Welcome to the Securities Processing section of this Learning Center. 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.
The Custody Service is a unified service that allows you to perform physical deposits, withdrawals and more. See the Custody Service Overview section below to access links to available Custody Service learning solutions. You may also wish to view the spreadsheet Custody Conversion Checklist (76 KB) to track your readiness for using the Custody Service. This spreadsheet outlines the sequence of events that must take place, as well as the party or parties responsible for each step.
Custody Service Overview
Use the links below to begin learning more about Custody Services:
Explains benefits, asset eligibility and components of the Custody Service. Includes information about Restricted Deposits/Transfers and Custody Reorg.
Includes videos demonstrating the Custody Eligibility system which allows you to obtain Custody CUSIPs through self-service, speeds your ability to make deposits quickly, and promotes straight-through processing of Custody deposits.
Custody in PBS
Learn about using the Custody functionality in the Participant Browser System (PBS).
These videos provide in-depth explanations of the deposit, withdrawal, transfer and inquiry aspects of the Custody Safekeeping functionality.
New York Window
Learn about processing receives and delivers, as well as viewing and cancelling physical settlement items.