Basic Trading (Cash) Account

Trade globally with just one account

Why you will love this

Gain access to iOCBC online platform to trade 15 global exchanges, comprising Singapore and 14 foreign markets

Trade in 31 exchanges via your Trading Representative (TR)

Who can apply

Age 18 and above

Online application using Myinfo*

For individual customers who are 21 years and above.

Please prepare a digital copy/picture of your signature to be uploaded (in JPG or PNG, less than 2MB)


Offline and corporate application at a branch or via mail

For individual customers who are 18 to 20 years old, foreigners who do not have Myinfo and corporate customers.

Our most fundamental account for all your essential trading needs.


Enjoy welcome rewards worth up to S$1000* when you open a trading account. For a limited time only.

Earn monthly trade rebates of up to S$200 for your first 4 months of trading with us, capped at S$800 per customer.

Make more informed decisions with complimentary US & UK live prices, along with SGX market depth for your first 4 months (worth S$200).

Applicable to accounts opened between 1 May to 31 August 2024.

*Terms and Conditions apply.


Trade around the world through us with access to over 30 global exchanges

Through OCBC Securities, you can trade 15 exchanges online and access the other markets by placing orders through your dedicated Trading Representative

Shares custody

Enjoy the flexibility of having your SGX shares custodised in your own Central Depository Funds (CDP) account

Be guided by a Trading Representative

You will be assigned a dedicated Trading Representative (TR) who will be there to assist you with all your queries on your basic trading account and provide market updates

No funds needed upfront

Enjoy the ability to trade up to your assigned limit without needing to fund your trades beforehand with our basic trading account

Our standard commission rates

SGX (Traded in SGD)

    Online Broker Assisted
    For trades with contract value less than or equal to S$50,000 0.275% 0.50%
    For trades with contract value between S$50,000 and S$100,000 0.22% 0.40%
    For trades with contract value more than S$100,000 0.18% 0.25%
    MInimum commission S$25 S$40


      Online Broker Assisted
      Rate 0.30% 0.415%
      Minimum commission USD 20 USD 30


        Online Broker Assisted
        Rate 0.25% 0.30%
        Minimum commission HKD 150 HKD 200

        All transactions are also subject to other fees such as clearing fees, stamp duty, GST, etc.
        More details on fees and commissions for other markets.

        Products you can trade with an iOCBC Basic Trading Account

        Trade company shares, warrants, DLCs, REITS, ADRs and more in 31 global exchanges, with online access to 15 of them and the rest are available via Trading Representatives

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        Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

        Exchange traded Funds (ETFs) are index funds that can track almost any asset class, from shares to bonds to commodities. With ETFs, you can instantly invest in a basket of securities without having to purchase the individual shares.

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        Equity-Linked Notes

        Short-term investments to buy or sell shares of a selected company at a discount to market price. Provides an opportunity to earn interest while waiting for the ideal entry price (strike price).

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        A form of fixed-income securities issued by governments or companies to raise funds from the financial markets. Bonds can provide a steady stream of income and may provide more stability than other investment products

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        Before you apply

        Eligibility requirements

        Minimum Age

        18 years old

        Initial deposit

        For those between 18-20 years old, initial deposit of S$1,000 is required to commence trading

        Ways to apply for a Basic Trading Account

        Start your trading journey with us

        Frequently Asked Questions About Basic Trading Account
        What is a cash trading account?

        A cash trading account allows you to trade only with the funds available in your account. You are not able to finance your trades. Our Basic Trading Account is a form of cash trading account.

        For share financing and other forms of leveraged trading, you can consider our Share Financing Account, Share Borrowing Account, Leveraged FX Account and Leveraged Futures Account.

        Must I fund my trades beforehand with an OCBC Securities Basic Trading Account?

        You may not need to fund your trades upfront when trading with our Basic Trading Account. You only need to settle your trades after a transaction is done. You can view here for more information on trade settlement.

        Are there any annual fees?
        There are no annual fees for opening a Basic Trading Account. Here are more details on the fees and commissions for trading with OCBC Securities.