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Capture securities trading opportunities in mainland China

Minimal brokerage for eligible Shanghai A Shares

We are offering comprehensive Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Northbound Trading Services to help you make the most of your investment by capturing more potential opportunities from the stock markets in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Northbound Trading Link features

Trading A Shares under Northbound Trading Link is different from trading Hong Kong Shares, in terms of their market practices and transaction fees.

Fees and levies arrangement


Trade-related services
Securities brokerage
Online Banking: 0.2%
Designated Northbound Securities Trading Hotline: 0.3% (Minimum brokerage for each transaction: RMB100)
Trade lodgement fee Waived
Handling Fee
0.00487% of the consideration of a transaction per side
(Charged by SSE/SZSE)
Securities management fee
0.002% of the consideration of a transaction per side
(Charged by China Securities Regulatory Commission)
Transfer fee
0.002% of the consideration of a transaction per side
(Charged by ChinaClear)
Transfer fee
0.002% of the consideration of a transaction per side
(Charged by Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited)
Stamp duty
0.1% of the consideration of a transaction on the seller
(Charged by SAT)
Capital gains tax and business tax
(Charged by SAT)
Stock settlement-related services
Stock transfer-in fee (Scripless)
Bank charges waived
HKD1 CCASS SI instruction input fee for stock transfer-in
Stock transfer-out fee (Scripless)
HKD5 per board lot, minimum HKD30
HKD1 CCASS SI instruction input fee
Nominee services and corporate actions
Collection of cash dividend 0.5% on dividend amount, minimum HKD30/RMB25, or dividend amount, whichever is lower
China withholding income tax on dividends
10% on dividend amount
(Charged by SAT)
Collection of scrip dividend 0.5% on value of cash equivalent, minimum HKD15/RMB12
Collection of bonus shares HKD30/RMB25 per collection
Corporate action service fee
HKD1 per board lot
(Corporate actions include cash offer, right issue, conversion of warrants and take-over)
Handling charge for registration of covered warrant
HKD200 per transaction (Non-refundable)
(by registrar)
Account maintenance
Custodial fee Waived
Account maintenance fee HKD100 if no securities buy/sell transaction and maintain no stock portfolio with the Bank during January to June (to be debited in July) and July to December (to be debited in January in subsequent year) every year


– All the above fees and levies will be collected from CCASS Participants’ designated bank accounts at day-end of Trade Day.
– The Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation (“SAT”) in China have provided a temporary exemption to Hong Kong and foreign investors from the capital gain tax and business tax in relation to gains derived from trading of eligible SSE securities via Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect. There is a risk that investors in SSE securities may be subject to capital gains tax and/or business tax in the future once the temporary exemption is no longer in force. Investors should consider this risk when investing in SSE securities.
– China Withholding Income Tax on Dividends will be withheld by issuers of SSE securities and ChinaClear upon dividend payment.
– For investors whose residing country has entered into a tax treaty with China which allows them enjoying a lower dividend tax rate, the investors may apply to the relevant tax authority for a refund of the differences.
– Please note that both stock and cash settlement of all A Shares stock trading conducted through Standard Chartered will be settled on Trade Day.


Risk Disclosure Statement


This webpage does not constitute any offer, invitation or recommendation to any person to enter into any transaction described therein or any similar transaction, nor does it constitute any prediction of likely future price movements. Investor(s) should not only base on this webpage to make investment decisions. This webpage has not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission or any regulatory authority in Hong Kong.