Securities Processing

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Through its suite of Securities Processing services The Depository Trust Company (DTC) provides its participant firms a range of safekeeping and processing services for various types of securities. Securities Processing services deliver efficient and cost-effective solutions for deposits, withdrawals, electronic direct registration and custody.

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Custody Service


DTC's Custody Service enables participants to outsource the safekeeping and processing of physical securities that are not or cannot be held through DTC’s core depository services.

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Deposits Service


DTC’s Deposits Service offers participant firms a number of ways to deposit various types of eligible securities into the depository, from where they can receive a full range of processing, safekeeping and recordkeeping services.

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DTC's Deposit and Withdrawal at Custodian (DWAC) service provides participants with the ability to make electronic book-entry deposits and withdrawals of eligible securities into and out of their DTC book-entry accounts using FAST transfer agent as the distribution point.

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The Direct Registration System (DRS) enables investors to elect to hold their assets in book entry form directly with the issuer by leveraging DTC’s connectivity with FAST transfer agents.

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Withdrawals Service


DTC offers participants several ways of withdrawing securities certificates or positions from the depository, including Withdrawal-by-Transfer (WT), Certificate on Demand (COD), and DWAC Withdrawals.

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