Get access to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to start building you local portfolio.


Mercato offers you the flexibility to trade multiple assets denominated in multiple currencies all from your single account where you can access market centers in over 16 countries.

Platform & Tools

The right tools can help you become a more confident investor.

Trade Execution

Mercato takes great pride in seeking best execution for its clients.


Every Mercato account comes with today’s most advanced security features.

Open your Mercato investing and trading account in 3 easy steps

Create an account

Complete your application by following the “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” link below.

Submit your FICA documentation electronically

To meet our obligations, we need to confirm your identity. Please email your FICA documentation to support@mercato.co.za using your ID number as reference.

Fund your account

Deposit funds into your CCM bank account* and send proof of payment tosupport@mercato.co.za.

* The Investec Corporate Cash Manager (CCM) is an exclusive call account from Investec Private Bank. The account is opened in the client’s own name and funds can be moved at the client’s discretion to his/her investing or trading account. Mercato Financial Services, a division of Lentus Asset Management (Pty) Ltd, as the intermediary, administers the funds on behalf of their clients through an administrative system situated at their offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg.