How do I tell if my shares are CHESS or Issuer sponsored?
If your shares are in a stockbroking account they will be CHESS sponsored to your broking account HIN (Holder Identification Number). A HIN is a 10 digit number beginning with an ‘X’. If you wish to sell your broker sponsored shares then complete the broker sponsored share sale form. If you wish to learn, you can read our article about Selling CHESS Sponsored Shares.
If your shares are not in a stockbroking account, they will instead be issuer sponsored at whichever share registry is used by the company you have shares in. Issuer sponsored shares have an SRN (Security Reference Number), a nine or ten digit number beginning with an ‘I’. If you don’t have any documents showing your SRN, you may wish to use our Electronic SRN search.