What is eDividend?

eDividend is a service which allows an issuer to electronically pay your cash dividend entitlements directly into your bank account instead of making payment via bank cheques.

What do I have to do?

As a depositor, you have to provide your bank account information to Bursa Depository.

Why eDividend?

  • Faster access to dividends which are credited directly into your bank account.
  • Covenience of not having to deposit the dividend cheques into shareholders' bank accounts.
  • One‐off provision of bank account details for all the companies you invest in at Bursa Malaysia.
  • Better account management with option to consolidate the dividends from all your CDS accounts into one bank account.
  • Misplaced, lost or expired cheques will no longer be an issue.

When can I start providing my bank account information for eDividend?

You can start providing you bank account information to your Authorised Depository Agent (ADA) (referred to in this FAQ as your "stock broker") from 19 April 2010 and you have grace period of one year, until 18 April 2011 to provide such information. The sooner you provide your bank account information, the sooner you will be able to benefit from the advantages of eDividend.

Will I incur any additional cost for receiving eDividend or in providing my bank account information for the purposes of eDividend?

No. You can benefit from eDividend without any charges, if your bank account information is provided to your stock broker within one year grace period.

What happens after that one year grace period?

After that one year grace period, depositors who have not provided their bank account information will not be able to benefit from receiving their dividends in a timely, effective and efficient manner. Moreover, depositors will have to bear an administrative fee when they provide their bank account information to their stock brokers after the one year grace period.

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