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HK Shares & Warrants

How do I deposit funds to my trading account with EBSHK Direct?

You can deposit funds via the deposit methods below. The account from which the transfer is made must be held in your name. EBSHK Direct does not accept cash or third-party deposits (i.e. deposits not made by the account holder and which include but not limited to transfers, remittances, and cheque deposits). If a cash or third-party deposit is identified, EBSHK Direct may return the funds to the depositor/originating bank account with bank charges, if applicable, deducted.

After making deposits, please inform us as soon as possible by following the instructions below:

  1. Log into your account via EBSHK Direct’s website (www.esbhkdirect.com)
  2. Click “HK Shares” under “Trading”. Go to "Forms" > "Funds Transfer" on the trading platform.
  3. Complete and submit the Funds Deposit Notification Form.
  4. Provide the account holder name and account number on the deposit slip.
  5. Email the deposit slip to us at enquiry@ebshkdirect.com or send it via Whatsapp at +852 5299 0559.


EBSHK DIRECT EASY DEPOSIT SERVICE (EDS)
Method Channel Instructions for Use

Phone Banking
Hang Seng Bank (HSB)
  1. Please visit any branch of HSB to register your trading account number and set your daily transfer limit for the category “Securities Broker” in Bill Payment Services.
  2. Call HSB’s Phone Banking Service to perform Bill Payment Services via your bank account.
  3. When prompted, enter Merchant Code “1019” and Bill Type “02”.
  4. Select your trading account number.
  5. Key in the amount you wish to transfer.
  6. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSB account holders. Please check with any HSB branch.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
  1. Please visit any branch of HSBC to set your daily transfer limit for the category “Securities Brokers” in Bill Payment Services.
  2. Call HSBC's Phone Banking Service to perform Bill Payment Services via your bank account.
  3. Press “3” for Transfer and Bill Payment and then press “3” again for Bill Payments
  4. Press “7” for “Securities broker”
  5. Press “7” for more merchants until you hear “Sun Hung Kai Financial
  6. Press the number of “Sun Hung Kai Financial
  7. Select Bill Type “02”.
  8. Key in your trading account number as Bill Account Number and follow the phone instructions to complete the payment.
  9. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSBC account holders. Please check with any HSBC branch.
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
  1. Register your EBSHK Segregated Deposit Account with SCB at any SCB branch for Third Party Transfers.
  2. Call SCB’s Phone Banking service to perform Third Party Transfers services via your bank account.
  3. When prompted, enter your SCB Segregated Deposit Account Number.
  4. Key in the amount you wish to transfer.

Internet Banking
Hang Seng Bank (HSB)
  1. Please visit any branch of HSB to register your trading account number and set your daily transfer limit for the category “Brokers” in Bill Payment Services.
  2. Log into HSB e-Banking Service. Go to “Bill Payment”. Click “Pay Bills”.
  3. Select your registered trading account number under “Payee”. 
  4. Select “02 SHK Online (Securities) Limited” as “Bill Type”.
  5. Enter the amount you wish to transfer.
  6. More details can be obtained from HSB’s website.
  7. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSB account holders. Please check with any HSB branch.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
  1. Please visit any branch of HSBC to set your daily transfer limit for the category “Securities Brokers” in Bill Payment Services.
  2. Log into the HSBC’s Internet Banking Service. Go to “My Banking”. Click “Bill Payment”.
  3. When making payment for the first time, please click “New payee” in the “Move money to” tab. Select “Bill payment” for “Transfer type” filed. Select “SUN HUNG KAI FINANCIAL” in the “Payee”. Select “02 SHK Online (Securities) Limited” as “Bill type”. Enter your trading account number as your Bill Payee Account Number.
  4. For registered bill payments, select the registered Bill Payee Account Number under “My Payees” list.
  5. Enter the amount you wish to transfer.
  6. More details can be obtained from HSBC’s website.
  7. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSBC account holders. Please check with any HSBC branch.
Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK)
  1. Log into BOCHK’s Internet Banking Service. Go to “My Bill List” in “Bill Payment” and click “Pay New Bill”.
  2. Under the merchant category of “Securities Broker”, click into “SHK Online (Securities) Limited” under “Merchant Name”.
  3. Input your trading account number as payment reference number bill number.
  4. Enter the amount you wish to transfer. Please check your daily payment limit before payment.
  5. You are required to use two-factor authentication for confirmation when submitting the payment instructions for the first time. Once finished, the bill will be registered automatically for future payments.
  6. More details on this service can be obtained from BOCHK's  website.
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
  1. Please visit any branch of SCB to register your EBSHK Segregated Deposit Account with SCB.
  2. Log into SCB’s Online Banking platform. Select “Third Party Transfers” in “Transfer” section.
  3. Select your pre-registered SCB Segregated Deposit Account Number and enter transfer amount.
  4. More details on this service can be obtained from SCB's website.

