Securities borrowing and lending

CGS International Securities borrowing and lending facility offers clients the opportunity to engage in hedging or arbitrage activities while avoiding failed settlements by allowing clients to borrow securities to cover their short positions. Under this facility, the lender lends the securities to the borrower in consideration of the collateral from the borrower. The borrower is required to return the securities borrowed to the lender upon the lender's demand or within a specified period. This facility provides traders with more liquidity, better risk management and a lower capital outlay. This service is an exclusive offering from CGS International Securities (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and CGS International Securities (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Why trade this product with CGS International?

Offerings available for this product

CGS International Securities allows clients to borrow SGX stocks as well as SET50 stocks. The list of securities available for borrowing is subject to changes. To obtain an updated list, please contact your CGS International Securities’ Trading Representatives (TRs).

For new clients, please contact our respective Call Centres to link up with a Trading Representative.

Supported platform

CGS iTrade (Singapore clients only)

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CGS iTrade Mobile (Singapore clients only)

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CGS iTradePro (Singapore clients only)

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Over the counter (Singapore and Thailand clients)

Please contact your respective Trading representatives (TRs) for more information.

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Yes. Clients can earn interest from the cash that they deposit as collateral with us.

Yes. You will receive monthly statements showing your borrowed securities transactions and the fees charged.

As soon as your Securities Borrowing Account is approved, and you have furnished the initial collateral. You may check with your Trading Representative on a) the status of your Securities Borrowing application; and b) if there is sufficient collateral in your Securities Borrowing Account to meet the number of securities you intend to borrow.

Open an account now

Simply contact CGS International Securities to request for an account opening pack.

1800 538 9889 / (65) 62108453


Download our registration form and mail it to the desired branch with all the enclosures.

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Key Risks

The key risks associated with SBL include the following. It is important to note that the list of risks is not exhaustive.

CGS International will have the rights to close the borrowing position if the collateral is not furnished.

Shares are subject to recall by CGS International within a short notice. There will be penalty charges involved if shares are not returned in time.