How To Withdraw Your Funds from COL Financial

So you started investing in the middle of 2012 through COL Financial, and you rode on the triumphant bandwagon of the Philippine stock market.

How much did you earn so far? Is it 12%? Or 20%? Or maybe 50%?

You’re seeing peso signs now. Despite your long-term goals and your decision not to sell your top-earning stocks, you can’t resist realizing and getting a hold of your gains.

But for whatsoever reasons you wanted to withdraw your funds or stock proceeds, you can do so by downloading the Withdrawal Fund form first.

Fill out the forms and write down the amount you want to withdraw, your COL account number, and the instruction whether you want COL to credit your fund to your bank account or request for a check that you or your authorized representative can pick up at the COL Financial Business Center.

Better prepare a copy of any of your valid ID’s for verification by COL officers.

Withdrawing Your Funds

After filling out the Withdrawal Fund form, you may send the original to the COL Financial Business Center at 2403-B East Tower, PSE Centre, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines through your representative, messenger, or via courier.

In some occasions, you can request COL Financial to pick up your Withdrawal Form from your office or home depending on the accessibility of your location. You must be at least within the Ortigas Center area or in places they believe their messengers can reach.

You can also send an advanced copy by fax to their Accounting Department at (632) 687-5459 or by sending a scanned copy via email to the customer relations.

Remember that it is important that you send the original later on before they credit your money to your bank account or prepare a check for you.

UPDATE: For OFW’s and those who have no access to courier services, you may email the scanned withdrawal form to and your money will be credited to your Philippine Peso bank account. If you have not stated a Philippine Peso bank account, update your profile. Or open a new one as soon as possible and update your profile immediately.

Are There Fees When Withdrawing Funds?

According to COL Financial, there are no fees if you are withdrawing your funds (cash balance) from your portfolio. But if you are going to withdraw your proceeds from sale of stocks, the fees are already charged during the selling transactions.

To further clarify on the fees and taxes on selling transactions, we were provided with the following detailed information:

“The only tax that will be deducted to you is the Sales Tax whenever you sell a certain stock. But since the sales tax is already withheld, we remit that to the BIR so you do not need to declare this in your tax forms.

As for dividends, there is a withholding tax of 10%. Again, we remit this to the BIR already.”



* Note: The Commission fee has a minimum charge of P20.00 per transaction. And if you require a broker-assisted trade, the commission charge is .5% of the Gross Trade Amount.

Example :

Buying – Total fees for buying 20,000 shares of ALI at Php5.00/share


Selling – Total fees for selling 20,000 shares of ALI at Php5.20/share


Hope you had a wonderful, fruitful trading and investing in 2012! Happy new year, friends!

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