Subsidy Scheme for the Securities Industry under the Government’s “Anti-epidemic Fund”

Apply for Subsidy Scheme for the Securities Industry under the "Anti-epidemic Fund"

Category B & C Participants of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and/or Participants of the Hong Kong Futures Exchange

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Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Category B or Category C participants of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong ("SEHK") (i.e. brokers ranked 15th onwards by market turnover) and/or participants of the Hong Kong Futures Exchange ("HKFE") as at 31 March 2020; AND
  • in operation at the time of application. “In operation at the time of application” refers to the corporations which are in active trading status as at the time of submission of the application (i.e. the date when the application is submitted (for online application) or the postmark date (for paper application)). Corporations which have ceased or suspended operation at the time of application will be considered ineligible.

Category A SEHK participants are not eligible for any subsidy regardless of whether it is a HKFE participant. Please also refer to the following table for illustration of eligibility –

Exchange Participant Eligibility
Category B or Category C participant of SEHK
Participant of HKFE
Both a Category B or Category C participant of SEHK and a participant of HKFE
(with one subsidy per company)
Category A participants of SEHK
Both a Category A participant of SEHK and a participant of HKFE

How to Apply

Eligible applicants can apply online or on paper.

Disbursement of Subsidies

Online application: automatic bank transfer (“auto-payment”)
Paper-based application: auto-payment

Information and Supporting Document Required

  1. The applicant’s SFC Central Entity Number, contact person’s name, position, email address and office phone number.
  2. The applicant’s bank account document copy (such as the first page of bank book or bank statement) which should clearly show the bank name, name of account holder and account number. Please note that applicants’ bank accounts for receiving subsidies must be savings accounts or current accounts denominated in Hong Kong Dollar or accept Hong Kong Dollar transactions. Other types of bank accounts are NOT acceptable.

Processing Time

Online Application

Successful applicants will normally receive the subsidies within 3 weeks from the application submission date.

Paper-based Application

Successful applicants will normally receive the subsidies within 6-8 weeks from the application submission date.

Successful applicants will be notified by email when the auto-payment is made.

The processing time may vary depending on the completeness of the information/supporting document provided.

Application Procedures

If the eligible applicant is a participant of both SEHK (Category B or Category C) and HKFE, the applicant should complete and submit one online or paper application only and each company will be granted one subsidy only.

Online Application – 3 Simple Steps

Step 1: Verification

  1. Enter SFC Central Entity Number (consisting of 3 letters and 3 numbers, e.g. ABC123).
  2. Enter email address.
  3. Enter verification code sent to your valid email address provided.
  4. Check the box to confirm that the Terms and Conditions, including the Privacy Policy, are read, understood and accepted.

Step 2: Application

  1. Enter contact person’s name, position and office phone number.
  2. Enter corporate bank account information.
    1. Choose a bank name from the drop-down box.
    2. Enter bank account number.
    3. Enter account holder name if it is different from the applicant’s name. The account holder must be the applicant, i.e. the corporation.
    4. Upload the image file of the bank account document (such as the first page of bank book or bank statement) which should clearly show the bank name, name of account holder and account number. The image file can be in pdf, bmp, gif, png or jpg format with maximum file size of 2MB.
  3. Check the box to declare that all information and document submitted by the applicant are true and correct.

Step 3: Submission

  1. Check all the information provided.
  2. Submit the application by clicking the “Submit” button.
  3. The applicant will immediately receive a confirmation email which includes an assigned application number for future reference.

Access to Online Application Platform

(system requirements: Chrome/Edge/Safari)

Paper-based Application - 2 Simple Steps

Step 1: Application

  1. Complete the paper application form. The information/document required is the same as that of the online application version.
  2. Attach a copy of the applicant’s corporate bank account document (such as the first page of bank book or bank statement) which clearly shows the bank name, name of account holder and account number.
  3. Check all the information provided.
  4. Sign the form for confirmation and declaration.

Step 2: Submission

Applicants may submit the application form by mail to the HKSI Institute office at Room 510, 5/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong. Please note that the HKSI Institute will not accept applications with insufficient postage. Mail items addressed to the HKSI Institute without sufficient postage may either be returned to the sender or disposed of by Hongkong Post. The HKSI Institute does NOT bear any responsibility for any mail lost in transit.)

Upon receipt of applications by the HKSI Institute, applicants will receive a confirmation email which includes an assigned application number for future reference.

Download Paper Form

Request for Change of Submitted Information/Document

Once an application is submitted, the applicant is required to send a written request by email (email address: [email protected]) to the HKSI Institute, quoting the application number, for any change of the information/document, other than the bank account information/document submitted.

Enquiries

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm (except public holidays)

Email: [email protected]

Hotline: 3120 6100 (Please press '6')

25 May 2020
HKSI Institute reserves the right to modify or amend the Terms and Conditions from time to time.