Open Account

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Our Company provides the following type of securities account for Individual/Joint, Corporate client:

  • Cash Account
  • Margin Account

Client can open an account through the following channels:

1)Open account in person

Bring along required documents and visit our company in person during office hours for account opening. Please refer to the “Documents Required for Account Opening” section below for list of required documents.

Address: Suites 3001-11, Tower Two, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

2)Open account by post

A. Print out the account opening form. (https://www.gcsecurities.com.hk “Customer Services” “Forms Download”)
B. Fill in and sign the account opening form, together with all required documents for certification by a witness approved by our company. Please refer to the “Witness on Account Opening” section below for details and please refer to the “Documents Required for Account Opening” section below for list of required documents;
Fill in and sign the account opening form together with a cheque bearing the client’s name issued by a Hong Kong bank in an amount not less than HKD 10,000. The signature specimen on the account opening form must be the same as that on the cheque.
C. Send the completed forms, relevant documents and cheque (if any) by post to our Customer Service department; We will contact client to proceed the account opening once we receive the submitted documents.

Address: Suites 3001-11, Tower Two, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

3)Making appointment for account opening through our website

Leave personal contact information on our website and our staff will arrange the account opening after receiving the relevant information.

The following documents are required for account opening:

Individual/Joint Account

  • Valid Identity Card / Passport
  • Latest address proof within 3 months with client’s name printed on, such as water bill, electricity bill or bank statement.

Corporate Account

  • Board Resolution
  • Valid Identity Card / Passport of All Directors & Authorized Persons
  • Certificate of Incorporation and Change of Company Name (if any)
  • Letter of Guarantee
  • Valid Identity Card / Passport of Guarantor
  • Latest Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Latest address proof of the Company within 3 months
  • Company’s Hong Kong Bank Account Information
  • Latest audited financial statements
  • Latest Annual Return and any other documents filed with the Company Registry regarding change of director / shareholder (Applicable to HK company)
  • Valid Business Registration Certificate (Applicable to HK company)
  • Directors List (Applicable to overseas company)
  • Shareholders List (Applicable to overseas company)
  • Certificate of Incumbency from registers agent in 6 months (Applicable to overseas company)

Note: All copies need to be certified by authorized persons approved by our company

If the account opening documents are not executed in the presence of our staff, certification is needed by a witness approved by our company. Eligible witness includes licensed person, affiliate of licensed person, Justice of the Peace (JP) and other professional persons such as bank manager, certified public accountant (CPA), lawyer & Notary public. Client may also use the certification services permitted under Electronic Transactions Ordinance (Cap. 553), such as the certification services available from the Hongkong Post.
Witness needs to sign on the account opening form and all copies of required document and writes the witness date. Witness also needs to provide supporting documents to proof his/her identity and qualification.

Normally it takes 3 working days for an account to be opened. Once the account is opened, we will notify client by email or post. If client applies online trading services as well, password will be sent out by another email separately. If client wants to check the application progress, client can contact our Customer Services at (852) 2165 9800 during office hours.