Firstly, you'll need to sign up to Birchal, create a profile and, if available, select 'view investment offer' on the company you'd like to invest in. This is different to submitting an expression of interest (see screenshot below).
Once you have read through the company offer document and CSF Risk Warning, simply enter the amount you wish to invest on the investment offer page and click 'invest'.
You'll then head through Part 2 of the investment phase, where your investment is confirmed at Step 5.
Written instructions for Investing: Part 2
Log in to Birchal (if you haven't already) or confirm your account
Confirm you've read the related Offer Document
Input your personal details (legal name, address, investor type)
Double-check your investment amount and chosen company rewards (if applicable). If you're investing more than $10k you will be asked to upload your accountant's certificate at this step.
Enter your ID verification and hit confirm. At this step your investment is considered approved by the Birchal system.
Select a payment method for your investment (see below)
Congratulations! You will receive confirmation via email to recognise your investment and information on how your payment will be processed. You can also keep up to date and view your investment by visiting My Portfolio anytime.
Now that your investment has been reflected, here's a breakdown of the payment process for each investment:
You’ve completed your investment (Pending payment status): this means that we’ve received all the information we need right now. No funds will actually be taken from your account at this point.
We’re capturing funds: We notify all investors, via email, 3 business days in advance of capturing funds through direct debit. Once we receive the funds, we will send a confirmation email. Note: this can take up to 3 business days.
We’ve captured your funds: Once your funds have been captured, your payment status should switch from ‘pending’ to ‘confirmed’.
For more information on payments and international transfers, please review these related articles to assist you:
Investments can be made from $50, unless the issuer (company) has chosen to increase the minimum investment threshold.