What is a Demat Account?
A Demat Account (short for Dematerialised Account) allows you to hold shares and securities in digital form. You can buy and sell shares via a single Demat Account, making it an easy and convenient way of investing. A Demat Account can hold all the investments you make in shares, exchange-traded funds, government securities bonds, insurance and mutual funds in one place.
With a Demat Account, the risks concerning owning a physical certificate like theft, forgery, loss and damage are eliminated. Buying and selling of shares are quick, secure and convenient using a Demat Account. Moreover, you receive shares automatically into your account in the event of stock bonuses, mergers, etc. You can easily access your information and check all the activities by simply logging in to your Demat Account anytime, anywhere. You can also connect your Demat Account with your trading account, making it easier to access all your holdings and to check your balance while trading. Since there are no stamp duties involved in transferring shares, a Demat Account allows you to benefit from the reduced transaction costs.