International Securities Identification Number (ISIN)
An international securities identification number (ISIN) is a 12-digit code that is used to uniquely identify a security’s issue e.g. shares, bonds, etc. This is currently the main method of securities identification worldwide.
The JSE is the recognised numbering authority for issuing ISINs for South Africa, as authorised by the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA).
You can read the ANNA Guidelines to find out more.
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We have the following ISIN files available for download:
- Equities ISINs
The ISIN code file record structure for Equities, Krugerrands and Unit Trusts is explained here.
- Unlisted ISINs
- Gilts ISINs
The ISIN Code File record structure for Gilts is explained here.
- Money Market ISINs