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A.I. Oscar, your virtual trading assistant, is here to provide you with personalised stock ideas and insights, powered by Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Oscar can assist you in identifying stocks that are near key indicator levels, considering a variety of important factors.

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Stay on top of the latest market trends and shifts with our expertise.

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Join our experts as they discuss the potential market impact of upcoming events and share their observations on Spotify and YouTube.

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Master the essentials of trading with our Back to Basics Webinar, to help you gain knowledge and confidence along your trading journey.

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Features

Place your trade quickly with auto-check

  • Get suggested results in the search bar when typing the name or code of stocks to find stocks quickly
  • Auto-checks to ensure your order is within the valid lot size and price range

Get a clearer order review

  • Easily distinguish between buy and sell orders with intuitive colour coding
  • See how and what time each order is filled with a fully detailed order log
  • Filter orders by status (active, filled and unsuccessful) for easier tracking
  • View past orders of up to 30 days back

Organise your watchlists to your preference

  • Customise your view with collapsible columns
  • Reorder easily by just dragging and dropping
  • Quickly add from multiple points including from search results and order ticket

Easy monitoring of your portfolio

  • Monitor your portfolio in real time
  • View all trades you have ever performed on our platform in your trade history

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Important notices
Scheduled maintenance for iOCBC website on Saturday, 24 February 2024

The iOCBC internet trading portal and Mobile Trading Platform will be unavailable during the period shown below due to scheduled system maintenance

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 09:00am - Sunday, 25 February 2024, 07:00am

We apologise for any inconvenience caused

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Early closure on 26 January 2024

OCBC Securities Investors Hub will close at 4.30pm on 26 January 2024 (Friday) for a company event.

Our normal opening hours will resume on 29 January 2024 (Monday).

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Changes to operating hours on 9 and 12 February 2024

The OCBC Securities Investors Hub and our customer service hotline will operate from 8.30am to 12.30pm on 9 February 2024 (Friday), the eve of Chinese New Year.

We will not operate on 12 February 2024 (Monday), which is a public holiday.

If you have questions during these times, please refer to our frequently asked questions (OCBC Securities website > Support). Alternatively, email us at askocbcsec@ocbc.com

We wish you a happy Chinese New Year.

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Revision in Tax Rate for Stock Transactions in the Korean Stock Exchange

With effect from 1 January 2024, there is a revision in the tax rate chargeable on a contract note for the sale of shares listed on Korea Stock Exchange.

Tax Rate will be reduced from 0.20% to 0.18%.

You may refer to our Commission Rates and Charges for the updated fee charges.

If you have further questions or need assistance, you may reach out to your Trading Representative

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Caution

Stay alert for SMSes from scammers posing as OCBC Securities. Our SMSes are always sent from 'OCBCSec' or 'OCBC Bank' and never include links.

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Latest TradeMobile App Version

Please update your iOCBC Mobile Trading Platform to the latest version with effect from 30 December 2023. The previous App version will be discontinued.

Mobile devices

Latest App version

iOS

3.7

Android

1.49


Users of iOCBC Mobile Trading Platform with old versions will no longer be able to access iOCBC Mobile Trading Platform after such versions of the app have been disabled.

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Revision in Stamp Duty for Hong Kong Stock Transactions

With effect from 17 November 2023, there is a revision in the stamp duty chargeable on a contract note for the sale or purchase of any shares listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX).

Stamp duty will be reduced from 0.13% to 0.10%.

For more details, you may refer to HKEX webpage.

You may refer to our Commission Rates and Charges for the updated fee charges.

If you have further questions or need assistance, you may reach out to your Trading Representative.

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China Markets Revision in Fees

With effect from 28 August 2023, there is a revision in the fees for listed shares on Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE).

For listed China-A shares (under Stock Connect)

- Stamp duty is reduced from 0.10% to 0.05% (for sell transactions only)
- Handling fee is reduced from 0.00487% to 0.00341%

For listed China-B shares

- Stamp duty is reduced from 0.10% to 0.05% (for sell transactions only)
- Transfer fee is reduced from 0.00687% to 0.00541%

For more details, you may refer to HKEX, SSE and SZSE Webpages.

You may refer to our Commission Rates and Charges for the updated fee charges.

If you have further questions or need assistance, you may reach out to your Trading Representative.

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Revision of Settlement Cycle for Philippines Stock Exchange

Effective 24 August 2023, the Philippines Stock Exchange settlement cycle will be shortened to T+2 market days. 

If you have further questions or need assistance, you may reach out to your Trading Representative.

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Restriction on Transfer-in of US Low-Priced Security

The effective date for the previously announced restriction on transferring in of US-traded securities that are priced less than 50 cents per share (USD) has been postponed.

More updates may follow when the effective date of the restriction is confirmed.

If you have further questions or need assistance, you may reach out to your Trading Representative.

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Restriction on Transfer-in of US Low-Priced Security

With effect from 1st August 2023, you will not be able to transfer any US-traded securities that are priced less than 50 cents per share (USD) from another broker to OCBC Securities.

If you have further questions or need assistance, you may reach out to your Trading Representative.

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Bursa Malaysia Stamp Duty Reduction

With effect from 13 July 2023, there is a reduction of the stamp duty rate for the trading of listed shares on Bursa Malaysia from 0.15% to 0.10%. The stamp duty cap is maintained at RM1,000 for each contract.

For more details, you may refer to the Bursa Malaysia webpage.

