When you trade on our public market*, you will have the protections provided by the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, which relate to matters involving insider trading, market manipulation, substantial product disclosure and relevant interest disclosure. We are also required by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to monitor all trading to maintain a fair, orderly and transparent marketplace.
Easy information access
Your secure online account means you can find all the information you need to research investments in one place. Businesses on the Catalist Public Market are legally required to provide comprehensive information before each auction, so that you have everything you need to make good investment decisions.
Buyers and sellers all get the same fair price of financial products, determined by the total supply and demand at each auction. This means the price you pay or receive may even be better than your order price.
Read more on how auctions work here.
Regular trading opportunities
Businesses commit to an agreed auction schedule, so you have regular opportunities to buy and sell financial products. This makes it easy to convert your investment back into cash by selling at an auction if you need to.
Online investment management
You have total control on our platform. This means you can buy, sell and view your investments on our marketplace through your secure online account. You can also see what your portfolio might be worth by looking at the most recent auction prices and volumes sold.
Support for Kiwi businesses
Small and medium-sized businesses are crucial to the growth of New Zealand’s economy and the creation of new jobs. By investing in these “mid-cap” businesses, you can help them grow into the large businesses of tomorrow.
Access to social impact investments
We’ve designed the market to enable social impact projects to connect with investors, in order to deliver social benefits, as well as financial returns. You’ll be able to see which listings are social impact projects in the information on our Market.
Read more about social impact investments here.