ATM
Hang Seng Bank (HSB)
  1. Please visit any branch of HSB to register your trading account number and set your daily transfer limit for the category “Brokers” in Bill Payment Services.
  2. Press "Bill Payment” and select “Brokers”.
  3. Select “Sun Hung Kai Financial
  4. Key in “02” for option “SHK Online (Securities) Limited” and press “Enter”.
  5. Key in your trading account number as “Bill Account Number”.
  6. Select your bank account you wish to transfer from.
  7. Key in the amount you wish to transfer.
  8. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSB account holders. Please check with any HSB branch.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
  1. Please visit any branch of HSBC to set daily transfer limit for the category “Brokers” in Bill Payment Services.
  2. Press “Bill Payment” and select “Brokers”.
  3. Select “Sun Hung Kai Financial”.
  4. Key in “02” for option “SHK Online (Securities) Limited” and press “Enter”.
  5. When prompted for your New Bill Account Number, key in your trading account number as “Bill Account Number”
  6. Select your bank account you wish to transfer from.
  7. Key in the amount you wish to transfer.
  8. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSBC account holders. Please check with any HSBC branch.
Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK)
  1. Select your chosen account type.
  2. Press “Transfer”.
  3. Enter BOCHK’s designated bank account number 012-875-0-029900-8 to transfer the funds.
  4. Enter the amount you wish to transfer.
  5. After making the transfer, please mark your trading account number on the transfer advice and fax it to us at +852 3920 2082 and submit the online Funds Deposit Notification Form for verification. 
  6. Failure to do so will cause delay of your fund deposit to your trading account.
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
  1. Press “Transfer”.
  2. Select your personal payment account.
  3. Enter your SCB Segregated Deposit Account Number.
  4. Enter the amount you wish to transfer.

Branch Deposit
EBSHK's Customer Settlement Counter
  1. Visit our Customer Settlement Counter at 21/F, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong to deposit your cheques to your securities trading account.
  2. All cheques received after 3:30pm will be processed on the next working day.
  3. The Customer Settlement Counter opens from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday except public holidays.
  4. Cash or third-party cheque deposits are not accepted.
Hang Seng Bank (HSB)
  1. Quote the Merchant Code “1019” (Bill Type “02”) and your trading account number as “Bill Account Number” when making a deposit at any branch of HSB.
  2. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSB account holders. Please check with any HSB branch.
  3. For cheque deposit, the cheque should be made payable to “SHK Online (Securities) Limited”. Cash or third-party cheque deposits are not accepted.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
  1. Quote the Merchant Code “1019” (Bill Type “02”) and your trading account number as “Bill Account Number” when making a deposit at any branch of HSBC.
  2. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSBC account holders. Please check with any HSBC branch.
  3. For cheque deposit, the cheque should be made payable to “SHK Online (Securities) Limited”. Cash or third-party cheque deposits are not accepted.
Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK)
  1. BOCHK’s designated bank account number is 012-875-0-029900-8.
  2. Quote your trading account number as “Payment Reference Number” when making a deposit and fax the deposit advice to us at +852 3920 2082 and submit the online Funds Deposit Notification Form for verification.
  3. Failure to do so will cause delay of your fund deposit to your trading account.
  4. For cheque deposit, the cheque should be made payable to “SHK Online (Securities) Limited”. Cash or third-party cheque deposits are not accepted.
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
  1. Quote the Segregated Deposit Account Number when depositing money at SCB.
  2. For cheque deposit, the cheque should be made payable to the SCB Segregated Deposit Account Name. Cash or third-party cheque deposits are not accepted.

