Where Can I Find My HIN?
Your HIN can be found on most share-related mail sent to you, including CHESS Holding Statements or Payment Advice. You can also find your HIN number with your broker, broker emails, or through the share registry. A HIN starts with the letter X and is followed by ten numbers, e.g. X0001234567. Here are 3 methods on How to Find My HIN number:
Method One: Check Share Related Mail
When you first created a brokerage account, the ASX will mail you a ‘New Chess Holder’ letter. This letter clearly states your Holder Identification Number. Your HIN will be listed on a number of letters sent by the ASX, including;
- New Chess Holder Letter
- Change of Name/Physical Address/Email Address Details in CHESS Letter
- CHESS Holding Statement
- Payment Advice- Dividend, Distribution statements, AMMA statements (for ETFs/Funds)
Here’s where you can find it on your CHESS Holding statement;
Method Two: Through Your Broker
Using your online broker you can find your HIN in your account, or through emails such as order confirmations from your broker. Alternatively, you can contact your broker directly to help you locate your HIN.
How do I find my HIN on CommSec?
- Log in to your CommSec account
- Go to Portfolio
- Select Accounts
- Use the dropdown to choose the relevant account
- In the “Shares” section, you will see your HIN number next to the word “CHESS”.
How do I find my HIN on Nabtrade?
- Log in to your Nabtrade account
- Go into Settings
- Select Personal Details
- On the right-hand side of the page, you will see your HIN.
What if I Don’t Know Who my Broker Is?
If you don’t know your Holder Identification Number (HIN) is and are unsure who your broker is, you will need to contact the relevant share registry according to the company you hold shares in and request a CHESS PID. Source: ASX.
A CHESS PID is the number that can identify the broker, Ask the Share Registry who the number represents.
Method Three: Contact The Share Registry
There are two main Share registries in Australia: Computershare and Link Market Services. Around 90% of ASX Listed companies use these services to manage Shareholder information. By using this lookup, you can search which registry a particular company uses, or simply search for it in Google.
When logging into the Share Registry they won’t disclose your HIN and will instead keep it anonymous. However, by calling the Share Registry directly they can point you in the right direction.
What is a HIN/SRN Number?
When you create an account with a broker, you are allocated a ‘Holder Identification Number’ or ‘HIN’. This number identifies you as a CHESS-sponsored shareholder. You can have multiple holdings under a single HIN, and even have multiple HINs under one name. Source: Selfwealth
A HIN (Holder Identification Number) or SRN (Security Reference Number) can have up to 12 characters, usually starting with an ‘X’, ‘I’ or ‘C’ followed by up to 11 digit number, for example, ‘X00012345678’ or ‘X12345678’. Your HIN/SRN is used to identify you as the owner of your securities and should be stored securely.
The HIN or SRN can be found on the top right-hand corner of your holding statement and other shareholder communications.
- A HIN, being Broker sponsored, commences with an ‘X’
- An SRN, being Issuer sponsored, commences with an ‘I’ or ‘C’
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