OPEN AN ACCOUNT

 







FAQs

HOW DO I OPEN A FIRSTMETROSEC ONLINE TRADING ACCOUNT?


1. Visit www.firstmetrosec.com.ph, and click on GET STARTED then OPEN ACCOUNT. 

Choose from the following:


 
Note: on-site account opening requires a personal appearance in any of our offices from 9 am to 5:30 pm:
Makati:
18F PSBank Center, Paseo de Roxas cor. Sedeño St., Makati City
(02) 859 0600
Cebu: 
GF Metrobank Plaza, Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City
(032) 520 5695
Davao: 
GF Hotel Uno, CM Recto St., Davao City
(082) 293 9354


2. Fill-up ALL THE REQUIRED FIELDS.



3. Verify your E-Mail by clicking the ACCOUNT EMAIL VERIFICATION.



4. Upload all necessary documents through our website or you may email the documents on a later time.



List of acceptable IDs:
  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • SSS or GSIS Card
  • PRC ID (front & back)
  • Unified Multi-purpose ID
  • Philhealth Card
  • TIN Card
  • Voter’s ID
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • ID with address

List of valid proof of billing statements:
  • Bank Statement
  • Credit Card Statement
  • Insurance Statement
  • Electricity Bill (i.e. Meralco)
  • Water Bill
  • Telephone or Cellphone Bill
  • Cable/Internet Bill
  • Association Dues
  • Remittance Receipt

5. Expect a video call from us. (This step is not required for Metrobank Account Holders)



6. You will receive an e-mail once your account has been activated.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS IN OPENING AN ONLINE TRADING ACCOUNT?

Requirements:

  • Initial Deposit for New Accounts
    • For Metrobank / PSBank Account Holders – WAIVED
    • For Other Banks’ Depositors
To be deposited to:
Account Name: FIRST METRO SECURITIES BROKERAGE CORP
Account Number: 066-7-001-41971-0
Amount: P2,500.00
 
Once done, e-mail the deposit slip to accountopening@firstmetrosec.com.ph
Please include your FULL NAME.
 
  • One (1) Valid ID:
    • Passport
    • Driver’s License
    • SSS or GSIS Card
    • PRC ID (front & back)
    • Unified Multi-purpose ID
    • Philhealth Card
    • TIN Card
    • Voter’s ID
    • Senior Citizen ID
    • ID with address
 
  • One (1) Proof of Address:
    • Bank Statement
    • Credit Card Statement
    • Insurance Statement
    • Electricity Bill (i.e. Meralco)
    • Water Bill
    • Telephone or Cellphone Bill
    • Cable/Internet Bill
    • Association Dues
    • Remittance Receipt
 
  • Other requirements:
  1. Active Email Address
  2. Pen and Bond Paper for Specimen Signatures
  3. Be ready to nominate a bank account where you want to receive your proceeds.
  4. TIN and SSS/GSIS number
 
*Addtional Requirement for Foreign Investors – if applicable only
  1. US Person / Residing in US – FATCA and Enhanced Due Diligence
  2. Non-US Person – *Enhanced Due Diligence

WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN CLIENTS?

Below is the list of requirements for foreign accounts:
  1. Local (Philippine) Bank Account
  2. Philippine Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  3. Two valid/government issued IDs with clear signature (per account holder) with Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR Card) as one of the required IDs for foreign clients residing in the Philippines
  4. List of accounts maintained with other banks
     

    Name of Bank/ Branch of Account
    ___________________________________
    ___________________________________
    ___________________________________
     

  5. Source of funds of each account holder
     
    Name of Account Holder:             Source of Funds:
    ___________________________________
    ___________________________________
                ___________________________________
    ___________________________________

FirstMetroSec is a Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)-Compliant Institution. For clients whose (1) birthplace, (2) home / office address, or (3) nationality is in the United States, they must fill out the FATCA Certification form. Please email customerservice@firstmetrosec.com.ph to obtain these forms.


WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AMOUNT REQUIRED TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT?

For clients with a MetrobankDirect account, opening an online trading account is FREE.

Visit the Funding Your Account page for instructions of how to fund your stock trading account using MetrobankDirect.

For clients with no Metrobank Account, initial investment of at least P 2,500.00 is required.