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Why does the exchanges send an SMS and an email regarding the funds and securities balance every week?

Exchanges send an email and SMS every week with the details of funds and securities balance to all the clients as mandated by this SEBI circular ( PDF ). This information is sent to make clients aware of the available funds in their trading account and to avoid any possible misappropriation of funds. The format is as follows:

Details of funds and securities balance sent by BSE :


Details of funds and securities balance sent by NSE :

Details of funds and securities balance sent by MCX :


The available balance as of the end of the previous week is displayed in the email attachment. The balance sent to the clients by exchanges is as on the date mentioned in the SMS and email and not as on the date the SMS and email are sent. The updated balance is not specific to a single exchange but across all exchanges.

The total number of ISINs does not include the balance in the client’s demat account but the shares held in the broker’s beneficiary account. For this reason, the total number of ISINs might be shown as 0.