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Enhanced Volume Discount Scheme

(Updated 8 Nov 2018)


HKEX-IS introduced the following discount scheme on 26 August 2016 that leverages on the existing Mainland China Discount Programme (Our Ref: MDD/15/2671) to promote the visibility and penetration of securities market data in the Mainland in preparation for the launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect ("SZ-HK Connect"):

Programme Details 

Programme Duration:
  • From 26 August 2016 until end of 2020, subject to review
  • Information Vendors who join the Mainland China Discount Programme are automatically eligible for the Enhanced Volume Discount Scheme.
Discount Scheme: Applicable to retail subscribers who are physically located in Mainland China region (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions):           
Tier No. of Level 2 10-depth Subscribers Units* Discount Rate Discounted Subscriber Fee per Month (HK$)
  <5,000 - $80
1 5,001 – 10,000 10% $72
2 10,001 – 50,000 50% $40
3 50,001 – 100,000 60% $32
4 >100,000 67% $27
Promotion Offer:
  • HKEX-IS will use the Discount Rate based on the IV’s subscription level of the third month after the launch of SZ-HK Connect and apply the rate retrospectively to previous months from August 2016.
  • To illustrate, if an IV reaches 60,000 retail subscribers during the third month after the launch of SZ-HK Connect, the Discount Rate would be 60%. HKEX-IS will apply this rate to previous months from August 2016 to 3 months after SZ-HK Connect launches, even if the subscription level in the previous month do not reach 60,000.

Note:  The Enhanced Volume Discount Scheme will replace the existing Volume Discount Promotion Programme (Our Ref: MDD/14/1365) launched on 17 November 2014.

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