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What is ASBA?

ASBA (Applications Supported by Blocked Amount) is a process developed by India's Stock Market Regulator SEBI for applying to IPOs, Rights issue, FPS etc. In ASBA, an IPO applicant's bank account doesn't get debited until shares are allotted to them.

ASBA means “Applications Supported by Blocked Amount”. ASBA is an application containing an authorization to block the application money in the bank account, for subscribing to an issue. If an investor is applying through ASBA, his application money shall be debited from the bank account only if his/her application is selected for allotment after the basis of allotment is finalized, or the issue is withdrawn/failed.

Investors may submit their ASBA Applications to these SCSB (Self Certified Syndicate Banks). Click here to see the list of SCSBs. (around 56 banks)