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Demat Accounts

Demat Accounts

Federal Bank offers a secure and convenient way of keeping track of your shares. Open a demat account today itself.

  • Features
  • Advantages
  • How to apply ?
  • Documents Required
  • Rates and Charges
  • Safety to the investor
  • Rematerialization
  • Scores Complaint Filing

Key Features

  • A Demat Account offers a secure and convenient way to keep track of shares . 
  • It provides the immediate transfer of securities. 
  • On transfer of security there is no stamp duty . 
  • Reduced cost on share and commodities transactions. 
  • Nomination Facility Available. 
  • Negligible paperwork involved in transfer of securities 
  • Elimination of risks associated with physical certificates such as bad delivery, fake securities, delays, thefts etc. 
  • Any change in address recorded with DP gets registered electronically with all companies in which investor holds securities eliminating the need to correspond with each of them separately. 
  • Transmission of securities is done by DP eliminating correspondence with companies 
  • Automatic credit into demat account of shares, arising out of bonus/split/consolidation/merger etc. 
  • Holding investments in equity and debt instruments in a single account . 
  • Regular statement of account of your transactions/holdings


Advantages of dematerialisation

  • No direct communication links exist between two business partners and all communications are routed through NSDL.
  • A statement of account is received periodically by the investors. NSDL sends statement of account to a random sample of investors a s a counter check.
  • The investor has the right to approach NSDL if the grievances of the investors are not resolved by the concerned DP.
  • There is no risk due to loss on account of fire, theft or mutilation.
  • There is no chance of bad delivery at the time of selling shares as there is no signature mismatch.
  • Transaction costs are usually lower than that in the physical segment.
  • The bonus /rights shares allotted to the investor will be immediately credited into his account.
  • Share transactions like sale or purchase and transfer/transmission etc. can be effected in a much simpler and faster way.
  • Rematerialisation
  • Electronic holdings can be converted back into certificates if you wish to get back your shares in physical form.

Who can Apply?

  • Any Indian national above 18 years of age with a valid PAN Card.
  • An account with Federal Bank


Procedure for converting the physical shares into electronic form

  • To convert the shares into electronic form the investor should open an account with any of the depository participants.
  • For opening an account the investor has to fill up the account opening form. An account number (client ID) will be allotted after signing the agreement which defines the rights and duties of the DP and the investor wishing to open the account. The client ID along with the DP ID gives a unique identification in the depository system. Any number of depository accounts can be opened
  • After opening an account with the DP the investor should surrender the physical certificates held in his name to a depository participant.
  • These certificates will be sent to the respective companies where they will be cancelled after dematerialization and will credit the investors account with the DP
  • The securities on dematerialisation will appear as balances in the depository account
  • These balances can be transferred like the shares held in physical form.
  • Dematerialised shares are in the fungible form and do not have any distinctive or certificate numbers
  • The securities in the demat can again be converted into physical form which is called as rematerialisation.

Proof of Identity

Any One : Voter ID Card, Passport, PAN Card, Driving License, any other Government Issues ID card

Proof of Address

Any One: Passport, Voter ID Card, Ration card, Driving License, Copy of bank Pass Book, recent   telephone/electricity bill.

Passport Size Photograph.

Copy of PAN card

  • Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has laid down certain rules and regulations for getting registered as a depository participant. With the recommendation of the Depository and SEBI's own independent evaluation a DP will be registered under SEBI. The investors account will be credited/debited by the DP only on the basis of valid instruction from the client.
  • The system driven mandatory reconciliation is done between the DP and NSDL. Periodic inspections of both DP and R&T agent are conducted by NSDL The data interchange between NSDL and its business partners is protected by standard protection measures such as encryption.
  • Electronic holdings can be converted back into certificates if you wish to get back your shares in physical form.

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Attention Investors

Attention Investors

  • No need to issue cheques by investors while subscribing to IPO. Just write the bank account number and sign in the application form to authorise your bank to make payment in case of allotment. No worries for refund as the money remains in investor's account. Click here for more details


  • Prevent unauthorized transactions in your demat account, kindly update your Mobile Number with your Depository Participant. Receive alerts on your Registered Mobile for all debit and other important transactions in your demat account directly from NSDL on the same day. Issued in the interest of investors.


  • KYC is one time exercise while dealing in securities markets - once KYC is done through a SEBI registered intermediary (broker, DP, Mutual Fund etc.), you need not undergo the same process again when you approach another intermediary.


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