What is the use of a DEMAT account in Nepal?

use of a DEMAT account in Nepal?
Use of a DEMAT account in Nepal?

Investment and the market have evolved over the years. Initially, people had to go to banks to apply for shares physically and it would take quite a while to find out if they were allotted. Today, all of it is possible through your phone and internet use. The use of a Demat account in Nepal has helped to overcome the problem of losing and damaging physical documents i.e. paperwork.

In this blog, you will learn about the DEMAT account in detail and the use of a DEMAT account in Nepal.

What is the use of a DEMAT account in Nepal?

A Demat account stands for a dematerialization account. In simple terms, it is like a bank account but for your shares. It stores all your data about your shares in electronic form.

A DEMAT account in Nepal is used to electronically hold and manage securities like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. It facilitates easy trading, safekeeping, and transfer of securities without the need for physical certificates.

A depository participant(DP) has to fill in the details of the beneficiary(the person to whom the Demat account belongs and who can deposit securities in CDSC through the Depository Participant) into the system. Then, the CDSC provides them with a 16-digit long Demat number. This number is essential in all future transactions.

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What are the features of a Demat account?

The features of a Demat account are as follows:

  • You can apply for Initial Public Offering from your device(mobile phone or computer).
  • Helps you manage your shares online.
  • You can transfer shares immediately, without any hassle.
  • Share transactions happen faster.
  • The listed company can credit the bonus shares given to the shareholder’s bank account directly.
  • It can distribute cash dividends directly to shareholder’s bank accounts.

How many Demat accounts can a person have?

In Nepal, you can have two demat accounts. One demat account cannot be shared by family members. 

However, it is not necessary to have multiple accounts. And it is also easier to buy and sell stocks using just one demat account.

What are the requirements to create a Demat account in Nepal?

  • You will be required to have proof of identity like citizenship, passport, driver’s license, or a Rastra Parichaya Patra)
  • Bank Statement showcasing the proof of address.
  • Your passport-sized photo.
  • PAN card (Permanent Account Number)

In the case of a minor:

  • Passport-sized photo of the child.
  • Photocopy of the child’s birth certificate.
  • Photocopy of the guardian’s citizenship.

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What is a Demat Account used for?

A Demat account is used to hold the details of the customer’s stocks, debentures, and mutual fund units.

What is the difference between a demat account and a normal bank account?

Your normal bank account holds your monetary deposits but, the demat account holds your shares and securities.

Can I keep money in my Demat account?

No, you cannot keep your money in your Demat account. It can simply hold your company shares.

What is the disadvantage of a demat account?

There are no serious disadvantages to having a demat account but, you will have to pay a small fee periodically and it is prone to hacking since it is online.

How much does it cost to open a Demat account in Nepal?

It costs Rs. 50 to open a Demat account in Nepal.

Can I delete my Demat account?

You have to go to the bank a fill out a closure form to close your demat account. You cannot deactivate it from your phone online.

Is a Demat account mandatory in Nepal?

Yes, the investors must dematerialize all the share-related documents. This is why a Demat account is mandatory in Nepal.


Some of you may wonder if you can buy and sell shares without a Demat account. Even if you know a potential buyer or a seller, you cannot do it without a demat account. It is a standard practice to do all of the share-related transactions through a demat account. 

And if you are a beginner, you cannot apply for IPO(Initial Public Offering) without a Demat account.