How to Invest in IPO Online

12 July 2024
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How to Invest in IPO Online
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Whether you are a stock investor or not, you might have heard the phrase 'A company went public’ either online or in a newspaper advertisement. What does going public mean?

In the simplest terms, ‘going public’ is the process of a private company raising capital by issuing shares for the first time.

In a private company, the number of shareholders is limited by law. However, it can raise capital from people by making them shareholders in the company and converting it into a public limited company.

When a private company approaches people to invest in exchange for a shareholding in the company, it launches the first offer, called an IPO or Initial Public Offering.

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How to Apply for IPO?

To start investing in IPO, one should open a demat or trading account. The necessary documents required for opening a demat account are:

  • PAN Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Address proof
  • Identity proof

After setting up your trading account, you can apply for IPO online through two methods-

  • ASBA facility that is available with most banks
  • Through your UPI ID. 
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How to Apply for IPO through ASBA?

ASBA stands for Application Supported by Blocked Amounts (ASBA). You can apply for IPO on your bank’s website through the online ASBA facility. In addition, you can generally find the ASBA facility in e-services or net banking services options.

Here are the steps to apply for an IPO via the HDFC net banking ASBA facility. The steps are more or less the same across banking platforms-

Step 1: Log in to your net banking account using your customer ID and password.

Step 2: Go to the request tab on the left side of the screen.

Step 3: Scroll down and find the IPO/Rights Issue option. 

Step 4: On the next screen, you will see a list of IPOs and rights issues live. Click on ‘Apply’ for the IPO you want to apply for.

Step 5: The next screen will request some information from you. The number of shares you want to bid for, your bid price, and date of birth. 

Some details like your name, PAN, bank account number and name, branch, nationality, and residential status will be pre-filled. These details cannot be altered here if need be.

The information asked for under Depository details can also be found in your Consolidated Account Statement (CAS).

Step 6: Once you proceed, you will be asked to confirm the amount to be blocked from your account, agree to necessary terms and conditions, and submit the IPO application

How to Apply for IPO through UPI?

The process of investing in IPO through UPI is straightforward:

Step 1: Log in to your trading account and select the IPO that you want to invest in.

Step 2: Enter the price at which you want to apply for shares and the number of lots.

Step 3: Fill out the application form and provide your UPI ID.

Step 4: Approve the block funds request on the UPI app.

Step 5: It will be Done.

P.S. With your UPI ID, you can invest in Upcoming IPOs on Groww. Login via your desktop or your Groww app to apply for the latest IPOs.

Accounts Required to Apply for IPO Online

You need the following three accounts to invest in an IPO and trade them in the secondary market eventually-

  • Demat Account

In a Demat Account, shares are stored in an electronic form. It is mandatory to have a Demat account to invest in an IPO.

  • Bank Account

A Bank Account is required to make payment for the applied shares. This is done via the Application Supported by Blocked Amount (ASBA) facility.

  • Trading Account

A Trading Account is needed to invest in IPO online. You can open this account with a brokerage firm or a company that offers a stock trading facility.

Funding Your IPO Application

  • The process of buying shares in an IPO is different from that in the secondary market.

  • Regardless of a fixed price, the number of shares allotted is usually lower than that applied for.

  • Once you apply for the IPO online, either through ASBA or UPI, the amount will get blocked for use from your bank account. It will show up in your account balance but will not be available for use/withdrawal. 

  • If your IPO application is accepted, the money will get debited after the allotment is finalised. Otherwise, the amount will be released, and you can use the same.

Summing Up

You need to know many things before investing in IPO. We hope that this article helped answer all your questions about how to invest in IPO.

Remember, while companies try to create a buzz in the markets just before launching an IPO, you must research the company thoroughly before investing. Also, understand the entire process well and fill out the application form correctly to avoid rejection.

Happy Investing!

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Disclaimer

The stocks mentioned in this article are not recommendations. Please conduct your own research and due diligence before investing. Investment in securities market are subject to market risks, read all the related documents carefully before investing. Please read the Risk Disclosure documents carefully before investing in Equity Shares, Derivatives, Mutual fund, and/or other instruments traded on the Stock Exchanges. As investments are subject to market risks and price fluctuation risk, there is no assurance or guarantee that the investment objectives shall be achieved. Groww Invest Tech Pvt. Ltd. (Formerly known as Nextbillion Technology Pvt. Ltd) Ltd. do not guarantee any assured returns on any investments. Past performance of securities/instruments is not indicative of their future performance.
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