Because the safekeeping of your securities requires total trust between parties.

We register and custody national and foreign financial instruments through a custody account at Banco Finantia. Most financial instruments are book-entry (they exist only in computer records) and need to be registered with an entity eligible for this purpose. This service makes possible carrying out transactions on securities inside and outside organized markets (Exchanges).

Banco Finantia's team of qualified professionals ensures the registration in the custody account of your financial instrument.

You can contact us by email, contact our Lisbon or Porto branches, or use the following telephone number, available on weekdays from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm.

+351 217 202 020

This service is available for Banco Finantia customers in Portugal and also for Banco Finantia Spain in Spain.

Frequent Asked Questions

What is a securities account?

It is the account through which the financial intermediary will receive orders on financial instruments (purchase, sale, subscription, redemption) from investors. It is in the securities account that their book-entry financial securities (bonds, investment fund participation units, shares, among others) will be registered, that is, the securities represented by computerised account records (and not by paper documents).

What is a financial intermediation contract?

The opening of a securities account requires the celebration of a financial intermediation contract, which, legally, mut be in written form. The financial intermediation contract must contain, among other elements, a description of the services to be provided (as well as an identification of the financial instruments that are the object of the services to be provided), an indication of the rights and duties of the parties and an indication of how to raise complaints.

Note: This information can be found on the CMVM (Portuguese Securities Market Commission) website, where additional information on this financial service can be found. 

How does asset-custodianship work?

Asset-custodianship works through the custodian, who acts as a “central depository” for the securities held by the investor. For shares to be traded between two investors, they must be deposited in the clearing system. The custodian sends all the information on the investor, to give more transparency to the asset negotiation process.

Who are the intervening parties in asset-custodianship?

They are the depositary institution, the custodian and the investor.

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