FAQ's

About Edaa

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Edaa is the securities depository center of the Saudi Tadawul Group. Edaa provides advanced post-trade services to ensure the safe and efficient operations of the Saudi capital market.

Tadawulaty is a service offered by Edaa and includes a bundle of services for investors: Consolidated Reporting, Electronic Voting, Dividends Entitlement Reports, Expected Dividends Notifications, Shares Certificate Search, and Tender Offers.

Transaction Settlement

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No, there is no impact on traders. Buyers can sell securities directly upon executing transactions with no need to wait for completing the settlement of securities. Sellers, meanwhile, gain purchasing power that enables them to buy new securities directly upon executing transactions with no need to wait for completing the settlement of securities.

A transaction is executed by matching a sell order with a buy order.

The letter (T) stands for the term (Trade); i.e. transaction. 

The added number refers to the duration required to complete the settlement of a transaction.

Borrowing securities is the temporary transfer of securities from its owner (lender) to an investor (borrower) with an obligation to return them back to their owner at a future agreed upon date. A borrower shall provide and maintain financial collateral as agreed with the lender that shall always be not less than 100% of the current market value of the borrowed securities. The value of the collateral provided may be amended at the discretion of the Capital Market Authority.

Short selling is the action of selling borrowed securities, provided that the investor returns them to the lender within an agreed upon period.

It is the process of transferring the value of securities of executed transactions from the buyer’s investment account to the seller’s investment account.

It is the process of transferring securities of executed transactions from the seller’s investment portfolio to the buyer’s investment portfolio.

In the new settlement cycle, all types of securities’ transactions are completed two business days following the transaction execution date, i.e. (T + 2).

The additional time provides increased safety for investors and creatives an effective market for investors, as well as allowing short selling.

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

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ETFs may include other instruments or commodities such as gold and silver. However, ETFs traded on the Saudi Exchange are currently only Saudi equities.

Yes, if approved by the Capital Market Authority (CMA).

ETFs are investment funds divided into equal units that are traded on the exchange during trading time. ETFs allow investors to enjoy many of the benefits of both mutual funds and stocks.

Qualified Foreign Investors

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To transfer holdings under a swap account to a QFI, the following requirements should be met: 

  • CMA’s approval. 
  • Filling out the Securities Depository Center transfer form. 
  • A certified copy of the certificate of incorporation, and the commercial register or an equivalent document.

A QFI can open a Depository Center account via a custody member after providing the following documents: 

  • QFI details form. 
  • A copy of the certificate of incorporation or commercial register or an equivalent document. 
  • Disclosure of the QFI’s investments in listed companies. 
  • The identification of QFI and non-resident foreigners shall be through custody members.

Foreign ownership information is available on the Saudi Exchange website, and is updated on a daily basis after market close.

Tadawulaty

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No, you can get any support needed from your designated broker only.

Yes, the Broker/Custodian users in Tadawulaty have a function that allows them to vote on behalf of their investor clients.

You must first register via your Member either through your online trading account, or by attending in person at one of their recognized offices.

You must first close your existing account by contacting your existing Member. Then, you can carry out the registration process again via the new Member's website or office.

Select "Account Closure Request" from "Account Management" menu. A request will be sent to your designated member. The account will be closed after your member's confirmation.

Compatible browsers include Internet Explorer, FireFox, Google Chrome and Safari.

Click on "forgot my password" at Tadawulaty login page. Then, enter your Login Name and Security Code and click"Next" button.

A code will be sent to your mobile as an SMS. After you provide this code, your password will be sent immediately to you by SMS and email.

You can then login normally to Tadawulaty. If you face any difficulty, please contact your designated broker for further assistance.

Click on "forgot username" at Tadawulaty login page. Then, enter your national ID number, Mobile Number, and fill in the Security Code. After you click "Next", a code will be sent to your mobile as an SMS. After you provide this code, your username will be sent immediately to you by SMS and email. If you face any difficulty, please contact your designated broker for further assistance.

You are given a limited number of attempts to enter the correct password. Your account will be locked if you enter your password incorrectly in all attempts. If you believe your account has been locked, please contact your designated Member for further assistance.

You should contact the Member on which the portfolio is opened with.

Tadawulaty Registration

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After you login to Tadawulaty, your designated member's logo will appear on the top of the page.

Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs) can be granted access to Tadawulaty services which enables investors to utilize the services offered by Securities Depository Center (Edaa).

