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Shanghai Connect and Shenzhen Connect Securities Service (Applicable for Northbound Trading only)

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect are trading and settlement interconnection mechanisms established in the securities markets of Mainland China and Hong Kong. Investors from Mainland China and Hong Kong can participate in the trading and settlement of specific stocks listed on each other’s exchanges through local exchanges and clearing houses.

Mainland A shares Trading Service

  • You can open an securities account to trade the eligible Mainland A shares under the Stock Connect after register the CNY settlement account and accept the related risk disclosure statement, T&C and consent statement for personal data on China Connect Trading
  • 0.1% commission for every large transaction amount over RMB 1Million or above whatever traded by any channels.
  • Customer can trade stock through the Personal Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, “ICBC Smart Invest” APP or manned phone securities trading hotline.
  • ICBC (Asia) provides the quotation and stock information of the Mainland A shares
Eligible Stocks
(Please refer to the HKEX website for the list of eligible stocks in Northbound trading)
Constituent stocks of the SSE 180 Index and SSE 380 Index, A shares of SSE-SEHK A+H
(with market capitalisation at least RMB 6 Billion)
Constituent stocks of the SZSE Component Index, SZSE Small/Mid Cap Innovation Index, A shares of SZSE-SEHK
A+H (with market capitalisation at least RMB 6 Billion)
Currency RMB
Stock Code Must be 6 digits
Lot Size 100 shares (must be lot sizes by buy order)
Price Spread RMB0.01
Max Order Size 1 Million Shares
Price Limit There is a general price limit of ±10%
Transaction restrictions Day trading is not allowed.
Amend Order Instruction Order amendment is not allowed.
Order Type Limit Order only
(Limit orders can be matched at the specified or better price)
Odd Lot Trading Instruction Odd lot trading is allowed for sell order only
(The matched quantity of a board lot buy/sell order can eventually include odd lot.)
Securities settlement cycle Securities settlement: T day
Fund Settlement Cycle Fund settlement for Northbound trades: T+1 day
Trading Sessions SSE/SZSE Input orders into China Stock Connect System(CSC)
Opening Call Auction 09:15 - 09:25 09:10-11:30
Continuous Auction(Morning) 09:30 - 11:30
Continuous Auction(Afternoon) 13:00 - 14:57 12:55-15:00
Closing Call Auction 14:57 - 15:00

Online securities account opening: For customers who already have a bank account with ICBC (Asia), please login into the Personal Internet banking or Mobile banking for online account opening. For enquiries on accounting opening details, please visit our branches or call our customer service hotline at (852) 218 95588. Related service offers are subject to terms and conditions. Please contact our staff for details.

  • Securities: Investment involves risk and the prices of securities products fluctuate. The prices of securities may move up or down, sometimes dramatically, and may become valueless. It is as likely that loss will be incurred rather than profit made as result of buying and selling investment. The risk of loss in financing a transaction by deposit of collateral is significant. You may sustain losses in excess of your cash and any other assets deposited as collateral with the licensed or registered person. You may be called upon at short notice to make additional margin or interest payments. If the required margin or interest payments are not made within the prescribed time, your collateral may be liquidated without your consent. Moreover, you will remain liable for any resulting deficit in your account and interest charged on your account. You should undertake your own research and study before you trade or invest. You should carefully consider whether trading or investment is suitable in light of your own financial position and investment objectives. You are advised to seek independent financial and professional advice before you trade or invest.

    The price of the warrants and Callable Bull/Bear Contracts (“CBBC”) may move up or down rapidly and investors may sustain a total loss of their investment. Past performance of the underlying asset is not an indicator of future performance. You should ensure that you understand the nature of the warrants and CBBC and carefully study the risk factors set out in the relevant listing documents of the warrants and CBBC and where necessary, seek independent professional advice. Warrants that are not exercised will have no value upon expiry. CBBC has a mandatory call feature and may be terminated early, in such case, (i) in the case of Category N CBBCs, an investor will not receive any residual value and (ii) in the case of Category R CBBCs, the residual value may be zero.

    Investor should bear in mind the key risks of ETFs which include but not limited to political, economic, currency, and other risks of a specific sector or market related to the underlying index; liquid secondary market may not exist for ETFs; changes in the net asset value of the ETFs may deviate from the performance of the tracking index, ETFs may invest in single country and sector; ETFs with tracking index relating to emerging markets may be subject to a greater risk of loss than investments in developed markets; and like all investments, and ETF is subject to the risk of change in policy of the reference market.

