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Why do I get an SMS and Email regarding funds and securities from the exchanges every month?

These monthly SMS, emails from NSE, BSE, and MCX with details of funds and securities, are part of SEBI's new initiative for enhanced supervision. You can download the circular from SEBI .

One of the additional compliance activity all brokers are required to undertake is to upload to the Exchanges, the account balance of all clients as on the last day of each month. The Exchange then sends this information to each client through an SMS & Email. The reason this is being done is to make the client aware of the available funds in his trading account and to avoid possible misappropriation of funds.

The email that you’ve received informs you of the available balance as at the end of the previous month. For reconciling the funds, you should check your ledger balance on Console .

Note : The balance sent to you by BSE/NSE is as on the date mentioned in the SMS, email (generally the last date of the month) and not as on the date of sending the SMS, email.

The total number of ISIN’s show 0, even though you have shares in your DEMAT - The balance of Equity shown here is not the number of shares that actually belong to the client but are held in the broker’s beneficiary account for whatsoever reason. This could be when a broker is into providing the margin for purchasing delivery shares, in such cases, although the stock belongs to the client, it’s held in the broker’s beneficiary account because it’s financed by the broker.

The total number of pledged securities shows 0, even though you have shares pledged - Similar to above, the shares are held in the broker's pool demat account and pledged with the clearing corporation to avail the margin benefits passed on to the client.

The funds raised from pledged securities shows 0, even though you have shares pledged - If you pledge shares to avail loans, this field will specify the amount. However, if you have pledged securities for margin benefits, this will remain 0 since you have not received funds against your securities.

Since Zerodha is still not into margin funding, the stock balance will show 0. If there are holdings in your DEMAT account, they won’t show up here because they are held in your own DEMAT account and not in the broker’s account. To check your DEMAT holdings, please log in to Console and check Holdings.

Additionally, if you’ve pledged stocks and raised F&O margins, they would show up under the ‘Quantity of Securities Pledged’ column.

The balance updated herein is across all Exchanges and not specific to BSE. So if you’ve traded in the other Equity Exchange/Derivatives, the combined balance would be shown here.

Refer to this post on TradingQ&A to learn more about these emails.