Selling Shares

We can help you sell your shares whether they're existing share certificates or they're currently held with another broker.

Selling share certificates

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 08457 22 55 25. If you're calling from abroad or would prefer not to use the 0845 number, you can call us on +44 (0) 113 270 1154. Deals are charged at 1.25% of the deal value with a minimum charge of £25 and a maximum charge of £125.

Trades over £25,000

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.

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.

Trading a certificate in joint or sole names

Please note that any share certificates traded with us need to be registered in exactly the same name as your share dealing account.

Trades over £10,000

If you sell a certificate worth over £10,000, you pay a levy of £1.00 to the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (PTM).

How the sale is completed

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 and an administration fee of £50 + VAT. We will deduct the money from your sale to offset these costs but you will have to pay any difference.

For security reasons, we strongly recommend that you send your share certificates by Special or Recorded delivery.

Depositing share certificates

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.

Transferring shares to us

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.

Lloyds Banking Group Shareholder Accounts

If you hold Lloyds Banking Group shares in a Shareholder Account and would like to sell them, you will need to call Equiniti on 08456 037 037 (+44 121 415 7560 from overseas).

Halifax Share Dealing Limited.  Registered in England and Wales no. 3195646.  Registered Office: Trinity Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2RG.  Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HS under registration number 183332.  A Member of the London Stock Exchange and an HM Revenue & Customs Approved ISA Manager.

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Please remember the value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back the full amount you invest.

We don't provide advice so if you are in any doubt about buying and selling shares or making your own investment decisions we recommend you seek advice from a suitably qualified Financial Advisor.

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