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Central Depository System (CDS)


Central Depository System (CDS)

CDS is an acronym for "Central Depository System". The Central Depository System is a system that is fully owned and operated by Bursa Malaysia Depository Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Malaysian Central Depository Sdn Bhd), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia Berhad.

Investors who wish to trade in securities listed on Bursa Malaysia must open CDS accounts with Authorised Depository Agents (ADAs), i.e. stockbroking companies. Securities bought will be credited into CDS accounts that the investors have opened. Likewise for securities sold, these securities will be debited from the CDS accounts.

Investors can use the Central Depository System to transfer securities from one CDS account to another, provided the transfers are within the reasons approved by Bursa Malaysia Depository Sdn Bhd. Other transactions that depositors can perform via the Central Depository System are registering of bank account information, updating of account particulars, reactivation of dormant CDS account, reactivation of inactive CDS account, deposit of share certificate, withdrawal of shares of delisted company and closing of CDS account.

CDS forms for the following transactions are now available for download on Bursa Malaysia's website. The forms must be completed prior to submission to the Authorised Depository Agent (ADA) i.e. stockbroking company. :-

Application for Opening of Account
1.24 MB (PDF)

eDividend Form
71 KB (PDF)

Application for Updating of Account Particulars
1.10 MB (PDF)

Application for Reactivation of CDS Account
800 KB (PDF)

Application for Suspension/Release of Suspension of Securities
0.99 MB (PDF)

Application for Closing of Account
1.34 MB (PDF)

Transfer of Securities Request
1.14 MB (PDF)

Securities Deposit Request
855 KB (PDF)

Securities Withdrawal Request
1.32 MB (PDF)

Depositors must complete the relevant form(s) by entering the required information before printing . The forms will automatically be printed in three (3) copies, except for the Application for Reactivation of CDS Account form, which will be printed in two (2) copies. The forms, including copies, must be signed.

For new accounts, the Application for Opening of Account form must be submitted to the stockbroking company where the depositor intends to open the CDS account. For other transactions, depositors are required to submit the forms to the stockbroking company where the CDS account is maintained.

Depositors are advised to read the instructions printed on the last page of the forms carefully prior to completing the forms. For more information or clarification, kindly refer to "FAQs on CDS" which is available on Bursa Malaysia's website.

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