HOW DO I OPEN A FIRSTMETROSEC ONLINE TRADING ACCOUNT VIA MOBILE APP?

 
  1. Download and install FirstMetroSec GO app from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
  2. Launch the app, then tap SIGN UP NOW to start your account application.
  3. Easily set up your account by filling in all the necessary information, uploading the required documents, and completing the selfie verification.
PERKS OF OPENING AN ACCOUNT VIA MOBILE APP
  • Fast and convenient – Easily fill out the form, snap a photo of your documents, and take the selfie verification using your mobile phone. You will also be able to view the status of your application on the signup page.
  • Accessible – Complete the application anytime and anywhere, even when you’re abroad.
  • 15-day free trial to FirstMetroSec GO – You will only need to provide your (1) Name, (2) Date of Birth, (3) Gender, (4) Email, and (5) Mobile Number and verify your email address to gain instant access to exclusive market data, research, charts, and more.
  • 30 days to complete the requirements – No rush. You will have enough time to complete any pending requirements.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY TRIAL ACCOUNT AFTER 15 DAYS?
You will lose free access to the trading platform. To extend your access, just continue the account application.  You still have another 15 days to upload the requirements, pay for the initial deposit, and do the selfie verification.

WHAT IF I DON'T COMPLETE THE PROCESS IN 30 DAYS?
You will have to register again, using a new username.

CAN I SKIP THE 15-DAY TRIAL?
Yes, just log in and click Continue Account Application. Be sure to have your required documents ready for uploading.

CAN I OPEN A JOINT OR IN-TRUST FOR ACCOUNT VIA MOBILE APP?
For now, only individual accounts can be created using the mobile app. For other types of accounts, you will have to do it through the website.

 

 

HOW DO I OPEN A FIRSTMETROSEC ONLINE TRADING ACCOUNT VIA WEBSITE?

1. Go to www.firstmetrosec.com.ph and click OPEN ACCOUNT. You may also click here.
2. You will be asked if you are a Metrobank Account holder or other bank depositor.
3. Choose your account currency, PHP or USD, and account type - Individual, Joint, or In-Trust-For (ITF). Then, complete the form. Ensure the correctness of the details that you will input.
 
 
 
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4. Verify your email. You will receive an email with your Online Registration Application reference number and the link to the next step. 
Note: Also check your spam/junk folder. If you didn’t receive the email notification, click the link indicated on the website.mceclip3.png
5. After you click the link on the verification email, you will be redirected to the “Upload Documents” section. Do not skip this stage. Only applications with complete uploaded documents will be processed.
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Note:
  • Only the following file formats are accepted: PDF file, Image files (JPG, PNG, JPEG) and Microsoft Word file (DOC, DOCX)
  • Max file size: 5 MB
6. Thank you for signing up! Your application and uploaded documents will be submitted for validation. Please check your email within the next 2-3 business days for possible deficiencies.  Email any lacking requirement to accountopening@firstmetrosec.com.ph with your Online Registration Application Ref# as subject.
Once all requirements are correct and complete, you will receive an e-mail confirming your account’s activation.
 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS IN OPENING AN ONLINE TRADING ACCOUNT?
1. Any one (1) of the following valid IDs
  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID)
  • Social Security System ID (SSS)
  • Voter’s ID
  • PRC ID
  • TIN ID
  • Postal ID
Metrobank accountholders may also submit any of the following IDs through account application via the website:
  • Philhealth ID
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • OFW or Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
  • Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) Card
  • Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms License
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
2. Three (3) Specimen Signatures. Sign three times on white paper and take a photo.

3. Proof of Address. Submit any document showing the preferred mailing address you indicated in the application form. Billing statement named under another person is fine.
List of acceptable documents:
  • 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
  • ID with address

4. Proof of Bank Account. Provide any of the following that shows your full bank account number:
  • Teller-validated deposit slip
  • Bank statement/certification
  • Screenshot of online/mobile banking account
  • ATM card with bank account number (ATMs with only the debit card# not accepted)
  • Passbook showing your name and account number
See list of accepted banks HERE.

NOTES:
*Bank account name should match the name indicated in your FirstMetroSec application
*Name on the bank account will be followed for married/maiden name
*Joint accounts require a joint bank account
*For In-Trust-For (ITF) accounts, the minor’s Metrobank Fun Savers/Spark account is accepted 


5. Initial Deposit of Php5,000 or $100. Upload a scanned copy or screenshot of the proof of transaction during application.

6. Other Requirements:
  1. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) (How to get a TIN)
  2. SSS/GSIS is required for all employed, EXCEPT foreign investors, OFWs, students, self-employed, unemployed, and retired, and GSIS-exempted individuals:
    • Members of the Judiciary and Constitutional Commissions who are covered by separated retirement laws;
    • Contractual employees who have no employee-employer relationship with their agencies; and
    • Uniformed members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, including the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and the Bureau of Fire Protection. All government employees (including GSIS-exempted individuals) are required to submit Enhanced Due Diligence Form.
  3. Active Email Address

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) or Foreign Passport as one of the required IDs for foreign clients residing in the Philippines
  4. Enhanced Due Diligence Form (EDD Form)

IS THERE A MAINTAINING BALANCE REQUIREMENT?

None. Your initial deposit can be used to buy stocks, investment funds, and bonds once your account is activated.

HOW TO PAY THE INITIAL DEPOSIT?

You may pay online thru bills payment using any of our bank and e-wallet payment channels, or via over-the-counter deposit, fund transfer, and remittance.

A. BILLS PAYMENT
  1. Log in through the app or website.
  2. Choose PAY BILLS.
  3. Search biller “FirstMetroSec” or “First Metro Securities Brokerage Corp.” Some services may require biller registration.
  4. Under Subscriber Number, input your Application Reference No. (ex. 20210420-0394)
  5. Type in the amount of at least Php5,000 or $100
  6. Take a screenshot of the transaction confirmation and upload thru the mobile app (during application) or the Help Center.
Click your preferred payment channel for detailed instructions: B. ONLINE BANK TRANSFER, OVER-THE-COUNTER DEPOSIT, OR REMITTANCE
IMPORTANT: Take a screenshot of the transaction confirmation showing the bank, date, and time of transaction and upload through the mobile app (during application) or the Help Center, or send to accountopening@firstmetrosec.com.ph.