How To Check My Demat Account Balance?
Demat account is an essential requirement for trading on the stock market. In its most basic essence, a Demat account is a bank account/wallet of sorts for securities.
Suppose an individual wishes to purchase securities such as shares and bonds. In that case, they must have a Demat account in their name first, which will allow them to store their securities in a dematerialized or digital manner. Bank accounts allow their holders to view their bank statements, either on a physical passbook or online. A Demat account serves a similar function. It shows individuals the transaction history for their Demat account and allows them to keep track of transactions and confirm that they have received any shares purchased that they have made payment for.
Functioning as a bank account of sorts, a Demat account is held with either the NSDL or CDSL, and you can open and access your Demat account through a depository participant such as a stockbroker.
Depositories do not receive their shares directly from investors. Instead, they go through Depository Participants, who are registered with SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India) and play the role of agents for any depositories. Furthermore, in order to trade shares, one must possess both a trading account and a Demat account held with a DP.
What is a Demat Account Balance?
Investors can get insight into all the investments they currently own from their Demat account balance. Similar to a typical bank account, the demat account updates immediately with each share or stock purchased or sold.
However, as Demat Accounts deal with shares and securities rather than actual money, there is no such obligation to maintain a minimum amount.
How to access the Demat account statement
The CDSL website now allows all investors an online medium to check their CAS, the procedure for which is as follows:
1. Log onto the CDSL website at cdslindia.com
2. Under the ‘Quick Links’ tab on the homepage, select ‘Login’ and login to – CAS.
3. Proceed to enter your PAN number
4. Proceed to enter your Demat Account Number
5. Enter other requested data, such as date of birth and complete captcha requirements.
7. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number, which you can use to authenticate the login
If all the details entered are correct, you should now be able to view your CAS and check the Demat account statement online.
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Once you have logged in online, you can now access and download your CAS from your online Demat account in order to view your Demat holding statement and Demat account status. You can select a date range based on monthly and annual timeframes and download the statements accordingly.
Consolidated Account Statement
The Consolidated Account Statement (CAS) is a summarized statement containing details of all the transactions made by you through your Demat account. Additionally, it contains the list of holdings held with the CDSL and NSDL linked to your PAN Card.
The CAS also contains details on the transactions of other Demat accounts if you have more than one account. Moreover, it consolidates details of your mutual fund holdings with mutual fund registrar and transfer agents.
The CAS is sent to all investors every month as per the instructions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) made in 2015. The SEBI has mandated all depositories to assemble all the investments linked to a PAN number and send it to investors on a monthly basis, usually at the end of each month. In case there are no transactions in the Demat account, or you have no mutual fund holdings in a month or a year, you will receive your CAS once every six months. Although the depositories are obligated to send you the CAS regularly, you can also view it on your own on the CDSL website.
The CAS is an important piece of document and can offer the following advantages:
- It keeps you informed: With details of all your transactions in one place, you stay informed at all times.
- It reduces paperwork: All the information is consolidated in one place, so you do not need to refer to multiple sources.
- It keeps you updated: You can use the CAS to make better investment decisions based on the performance of your investments.
Things to check while reading a Demat account statement
Here are the fields of a Demat account statement that you can check on your statement:
1. Personal information: The statement contains your name, PAN number, Demat account number, date of birth and other similar details. You can check these on the statement. In case the information is incorrect, you can get it corrected from Depository Participant (DP).
2. Folio number: A folio number is a unique number allotted to every investor. This number is linked to all your investments. In case of errors, this too can be corrected from the DP.
3. Mutual fund names and details: This field contains the information on all of your mutual fund investments.
4. Dividend payouts: If you have received any dividend payments from your investments up until the date of the statement, it will reflect here.
5. Net Asset Value (NAV): NAV is the cost of each unit of your investments. The statement will contain the NAV of each investment up until the date of the statement. Remember that the NAV keeps changing over time, so it may not be the same as the time you view your statement.
6. Transaction summary: The transaction summary consists of all the transactions you have made through your Demat account. This includes every purchase and sale made by you.
Now that you know how to check your Demat account balance and read the CAS, you can view it regularly to stay informed of how your investments are performing. This can help you make timely decisions and achieve your goals with minimal digressions and errors.
1. What is a Demat account statement?
A Demat account statement is a summary of all your transactions and holdings held with the CDSL and NSDL and with mutual fund registrar and transfer agents.
2. How can I check my Demat account balance?
You can your Demat account balance on your CAS every month. This will be sent to you by the DP. Alternatively, you can also log in to the CDSL website at cdslindia.com and download it. You can also find it on your Demat account online portal.
3. How can I get the Demat account holding statement?
You can check your Demat account balance on the CDSL website at cdslindia.com. You can log in to CAS, enter your PAN number, Demat account number and any other personal details requested on the platform, such as your name, date of birth, etc. An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. Enter this for verification, and you will be able to check your Demat account balance on the statement.
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