Online Equities Account

Invest in equities while on the go

Why you will love this

Gain access to and invest in 15 global exchanges

Have 24/7 access to your investments via OCBC Digital

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Who can apply

OCBC deposit account holder above 21 years old with access to OCBC Digital (US citizens, EU residents and persons residing in the EEA are not eligible)


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Meet your investment needs
A glimpse of your investment platform
Online Commission rates and fees


  1. All trades made using an Online Equities Account should be funded before the settlement date. If not, you run the risk of having your shares force-sold and losses may be incurred.
  2. All trades are subject to the Goods & Services Tax (GST), relevant exchanges fees and stamp duty, where applicable.
Get started

Step 1

Submit your application online

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to submit your application by filling in the online form.

You will be asked to select a reference account, which will be used for your GIRO arrangement for your trade settlements.

For instant account opening, submit your application via OCBC Digital app from 9am to 5.30pm (Mon - Fri).

Step 2

Instant account opening (on OCBC Digital app)

If your application is successful via instant account opening, your Online Equities Account will be opened within the same day.


Receive confirmation email (on Internet Banking)

We will inform you of the outcome by emailing you at the address you provided in your application form. You will receive this email within 1 working day if your application is successful.

Step 3

Log in to your account and start investing

You can start investing right away via OCBC Digital app.

If you are wondering how you can buy and sell stocks, settle your orders and more, check out our step-by-step guides.

Exclusive offer for you

Enjoy 3 free buy trades

Place your first 3 buy trades from 1 October 2021 to 31 May 2022 on your Online Equities Account to enjoy commission rebates!

Rebates capped at S$50 per trade. For the first 3,000 customers only. Terms and conditions apply.

Before you apply

Eligibility requirements


Above 21 years old for single account holders


OCBC deposit account holder above 21 years old with access to OCBC Digital may apply (US citizens, EU residents and persons residing in the EEA are not eligible)


Any OCBC deposit account linked to OCBC Digital Banking



Buying and selling is capped at $50,000 SGD for unsettled trades

This advertisement has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Information presented as at 5 July 2021.

Ways to apply

Start investing with the Online Equities Account.

Frequently asked questions
Can I trade all products through the Online Equities Account?

The following products cannot be traded through this account:

  1. Specified Investment Products (SIPs)
    • Foreign ETFs
    • Structured warrants
    • Daily Leveraged Certificates (DLCs)


  2. Over-The-Counter (OTC) products
    • Unlisted bonds
    • Structured products
      • Equity-Linked Note (ELN)
      • Fixed Coupon Note (FCN)
      • Bonus Enhanced Note (BEN)
What is the type of order I can submit on this account?

You can submit limit orders for buy and sell on our Online Equities Account. A limit order is an order to buy or sell an exchange traded instrument at a specific price or better. A buy limit order can only be executed at the limit price or lower, and a sell limit order can only be executed at the limit price or higher. The limit orders will be matched with opposite orders at the best price one by one in the system queue according to time priority. If that price is not met, your order will not be executed and will be placed in queue.

I submitted a Buy Order on an SGX counter on the same day my account is opened, why is the trade rejected?

You will only be able to trade on SGX market 1 business day after your Online Equities Account is opened. However, you can start trading in foreign markets once your account is opened.

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