CHATs/TT Remittance
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
  1. Arrange CHATS / TT Remittance at any bank.
  2. Quote your SCB Segregated Deposit Account Name and Number when making a deposit.
  3. Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
    TT Swift Code: SCBLHKHHXXX.
    Bank Address: 15/F Standard Chartered Bank Tower, 388 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon.
  4. Beneficiary Name: Your SCB Segregated Deposit Account Name.
    Beneficiary Account No.: Your SCB Segregated Deposit Account Number.
  5. Cash or third-party cheque deposits are not accepted.

Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) via PPS
Transfer of funds initiated from EBSHK website
  1. Log into your account via  EBSHK Direct's website.
  2. Click “HK Shares” in “Trading” to launch the Trading Platform.
  3. Click the “Action Forms” tab.
  4. Click the “Funds” tab.
  5. Click “Funds Deposit – iPPS”.
  6. Key in the amount you wish to transfer.
  7. Key in the trading password of your EBSHK Direct account and submit.
  8. Finally, key in your PPS account number and password then submit.
  9. Check your mobile phone for the one-time password required by two-factor authentication^.
  10. Key in the one-time password and proceed.

^For details of two-factor authentication, please visit the PPS website.
Transfer of funds initiated from PPS website or PPS IVRS service From PPS website

  1. Log into PPS website (https://www.ppshk.com).
  2. Click “Add Bill”.
  3. Search by Merchant Name “Sun Hung Kai Financial” or Merchant Code “9236” and press “Go”.
  4. Enter your EBSHK Direct trading account number as your “Bill Number”. Check your mobile phone for the one-time password required for two-factor authentication^.
  5. Click “Pay Bill”.
  6. Choose Bill Type “2 - SHK Online (Securities) Limited”. Enter payment amount and submit.

Using PPS phone service

  1. Call PPS phone channel on 18013 to register bill
  2. Press “1” for bill registration
  3. Enter your PPS Account Number
  4. Enter Merchant Code “9236”.
  5. Enter your EBSHK Direct trading account number as your “Bill Number”.
  6. The Bill Registration has been completed.
  7. Call PPS phone channel on 18033 to initiate the transfer of funds.
  8. Enter your PPS IVRS password when prompted.
  9. Enter Merchant Code “9236”.
  10. Enter your account number.
  11. Choose Bill Type “2 - SHK Online (Securities) Limited”.
  12. Enter payment amount and submit the request.


^For details of two-factor authentication, please visit the PPS website.

Note:

  1. The daily maximum transfer amount of PPS is HK$ 100,000 and subject to your registered bank account limit. Please contact your registered bank for details.
  2. Transfers submitted via PPS before 7:00 pm will be deposited to your trading account on the next business day. Transfer submitted after 7:00 pm will be deposited to your trading account on the next second business day

Last Update: 2018-09-14

Can I still use the EFT service if I do not have a PPS account?

Only customers with PPS accounts are eligible to use this service. However, if you do not have a PPS account, opening one is simple. PPS registration terminals are readily available all over Hong Kong. Please visit the PPS website for details on the location of these terminals.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Do I need to provide any information when I deposit funds?

Yes. Please refer to the information provided in the “Deposit Guidelines”. After logging into EBSHK Direct’s website, please click “Profile” on the navigation menu, then click “Deposit Guidelines” and select your securities trading account number (if applicable) to view the deposit information including our merchant name “Sun Hung Kai Financial”, merchant code “1019”, bill type “02” and your trading account number as bill account number/payment reference number. 

You will be required to provide deposit information including our merchant name, merchant code, bill type and bill account number/payment reference number when you deposit funds (cash or cheque) to HSB or BOCHK and your account balance will be updated as soon as possible. To ensure smooth trading, please complete the deposit before trading.

Also, your Segregated Deposit Account Name and Account Number can be found in “Deposit Guidelines”. Please provide your Segregated Deposit Account Name and Account Number when you deposit funds (cash or cheque) to SCB and your account balance will be updated as soon as possible. To ensure smooth trading, please complete the deposit before trading.

Last Update: 2018-09-14

After making a deposit, how soon will the funds be reflected in my account?

If you initiated the transfer from EBSHK Directs website, your funds will be reflected in your account on the same day. However, if the transfer of funds was initiated from the PPS website or via its IVRS service, your funds will only be reflected in your account one day after the transaction has been processed. Please refer to the cut-off times below for an indication on processing times.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Will I receive interest from the funds deposited?

Yes. The money standing to the credit of your account is interest-bearing (the same as the interest rate for SCBs savings account).

