At a Glance

Electronic securities application (ESA) allows you to subscribe for rights offerings and initial public offerings (IPOs) of equity, retail bonds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) through our digital channels at your convenience.

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What can you apply with ESA

Equity Offerings

Initial public offerings of shares, units or securities issued by companies, REITs, trusts, or ETFs listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX).

Retail Bonds

Initial public offerings of retail bonds.

Rights Offerings

Rights offerings by SGX listed companies.

 

Eligibility

Here is what you need 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.

For more information on IPO application, please refer to this simple guide by SGX.

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Important Information to Note

  • Applications submitted cannot be amended or withdrawn. (Applications may only be withdrawn if a supplementary prospectus has been issued for the security after your application)
  • Joint CDP accounts cannot be used to apply for ESA.
  • Multiple applications are not allowed. Each Individual CDP account is entitled to one application only.
 

Application for IPOs

You may apply for IPOs via the following methods.

 

  • Login to DBS digibank online.
  • Select "Electronic Securities Application" under the "Invest" menu found on the top navigation.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to apply for IPO.

  • Login to DBS digibank mobile.
  • Select "ESA" under the "Invest" menu found on the bottom navigation bar.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to apply for IPO.

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You may apply for IPOs at any DBS/ POSB ATMs by following these steps:

  • Select “More Services” followed by “ESA-IPO / Rights Appln / Bonds / SSB / SGS / Investments and “Electronic Security Appln (IPOs/Bonds/Securities)”.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to apply for IPO. Note: The cash proceeds for the application will be debited from your selected bank account with the amount deducted indicated in the receipt slip.
 

Application for Rights Offerings

You may apply for rights offerings at any DBS/ POSB ATMs by following these steps:

  • Select “More Services” followed by “ESA-IPO / Rights Appln / Bonds / SSB / SGS / Investments and “RIGHTS APPLN”.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to apply for Rights Offerings. Note: The cash proceeds for the application will be debited from your selected bank account with the amount deducted indicated in the receipt slip.

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