Basic Trading Account

Trade globally with just one account

Why you will love this

Gain access to iOCBC online platform to trade on SGX and 14 foreign markets

Trade in 31 exchanges via your Trading Representative (TR)

Who can apply

Age 18 and above

For local application

Apply at a branch with these supporting documents 

  1. For Singaporeans and Permanent Residents:

    • NRIC/SAF/SPF ID and Passport

    For Malaysians:

    • IC and Singapore Residence Pass (e.g. Employment pass) if applicable

    For Foreigners:

    • Valid Passport and Singapore Residence Pass (e.g. Employment pass) if applicable

    Note: Bring the originals of these Identification Documents (ID)

  2. Provide us with the original or electronic copy of any of the following documents reflecting your name and address:

    • Bank statement from a Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) licensed bank
    • Latest CPF statement
    • Latest Notice of tax assessment from IRAS

    Note: Document(s) must be dated no older than 3 months from date of application. If your mailing address is different from your residential address, please provide one document for each address.
    If you are applying for a corporate account, please call us at 1800 338 8688

For overseas application

Mail in the completed application forms with copies of:  

  1. Required for all:

    Optional Forms

  2. Provide a copy of your identification:

    For Singaporeans and Permanent Residents:

    • NRIC/SAF/SPF ID and Passport

    For Malaysians:

    • IC and Singapore Residence Pass (e.g. Employment pass) if applicable

    For Foreigners:

    • Valid Passport and Singapore Residence Pass (e.g. Employment pass) if applicable

    Bring your original ID, the photocopy and our account application form to any of the below authorised parties to witness your signature on the form and certify true copy of your ID:

    • Notary Public
    • Advocates & Solicitors
    • Singapore Embassy

    The witnessing officer should provide his/her name and contact details.

  3. Provide us with the original or electronic copy of any of the following documents reflecting your name and address:

    • Bank statement from a Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) licensed bank
    • Latest CPF statement
    • Latest Notice of tax assessment from IRAS

    Note: Document(s) must be dated no older than 3 months from date of application. If your mailing address is different from your residential address, please provide one document for each address.

  4. Mail it to us

    OCBC Securities Private Limited
    18 Church Street #01-00,
    OCBC Centre South,
    Singapore 049479

Our most fundamental account for all your essential trading needs.

Benefits

Trade around the world through us with access to over 30 global exchanges

Trade 15 exchanges online and access the other markets by placing orders through your dedicated Trading Representative

Shares custody

Enjoy the flexbility of having your SGX shares custodised at Central Depository Funds (CDP)

Be guided by a Trading Representative

You will be assigned a dedicated Trading Representative (TR) who will be there to assist you with all your queries and provide market updates

No funds needed upfront

Enjoy the ability to trade up to your assigned limit without needing to fund your trades beforehand

Our standard commission rates

SGX (Traded in SGD)

    Online Broker Assisted
    For trades with contract value less than or equal to S$50,000 0.275% 0.50%
    For trades with contract value between S$50,000 and S$100,000 0.22% 0.40%
    For trades with contract value more than S$100,000 0.18% 0.25%
    MInimum commission S$25 S$40

    AMEX, NYSE and NASDAQ

      Online Broker Assisted
      Rate 0.30% 0.415%
      Minimum commission USD 20 USD 30

      HKEX

        Online Broker Assisted
        Rate 0.25% 0.30%
        Minimum commission HKD 150 HKD 200

        All transactions are also subject to other fees such as clearing fees, stamp duty, GST, etc.
        More details on fees and commissions for other markets.

        Products you can trade with this account
        Securities

        Company shares, warrants, DLCs, REITS, ADRs and more.

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        Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

        Index funds with access to a diversified portfolio of securities.

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        Equity-Linked Notes

        Short-term investments to buy or sell shares of selected company at a discounted price.

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        Bonds

        A form of fixed-income securities issued by governments or companies to raise funds from the financial markets.

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        Before you apply

        Eligibility requirements

        Minimum Age

        18 years old

        Initial deposit

        For those between 18-20 years old, initial deposit of S$1,000 is required to commence trading

        Ways to apply

        Start your trading journey with us

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