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A Demat Account holds shares and securities electronically or in a dematerialised form. It is an easy and convenient way of holding assets such as shares, Exchange-Traded Funds [ETFs], government securities and bonds.
A Demat Account allows for quick, secure and convenient transactions for buying and selling shares and other securities. With a Demat Account, shares or other financial instruments can be easily accessed and all activities can be instantly checked by simply logging into the account anytime. A Demat Account is connected with a trading account to simplify stock market transactions.
Dematerialisation is a proper form of keeping record online in demat account and is designed to offer enhanced protection and increased speed for buying and selling in an electronic form.
A Demat Account enables the electronic transaction of shares and securities to be bought and sold through the process of Dematerialisation. Financial transactions involving stocks and other securities of the investor are held in the Demat Account as a means for convenient and hassle-free trades.
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A Demat Account makes financial transactions easy and convenient - features of Demat Account include.
A Demat Account helps in buying and selling shares online. Formerly, transferring shares physically would take anywhere between a fortnight to a month. A Demat Account ensures a simplified process with reduced costs. Besides, holding securities in the electronic form does not require stamp duty when transferring them.
With a Demat Account, users can transfer securities online in seconds. Delivery Instruction Slips [DIS] are used to transfer securities from one Demat Account electronically.
When choosing an online Demat Account opening, users benefit from taking a loan on their securities. Pledging securities held in the online Demat Account as collateral can help obtain necessary funds when needed.
Users can receive stock dividends and bonus issues of shares released by companies directly and safely through a Demat Account.
Upon providing instructions to the DP, users can convert physical certificates into electronic forms whenever needed. Certificates can also be converted into physical form if required through rematerialisation.
A Demat Account can be suspended for a specific period whenever needed. This feature comes in handy when users avoid unexpected debits or credits into their Demat Account. Users can also opt to freeze their Demat Account for a specific number of securities in the account.
A user can operate a Demat Account electronically through various devices and modes. A Demat Account can be accessed via a computer, laptop, and other smart devices through the Internet.
Non-Resident Indians can also open a Demat Account and invest in shares in the Indian stock market through their NRE or NRO bank account.
Invest in various financial products: Besides stocks, Demat account allows you to invest in various other financial products too like Futures and Options, Commodity, Currency, Bonds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Mutual Funds,etc.
Easy Portfolio Monitoring: Demat account also comes in handy to monitor, review and modify your investment portfolio easily from anywhere.
One stop storage: Users can track their investments and transactions through a single Demat Account.
Swift settlements: A Demat Account reduces settlement cycles, thus saving users time and effort.
Safety and Security of assets: There is no fear of loss, theft or damage to the stocks and securities owing to the Demat Account's digital format.
Elimination of odd lots: Buying and selling of single units are possible with a Demat Account.
Reduced costs: Stamp duty and other handling costs are eliminated due to the digital format.
Easy liquidation and monetization: A Demat Account offers easy liquidation of assets.
Effortless KYC Updating: Users can easily update any change in address, mobile number or nominee details via a single Demat Account.
Easy transmission: A joint Demat Account can add a next-of-kin as a nominee to effortlessly transfer assets.
Auto transfer of corporate benefits: Get automatic update of corporate actions such as dividends, bonus issues, right shares or stock splits in the Demat account.
Remain Informed: Get all the latest news, analysis, stocks and company information to remain informed in the market and take the right decisions.
The following investors are eligible to open a Demat Account:
There are various charges associated with a Demat Account, which are as follows:
To open a Demat Account requires specific documents. Below is a complete checklist of documents to open a Demat Account.
It is mandatory to enter correct PAN details in the account opening journey. Image of PAN Card required only if PAN verification fails.
Sign on a white paper and upload its picture. Ensure that your signature matches the one on your PAN card.
As proof of your bank account enter correct IFSC code and bank account number. Image of a cancelled cheque or your bank statement/passbook for the last six months required only if Bank verification fails.
To trade in derivatives such as F&O, you need to submit the soft copy of the Income Tax Return (ITR) statement, salary slips for three months, bank statement for six months, net-worth certificate, Demat holding statement, or holding report. This is optional and not mandatory.
Derivative market refers to the buying and selling of an underlying asset. An individual can participate in the equities as well as the derivatives market by opening a demat account. The demat account helps traders hold shares and other securities.
A mutual fund is a financial instrument which pools in money from several investors to purchase a diversified portfolio. Systematic investment plan (SIP) and lump sump are the two ways to invest in a mutual fund. With the help of an ICICI Direct demat account, one can invest in a SIP with just one click.
An exchange traded fund invests in multiple underlying assets rather than just one. Investors receive an interest for putting their money in the fund. A demat account holder can opt for this basket index fund.
The commodity market deals in raw products rather than manufactured products. It involves buying and selling of goods such as crude oil, gold, coffee, silver, and so on. In order to trade in the commodity market a demat account is required along with a commodity trading account.
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To open your demat account, it typically takes 2 to 5 working days — depending on the kind of account.
After submitting your demat account application form, the Depository Participant [DP] will carry out the necessary verification of the information you provided in the form. On successful verification, you will be provided with your login details. In the event that your application is not processed, due to any missing information, you will be notified by our representative.
Yes. You need to link the two accounts for seamless and hassle free transactions.
A joint demat account is one a primary account holder can hold the same account another holder. In a joint demat account account, there can be a maximum of three account holders, with one primary holder. However, a joint demat account cannot be opened with a minor.
Yes. You can open a demat account without a trading account. To convert your physical shareholdings and hold them into the dematerialized format, a demat account works as a repository that does not require a trading account.
Yes. You can open multiple demat accounts as long as you open them with different Depository Participants [DP]. That means, you cannot open more than one demat account through the same depositary participant.
As part of a three and one account, you get the combination and benefits of a savings bank account, trading account and the demat account. All these three are linked to one another for seamless online investments and trading in the stock market.
Typically, there are three different types of demat accounts: a regular Demat Account, Repatriable Demat Account and Non-Repatriable Demat Account.
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