news Published on January 7, 2019

New circular on securities-related service prices issued


The Ministry of Finance has issued new securities-related service regulations for trading organisations and commercial banks doing business in Vietnam’s stock market.

The new circular, No 128/2018/TT-BTC, replaced Circular No 242 dated November 11, 2016 setting price frameworks.

Overall, the maximum service prices remain unchanged. However, the new regulation adds charges in the derivatives market.

For the underlying stock market, the price of underwriting service for State-owned enterprises carrying out equitization is between 0.5% and 2% of the total value of shares issued through a guaranteed offering.

The maximum price of brokerage service to buy/sell shares or fund certificates (including listed securities and securities registered for trading) is 0.5% of trading value. The brokerage service price for divestment of State capital shall not exceed 0.03% of trading value and not go over VND3 billion per transaction.

The service price of managing public securities investment funds or public securities investment companies shall not exceed 2% of the net asset value (NAV) of the fund or the portfolio per year.

The ceiling price of service of issuance of certificates of open-end funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is 5% of trading value, while the price of service of redemption or switch of certificates of open-end funds or EFFs shall not exceed 3% of trading value.

Regarding share auctions, price of service will be from VND20 million per auction of shares or each type of securities to 0.3% of total value of securities actually sold out.

For the derivatives market, price of brokerage services for futures contracts is up to VND15,000 per index and up to VND25,000 per government bond. These prices do not include the service prices for trading, management of derivative positions, security deposits which securities companies must pay to the stock exchanges and the Vietnam Securities Depository Centre.

For the services not prescribed in the circular, securities trading companies and commercial banks may themselves decide the prices of their services but must comply with the Law on pricing and relevant laws.

Prices of securities-related services are not subject to value-added tax. Providers of services must clearly announce prices of their services

The new regulation takes effect on February 15 this year.