Steps to follow to Open Demat Account

Steps to follow to Open Demat Account


Demat accounts offer investors the same security as savings accounts at banks. Customers have easy access to their funds while being protected against theft and mishandling.

Nowadays, it is necessary to have a Demat account in order to invest in stocks.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) manages dematerialized accounts, also known as Demat accounts, where shares and securities are held. Shares purchased or dematerialized, as well as the ability to trade them online, are stored in it.

What is a Demat Account? 

You can hold shares in an Electronic Demat Account and Dematerialized Account electronically if you trade electronically. When you trade online, you purchase and store shares in a Demat Account, which makes it easier for you to trade.

People maintain records of their investments in shares, government securities, exchange-traded funds, bonds, and mutual funds in a demat account. In addition to DEMAT, better governance improved SEBI’s governance and facilitated the Indian stock market’s digitization.

Since 1996, the NSE has offered Demat accounts allowing securities to be stored electronically, thereby reducing the likelihood of theft, damage, and malpractices.

Dematerialization involves converting physical share certificates into digital ones, which are easier to manage and easier to access wherever you are. Dematerialization allows investors to trade online without holding physical share certificates, and they are able to track and monitor their investments more easily. 

How to Open A Demat Account

You can easily open a Demat account by following the steps in this guide. It can help put things into perspective if you’re interested in opening one.

Step 1: Select Depository Participant (DP)

The first and foremost step in opening a Demat account is choosing a depository participant (DP). Through banks, stockbrokers, and online investment platforms, you can select the best DP services available in India.

If you are choosing a DP, look for features and offerings that meet your requirements.

Step 2: Submit the opening form for a depository account

To open a Demat account, go to your depository participant’s website and complete the online opening form. Many depository participants allow you to open both trading and Demat accounts at the same time.

Step 3: Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements.

When you have completed the Demat account application, it is time for the Know Your Customer (KYC) documentation. You must provide scanned copies of KYC documents such as a copy of your ID, a copy of your address proof, and a copy of your bank account statement.

Before you apply, be sure that you have all the required documents at hand since you’ll be able to move the process along more quickly.

Step 4: Verify the information

You are required to undergo an IPV process after you provide your KYC details, and this is an important step you must take to confirm the validity of your information. If required by your DP, you may be required to attend an in-person appointment at one of their offices.

However, many depositor participants now provide IPV through the use of mobile devices or webcams.

Step 5: Sign the agreement copies

The contract, which lays out both the depository participant’s responsibilities and rights after verification, will be required to be signed by you and your Depository Participant after the verification process is complete.

Step 6: Once the above processes are completed, you will receive a BO ID number

As soon as your DP receives your signed agreement, he will begin processing your Demat account application. A Beneficial Owner Identification Number (BO ID) will be provided once your application has been approved. You can use this BO ID to access your Demat account.

How does the share market work?

The following is the order in which the share market works:

  • IPOs are the primary way in which companies are listed on the market.
  • Secondary markets are where shares are distributed
  • A secondary market exists for investors to trade the stocks issued.
  • The stock broker and brokerage firm are companies who are registered with the stock exchange and can offer you to buy a share at a certain price
  •  The broker forwards your buy order to the exchange, which initiates a search for an equivalent sell order.
  •  After the T+2 day period, your shares will be deposited into your Demat account two working days later.

Many investors and traders rely on the Share Market App for advice and recommendations on which stocks to trade and which to avoid. Apps for the stock market offer advice for beginners and traders, as well as buy and sell recommendations, as well as target prices and other information.