I bought some just BHP shares, it was the first time I bought shares in my life, today I received a letter from BHP asking me register with computershare.com.au. In the letter BHP asked me register my payment instructions for dividend, shareholder communication elections and taxation numbers.
My question is this registration even necessary? I thought that the dividend is paid to my cash account I have with my broker, I have already provided my tax file number to my broker so why do I need to give it BHP or computershare.com.au
BTW, what months are the dividend paid anyways?