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Capitalise on the U.S. stock boom with unlimited brokerage waiver

New U.S. securities clients enjoy unlimited U.S. securities Buy Brokerage Waiver for 3 months
  • Open Now Open Now

    How to open Securities Account?

    If you do not have any Securities Account, you can open Securities Account via Online Banking or SC Mobile App.

    Via Online Banking

    Login Online Banking and select “Securities Services” from the menu

    Via SC Mobile App

    Use mobile device (iOS App or Android App) to click the following button. Simply click “Equities” on Invest tab.

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Securities Services

Our all-in-one Online Securities Trading platform powered by Refinitiv enables you to capture investment opportunities in Hong Kong, Mainland China and U.S. securities markets with just one single account.

SC Equities – Your trusted securities trading platform

Simple Securities Brokerage Fee – 0.2% for all markets1

$0 trade lodgement fee, custodial fee and account maintenance fee

Free Market Analysis Report powered by Refinitiv. Learn More

Free Real-Time Quote2 & Price Alert3

Unlimited U.S. Securities Buy Trade Brokerage Waiver for New U.S. Securities Clients

From now until 30 June 24, enjoy unlimited U.S. securities buy trade brokerage waiver in the month of the first U.S. securities trade and the following 3 months. See below illustrative example. Terms and conditions apply. Follow the below steps if you have not submitted U.S. tax form for U.S. securities trading!

Investment Newbie

Long-term Investor

Frequent Trader

Investment Newbie

Securities trading services-investment newbie 3.0
I want to enter the stock market and start learning to trade with a small amount of capital...
  • US$200

    Transaction amount

  • Min. US$18

    brokerage waived for every buy trade

  • US$54

    Total savings

*US$54 is illustrated example based on assumption of 1 buy trade per month x US$18 per trade x 3 months. Trade more, save more! T&Cs apply.

  • Open Now Open Now

    How to open Securities Account?

    If you do not have any Securities Account, you can open Securities Account via Online Banking or SC Mobile App.

    Via Online Banking

    Login Online Banking and select “Securities Services” from the menu

    Via SC Mobile App

    Use mobile device (iOS App or Android App) to click the following button. Simply click “Equities” on Invest tab.

Long-term Investor

Securities trading services-long terms investor 3.0
I want to ensure steady growth of assets in various market environments...
  • US$10,000

    Transaction amount

  • US$20 

    brokerage waived for every buy trade

  • US$300

    Total savings

*US$300 is illustrated example based on assumption of 5 buy trades per month x US$20 per trade x 3 months. Trade more, save more! T&Cs apply.

  • Open Now Open Now

    How to open Securities Account?

    If you do not have any Securities Account, you can open Securities Account via Online Banking or SC Mobile App.

    Via Online Banking

    Login Online Banking and select “Securities Services” from the menu

    Via SC Mobile App

    Use mobile device (iOS App or Android App) to click the following button. Simply click “Equities” on Invest tab.

Frequent Trader

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I want to capture every hot trading sector, for example, AI stocks ...
  • US$20,000

    Transaction amount

  • US$40 

    brokerage waived for every buy trade

  • US$2,400

    Total savings

*US$2,400 is illustrated example based on assumption of 20 buy trades per month (i.e. 1 buy trade each working day) x US$40 per trade x 3 months. Trade more, save more! T&Cs apply.

  • Open Now Open Now

    How to open Securities Account?

    If you do not have any Securities Account, you can open Securities Account via Online Banking or SC Mobile App.

    Via Online Banking

    Login Online Banking and select “Securities Services” from the menu

    Via SC Mobile App

    Use mobile device (iOS App or Android App) to click the following button. Simply click “Equities” on Invest tab.

Securities Trading Platform powered by Refinitiv

Open a Securities Account via SC Mobile App

Open a Securities Account and trade in Hong Kong, China and U.S. stock markets.

Step 1

Select “Invest”, and click “Equities”

Step 1

Step 2

Select “Securities Services”, and complete the application following the step-by-step instruction

Step 2

Step 3

Application submitted. Reference number is provided for tracking account opening status

Step 3

For more details of opening Securities Account, please click here

Already having Securities Account and want to start U.S. Securities Trading?

Fill in the U.S. Tax Form to certify your non-US person status and start investing in the U.S. stock market. From now until 30 June 24, enjoy unlimited U.S. securities buy trade brokerage waiver in the month of the first U.S. securities trade and the following 3 months. T&Cs apply.

