Investment Account

CDSC Account

This is an electronic account that holds your shares and manages the process of transferring shares that are traded in the N.S.E (Nairobi Securities Exchange). CDSC stands for Central Depository and Settlement Corporation the entity that facilitates holdings of shares in electronic accounts opened by shareholders. An investor can open a CDS Account through a stockbroker, Investment Bank or Custodian (Equity Bank) authorized by CDSC to open CDS accounts on behalf of customers.


C.B.K This is an electronic account managed by the Central Bank of Kenya that holds an investors’ Treasury Bills and Treasury Bonds and manages the purchase and sale of the securities.


  • It allows immediate transfer of shares upon purchase or sale.
  • There is no paperwork involved during the transfer of shares from a buyer to seller.
  • Account automation eliminates risks of forgery, damage to the document, clerical errors etc.
  • An investors shares are held in one account making it easy for management.
  • An investor can receive an electronic statement of his/her account holdings.


  • The account is for trading in treasury bills and treasury bonds only.
  • The account is opened by the Central Bank of Kenya on behalf of investors.
  • An investor can receive an electronic statement of his/her CDS account holdings.


    • Kenyan ID/Passport for the Directors, passport size photos and K.R.A pins for Directors and the Company.
    • A fully executed and signed CDS 1 form.
    • Certificate of Incorporation/Registration.
    • Board Resolution.

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