    Leveraged and inverse products (L&I Products) are derivative products structured as funds. L&I Products are different from conventional ETFs. They do not share the same characteristics and risks. L&I Products are not designed for holding longer than one day; it is for short-term trading or hedging purposes. When L&I Products are held after a period of time, their return may deviate from and may be uncorrelated to the multiple (in the case of leveraged products) or the opposite (in the case of inverse products) of the return of the underlying index. Investors may suffer significant or even total losses. Trading L&I Products involves investment risk and are not intended for all investors. There is no guarantee of repaying the principal amount. Investors should read the relevant offering documents of leveraged and inverse products and ensure they understand the key product features and related risks before making an investment.

    RMB Risk Disclosure:The Chinese Renminbi is currently a restricted currency. Due to the exchange controls and/or restrictions which may be imposed by the PRC government on the convertibility or utilization of RMB from time to time, there is no guarantee that disruption in the transferability, convertibility or liquidity of RMB will not occur. There is thus a likelihood that you may not be able to convert the Chinese Renminbi received into other freely convertible currencies.

    Major risks of China Connect Securities (SZSE/SSE Securities)
    Investor Compensation Fund: Trading in China Connect Securities (SZSE/SSE Securities) does not enjoy the protections afforded by the Investor Compensation Fund established under the SFO. Accordingly, unlike the trading of SEHK-listed securities, you will not be covered by the Investor Compensation Fund in respect of any loss you may sustain by reason of a default by any SFC licensed or registered person.

    Quota on Northbound Trading: Relevant governmental or regulatory bodies may impose quotas on the trading of China Connect Securities (SZSE/SSE Securities) from time to time depending on market conditions and readiness, the level of cross-boundary fund flows, stability of the market and other factors and considerations. You should read the relevant details on such quota restrictions, including the quota limit, level of quota utilization, balance of available quota and the applicable restrictions and arrangements published on SEHK website from time to time to ensure you have the most updated information.

    Difference in Trading Day: Stock Connect (Shanghai-Hong Kong / Shengzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect) is open for trading only when (a) each of the HKEx and SZSE/SSE is open for trading; and (b) banking services are available in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen/Shanghai on the corresponding money settlement days. If any of the relevant exchange is not open or if the banks in either Hong Kong or Shenzhen/Shanghai are not open for money settlement business, you will not be able to conduct any Northbound Trading. You should take note of the days on which the Stock Connect (Shanghai-Hong Kong/Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect) operates and decide according to your own risk tolerance capability whether or not to take on the risk of price fluctuations in China Connect Securities (SZSE/SSE Securities) during the time when the Stock Connect (Shanghai-Hong Kong / Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect) is not available for Northbound Trading.

    China Connect Securities Eligible for Northbound Trading : SEHK will include and exclude securities as China Connect Securities based on the prescribed criteria under the Stock Connect Rules. You will only be allowed to sell a China Connect Security and be restricted from further buying, if (i) the China Connect Security subsequently ceases to be a constituent stock of the relevant indices, (ii) the China Connect Security subsequently moves to the risk alert board, and/or (iii) the corresponding H share of the China connect Security subsequently ceases to be traded on SEHK.

  • Important Notice
    The above risk disclosure statements cannot disclose all the risks involved. Before making investment decision, you should thoroughly study the offering documents, financial reports and relevant risk disclosure statements issued by the issuer of the investment product(s). Further you should consider your own circumstances including financial position, investment experience and objective to ensure the investment is suitable for your particular investment needs and risk tolerance capacity. You should seek independent financial and professional advice before trading or investment. This promotional material does not constitute an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sales of any investment products. This promotional material is issued by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (the “Bank”) and the contents have not been reviewed by Securities and Futures Commission. If there is any dispute arising out of the selling process or processing of the related transaction in the future and the dispute is eligible as defined in the Terms of Reference for the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre in relation to the Financial Dispute resolution Scheme, the Bank is required to enter into a financial dispute Resolution Scheme process with the customer. However, any dispute over the contractual terms of the product should be resolved between directly the product service provider and the customer.