If you have further questions or need assistance, you may reach out to your Trading Representative.

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Implementation of IDX New Hybrid Call Auction for Securities in Special Monitoring

Please be informed that with effect from 12 June 2023, IDX will be implementing a Hybrid Call Auction for securities listed under Special Monitoring as part of an ongoing initiative to increase investor protection.

Kindly refer to pan-asia-pacific (iocbc.com) for more details.

If you have further questions or need assistance, you may reach out to your Trading Representative.

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Protect yourself against malware

Look out – especially if you have an Android device.

New variants of Android malware (‘malicious software’) allow scammers to control your device remotely or steal sensitive information like login credentials or card details. This means that scammers can log in to your account and make fraudulent transactions or transfers without your knowledge.

Android malware may be found in apps available in the Google Play Store. They could also be disguised as ‘helpful apps’ in Android Package Kit (APK) files that you may be tricked into downloading. By downloading them or giving access to certain functions, you may unwittingly allow scammers to take control of your device.

The Police and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore have released an advisory on malware. Read more.

Here is how you can protect yourself against malware:

- Only download apps from the App Store (for iOS) or Google Play Store (for Android).
- Do not download apps (e.g. email attachments, pop-up advertisements or links coming from unsolicited emails, messages or social media posts) without verifying the authenticity and source.
- When installing apps, review the permissions that are requested. Make sure they are genuinely necessary. Asked to download additional apps? Be very wary.
- Install anti-virus software and malware removal tools on phones, computers and devices with Internet access.
- Always get the latest versions of your devices’ operating systems and applications – the latest security patches will address security vulnerabilities. Enable automatic updates so your devices are protected.
- Check transaction details carefully and read the notifications we send you. Notify us immediately if you receive alerts for transactions you did not make.

If you believe you have fallen prey to such scams, please call our OCBC Securities’ hotline immediately at 1800 338 8688 (or +65 6338 8688 if you are overseas) – press option 9 to report fraud.

As scams constantly evolve, please stay vigilant at all times.

This message contains links to third-party websites. By accessing any such websites, you agree to our terms of use.

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Stopping of SELL Trades for China-A Markets between 29 to 30 May 2023

Please be informed that between 29 to 30 May 2023, OCBC Securities will not be accepting SELL orders for Shanghai-A and Shenzhen-A markets due to migration activities. BUY orders will not be affected.

If you have further questions or need assistance, you may reach out to your Trading Representative.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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We are going cheque-free from 22 May 2023 onwards.

As part of Singapore’s aim to go cheque-free by 2025 and SGX’s ongoing sustainability drive to go paperless and cheque-free, we too are aligning with this goal progressively. We have gone cheque-free for corporate action transactions and cash distributions in August 2021. From 22 May 2023, we will be going cheque-free for all trade and contra transactions*.

If you have not previously provided us with instructions to deduct from or credit funds to your bank account via GIRO, EPS or telegraphic transfer, please do so by 22 May 2023.

If you do not set up any electronic payment arrangements, proceeds from sale or contra will be credited directly into your OCBC Securities trading account from 22 May 2023 onwards. You can withdraw the funds from your trading account by contacting your Trading Representative.

For more information on this initiative, please read our Frequently Asked Questions. Alternatively, you can reach out to your Trading Representative, or contact us at cs@ocbcsec.com.

Not sure who your Trading Representative is? Follow these three simple steps to find out.

  1. Log in to your iOCBC online trading account
  2. Select “More” and "Account Details" to view your TR's contact details
  3. Select “Account Details” to view your TR’s contact details

*Cheques will still be allowed for margin and share borrowing accounts until further notice.

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Further Updates: U.S. Withholding Tax of 10% on Publicly Traded Partnership (PTP) Interest

Further to our earlier notices on the new 10% US Withholding Tax to be imposed on PTP interest, please be informed that due to the complexity of the withholding tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1446(f):

(a) with effect from 27 December 2022, OCBC Securities will cease to accept all Buy orders and transfer-in requests for US PTP securities;* and

(b) with effect from 1 January 2023, OCBC Securities will also cease to accept Sell orders.*  

We urge you to review your current holdings with us.

If you are a non-US resident who holds any PTP securities in your portfolio, consider taking any action you deem fit before 1 January 2023. Clients with existing positions in the PTP securities can still continue to hold or transfer-out the positions to other brokers (fees and charges applies).

For a non-exhaustive list of PTP securities (compiled from external sources), kindly click here (last updated 20 December 2022).

Do note that this list may change from time to time without prior notice and we are not responsible for the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness.

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Protect your Singpass login credentials

Scammers are now sending phishing SMSes to obtain your Singpass login credentials.

If you click on the links in such SMSes, you will be taken to a spoofed Singpass login page and asked to key in your Singpass ID and password.

Thereafter, you may be directed to a spoofed login page and prompted to enter your credentials and One-Time Password (OTP). The scammers will then use these to fraudulently apply for credit cards or open banking or trading accounts.

Please take heed when asked for your Singpass login credentials. Do not let your guard down.

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Alert on "pump and dump" scams

There are scammers on social media platforms such as WeChat perpetuating “pump and dump” scams involving overseas listed companies. Be wary of stock tips provided by persons you have befriended online.

Visit www.police.gov.sg to find out more.

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Scammers will impersonate anyone

In 2021, the largest amount lost in a single impersonation scam was $6.2 million. Do not be the next victim. 

Here are some tell-tale signs that scammers are on the prowl:

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