Electronic Securities Application (ESA)

General FAQs

  1. What do I need to apply for securities using Electronic Securities Application?

    You need the following to get started:

    • You need to be a DBS/POSB account holder.
    • You need to have a digibank account or DBS/POSB ATM card.
    • You must be at least 18 years old.
    • You must be a Singaporean, Permanent Resident or a foreigner currently residing in Singapore.
    • You need to own an Individual CDP (Central Depository) Securities Account. If you do not own an Individual CDP Securities Account, you may apply for one here.
    • Your mailing address in our bank's record must be a valid Singapore mailing address.

  1. How do I apply for securities using Electronic Securities Application?

    Digibank Online

    • Log in to digibank Online with your digibank User ID & PIN.
    • Navigate to Invest and select Electronic Securities Application (ESA).
    • Complete the Declaration by clicking on the appropriate boxes and click Next.
    • Select your Country of Residence and click Next.
    • Select the Securities Counter that you wish to apply for and click Next.
    • Read through the Agreement and Prospectus carefully and click Next.
    • Enter your Application Details and click Next.
    • Verify your details and click Confirm to submit your application.

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Digibank Mobile

    • Log in to digibank Mobile with your Touch / Face ID or digibank User ID & PIN.
    • Tap Invest and select ESA.
    • Complete the Declaration by selecting on the appropriate boxes.
    • Select your Country of Residence and tap Next.
    • Select the Securities Counter that you wish to apply for and tap Next.
    • Read through the Agreement and Prospectus carefully and tap I Agree to proceed.
    • Enter your Application Details and tap Next.
    • Verify your details and tap Confirm to submit your application.

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  1. Can I apply for securities using Electronic Securities Application while I am overseas?

    Yes. As long as you observe and comply with all the laws and regulations of Singapore and those of the country that you are in at the point of application, and your mailing address for DBS iBanking is in Singapore.


  1. Can I make multiple IPO applications?

    For Fixed Price Securities, each individual is allowed only ONE application for each issue and this holds true whether you apply though iBanking, the ATM or use an application form. Multiple fixed-price applications will be rejected.
    For Tender Price Securities, each individual is allowed only ONE application at each selected tender price. However, he/she can make multiple applications at different tender prices.


  1. What are the charges for Electronic Securities Application?

    For each application submitted using Electronic Securities Application, there is a S$2.00 charge.


  1. Is Electronic Securities Application through DBS iBanking available 24 hrs a day?

    Yes, it is, during the securities issue period.


  1. Can I withdraw an Electronic Securities Application after I have submitted it via DBS iBanking?

    You may only withdraw an Electronic Securities Application if there is a supplementary prospectus issued after your application. You may withdraw the application using the "Withdraw Electronic Securities Application (ESA)" service.


  1. How can I find out the results of my Electronic Securities Application?

    You may enquire on your results using the "View Electronic Securities Application (ESA) Results" service. This service may be accessed from the following:

    • Step 1: Select "More Investment Services" under the "Investment" tab of the top navigation.
    • Step 2: Under the "Manage Investments" category, select "View Electronic Securities Application (ESA) Results".

  1. If I am unsuccessful in the Electronic Securities Application, when will my money be refunded?

    For unsuccessful or partially successful applications, your application money will be refunded automatically to you into your DBS or POSB account by the third working day after the electronic balloting.