You cannot register in Tadawulaty from Tadawulaty website (this website). You can only register by one of the following two methods:

Through your E-trading account, or by visiting your brokerage firm branch click here

Through the Member’s/Custodian’s Account in Tadawulaty

  • The QFI requests his Member/Custodian to register him in Tadawulaty.
  • The Member/Custodian representative will carry out an identity check and fill in “Investor User Creation Request” through Tadawulaty. The request should include the QFI’s mobile number and e-mail address.
  • An SMS and e-mail messages will be sent to the mobile number and e-mail respectively, containing Tadawulaty’s (complete registration) link and a one-time password.
  • The QFI opens the (complete registration) link and enter the “QFI Unique Identification Number” which is provided by Securities Depository Center and the one-time password. Then fill-in all required fields and complete the registration process by creating a user name and password.

Through the Member’s E-Trading Account

  • Log into E-Trading account maintained with any of your Brokers. There should be a window with Tadawulaty logo. Click on “Login” button to register in Tadawulaty.
  • An SMS will be sent to the mobile number, containing Tadawulaty’s (complete registration) link and a one-time password.
  • QFI will be asked to enter the “QFI Unique Identification Number” which is provided by Securities Depository Center and the one-time password which will be sent to the mobile number registered with your Member.
  • Then fill-in all required fields and complete the registration process by creating a user name and password.

 

You can choose any of the brokers you have opened a portfolio with.

Please contact your designated broker, which is the one you registered through into Tadawulaty. The broker's logo appears on the top of the page. If you cannot login nor recall which broker you registered through, you should come in person to Tadawul's reception disk at Tawuniya building.

Registration in Tadawulaty services suite is totally free. Also, all investor services are currently provided for free. If new fee is introduced for any of the services, an easy way to subscribe and pay will be provided. Investors will be able to subscribe to the services they would like to continue to benefit from. Although paid-services will be disabled from non-subscribers, all free-services will continue to be available for all.

Companies can us their commercial registration number (C.R.), residents should use their Iqama number, and GCC nationals can use their national ID number.

Tadawulaty uses a new method of remote authentication of subscribers through e-trade systems of brokerage firms. This will avoid asking users to come in-person to the broker's branch to register in Tadawulaty. When the user logs-in to his/her e-trade account and clicks "Register" on Tadawulaty logo, authentication information will be exchanged securely between Tadawulaty and broker's systems. Then, Tadawulaty will open a new page to the user that will allow him/her to complete the registration process. If you have any further inquiries, please contact us on: cc@edaa.com.sa

Divdends Reports

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You can deposit your shares by following the instructions in the "Shares Certificates Search & Deposit" Section in this page.

You can check out the list of all issuers who provided “Edaa” with their dividends distributions payment status by clicking on this link. Also, we will announce any new dividends payment status availability in Tadawulaty news, as well as Facebook & Twitter accounts.

Open the Certificates Search Page, complete the fields (search criteria) required, and press "Search" button. You may search using one search criteria, but the results will not be displayed if too many records match your search criteria. It is recommended that you complete all fields to get better results.

No, the "Future Dividends Alerts" service allows investors to track their future expected announced dividends through SMS and email alerts.

There are many advantages of depositing shares in market portfolios, such as:

  • Issuers will deposit dividends directly into investors' bank cash account
  • Shares dividends distributions will be deposited directly into the investor's portfolio
  • Ability to subscribe to right-issues through different channels (internet, ATM, IVR)
  • Ability to monitor all portfolios and all asset classes through Tadawulaty
  • Ability to vote electronically through Tadawulaty
  • Ability to pledge shares as needed.

Expected dividends are dividends recommended by the company's board-of-directors, but not approved by the general assembly (GA). These are expected to be distributed to shareholders if the GA approved the decision. After the GA approves the decision, entitled shareholders' dividends status is changed to "Entitled", as per the company sharebook on the entitlement date.

The following table shows the different possible payment status in "Payment Status" field that appears after selecting the dividend's "Payment Details":

# PAYMENT STATUS EXPLANATION WHAT TO DO?
1 Unavailable The issuer did not provide “Edaa” with the payment status To know about the payment status Please contact the issuer
2 Unclaimed The investor did not claim the dividends Please claim your dividends from the distributing bank
3 Claimed The investor claimed the dividends, as per the details shown in Tadawulaty -

Entitled dividends will be gradually uploaded to Tadawulaty. Investors will be notified through Tadawulaty news and Facebook & Twitter accounts

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