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what do you mean by demat account?

Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 usha asked about 3 years ago

what do you mean by demat account? what are the benefits of demat? & what are the documents required for Demat account?

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Open uri20170510 32134 1c996lj?1494421732 Anil answered almost 3 years ago

In India, shares and securities are held electronically in a dematerialized (or "Demat") (/dimæt/;) account, instead of the investor taking physical possession of certificates. A Dematerialized account is opened by the investor while registering with an investment broker (or sub-broker). 1**. What is a demat account and why it is required**? Shares and securities are held in dematerialised form in demat account. It is mandatory to have a demat account to carry out a transaction in stock exchange. Once an account is opened, you can buy shares by visiting a broker personally or online. 2. **How to open a demat account? To open a demat account**, you need to get in touch with a registered depository participant (DP). It is just like a bank or broker. You can get a list of registered DPs from NSDL or CDSL websites, then download or collect an account opening form from the registered DP’s office or website. It usually takes a week or two to open your account. It is important to add nominee while applying for demat account. You can open a demat account with banks. However, banks have an option of opening an account with any branch while some have a set of selected branches. 3. **Are there any charges levied on demat** **account**? Account opening charges vary from bank to bank. Some private banks such as HDFC Bank and Axis Bank do not charge account opening fee while others may charge. The fees are also refundable. Other types of fee charged are annual maintenance fee, custodian fee and transaction fee. 4**. What is depository**? A depository is an organisation which holds securities like shares, debentures, bonds, government securities, mutual fund units etc. of investors in an electronic form. The securities are held at the request of the investors through a registered Depository Participant. The depository also provides services related to transactions in securities. 5. **What is dematerialisation?** Dematerialisation is the process by which physical certificates of an investor are converted to an equivalent number of securities in an electronic form and are credited into the beneficiary’s account with his DP. 6. **Can multiple demat accounts be opened**? Yes, you can open more than one account at the same name either with same or different Depository Participants (DP). An investor has to fill the KYC form every time he opens a new account. The KYC norms include Proof of Identity, Proof of Address requirements as stipulated by SEBI and PAN number. The investor has to show the original PAN card at the time of opening of demat account. 7. **What is rematerialisation**? The process to convert shares back to the physical holding is called as rematerialisation. He needs to fill remat request form (RRF) and request his DP to rematerialize the shares in his account. 8. **Can an investor operate a joint account?** No, an investor cannot operate a joint account on ‘either or survivor’ basis like a normal bank account. But if the beneficial owner authorises any person to operate his account by executing a power of attorney and submitting it to the DP, that person can operate the account on behalf of the beneficial owner. 9. **Is there any rule to keep minimum balance of securities in demat account?** No, there is no such rule to keep any minimum balance in demat account **10. Who is the registered depository in India**? Depository registered with SEBI are called as registered depository and currently there are two registered depositories - National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL) and Central Depository Services Ltd (CDSL). **11. What are the benefits of dematerializing securities?** There are various benefits of dematerializing securities such as a) It is a convenient and safe to hold securities in demat form b) Smooth and immediate transfer of securities c) You don’t need to pay any stamp duty on transfer of securities d) Minimizes your paper work e) Elimination of risks associated with physical certificates such as bad delivery, fake securities, delays, thefts etc. f) There is no odd lot problem (you can even trade single share) g) Reduction in transaction cost 12. **What are the KYC norms to open a demat account?** KYC (Know Your Customer) is a customer identification process, which is done to prevent any criminal activity. SEBI has made it mandatory to fulfill the KYC norms in order to open a demat account. These norms include a) Proof of identity: PAN card with photograph, voter id card, passport, Aadhar card b) Proof of address: This includes your ration card/ passport/bank account statement, driving license, utility bills like electricity bill, telephone bill. (PAN card is compulsory) c) You need to give your bank account number to open a DP account.

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Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 veeru answered about 3 years ago

To open a demat account, the documents required are as under - 1. PAN 2. Bank statement (last 3 months) 3. KYC details 4. Address proof 5.ITR 6. Your photo

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Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 CA Sandeep Bohra answered about 3 years ago

Dear Friend Usha **Meaning** :- Demat account is use to trade in securities shares and derivatives in electronic form i.e. dematerialized form. Like the way bank keeps our money in with themselves , demat acocunt hold our shares and securities but in electronic format. instead of the investor taking physical possession of certificates. A Dematerialized account is opened by the investor while registering with an investment broker (or sub-broker). The Dematerialized account number is quoted for all transactions to enable electronic settlements of trades to take place. Every shareholder will have a Dematerialized account for the purpose of transacting shares **Benefits**:- 1) The bonus/right shares allotted to the investor will be immediately credited into his account. 2) There is no risk due to loss on account of fire, theft or mutilation. 3) Transaction costs are usually lower than that in the physical segment. 4) A demat account also helps avoid problems typically associated with physical share certificates. For example: delivery failures caused by signature mismatch, postal delays and loss of certificate during transit. 5) Further, it eliminates the risks associated with forgery and due to damaged stock certificates. 6) Demat account holders also avoid stamp duty and filling up of transfer deeds. The biggest advantage of having demat account is that you don't have to pay for stamp since these are electronically stored which reduces the transaction cost 7) Reduction in paperwork environment. 8)Easy and convenient way to hold securities 9) Immediate transfer of securities **Documents to open Demat Account"-** 1) PAN (Compulsory) 2) Bank statement Copy (last 3 months) 3)Bank crossed Cheque (If required) 4) Proof of address 5)KYC details 6)Income Tax Return 7)Two colour photos

