The regulation requires us to verify your bank account. For us to do that, you'll need to transfer at least $10,000 HKD or $1,300 USD for your first deposit. StashAway does not impose any minimum balance and this is just a regulatory requirement for verification purposes.
There is no minimum balance for your subsequent deposits with the same bank account. You have full discretion on how much and when you want to invest, including no minimum balance to maintain the account. You may also skip a month or two, resume, and withdraw whenever you wish. All without incurring charges or penalties.