Account Opening - Individual Account

Apply by Mail

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Download & Print Forms – Account Opening Form, Securities Trading Agreement, FATCA Declaration, Self-Certification Form – Individual
For Margin Account, also download the Loan Facility Letter
For US Stock Account, also download the US Stock Trading Services Application, W-8BEN, Transfer Authorization, Supplemental Agreement for US Stock Trading Services

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Read the Securities Trading Agreement, complete and sign the Account Opening Form, FATCA Declaration, Self-Certification Form – Individual
For Margin Account, complete and sign the Loan Facility Letter
For US Stock Account, complete and sign the US Stock Trading Services Application, W-8BEN, Transfer Authorization

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Professional witness # verify the account opening form with the full name and signatur

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Copy of passport / HKID and the address proof dated within the latest 3 months (with client’s signature beside)

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Mail to South China Financial Holdings Ltd (SC Trade)
Address: 28/F, Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Hong Kong

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South China’s staff will call within a week for account confirmation

# The witnessing (or verifying) professional must be a SFC licensed or registered person, a Justice of Peace, or a professional person (e.g. a branch manager of a bank, certified public accountant, lawyer or notary public). If there is no witness to sign and approve the account opening form, applicants can enclose the account opening form together with the copy of passport/HKID, address proof and a bank cheque and mail to South China.
The cheque must be:

  • Bearing your name identical to your identity documents and your signature identical to the signature shown on the account opening form
  • Issued by a Hong Kong licensed bank
  • The amount not less than HK$10,000
  • For Securities account made payable to: South China Securities Ltd.
  • For Futures account made payable to: South China Commodities Ltd.
  • The cheque will be credited to your trading account after clearing
  • The new account will not be activated until the cheque is cleared

Client applying for account opening by mail will be contacted by South China staff by phone to verify the account information within a week.
Client opened securities account, can place orders after depositing sufficient amount. For Futures and Stock Options account, client can place order after depositing sufficient amount of margin.
For internet trading account, client will receive the login and confirmation password within 3-5 working days after the account is approved.
If you have any enquiries, please call customer services hotline (852) 2111 2222.