SMS Service

The SMS service allows you to access your CDS account and keep track of your shares on your mobile phone anywhere and at any time. By registering to the service, you will always be aware of your current shares portfolio and of any transactions in your account.


  • Secure access to your CDS account from anywhere and at anytime.
  • Easy and simple registration from your mobile phone.
  • Instant alerts on any activity in your CDS account.


  • Receive instant alerts on your mobile phone whenever a transaction occurs in your account (e.g. Purchase, sale, shares transfer, deposit, pledges etc)
  • Check your shares portfolio balance anytime.
  • Receive a mini-statement from your CDS account, showing your last few transactions.

*Each SMS costs 10/-

*Currently only available on Safaricom and Airtel networks.

Step 1:  Type a text with the following details

REG*CDSAccount*ID         e.g. REG*2345*23456789

-    CDS Account:  Your CDS account number. Exclude the lead zeros and the Client Type (e.g. LI)

-    ID:  The ID Number or Passport Number or Company Registration number used to open this CDS account.

Step 2:    Send text to 22372

You will receive a confirmation SMS with your ALIAS and PIN.
e.g. Your SMS Enquiry PIN for CDS A/c 2345 is 1234. Alias name =KIMA. For Assistance send HELP or contact us. CDSC

  • ALIAS: The first four letters of your surname
  • PIN: A system generated four digit number that will be your security code.   

Ensure that you keep your ALIAS and PIN number secret!

You are now registered to use the service!

To view your Portfolio Balance, simply send the following text to 22372

PBalias*PIN            e.g. PBKIMA*1234
You will receive an SMS detailing your shares balances.

To view your Mini-Statement, simply send the following text to 22372

         MSalias*PIN            e.g. MSKIMA*1234
    You will receive an SMS detailing the last few transactions that occurred in  your CDS account.

To turn off alerts, simply send the following text to 22372                      ALERTS OFF
      You will receive an SMS confirming that you will no longer receive alerts.
      To turn on alerts, simply send ALERTS ON to 22372.

To change your PIN, simply send the following text to 22372

PCalias*####*$$$$        e.g. PCKIMA*1234*4321-    ####: Old Pin Number    $$$$: New Pin Number

For any assistance, simply send HELP to 22372.  You will receive an SMS listing the message types and formats.