We can help you sell your shares whether they're existing share certificates or they're currently held with another broker.
If you hold any UK investments on share certificates, you can sell them real-time during market hours through our telephone service by calling us on 03457 22 55 25. If you need to call us from abroad, you can call us on +44 (0) 113 270 1154. You will be charged 1.25% of the deal value and this charge will be deducted from the sale proceeds you receive.
You will need to have the share certificates to hand when you call as we'll ask you to quote the certificate numbers - please make sure that your certificates are valid before you call. If you are not already a Halifax Share Dealing customer you will need to open an account before we can sell your certificates – you can either apply online before you call or we can go through the application over the phone.
If you are selling share certificates worth more than £25,000 then you will need to send your share certificates and a CREST Transfer Form to us before you deal.
Please note that any share certificates traded with us need to be registered in exactly the same name as your share dealing account.
If you sell a certificate worth over £10,000, you pay a levy of £1.00 to the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (PTM).
In order to complete your sale, we will send you all the relevant paperwork which you must sign and return to us along with your share certificates. We cannot send you any money from the sale until we receive these documents. This process can take up to 10 working days and can be delayed if we have not received all the required documentation. Once completed, a contract note will be sent out to confirm your sale.
Please note that if we have not received your documents 5 working days after the settlement date shown on your contract note, we will have to buy back your shares and you will be liable for all costs. These include the dealing charges for the original sale, the repurchase costs and associated dealing charges. We will deduct the money from your sale and if an amount then remains outstanding, you will have to pay it to Halifax Share Dealing.
For security reasons, we strongly recommend that you send your share certificates by Special or Recorded delivery.
It can be cheaper and easier to deposit your share certificates into an account with us before you sell. Trading commission is just £12.50 online or £25 for a telephone deal. Find out more about depositing share certificates.
If you have existing stocks and shares with a different broker then you can sell them through Halifax Share Dealing by transferring your shares to us. Find out more about transferring your shares.
Please remember that the value of an investment and the income from it can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invested.
We don't provide advice so if you are in any doubt about making your own investment decisions we recommend you seek advice from a suitably qualified financial adviser.