Business Banking
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Business Banking

CDS account

Investing and trading in the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) is made easier with CBA’s Investment arm, CBA Capital Limited.

CDS stands for the Central Depository System. A CDS account is therefore an electronic account that holds your shares and bonds, and manages the process of transferring shares traded at the Stock Exchange.


  • Purchase and sell shares and securities through CBA
  • Access advisory services and recommended portfolios when buying and selling shares and securities
  • Access your statement and portfolio holdings automatically on trading or on request
  • Receive fixed income and equity market information under our research services

Open a CDS Account

  • Duly complete and sign the CDS application form here
  • Provide 2 passport photos

Additional Documents for Non CBA Customers

  • Provide a copy of Valid Kenyan Passport or ID – Notarized by a Registered Notary
  • 6 months most recent bank statements – Notarized by a Registered Notary
  • Provide a proof of residence e.g. a utility bill not older than 3 months

Scan your application to (Scanned documents will be accepted for accounts with a registered Deed of Indemnity. Alternatively submit your form together with a signed Deed of Indemnity form.