Can I borrow money to invest?

Ideally, the invested funds should be your own. You can however loan funds from a bank or use donated funds from a spouse to invest in Crypto Asset Arbitrage.

Most importantly, you cannot loan funds from friends or family if they are sharing in the risk and profits as they are then effectively making use of your Single Discretionary or Foreign Capital Allowance. This contravenes exchange control regulations and is therefore considered an illegal activity. You can find out more on the SARBs FAQ under the Crypto assets header.

We take a conservative approach and do not allow clients to invest funds borrowed from friends or family (except spouses) with us, regardless of whether the lender is sharing in the risk and profits.