Last Update: 2016-07-08

What is the daily deposit limit for the Easy Deposit Service?

HSB/BOC

  • It depends on the arrangement between you and your bank.


SCB
  • HK$500,000 for phone banking and internet banking.
  • HK$10,000 for ATMs.
  • SCB does not impose any deposit limit on transferred funds, which are decided by the third party.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

What is EBSHK's Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) service?

EBSHK's Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) service is another channel for customers to deposit funds into their trading accounts. This step followed EBSHK's subscription to EPSCOs electronic payment services. It is hoped the addition of this service by EBSHK will offer greater convenience to customers.

Last Update: 2017-12-18

Who can use the EFT service?

All EBSHK customers who have a PPS account are eligible to use this service.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Is using the EFT service secure?

You can be assured that using EBSHK's EFT service is completely secure. We have employed the security of a 128-bit SSL encryption system to ensure that transactions carried out on our website are secure.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Are there any hidden charges for using the EFT service?

No. This service is absolutely free for all EBSHK customers. Any cost incurred for this service is borne by EBSHK.

Last Update: 2017-12-18

Is there a daily maximum/minimum transfer amount for the EFT service?

The maximum amount you may transfer per day is HK$100,000 while the minimum is HK$1.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

What is the cut-off time for depositing cheques?

To make a cheque deposit, please deposit before 4:00pm, the cut-off time imposed by banks. Otherwise it will be treated as a 'Late Cheque Deposit', meaning we will receive the money in the morning of the following working day.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

What are the service hours for depositing funds at your Head Office Service Counter and branches?

You may deposit funds at any of our branches listed above during the following branch opening hours:

Customer Settlement Counter
Mon - Fri : 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sat and Sun: Closed

Branches
Mon - Fri : 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat : 10:00am - 12:30pm
Sun : Closed

Last Update: 2016-07-08

What are the cut-off times if I initiate transfers from the PPS website or PPS IVRS service?

The cut-off times for initiating transfers from the PPS website/IVRS service are as follows:

Mon - Fri : Transactions carried out before 4:00pm will be processed on the same day. Transactions performed after 4:00pm will be processed on the following working day*.

Sat, Sun and public holidays : These are non-working days. Transactions carried out on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays will be processed on the following working day*.
* Funds will only be reflected in your account one day after the processing date.

Example 1 : If you deposited funds on Saturday at 6:00pm, the transaction will be processed on Monday (since Saturday and Sunday are non-working days) and the funds will only be reflected in your account on Tuesday (one day after the processing date).

Example 2 : If you deposited funds on Tuesday at 3:00pm (before the cut-off time), the transaction will be processed on the same day but the funds will only be reflected in your account on Wednesday.

Last Update: 2018-07-30

What are the cut-off times if I initiate transfers from EBSHK Direct's website?

The cut-off times for initiating transfers from EBSHK Direct's websites are as follows:

Mon - Fri : Transactions carried out before 4:00pm will be processed on the same day. Transactions performed after 4:00pm will be processed on the following working day*.

Sat, Sun and public holidays : These are non-working days. Transactions carried out on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays will be processed on the following working day*.

* Funds will be reflected in your account on the processing date.

Example 1 : If you deposited funds on Saturday at 6:00pm, the transaction will be processed on Monday (since Saturday and Sunday are non-working days) and the funds will be reflected in your account on Monday.

Example 2 : If you deposited funds on Tuesday at 3:00pm (before the cut-off time), the transaction will be processed on the same day and the funds will be reflected in your account on Tuesday.

Last Update: 2018-07-30

Can I net off my transaction?

Yes, provided the transactions are on the same settlement day, you can net off the settlement.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

HK Shares IPO

How do I deposit funds to my account?

You are required to deposit sufficient funds to your account one day before the closing date.

There are two ways to deposit funds:

  • Deposit funds to the Segregated Deposit Account that we opened for you with Standard Chartered Bank; or
  • Deposit funds to our other designated bank accounts.

    Please click here for details.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Stock Options

How do I deposit funds to my stock options trading account?

  1. Please deposit funds into your HK shares account with SHK Online (Securities) Ltd. You can deposit funds to your HK shares account through multiple channels. For further details, please click here.
  2. Then fill in the Funds Deposit Form in our website to inform us.
  3. Provide the account holder name and account number on the deposit slip. Email the deposit slip to us at enquiry@ebshkdirect.com or send the deposit slip via Whatsapp +852 5299 0559.
  4. After your funds has been deposited into your HK shares account, please fill the Funds Transfer form to transfer the funds to your stock options account.

