How to invest/buy shares in Saudi Stock Market?

Expats living in Saudi Arabia can invest in IPOs and buy and sell shares through the Saudi Stock Market by opening a Tadawul account. Here is the 6 steps process;

Can expats buy stocks in Saudi Arabia?

Yes, expats can invest their hard-earned money in the Saudi stock market and buy and sell shares of any company listed on Tadawul. The following people are allowed to buy shares in Saudi Arabia;

  1. Saudi Nationals.
  2. GCC nationals with a Saudi Bank account.
  3. Iqama holders of Saudi Arabia.
  4. Any business or company registered in Saudi Arabia.

Buy IPO Shares with SNB

To open a Tadawul account in Saudi Arabia with SNB, you need to

1- Wait for any company’s Initial Public Offering (IPO). You will get the latest updates about the IPOs on the Tadawul website.

2- Buy any shares in that IPO from any bank account. To do that, we are using an example of the SNB Al Ahli account;

  • Download the Application through PlayStore or iTunes.
  • Login to your Internet Bank Account.
  • Click on the Menu in the bottom-right corner.
  • Select “Investments“.
  • Click on the “IPO.”
  • Select the company you want to invest in.

How to invest/buy shares in Saudi Stock Market?

  • Enter the number of shares you want to buy in the IPO.
  • Click the “Confirm” button to buy IPO shares and start investing in the Saudi Stock Market.

How to invest/buy shares in Saudi Stock Market?

3- After a few days, you will receive an SMS from your bank about the number of shares you have bought in the IPO.

Open a Tadawul account with SNB

4- The bank has already opened your Tadawul account and credited your IPO shares. To activate your Saudi stock market account,

  • Log in to your SNB Al Ahli Bank account.
  • Click on the Menu in the bottom-right corner.
  • Click on “Investments“.
  • Select “Tadawul Portfolio“.
  • Note down your “Trading Account Number.”

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5- Now open the Al Ahli Tadawul website from this link;

  • Click on “Register in Saudi Market“.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Enter Iqama Number.
  • Enter the “Portfolio Number” noted down at point 4 above.

tadawul account opening

6- That’s it; you have successfully created a Tadawul account. Now, you can invest/buy, and sell shares in the Saudi Stock Market through this link.

Buy IPO Shares with Al Rajhi Bank

To open a Tadawul account in Saudi Arabia with Al Rajhi Bank, you need to

1- Wait for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of any company. You will get the latest updates about the IPOs on the Tadawul website.

2- Buy any amount of shares in that IPO from any bank account. In order to do that we are using an example of Al Rajhi Bank account.

  • Download the Application through PlayStore or iTunes.
  • Log in to your Internet banking account.
  • Scroll down and select “IPO“.
  • Click on the “Main Market Subscription” option.
  • Select the company you want to invest in.

how to invest in saudi stock market with Al Rajhi Bank

On the next page,

  • Enter the number of shares you want to purchase.
  • Broker Name: Al Rajhi Financial Services Co.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Click on the “Confirm” button to buy IPO shares and start investing in the Saudi Stock Market.

how to buy shares in saudi arabia with Al Rajhi Bank

After a few days, you will receive an SMS from your bank about the number of shares you have bought in the IPO. 

Open a Tadawul account with Rajhi

3- On the day IPO allotted shares start trading on Tadawul, Al Rajhi Bank will open your account with Al Rajhi Capital. To activate your Saudi stock market account;

  • Download the Application through PlayStore or iTunes.
  • Log in to your Internet banking account.
  • Click on the “Explore” option.
  • Select “All Services.”
  • Note down your “Portfolio Number.”

Open a account with Saudi stock exchange using Rajhi Bank

4- Now you need to activate your account with Al Rajhi Capital. To activate it;

  • Install the Rajhi Capital application from PlayStore or iTunes.
  • Register as a New User and complete the process.

  • After the registration, log in to the Rajhi Capital website.
  • Update KYC information on the website. It will give an error on the application.
  • That’s it, you are all set to invest, buy and sell shares on the Saudi stock market.

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