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ISIN Code Application and Registration

Updated:2018-12-4 17:54:46    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:356

ISIN refers to International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) which uniquely identifies a security. Its structure is defined in ISO 6166. The ISIN code is a 12-character alphanumeric code that serves for uniform identification of a security through normalization of the assigned National Number, where one exists, at trading and settlement. All internationally traded securities issuers are urged to use the ISIN numbering scheme, which is now the accepted standard by virtually all countries.

Format and Content of ISIN
ISIN codes have a total of 12 characters, consisting of both letters and numbers. These include the country in which the issuing company is headquartered (first two digits), along with a number specific to the security (middle nine digits), and a final character, which acts as a check.

An example of an ISIN number for a US company’s stock certificate could look like: US-000402625-0 (dashes incorporated for simplicity). On the other hand, a theoretical Namibian company could have an ISIN, which appears as: NA-000K0VF05-4. The middle nine digits of the ISIN are computer-generated in a complex formula. These are critical in helping protect against counterfeiting and forgery.

ISIN Application and Registration
For any company worldwide looking to register an ISIN code, they must apply for a code. The ISIN application process can take several days to complete depending on where your company is located and the vendors utilized in the ISIN number application process.

ISIN registration procedures for an international securities identification number is used by companies around the world who want to identify their securities via a specific securities code identifier. To register an ISIN code a company should have various documents to be read, such as the private placement offering memorandum or prospectus and so on.

The registration of an ISIN number can bring visibility to a company or fund’s securities and often times companies both private and certainly pubic utilize ISIN codes by registering them for others, such as investors, to view.

Currently, an ISIN can be attributed to most forms of securities, including (but not limited to) equity shares, units, and/or depositary receipts; debt instruments, including bonds, stripped coupons and principal amounts, and T-bills; rights and warrants; derivatives; commodities and currencies.

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