Last Update: 2018-08-13

Do I need to pay a deposit before I trade?

Before trading stock option contracts online, you should ensure that 100% of the margin has been deposited in your account.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Can I open a position by depositing a cheque?

Yes, but the cheque deposited must be cleared before opening a position.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Shall I receive interest from the funds deposited into my stock options trading account?

No, but the money standing to the credit of your HK shares account is interest-bearing (the same as the interest rate for SCBs savings account).

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Futures

How do I deposit funds to my trading account opened with Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited?

You can deposit funds to your futures trading account using any of the methods. Deposits in HKD can be made through various channels as stated below, but USD deposit can only be made through Standard Chartered Bank to your Trust Deposit Account. The account from which the transfer is made must be held in your name. EBSHK Direct does not accept cash or third-party deposits (i.e. deposits not made by the account holder and which include but not limited to transfers, remittances, and cheque deposits). If a cash or third-party deposit is identified, EBSHK Direct may return the funds to the depositor/originating bank account with bank charges, if applicable, deducted.

After making deposits, please inform us as soon as possible by following the instructions below:

  1. Log into your account via Futures Trader Pro or EBSHK Direct’s website (www.ebshkdirect.com).
  2. Complete and submit the Funds Deposit Notification Form.
  3. Provide the account holder name and account number on the deposit slip.
  4. Email the deposit slip to us at enquiry@ebshkdirect.com or send it via Whatsapp at +852 5299 0559.


Method Channel Instructions for Use

Phone Banking
Hang Seng Bank (HSB)
  1. Please visit any branch of HSB to register your futures trading account number and set your daily transfer limit for the category “Securities Broker” in Bill Payment Services.
  2. Call HSB’s Phone Banking Service to perform Bill Payment Services via your bank account.
  3. When prompted, enter Merchant Code “1019” and Bill Type “03”.
  4. Select your futures trading account number.
  5. Key in the amount you wish to transfer.
  6. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSB account holders. Please check with any HSB branch.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
  1. Please visit any branch of HSBC to set your daily transfer limit for the category “Securities Brokers” in Bill Payment Services.
  2. Call HSBC's Phone Banking Service to perform Bill Payment Services via your bank account.
  3. Press “3” for Transfer and Bill Payment and then press “3” again for Bill Payments
  4. Press “7” for “Securities broker”
  5. Press “7” for more merchants until you hear “Sun Hung Kai Financial
  6. Press the number of “Sun Hung Kai Financial
  7. Select Bill Type “03”.
  8. Key in your futures trading account number as Bill Account Number and follow the phone instructions to complete the payment.
  9. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSBC account holders. Please check with any HSBC branch.
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
  1. Register your EBSHK Segregated Deposit Account with SCB at any SCB branch for Third Party Transfers.
  2. Call SCB’s Phone Banking service to perform Third Party Transfers services via your bank account.
  3. When prompted, enter your SCB Segregated Deposit Account Number.
  4. Key in the amount you wish to transfer.

Internet Banking
Hang Seng Bank (HSB)
  1. Please visit any branch of HSB to register your futures trading account number and set your daily transfer limit for the category “Brokers” in Bill Payment Services.
  2. Log into HSB e-Banking Service. Go to “Bill Payment”. Click “Pay Bills”.
  3. Select your registered trading account number under “Payee”. 
  4. Select “03 Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited” as “Bill Type”.
  5. Enter the amount you wish to transfer.
  6. More details can be obtained from HSB’s website.
  7. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSB account holders. Please check with any HSB branch.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
  1. Please visit any branch of HSBC to set your daily transfer limit for the category “Securities Brokers” in Bill Payment Services.
  2. Log into the HSBC’s Internet Banking Service. Go to “My Banking”. Click “Bill Payment”.
  3. When making payment for the first time, please click “New payee” in the “Move money to” tab. Select “Bill payment” for “Transfer type” filed. Select “SUN HUNG KAI FINANCIAL” in the “Payee”. Select “03 Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited” as “Bill type”. Enter your futures trading account number as your Bill Payee Account Number.
  4. For registered bill payments, select the registered Bill Payee Account Number under “My Payees” list.
  5. Enter the amount you wish to transfer.
  6. More details can be obtained from HSBC’s website.
  7. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSBC account holders. Please check with any HSBC branch.
Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK)
  1. Log into BOCHK’s Internet Banking Service. Go to “My Bill List” in “Bill Payment” and click “Pay New Bill”.
  2. Under the merchant category of “Securities Broker”, click into “Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited” under “Merchant Name”.
  3. Input your futures trading account number as payment reference number bill number.
  4. Enter the amount you wish to transfer. Please check your daily payment limit before payment.
  5. You are required to use two-factor authentication for confirmation when submitting the payment instructions for the first time. Once finished, the bill will be registered automatically for future payments.
  6. More details on this service can be obtained from BOCHK's  website.
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
  1. Please visit any branch of SCB to register your EBSHK Segregated Deposit Account with SCB.
  1. Log into SCB’s Online Banking platform. Select “Third Party Transfers” in “Transfer” section.
  2. Select your pre-registered SCB Segregated Deposit Account Number and enter transfer amount.
  3. More details on this service can be obtained from SCB's website.

