NRI BankingValue Added ServicesPortfolio Investment Scheme (PIS)

Non –Resident Indian (NRIs) can purchase or sell shares/convertible debentures of Indian companies in
Secondary Market through Stock Exchanges under the Portfolio Investment Scheme up to the limits prescribed by RBI. The investment of NRI funds in equity market is controlled by various regulations/caps, and hence NRIs can participate in the Indian equity market through the PIS route.

Portfolio Investment Scheme focus on NRI trade in secondary market in repatriable basis channeled through all SIB Branches and reconciles them. South Indian Bank is authorized by RBI to offer the Portfolio Investment Scheme for NRIs.

Requirements for availing Portfolio Investment Scheme
Customer should have following accounts to trade while being abroad,

  1. An NRE SB Privilege account with any of our branches.
  2. An NRE PIS account a/c with any of our branches.
  3. An NRE DEMAT account with any of our designated branches.
  4. A trading account with any of our Trading partners.


  1. Seamless trading facility.
  2. Nil issuance charges
  3. No minimum balance requirement in PIS.
  4. Low transactions cost.
  5. Competitive tariff and no hidden charges.
  6. Filing of short term capital gain tax & long term capital gain tax on behalf of NRI customers.
  7. Facility to transfer fund from SB NRE a/c to PIS a/c through Internet / Mobile Banking.
  8. Exclusive PIS Cell to carry out operations and attend queries.
  9. Support for customers from abroad through SIB Representative Office in UAE.

Documents required:

  1. PAN Card
  2. Address proof (local and overseas),
  3. Valid Passport & VISA
  4. Passport size photo

Fees and Charges:

PIS Issuance Charge
Transaction fees for PIS
  • Any number of purchase of shares/company on a contract note
  •  Any number of sale of shares/company on a contract note



Annual Account Maintenance Charge of PIS Account


*PIS a/c Annual Maintenance Charge of Rs.1000 + GST waived for SIB NRE Diamond Account holders.
For more details contact – PIS Cell, South Indian Bank Retail Banking Department, 2nd Floor. Shanu Towers, North Kalamassery, Ernakulam, Kerala – 683104.
Ph: 0484 2933547, Representative Office - +971 43308877, Email: [email protected] , [email protected]

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