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

Initial public offerings of Rights 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  • Applications submitted cannot be amended or withdrawn. (Applications may only be withdrawn if a supplementary prospectus has been issued for the security after your application)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.
 

Application for SIA Rights & MCB Issuance

There are two separate components of the SIA rights issuance exercise:

  1. New ordinary shares (the “Rights Shares”)
  2. Rights Mandatory Convertible Bonds (“Rights MCB”)

If you are an eligible SIA shareholder, you may exercise either one or both of your rights options.  Exercise period commences from 13 May 2020. Deadline for submission depends on the channel utilised for exercising your option.

The 1st step is to determine where your SIA shares are held.

Where your SIA shares are held/custodised How did you purchase your SIA shares Where to exercise your rights option(s)

CDP

Via a DBS Vickers brokerage account or any brokerages incl. 3rd party brokerages

SIA website or ATMs of DBS or other participating banks

DBS

Via DBS iWealth Online Equity Trading platform / Wealth RM

DBS iWealth eCorporate Action module

CPFIA with DBS

Via a DBS Vickers brokerage account or any brokerages incl. 3rd party brokerages

Via hard copy letter sent by DBS

SRS Account with DBS

Via a DBS Vickers brokerage account or any brokerages incl. 3rd party brokerages

Via hard copy letter sent by DBS

How you were notified
Offer Information Statement and application forms from CDP would have been mailed to your Singapore residential address in CDP’s records. If you did not receive your letter, please contact CDP.

Apply via SIA websitepayment only via PayNow

  1. Fill in the application form on the SIA website. Guidance is available on the SIA website. 

      Application hours via SIA website Payment via PayNow to be completed by

    13 May 2020 (Opening Date)

    9.00 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

    10:30pm on the same day

    14 to 27 May 2020

    12.00 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

    10:30pm on the same day

    28 May 2020 (Closing Date):

    12.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

    9:30pm on the same day

    For assistance, call the SIA Helpline at +65 6878 1375, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 9.00am to 5.00pm.

  2. Upon completion of the application, you will receive separate bill reference numbers for the total amount payable for Rights Shares and Rights MCB. For Rights Shares, the number will bear the prefix ‘RTS’. For Rights MCB, the number will bear the prefix ‘MCB’. You will also receive a Unique Entity Number (UEN) for making payment via PayNow.

  3. Make payment for the amount stated on the bill reference via PayNow to the UEN provided. You may use any PayNow facility from the 9 participating banks.
    • Payment must be completed by 10.30pm on the same day as application made on the SIA website.
    • Incorrect or insufficient payment, or failure to complete payment by 10.30pm will result in a voided application.
    • PayNow is the only payment method for applications submitted via the SIA website.

  4. Deadline for application via the SIA website is 5.00 pm on 28 May 2020. If you submit your application on the last day on 28 May 2020, payment must be completed via PayNow by 9.30pm on the same day.


Apply via ATMs of DBS or other participating banks

  1. Before you start the ATM application process, ensure you have the following:
    • Documents from CDP you have received
    • CDP account number and bank account number linked to the ATM card. The ATM will display the last used (or pre-linked) CDP account number. You must key in your CDP account number manually if it is different from what is displayed.

  2. If you wish to apply for Rights Share and Rights MCB, you will need to perform 2 separate transactions at the ATM.

  3. Deadline for ATM applications is 9.30 p.m. on 28 May 2020

How you were notified
From 13 May 2020, you may check on your Rights Shares and Rights MCB entitlement by logging into DBS iWealth and view your eAdvice.

Deadline for application via DBS iWealth is 11:59pm on 21 May 2020.

Apply via DBS iWealth, eCorporate Action module

  1. Before you start the application process on DBS iWealth, ensure your S-account is sufficiently funded.
  2. At the Rights Option page, select how you wish to exercise your option. Upon submission, an eAdvice will be generated for your reference.
  3. For assistance, please contact your Relationship Manager.

How you were notified
You should have received a DBS hard copy letter by post. The letter contains 2 forms, one for Rights Shares application, one for Rights MCB application.

Apply via hard copy DBS form

  1. Fill in the paper application forms and return them to DBS by 21 May 2020 by any of the following methods
    • Scan and email to instruction_CA@dbs.com with the subject header <SIA Rights to share or bonds>
    • Fax to +65 6861 8723
    • Mail to: DBS Bank Limited Securities & Fiduciary Services Operations – 10 Toh Guan Road #04-11, Singapore 608838 (please note that SingPost may require 3 – 5 working days to deliver the mail)
    • Drop off hard copy forms at operating DBS/POSB branches

Apply for Rights MCB using CPF monies

  1. CPFIS monies cannot be used for Rights MCB application. Instead, indicate your desired debiting DBS/ POSB account number and CDP account number on the form. Submit the form by the methods stated above and the application will be processed on your behalf.

Fund your CPFIS account

  1. Customers with insufficient funds in the CPFIS account must perform a top-up. This can only be completed at an operating DBS/POSB branch.
  2. If your rights application is unsuccessful, the top-up amount cannot be withdrawn and must remain in your CPF account.
  3. Do ensure that you have not exceeded the permitted cap for equity investments held in your CPFIS account. For more information, visit the CPF website.

How you were notified
You should have received a DBS hard copy letter from our operations team by post. The letter contains 2 forms, one for Rights Shares application, one for Rights MCB application.

Apply via hard copy DBS form

  1. Fill in the paper application forms and return them to DBS by 21 May 2020 by any of the following methods
    • Scan and email to instruction_CA@dbs.com with the subject header <SIA Rights to share or bonds>
    • Fax to +65 6861 8723
    • Mail to: DBS Bank Limited Securities & Fiduciary Services Operations – 10 Toh Guan Road #04-11, Singapore 608838 (please note that SingPost may require 3 – 5 working days to deliver the mail)
    • Drop off hard copy forms at operating DBS/POSB branches

Fund your SRS account

  1. Customers with insufficient funds in their SRS account must perform a top-up. This can be completed via digiBank.
  2. Top-ups are subject to the maximum annual contribution amount, i.e. S$15,300/year for Singapore citizen and PRs. Please visit the IRAS website for more details.
  3. Do ensure that you have sufficient monies in your SRS to pay for the Rights Shares and/or Rights MCB you are applying for.

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