ATM
Hang Seng Bank (HSB)
  1. Please visit any branch of HSB to register your futures trading account number and set your daily transfer limit for the category “Brokers” in Bill Payment Services.
  2. Press "Bill Payment” and select “Brokers”.
  3. Select “Sun Hung Kai Financial
  4. Key in “03” for option “Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited” and press “Enter”.
  5. Select your registered Bill Account Number or key in your futures trading account number as “New Bill Account Number”.
  6. Select your bank account you wish to transfer from.
  7. Key in the amount you wish to transfer.
  8. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSB account holders. Please check with any HSB branch.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
  1. Please visit any branch of HSBC to set daily transfer limit for the category “Brokers” in Bill Payment Services
  2. Press “Bill Payment” and select “Brokers”.
  3. Select “Sun Hung Kai Financial”.
  4. Key in “03” for option “Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited” and press “Enter”.
  5. Key in your futures trading account number as “Bill Account Number”
  6. Select your bank account you wish to transfer from.
  7. Key in the amount you wish to transfer.
  8. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSBC account holders. Please check with any HSBC branch.
Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK)
  1. Select your chosen account type.
  2. Press “Transfer”.
  3. Enter BOCHK’s designated bank account number 012-875-0-032521-5 to transfer the funds.
  4. Enter the amount you wish to transfer.
  5. After making the transfer, please mark your futures trading account number on the transfer advice and fax it to us at +852 3920 2082 and submit the online Funds Deposit Notification Form for verification. 
  6. Failure to do so will cause delay of your fund deposit to your trading account.
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
  1. Press “Transfer”.
  2. Select your personal payment account.
  3. Enter your SCB Segregated Deposit Account Number.
  4. Enter the amount you wish to transfer.

Branch Deposit
EBSHK's Customer Settlement Counter
  1. Visit our Customer Settlement Counter at 21/F, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong to deposit your cheques to your futures trading account.
  2. All cheques received after 3:30pm will be processed on the next working day.
  3. The Customer Settlement Counter opens from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday except public holidays.
  4. Cash or third-party cheque deposits are not accepted.
Hang Seng Bank (HSB)
  1. Quote the Merchant Code “1019” (Bill Type “03”) and your futures trading account number as “Bill Account Number” when making a deposit at any branch of HSB.
  2. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSB account holders. Please check with any HSB branch.
  3. For cheque deposit, the cheque should be made payable to “Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited”. Cash or third-party cheque deposits are not accepted.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
  1. Quote the Merchant Code “1019” (Bill Type “03”) and your futures trading account number as “Bill Account Number” when making a deposit at any branch of HSBC.
  2. The daily transfer limit setup varies with HSBC account holders. Please check with any HSBC branch.
  3. For cheque deposit, the cheque should be made payable to “Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited”. Cash or third-party cheque deposits are not accepted.
Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK)
  1. BOCHK’s designated bank account number is 012-875-0-032521-5 maintained in the name of “Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited”.
  2. Quote your futures trading account number as “Payment Reference Number” when making a deposit and fax the deposit advice to us at +852 3920 2082 and submit the online Funds Deposit Notification Form for verification.
  3. Failure to do so will cause delay of your fund deposit to your futures trading account.
  4. For cheque deposit, the cheque should be made payable to “Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited”. Cash or third-party cheque deposits are not accepted.
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
  1. Quote the Segregated Deposit Account Number when depositing money at SCB.
  2. For cheque deposit, the cheque should be made payable to the SCB Segregated Deposit Account Name. Cash or third-party cheque deposits are not accepted.