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Open uri20170510 32134 tcchcu?1494421832 Jitendra Suthar answered about 3 years ago

Hiiii friend.... **DEMAT ACCOUNT** In India’s banking terminology, the term DEMAT Account refers to a deposit made at an Indian financial institution that can be used for investing in shares of stocks and other financial assets. Securities are held electronically in a DEMAT Account, thereby eliminating the need for physical paper certificates. **Benefits of Demat A/c** • It is an easy and convenient mode to hold securities with reduced brokerage fee • The risks of misplacing the physical certificates or that of thefts, fake securities or time delays are reduced since Demat accounts are electronic as opposed to the old paper based system • There is no stamp duty involved in transferring of securities since they are being held in electronic form • Since the Depositary Participants are enlisted by either National Securities Depository Limited or Central Securities Depository Limited and are core-linked, any change made with a Depositary Participant is updated with the Depository as well as other Depository Participants. • There are no restrictions on transactions. As a Demat account holder, one can sell or buy even a single share, which is not possible if the securities are in physical form. This is because; physical shares are stacked together collectively whereas Demat shares are easily divisible electronically. This is akin to being able to pay a single paisa online via net banking despite not having a physical one paisa coin with you. **Documents required are:** - Pan card - Address proof (Light Bill, Telephone Bill, Voter ID) - ITR - Passport size photos - Bank statement and details. In short all KYC documents are required. Thanks & Regards,

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Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 ROSHNI answered about 3 years ago

Demat Account simply means a Dematerialized Account. It is an account to trade in share and securities in dematerialized form. Reduced paperwork for transfer of securities Reduced transaction cost No "odd lot" problem: even one share can be sold Change in address recorded with a DP gets registered 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 the need for notifying companies. Automatic credit into demat account for shares arising out of bonus/split, consolidation/merger, etc. To open a demat account, the documents required are as under - 1. PAN 2. Bank statement (last 3 months) 3. KYC details 4. Address proof 5.ITR 6. Your photo

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Data?1494421730 rohit awasthi answered about 3 years ago

Dear Usa > Demat Account It is an account to trade in share and securities in dematerialized form. Benefits Easy and convenient way to hold securities Immediate transfer of securities No stamp duty on transfer of securities Safer than paper-shares (earlier risks associated with physical certificates such as bad delivery, fake securities, delays, thefts etc. are mostly eliminated) Reduced paperwork for transfer of securities Reduced transaction cost No "odd lot" problem: even one share can be sold Change in address recorded with a DP gets registered 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 the need for notifying companies. Automatic credit into demat account for shares arising out of bonus/split, consolidation/merger, etc. A single demat account can hold investments in both equity and debt instruments. Traders can work from anywhere (e.g. even from home). Documents PAN (Compulsory) Bank statement (last 3 months) Address Proof Income Tax Return Two colour photos Bank crossed Cheque (If required) KYC details Thanks

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Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 Alokita answered about 3 years ago

Demat Account simply means a Dematerialized Account. It is an account with the investor that is used to hold securities electronically instead of taking and keeping physical possession of security certificates. Demat account number is quoted and used for all transactions to enable electronic settlement of trade. There are so many benefits of Demat.... Its easy and convenient way of holding securities The transactions are fast i.e you can transfer securities immediately Transaction cost has been reduced..you don't need to pay stamp duty and all To open a demat account, the documents required are as under - 1. PAN 2. Bank statement (last 3 months) 3. KYC details 4. Address proof 5.ITR 6. Your photo

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Avatar 37a3bd7bc7328f0ead2c0f6f635dddf60615e676e6b4ddf964144012e529de45 CHITRANJAN AGARWAL answered about 3 years ago

Dear Usha, When you want to make trading in share and securities than you shall be used of demat account. demat account is used to make trading and investment in stock market. in this account you hold share and securities as investment and trading. when you want to open a demat account than you should fill the requisite form of service provider and along with this form you have need to submit the identity and address proof and cancelled cheque along with bank statement. also you have to submit passport size photo. Any other query feel free to contact us Writer CA Chitranjan Agarwal

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Data?1494421636 Deep answered about 3 years ago

DEMAT meaning Dematerialisation. It refers to a deposit made at an Indian financial institution that can be used for investing in shares of stocks and other financial assets. Securities are held electronically in a DEMAT Account, thereby eliminating the need for physical paper certificates.

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