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Features and benefits

A one-stop shop to trade local securities in Business Internet Banking.

The convenience to trade anywhere with Internet access, 24 hours a day.

Access to online order features to buy and sell stock and capture market opportunities.

24-hour account access where you can check your stock portfolio, place orders and transfer funds, as well as view order status and statements.

The ability to monitor your favorite stocks daily with stock watch lists.

Competitive brokerage fee - trade Hong Kong stocks at a low brokerage fee of 0.25%. Learn more in the below section.

Local Securities Service Charges

Buying and selling securities (including equity linked instruments)

Service Item Rate Minimum Charge
Buying and selling securities (including equity linked instruments)
Brokerage fee
0.25% of transaction amount HKD100/RMB100
  • trading through branch
0.4% of transaction amount HKD100/RMB100
Stamp duty (collected for HKSAR Government) 0.1% of transaction amount** (rounded up to the nearest dollar) --
Transaction levy (collected for the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong) 0.0027% of transaction amount --
Investor compensation levy (collected for the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong) 0.002% of transaction amount (suspended by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong from 19 Dec 05) --
HKEx trading fee (collected for the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd.) 0.005% of transaction amount --
Deposit transaction charge (for purchase transaction only) HKD5/RMB5 per board lot (maximum charge:HKD200/RMB200)

Waived if the same stocks are purchased and sold on the same trading day or the day after the trading day (T or T+1)*
HKD30/RMB30
Italian Financial Transaction Tax (IFTT) - for purchase of eligible Italian companies with market capitalization of more than Euro 500m and listed in Hong Kong, effective from 1 March 2013 (Collected for Italian Government) 0.20% on the net purchase amount.
(Tax deduction from the intraday netting permitted based on the weighted average purchase price and the net purchase share quantity executed on the same day)
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Italian Financial Transaction Tax (IFTT) - for purchase and sale of eligible Italian derivatives (including warrants/CBBCs) listed in Hong Kong, effective from 1 September 2013 (Collected for Italian Government) €0.125 for each transaction amounted €0 - €2,500;
€0.25 for each transaction amounted €2,500 - €5,000;
€0.50 for each transaction amounted €5,000 - €10,000;
€2.5 for each transaction amounted €10,000 - €50,000;
€5 for each transaction amounted €50,000 - €100,000;
€25 for each transaction amounted €100,000 - €500,000;
€50 for each transaction amounted €500,000 - €1,000,000;
€100 for each transaction amounted higher than €1,000,000

Notes:
1. No intraday netting permitted for Italian derivatives
2. Prevailing euro exchange rate at ECB (European Central Bank) will be referred to determine the corresponding tax tier as the HK listed Italian derivatives are denominated in HKD
3. Tax will be deducted from customer's HKD account on settlement date at the Bank's prevailing exchange rate.
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* If there is more than one purchase transaction executed on a trading day (T) and/or the next following trading day (T+1), the sale transaction will first be matched with all purchase transactions executed on T based on their size, starting from the one with the largest quantity of purchased shares. After that, any unmatched sale shares will be matched with purchase transactions executed on T+1 based on their size, starting from the one with the largest quantity of purchased shares. Remaining shares of matched purchase transactions (if any) and/or unmatched purchase transactions (if any) are still subject to the deposit transaction charge with a minimum of HKD30/RMB30 for each purchase transaction.

** Stamp Duty, Transaction levy and HKEx Trading Fee, will be collected in RMB or HKD equivalent (according to official exchange rate ) for RMB denominated stock, as determined by the bank.

The RMB charges shown are applicable to RMB denominated stock.

Receipt and delivery

Service Item Rate Minimum Charge
Receipt and delivery
Through Central Clearing and Settlement System (CCASS)
  • Receipt
HKD250/RMB250 per instruction per stock --
  • Delivery
HKD250/RMB250 per instruction per stock --
Physical scrip deposit and withdrawal
  • Deposit
Scrip fee:
HKD2.5 per board lot
HKD700 per stock per transaction
Transfer deed stamp duty
(if applicable):
HKD5 for each transfer deed
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  • Withdrawal (in self-name)
Transaction charge:
HKD5 per board lot
HKD700 per stock per transaction
Scrip fee:
HKD2.5 per board lot
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Transfer deed stamp duty
(if applicable):
HKD5 for each transfer deed
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Receipt and delivery involving change of beneficial ownership
  • Stamp duty(collected by HKSAR government)
0.1% of transaction amount, or the single rate 0.2% of transaction value for both parities (rounded up to the nearest dollar) --

Safe Custody Service

Service Item Rate Minimum Charge
Safe Custody Service
Account maintenance fee

HK$120

The fee applies to all business integrated investment accounts and business investments accounts, and is due and payable in June and December every year on a day determined by the Bank from time to time. If that day falls on the 1st day of the month and is not a business day, the fee may be collected on the business day in May and November which immediately precedes that day, subject to the decision of the Bank. The fee is payable upon closure of accounts where the account is closed before the said payment dates.

