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Application & Requirements

Application & Requirements

How do I open a HK shares trading account?

  • Opening an account online is simple and convenient. A Customer Service representative will contact you after you have submitted the application form online.
  • Call our Customer Service Hotline on (852) 2822 5001 to request an Account Opening Kit.
  • Visit our Customer Service Counter in person.

    You are advised to review the 'Client Agreement' in detail when you complete the account opening form*. When you submit the signed and completed form, please also submit copies of the necessary supporting documents.

    *Important Notes
    1. If qualified witness is available:
    The Securities Trading Account Application Form must be signed by you as client and witnessed before an employee of SHK Online (Securities) Ltd, or before any other registered person, a Justice of the Peace, branch manager of a bank, lawyer, certified public accountant or Notary Public if you are overseas. When this Account Application Form is signed and witnessed by others than our employee, the witness must complete the Certification in the specified column of the Account Application Form.

    2. For individual client where a qualified witness is not available
    You can mail a cheque payable to 'SHK Online (Securities) Limited' to be credited to your account with us with an amount of not less than HK$10,000. It should bear your name as shown in your Hong Kong ID card(s) or passport(s) drawn on your account with a Hong Kong licensed bank with an identical signature to that on the Account Application Form. Please note that the account will not be activated until the cheque has cleared.

    3. Risk Disclosure Statement
    Please pay special attention to the risk disclosure statements set out in the Client Agreement.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

What supporting documents do I need to provide?

Hong Kong Individual / Joint Account

  1. Photocopy of Hong Kong ID card(s) or passport(s) of the proposed account holder(s)
  2. Proof of home address (e.g. utilities or telephone bills, bank statements, etc.)



Hong Kong Limited Company Account

  1. Copies of the HONG KONG ID cards/passports of: the Authorised Persons named in item 13 of the Securities Trading Account Application/ substantial shareholders/ ultimate principal beneficial owners.
  2. Address proof of residence (within the recent 3 months) of the directors/substantial shareholders/ authorized persons/ ultimate principal beneficial owners.
  3. A certified copy of the Business Registration Certificate of the Applicant.
  4. A certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation.
  5. A certified copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association or other constitutive documents.
  6. An accurate and up-to-date list of the current directors and officers.
  7. A certified copy of board resolutions approving the terms and authorising the execution of the Client Agreement.
  8. Deed of Guarantee and Indemnity or written waiver signed by a director of SHKOSL.
  9. If an ultimate beneficiary is not an Applicant, a certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation and the Business Registration Certificate (if a corporation) or a copy of the Hong Kong ID card / passport (if an individual) of the ultimate beneficiary.



B.V.I. and other non-Hong Kong companies

  1. Copies of the HONG KONG ID cards/passports of: the Authorised Persons named in item 13 of the Securities Trading Account Application/ substantial shareholders / ultimate principal beneficial owners.
  2. Address proof of residence (within the recent 3 months) of the directors/substantial shareholders/ authorized persons/ ultimate principal beneficial owners.
  3. Certified copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association.
  4. Certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation.
  5. A certificate of incumbency, or Registered Agents Certificate identifying the current directors and officers, verified or issued by the registered agent of the Company.
  6. A Certificate of Good Standing or document to the same extent, showing if the corporation is more than 12 months old, a current copy of the receipt of license fee issued by the relevant Registrar of Companies, or a document remitting the fee and stamped as having arrived at the Registers office.
  7. Certified copy of Resolution of Companys Board authorising the opening of the account(s) and directors persons authorised.
  8. Details of the true beneficial ownership of the company.
  9. Deed of Indemnity from the controlling shareholder or another person acceptable to us.



Remarks:

  1. For Hong Kong Corporate Accounts: All copies should be certified by Director
  2. For Offshore Corporate Accounts: All copies should be certified by C.P.A or Solicitor. (Practising)

Last Update: 2016-07-08

What types of HK shares trading accounts can I open?

  • Individual/Joint Cash Account

  • Individual/Joint Margin Account

  • Corporate Cash Account

  • Corporate Margin Account

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Can I open more than one HK shares trading account?

Yes, you can open one cash and one margin account.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

What do I receive when my HK shares trading account is set up?

You will receive the following by mail:

  • A welcome pack with instructions on how to use our website
  • Account number (8 digits)
  • Deposit Services Card / Easy Deposit Card

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Is there a minimum deposit amount for opening a cash or margin HK shares trading account?

No

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Who is eligible to subscribe to an IPO?

All customers who have a securities trading account with SHK Direct are eligible to subscribe for an IPO online.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

What types of futures accounts can I open with “Futures Trader Pro”?

 Standard account
Products offered for online trading
  • Hang Seng Index Futures,
  • Mini Hang Seng Index Futures
  • H-shares Index Futures
  • Mini H-shares Index Futures
  • Hang Seng Index Futures Options
  • Mini Hang Seng Index Futures Options
  • H-shares Index Futures Options
  • Stock Futures
Order types available for HK Index Futures
  • Rest-of-Day Order
  • Fill-Or-Kill(FOK) Order
  • Fill-And-Kill(FAK) Order
  • Auction Order
  • Stop Loss Order
  • Market Order
  • Up Trigger Order
  • Down Trigger Order
  • Up/Down Trigger Order
Order types available for HK Futures Option
  • Rest-of-Day Order
  • Fill-Or-Kill(FOK) Order
  • Fill-And-Kill(FAK) Order
Market InformationStreaming
Trading platformWeb-based
Graphical Trading Functions available for HK Index Futures
  • On-graph portfolio
  • Line draw tools
  • One-click transaction details

Last Update: 2016-07-08

How can I access different HK shares trading accounts?

All your accounts can be accessed by the same login ID and password. To place an order, you need one trading password only.

This one-stop system applies to accounts under the same beneficiary owner name only. For example, if you have an individual account and a joint account, you cannot use the same login and password to access both accounts.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

Overseas Application

Can I open a HK shares trading account if I am overseas?

Yes. You need to provide us with proof of your overseas address and a copy of your Hong Kong ID card or passport. You also need a HKD currency account in your local bank since our default currency is HKD.

Last Update: 2016-07-08

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