Step 1

Fill in Form W-8BEN to declare your non-U.S. person status

Step 1

Step 2

Access our Tax Form Upload Portal, fill in your personal information

Step 2

Step 3

Upload your completed tax form and submit

Step 3

Securities Markets Overview

Hong Kong

China Connect

U.S.

Eligible securities to be included

  • Stocks and ETFs listed on SEHK
  • Derivative products listed on SEHK, including but not limited to warrants, callable bull/ bear contracts, leverage and inverse products

Order types

Allow enhanced limit order/CAS at-auction limit order, stop-loss order, market order and morning at-auction limit order

Clearing and settlement cycle

Securities and cash settlement: Trade day + 2 days

Trading hours

  • Morning auction session: 09:00 – 09:20
  • Continuous trading (Morning): 09:30 – 12:00
  • Continuous trading(Afternoon): 13:00 – 16:00
  • Closing auction session: 16:00 – 16:10^

^ Market closes randomly within 16:08 – 16:10.

For more details of Hong Kong Securities Services, please click here

Eligible securities to be included

The full list of eligible SSE and SZSE securities is published on the HKEx website and will be updated from time to time.

Trading hours

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Clearing and settlement cycle

Securities settlement: Trade day

Cash settlement: Trade day + 1 day

Standard Chartered clients enjoy:

Securities settlement: Trade day

Cash settlement: Trade day (cash settlement will take place on trade day at around 7p.m.)

Order types

Only allow limit order

For more details of China Connect Securities Services, please click here

Eligible securities to be included

Equities securities and ETFs listed in NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), NYSE AMEX, NYSE ARCA and BATS.

Trading hours

Normal trading session from Monday to Friday

Summer trading hours (HKT): 21:30 – 04:00 on the next day

Winter trading hours (HKT): 22:30 – 05:00 on the next day

Limit orders and Good-till-day (“GTD”) limit orders can be placed anytime except 05:00 to 07:00 HKT

Securities and cash settlement

Trade day + 2 days (To be revised to trade day + 1 day with effect from 28 May 2024)

Order types

For buy and sell orders, limit orders and GTD limit orders are accepted.

Before you can begin trading, please submit a US Tax Form to certify your US Person Status before being able to place a trading order for US market. You may find the appropriate US Tax Form in the following website: https://www.sc.com/en/regulatory-disclosures/client-tax/#fatca .

You can submit the form in the following ways:

  • Upload to our portal
  • Email us at us-tax-processing.hk@sc.com
  • Submit to any of our branches
  • Mail to Client On-Boarding Deposit Ops, 13/F Standard Chartered Tower, 388 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

For more details of U.S. Securities Services, please click here.

One-stop securities management service via Online Banking

eDocument

Keep and view monthly statements securities account, securities contact note/ receipt/ withdrawal, IPO advices, corporate action advices in a convenient way

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eIPO (applicable to Hong Kong Securities Services)

Submit application online for any IPO available on Hong Kong Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market

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eCorporate Actions (applicable to Hong Kong Securities Services)

Manage 4 main types of corporate actions online: dividend with option, tender offer, rights issue and open offer

Push Notification

Receive price alert, order status and corporate action notification, and so much more

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FAQs

  • Currently, you can trade all securities listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK), Shanghai A shares under Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, equities securities and ETFs listed in NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), NYSE AMEX, NYSE ARCA and BATS through our Online Securities Services.

  • You can go to our online securities trading platform. You will see a tag Market Information. After clicking into Market Information, you can find free real-time basic quote under Quote. To search your desired stock, you can follow the steps below.

    • Enter the stock code in the search box at top right corner
    • Select the stock you want to look for
    • Free real time basic quote will be shown
    • For detailed quote, you can click on Detailed Quote
  • Yes, you can enjoy unlimited free basic real-time quotes. A number of FREE real-time detailed quotes are also available for your use once signing up our Online Securities Services, depending on your banking relationship with us.

    Please refer to the below table:

    Monthly Free real-time detailed quote:
    Banking Relationship Package Free Real-Time Detailed Quotes per Calendar Month
    Priority Banking 1,000
    Premium Banking 500
    Easy Banking & Non-Relationship Package 200

    Bonus FREE real-time detailed quote:

    Each successful trade will give you an additional 100 FREE real-time detailed quotes in the month you trade. The more you trade, the more bonus FREE real-time detailed quote you can earn. Please note that all your executed orders placed through the same channel (online or phone) on the same stock and same instruction side in one trading day are considered as one executed trade.

