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Capture investment opportunities in the Hong Kong securities market


    How to start trading

    Log onto Online Securities Trading platform now

    Via SC Equities mobile app

    SC Equities App QR Code
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Hong Kong Securities Services

Powered by Refinitiv, our Online Securities Trading enables you to stay abreast of the Hong Kong securities market at your fingertips and capture investment opportunities anytime, anywhere.

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

The waiver on account maintenance fee will be valid until further notice.

The complete list of charges can be found in Service Charges Booklet, charges may be subject to change.

Trading orders under the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (“SEHK”)
Eligible securities to be included

✓ All stocks listed on SEHK
✓ All derivative products listed on SEHK including but not limited to warrants, callable bull/ bear contracts, Leverage and Inverse Products

Maximum order size

3,000 board lots per transaction

Order types

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

SEHK operation practices and transaction arrangements
Settlement currency


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.

Clearing and settlement cycle

Securities and cash settlement: Trade day + 2 days

Trade-related services
Securities brokerage

Online Banking and SC Equities: 0.20% (minimum brokerage: HKD50)
Securities Hotline: 0.30% (minimum brokerage: HKD150)

Trade lodgement fee


SFC Transaction Levy(charged by The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong)

0.0027% on transaction amount for each transaction

FRC Transaction Levy(effective from 1 January 2022, charged by Financial Reporting Council)

0.00015% of the consideration for each transaction

Trading fee (charged by The Hong Kong Exchange & Clearing Limited)

0.00565% on transaction amount for each transaction

Stamp duty (charged by The Hong Kong Government)

0.1% on transaction amount (rounded up to the nearest dollar)

Stock settlement fee (charged by The Hong Kong Securities & Clearing Company Limited)

0.002% on transaction amount, minimum HKD2, maximum HKD100 (applicable to CCASS Stock only)

The complete list of charges can be found in Service Charges Booklet, charges may be subject to change.
Stock settlement-related services
Transfer deed stamp duty (charged by The Hong Kong Government)

HKD5 for each transfer deed of new certificate and stamp duty is payable by the seller only

Stock transfer-in (scripless)/ Physical share certificate deposit* fee

Bank charges waived

HKD1 CCASS SI instruction input fee for stock transfer-in

For Non-CCASS stock deposit, HKD10 per board lot, minimum HKD30

* To deposit physical share certificates, please visit 21st Floor, Standard Chartered Tower, 388 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon.

Stock transfer-out fee (scripless)

HKD5 per board lot, minimum HKD30

HKD1 CCASS SI instruction input fee

Stock withdrawal fee

HKD5 per board lot, minimum HKD30

For registered or bearer debt securities safe-kept in CCASS, plus relevant CCASS charge

The complete list of charges can be found in Service Charges Booklet, charges may be subject to change.
Information services
1. FREE detailed quotes per month

Priority Banking clients 1,000 quotes/ Premium Banking clients 500 quotes/ Easy Banking and Non-Relationship Package clients 200 quotes

2. Additional FREE detailed quotes

100 additional quotes for every executed securities transaction

3. Subsequent charge

HKD0.1 per quote, minimum HKD10 per month

Real-time stock alerts (applicable to registration via Standard Chartered Online Banking only)
  • SMS: HKD1 per quote
  • Email: FREE 200 per month (thereafter HKD 0.1/ quote, minimum HKD10/month)
The complete list of charges can be found in Service Charges Booklet, charges may be subject to change.
Account maintenance
Custodial fee


Account maintenance fee (semi-annual)


Nominee services and corporate actions
Collection of cash dividend

· If the dividend amount is:

· Less than HKDHKD30/RMB25: the dividend amount OR

· HKD30/RMB25 or more: 0.5% of the dividend amount (minimum: HKD30/RMB25)

Collection of scrip dividend

0.5% on value of cash equivalent, minimum HKD15/RMB12

The complete list of charges can be found in Service Charges Booklet, charges may be subject to change.

How to start trading

For new securities clients, click here to open a securities account now.

For existing securities clients, you can start trading in just few steps as shown below.

Via Desktop
Step 1
Log onto Online Securities Trading platform and click ‘Trade’ on the menu
How to start trading - VIA DESKTOP - STEP 1
Step 2
Start trading
How to start trading - VIA DESKTOP - STEP 2

Via SC Equities mobile app

Step 1

Log into SC Equities mobile app

Step 2

Click on menu button and select ‘Trading’

Step 3

Start trading

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Risk Disclosure Statement / Important Notes

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.