Dividends are received in your Syfe portfolios as and when the underlying securities distribute them. This depends on the dividend distribution schedule of the various securities.
Any dividends received will be credited to your portfolio and you will be able to see them reflected under 'Dividends received' in your portfolio details page.
Dividend entitlements are based on whether the securities are bought before or after the ex-date of the dividend event. If the securities are bought before the ex-date declared, you will be entitled to the dividends on the declared payment date. However, if the securities are bought after the ex-date, you will only receive dividends on the next declared payment date.
You started investing in ETF X on 11 August 2022, who distributes dividends on a semi-annual basis. The ex-date for latest dividend distribution for ETF X was 28 July 2022 and the declared pay date is 31 August 2022.
Hence, as you have only started investing in ETF X on 11 August 2022, which is after the ex-date, you would not be entitled to dividends that were to be paid out on 31 August 2022.
You will be eligible for the next dividend distribution event instead.