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The M-Akiba Bond is back, bigger and better!

Invest in this unique mobile bond by dialing *889# on your phone with a minimum of Ksh.3, 000 and earn a guaranteed return of 10% per year.

It gets better. The interest is TAX FREE

The bond (Target amount Ksh. 500 million) is up for grabs for the next three weeks. It will close at Midnight 6th September 2019. 

This being a re-open of the existing M-Akiba 2 bond, the period to maturity is now shorter i.e 1 year but interest is paid out after every six months.

Investors will be paid out the principal (amount invested) plus accrued interest on 7th September 2020 when the bond matures. 

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CDSC provides  monthly statements of accounts to all holders of active securities accounts.

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CDSC is the quality provider of clearing and settlement services in the Kenya Capital Markets. In line with our mission, we offer secure central custody and simplified, swift and safe transfer of investors' value. In order to boost investor confidence in the Market, we have created customized solutions which will ensure that you, the investor, is aware of the transactions that happen in your CDS account whenever they occur.

We invite you to take a journey through the site and get to know more about CDSC, and see the progressive approach we are taking in order to fulfill our mandate within the Capital Markets in Kenya.

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frequently asked questions

  • What is the CDS - CDS ni nini?
    CDS stands for the Central Depository System. This is a computer system operated by The Central Depository and Settlement Corporation (CDSC) that facilitates holdings of shares in electronic accounts, opened by shareholders and manages the process of transferring shares traded at the Stock Exchange.
  • How do I open a CDS account?
    By completing and signing a securities account opening/maintenance form with your CDA. The form is called CDS 1.
  • What do I need to open a CDS account?
    You need two recently taken passport size photographs, original National ID or passport. In the case of a company you need the original certificate of incorporation, and if you are an organization registered in any other way you need the certificate of registration. Directors of a company will also need to provide their ID Cards and passport size photographs. You need to sign the form (CDS 1) before your Central Depository Agent (CDA)
  • Do I have to open a CDS account?
    Yes, if you intend to trade in shares that are listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange. Soon, bonds will also be deposited into the CDS.
  • How can I track my investment?
    You can get to view your client statement by ..... enabling you to track your investment from the date of purchase to the day of maturity or sale of the bond
  • How safe is CDS?
    CDSC has taken measures to ensure the security of your shares. The company has offsite back up facilities and procedures that would ensure business continuity in the event of anything happening either to the computer system or its usual premises.
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