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Scrip fees

Service Item Rate Minimum Charge
Scrip fees
To be collected at ANNOUNCED book-close date of each security HKD1.50/RMB1.50 per board lot --

Nominee service

Service Item Rate Minimum Charge
Nominee service
Collection of dividends / interest and other corporate actions:
- With cash and scrip dividend 0.5% of dividend amount (maximum charge: HKD2,500/RMB2,500) HKD30/RMB30
- Without cash consideration HKD5/RMB5 per board lot (maximum charge HKD200/RMB200) HKD30/RMB30
Collection of bonus issue HKD5/RMB5 per board lot (maximum charge HKD200/RMB200) HKD30/RMB30
Exercise rights HKD5/RMB5 per board lot on received stocks resulting from exercising the right (maximum charge: HKD200/RMB200) HKD30/RMB30
Warrant conversion HKD50/RMB50 per transaction plus --
HKD5/RMB5 per board lot on received stocks resulting from warrant conversion (maximum charge: HKD200/RMB200) HKD30/RMB30
Share consolidation / splitting HKD5/RMB5 per board lot on received stocks resulting from Share consolidation / splitting (maximum charge: HKD200/RMB200) HKD30/RMB30
Redemption on maturity -- --
Unclaimed entitlement claim handling HKD300/RMB300 per distribution period plus 0.5% on cash dividend HKD30/RMB30
Equity linked instruments at maturity
  • Receipt of cash
0.2% of cash received (maximum charge: HKD300/RMB300) --
  • Receipt of stock
HKD5/RMB5 per board lot (maximum charge: HKD200/RMB200) HKD30/RMB30
Stamp duty (collected for HKSAR Government): 0.1% of transaction amount** or the part thereof (rounded up to the nearest dollar) --
Handling charge for dividend claims HKD300/RMB300 per claim by our nominee company per distribution+ HKD300/RMB300
0.5% on cash dividend HKD30/RMB30

IPO Service**

Service Item Rate Minimum Charge
IPO Service**
Handling fee per Yellow Form application HKD100/RMB100 --
Deposit transaction charge (for successful allotted shares) HKD5/RMB5 per board lot
(maximum charge: HKD200/RMB200)
HKD30/RMB30
** Related charges of the above securities services will also apply, where applicable.

Disclaimer:

The information shown is based on data obtained from sources believed to be reliable but the Bank and the concerned Information Provider(s) make no representation and accept no responsibility as to its accuracy or completeness and shall not be held liable for damages arising out of or in connection with any person's reliance upon this information. This information is neither a recommendation, an offer to sell nor solicitation of an offer to purchase any investment. The prices quoted and the other information shown are for reference only and are subject to change without notice.

The Bank does not provide investment advice. Investment involves risk. The price of stocks may move up or down. Losses may be incurred as well as profit made as a result of buying and selling stocks. Full details of the terms and conditions of the above services are available on request.

This document does not constitute an offer for the purchase or sale of any investment products. You should carefully consider whether any investment products or services mentioned herein are appropriate for you in view of your investment experience, objectives, financial resources and circumstances.

Risk disclosure:

Investment involves risk. You should carefully consider whether any investment products or services mentioned herein are appropriate for you in view of your investment experience, objectives, financial resources and relevant circumstances. The price of securities may move up or down. Losses may be incurred as well as profits made as a result of buying and selling securities.

For Renminbi (RMB) products:

  • There may be exchange rate risks if you choose to convert RMB payments made on the securities to your home currency.
  • RMB products may suffer significant losses in liquidating the underlying investments if such investments do not have an active secondary market and their prices have large bid/ offer spreads.
  • In general, RMB equity products are exposed to the usual kind of default risks that might be associated with equity products denominated in other currencies.

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