Account opening of securities account

You can open a securities account through DBS iBanking or by visiting one of our branches.

Can I operate my securities account for trade via the Internet when I am not in Hong Kong?

Yes, provided that you are already signed up for Internet securities trading services with DBS. You will be subject to the laws of that jurisdiction and are solely responsible for ensuring that all transactions you perform are in compliance with those laws.

What are the required supporting documents to open a securities account?

To open a personal securities account with DBS, you will need to provide the following supporting documents:

  • A copy of an identifying document from Hong Kong (e.g. Hong Kong ID card, passport, etc.)

  • Proof of your home address (e.g. utility bills, Tax Assessment Note, Government Rates Demand Note)

  • Written consent from your employer if your employer is a registered person with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (HKSFC)

What steps are involved in opening a securities account online?

Before applying for a securities account, you are required to complete a Financial Needs Analysis. After doing so, follow these steps:

  1. Accept the Investment Products Consolidated Terms and Conditions

  2. Accept the Risk Disclosure Statements

  3. Make the Customer Declarations and Undertakings

  4. Fill in your details as applicant

  5. Submit the application

The account (if the application is approved and all supporting documents (if any) are received) will be effective within 3 to 4 business days after the application day (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays).

Why was I not able to submit an application to open a securities account through DBS iBanking?

This service is only available to holders of a valid HKID or passport and a HKD Save & Cheque Account in their name only, who registered for DBS iBanking and have no existing securities accounts with our Bank.

We also do not currently accept online applications for securities accounts from the following:

  • Employees or directors of a Licensed Corporation or Registered Institution under the Securities and Futures Ordinance

  • Residents or citizens of the United States of America

Do I need to make any initial deposit to open a securities account?

No. An initial deposit is not required.

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