    Any unused bonus free real-time detailed quotes earned in a month will expire at the end of the following second month.

    The number of free real-time detailed quotes you are entitled in the month will be reflected in the “Unused Quote” of the Online Securities Trading screen on or before the 3rd business day of the month.

    The following will be taken into account when deriving your monthly entitlement:

    • the monthly entitled free real-time detailed quotes of your banking relationship package,
    • the bonus free real-time detailed quotes you earned in the last month but not yet used (if any), and
    • the real-time detailed quotes you used in last month (if any).

    Our Online Securities Trading System assists you to monitor your entitled free detailed quotes for the month. It will display the 1st alert message upon your remaining number of free real-time detailed quotes falls to ’10’; and will display the 2nd alert message upon all your free real-time detailed quotes have been used up.

    Customer’s real-time detailed quote usage in a month that exceeds customer’s entitled free detailed quotes for the month is subject to a charge according to our Service Charges schedule.

  • We provide 24×7 online securities services except daily maintenance period 5:00 – 7:00 a.m. Hong Kong time. All US securities orders will be sent to US Exchanges when the US markets open.

  • Before you can begin trading, please submit a US Tax Form to certify your US Person Status before being able to place a trading order for US market. You may find the appropriate US Tax Form in the following website: https://www.sc.com/en/regulatory-disclosures/client-tax/#fatca.

    You can submit the form in the following ways:

    • Upload to our portal
    • Email us at us-tax-processing.hk@sc.com
    • Submit to any of our branches
    • Mail to Client On-Boarding Deposit Ops, 13/F Standard Chartered Tower, 388 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Please find the following steps:

    1. Make sure you have active Securities Account and Settlement Account in Standard Chartered Bank.
    2. Fill in your personal information, Standard Chartered Securities Account number, and stock details, on “Securities Services Stock Transfer Request” form obtained from branches.
    3. If transfer from another bank/financial institution to Standard Chartered Bank, please check “Transfer in from another financial institution to my/our above account number”.
    4. If transfer from Standard Chartered Bank to another bank/financial institution, please check “Transfer out to another financial institution from my/our above account number”.
    5. Fill in the information of the bank/financial institution that you want to transfer to/from, and make sure the requested information provided in the form is complete and accurate.
    6. Read the “Notes” in the form carefully, and sign on the form.
    7. Submit the form to any of our branches.
    8. Inform the bank/financial institution about the stock transfer details. It must be done by client for both transfer-in and transfer-out.
  • For transfer in Hong Kong stock and/ or Shanghai/Shenzhen A-shares under China Stock Connect, our CCASS participant ID is C00039.

Have questions? Find out more on our FAQ

  1. For details of all securities services related fees and charges, please refer to the bank’s latest service charges booklet.
  2. Free real-time detailed quote entitlement will be based on your Banking Plans with Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (the “Bank”).
  3. HKD1 will be charged for each SMS price alert. Each client is entitled to up to 200 free email price alerts per month.

Risk Disclosure Statement for Securities Services:

  • Investment involves risks. The prices of securities fluctuate, sometimes dramatically and the worst case may result in loss of your entire investment amount.
  • Past performance of any securities is no guide to its future performance. Investors should consider their own investment objectives, investment experience, financial situation, risk tolerance level and carefully read the Terms and Conditions of relevant Securities Services before making any investment decision.

Important Notes of SMS/Email Communications:

  • Client is responsible for charges that may be imposed by individual mobile network operator (including but not limited to roaming service charges).
  • You will not receive a personal call to inform you of your order status if you have enrolled for SMS/ email order confirmation or placed your order through the online channel. Please use order status enquiry function to check the updated status of your order.
  • SMS order confirmation and price alert services require pre-registration and are subject to relevant Terms and Conditions.
  • Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (the Bank) gives no warranty as to the timeliness or reliability of the SMS/ email communications and shall have no liability in the event that the client fails to receive such communication.

Important Notes of Online Securities Trading and SC Equities:

  • The Bank will not be liable for any loss or damage to you as a result of making the Online Securities Trading Services available to you, unless the loss or damage is directly caused by our negligence or our wilful default.
  • For more details and the risks involved, please refer to the Securities Services Terms and Conditions or contact our branch staff.

Securities Terms and Conditions:

  • This website does not constitute any prediction of likely future price movements.
  • Investors should not make investment decisions based on this website alone.
  • This website has not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission or any regulatory authority in Hong Kong.
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