CHATs/TT Remittance
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
  1. Arrange CHATS / TT Remittance at any bank.
  2. Quote your SCB Segregated Deposit Account Name and Number when making a deposit.
  3. Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
    TT Swift Code: SCBLHKHHXXX.
    Bank Address: 15/F Standard Chartered Bank Tower, 388 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon.
  4. Beneficiary Name: Your SCB Segregated Deposit Account Name.
    Beneficiary Account No.: Your SCB Segregated Deposit Account Number.
  5. Cash or third-party cheque deposits are not accepted.

Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) via PPS
Transfer of funds initiated from PPS website or PPS IVRS service

From PPS website

  1. Log into PPS website (https://www.ppshk.com).
  2. Click “Add Bill”.
  3. Search by Merchant Name “Sun Hung Kai Financial” or Merchant Code “9236” and press “Go”.
  4. Enter your EBSHK futures trading account number as your “Bill Number”. Check your mobile phone for the one-time password required for two-factor authentication^.
  5. Click “Pay Bill”.
  6. Choose Bill Type “3 - Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited”. Enter payment amount and submit.

Using PPS phone service

  1. Call PPS phone channel on 18013 to register bill
  2. Press “1” for bill registration
  3. Enter your PPS Account Number
  4. Enter Merchant Code “9236”.
  5. Enter your EBSHK futures trading account number as your “Bill Number”.
  6. The Bill Registration has been completed.
  7. Call PPS phone channel on 18033 to initiate the transfer of funds.
  8. Enter your PPS IVRS password when prompted.
  9. Enter Merchant Code “9236”.
  10. Enter your account number.
  11. Choose Bill Type “3 - Sun Hung Kai Commodities Limited”.
  12. Enter payment amount and submit the request.

^For details of two-factor authentication, please visit the PPS website.

Note:
  1. The daily maximum transfer amount of PPS is HK$ 100,000 and subject to your registered bank account limit. Please contact your registered bank for details.
  2. Transfers submitted via PPS before 7:00 pm will be deposited to your trading account on the next business day. Transfer submitted after 7:00 pm will be deposited to your trading account on the next second business day

Last Update: 2018-09-14

Do I need to provide any information when I deposit funds?

Yes. Please refer to the information provided in the “Deposit Guidelines”. After logging into EBSHK Direct’s website, please click “Profile” on the navigation menu, then click “Deposit Guidelines” and select your futures trading account number (if applicable) to view the deposit information including merchant name “Sun Hung Kai Financial”, merchant code “1019”, bill type “03” and your trading account number as bill account number/payment reference number.

You will be required to provide the deposit information including our merchant name, merchant code, and bill account number/payment reference number when you deposit funds (cash or cheque) to HSB or BOCHK and your account balance will be updated as soon as possible. To ensure smooth trading, please complete the deposit before trading.

Also, your Segregated Deposit Account Name and Account Number can be found in “Deposit Guidelines”. Please provide your Segregated Deposit Account Name and Account Number when you deposit funds (cash or cheque) to SCB and your account balance will be updated as soon as possible. To ensure smooth trading, please complete the deposit before trading.

Note: Cheque deposited must be cleared before opening a position

Last Update: 2018-09-14

Do I need to pay a deposit before I trade?

Before trading futures contracts online, you should ensure that 100% of the initial margin has been deposited in your account.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Can I open a position by depositing a cheque?

Yes, but the cheque deposited must be cleared before opening a position.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

What is the cut-off time for depositing cheques?

To make a cheque deposit, please ensure that it is made before 4:00pm (cut-off time imposed by the bank). Otherwise it will be treated as a Late Cheque Deposit and will be processed the next working day.

There is no standard cut-off time for dropping cheques into the banks collection box, as the collection period and account balance updates are subject to the individual banks policies.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Shall I receive interest from the funds deposited?

Yes. The excess credit balance (after the deduction of the margin requirement and the unrealised profit and loss) in your account is interest bearing (the same as the interest rate for SCBs savings account).

Last Update: 2016-07-08

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