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Trades executed on the DFM are settled on a T+2 settlement cycle. T means Trade Date; T+2 means two trading days after Trade Date.  Saturdays and Sundays are non-settlement days in addition to official local holidays and holidays declared by Dubai Financial Market PJSC.


Financial Settlement

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Financial settlements are settled on a net basis using commercial bank money. Financial settlements are completed by 10.00am. The existing settlement banks for Dubai Clear are:

  1. Emirates NBD Bank

  2. Standard Chartered Bank


Securities Settlement

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Securities settlement are conducted on a gross settlement basis by Dubai CSD LLC through a book-entry scripless electronic system during a securities settlement run which starts at 10.00am UAE time after the completion of the financial settlement.

During the securities settlement process, securities are debited from the seller’s depository account and credited to the buyer’s depository account.

For further details, please refer to settlement procedures under the ‘Regulations, Policies and Procedures’ section.  


DVP Settlement

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This settlement feature ensures that custodian clients settle their sell trades with Dubai Clear directly on a DVP basis instead of through the Clearing Member of the trade execution Trading Member.

All sell trade orders are pre-validated for availability of securities balances before the orders become valid sell orders in the trading system. Once validated, securities balances are earmarked in the selling custodian client’s depository account for settlement on T+2. On T+2, if matched settlement instructions are not received by the Settlement Agent, the Settlement Agent may reject settlement of the sell trade to the selling Trading Clearing Member for settlement.

The Settlement Agent is given a two-day late confirmation period (subject to penalties on the Settlement Agent’s client) to confirm the rejected sell trade for settlement if matched settlement instructions are subsequently received from the Settlement Agent’s client. During the Late Confirmation Period, the selling Settlement Agent client will not be entitled to corporate actions.

Should the rejected sell trade remain unconfirmed on T+4, a mandatory buy-in is invoked by Dubai Clear against the selling Trading Clearing Member. Should the mandatory buy-in be unsuccessful, a cash closeout against the selling client for the unsuccessful mandatory buy-in quantity is invoked whereby the selling client is paid a financial settlement.

For further details, please refer to the ‘DVP Procedures’ under the ‘Regulations, Policies and Procedures’ section.