A dividend is a payment a limited company can make to shareholders when it has made and retained sufficient profit. For those companies that make a dividend payment, it's usually paid twice a year, although some large companies pay four times a year.

Dividends can be paid either as cash or shares.  You must own a stock (be fully settled) on or before the ex-dividend date in order to receive the next scheduled dividend.  Dabbl will automatically credit your account accordingly on the Dividend Pay Date. 

Did this answer your question?