What is a HIN (Holder Identification Number)?

A Holder Identification Number (HIN) is a unique number that identifies you as a CHESS sponsored shareholder with a broker. A HIN usually starts with the letter “X” followed by ten numbers (e.g. X0001234567).

All your CHESS sponsored shares are represented by a single HIN (provided they’re held under the same account). For example, if you hold shares in companies X, Y and Z, these shareholdings can be consolidated in one registration under a single HIN.

How do I find my HIN?

  1. Log in to your CommSec account
  2. Go to Portfolio
  3. Select Accounts
  4. Use the dropdown to choose the relevant account
  5. In the "Shares" section, you will see your HIN number next to the word "CHESS".

When we show your HIN on our website, the letter "X" and preceding zeros are not shown. However, if you are filling in a form to transfer shares to your CHESS sponsored account, you’ll need to include the "X" and the zeros.

For more info about your HIN, please call us on 13 15 19 (or +61 2 9115 1417 if calling from overseas) between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, Sydney time.

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