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.
Are you looking to transfer a SIPP to Halifax Share Dealing? Check out our SIPP transfer page.
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These timescales are largely dependent on how quickly your current provider responds to our requests. We’ll keep you up-to-date throughout the process and if there are any delays, we’ll let you know.
Throughout the process your investments will always be held by either your current provider or within your new Halifax account. This means that you’ll always have access if you want to sell any of your investments during this period.
Halifax Share Dealing Limited has a Withholding Tax obligation to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) concerning customers holding US securities or receiving income from the US. We must request and receive documentation from these customers to comply with our obligation. If a customer is eligible, we can apply a reduced rate of Withholding Tax to their US income but for this to happen, customers intending to trade in or already holding US securities must provide a valid Form W-8 or W-9. Please note that we do not provide tax advice. If you have any questions you should consult a professional tax advisor.
Download a W-8BEN form
Download instructions for the W8-BEN form
Download a W-9 form
Download instructions for the W-9 form
Download a W-8ECI form
Download instructions for the W-8ECI form
Download a W-8EXP form
Download instructions for the W-8EXP form
Download a W-8IMY form
Download instructions for the W-8IMY form
Please send your completed form to:
Corporate Actions Department
Halifax Share Dealing
Lovell Park Road
We no longer accept transfers of trail-bearing (‘dirty’) funds.
We don't charge to transfer into our Halifax Share Dealing Account or Halifax Stocks and Shares ISA. If you'd like to transfer into a Halifax SIPP from another pension provider there is a charge of £60 per transferring plan (max £300).
Your existing provider may charge you transfer or closure fees so please keep this in mind when you're transferring.
If you would like to transfer investments between two Halifax Share Dealing Accounts or to another Halifax Share Dealing customer, you can do this quickly and easily by completing an internal transfer form.
Simply download, print out and complete the form, sign it and return it to the address provided on the form. We will electronically transfer your investments to the account code you provide within 10 working days* of the day we receive your signed instruction.
*Transfers with a value of more than £100,000 may require additional checks.
Please note that you cannot directly transfer investments into or out of a Self-Select Stocks and Shares ISA or SIPP.
If you want to move investments from your Halifax Share Dealing Account to your Halifax Stocks and Shares ISA you will need to sell the shares and repurchase them within the ISA. For more information please call 03457 22 55 25. If you need to call us from abroad, you can call us on +44 (0) 113 270 1154.
Depositing your existing share certificates is simple and once it’s done there’s no need to worry about missing paperwork – your shares will be held securely in our electronic nominee.
You will be unable to trade any stocks being deposited into your account whilst the transfer is pending. We can only transfer holdings where there is no change in beneficial ownership i.e. the account name should match the name on the certificate. We also recommend that you send your certificate by recorded or special delivery as we accept no responsibility for the loss of any certificates.
It isn’t possible to directly transfer a certificate into your ISA unless it has come from an approved HMRC scheme/plan (see Transferring shares from an HMRC approved scheme/plan).
To transfer the shares into your Stocks and Shares ISA, you can:
Once the shares are showing in your account, place an order to sell over the phone. Please note, this may trigger an event for Capital Gains Tax purposes.
Telephone dealing commission is £25 per trade, so if you decide to complete this process we’ll waive the repurchase dealing commission to ensure you don’t pay any more than trading online.
Under HM Revenue & Customs regulations it isn’t possible to directly transfer shares into an ISA unless they were purchased as part of an HMRC approved Save As You Earn (SAYE) option scheme or a Share Incentive Plan (SIP). These were formerly known as Approved Employee Share Ownership Plans.
If your shares have matured from an approved plan, you’ll need to send us a written request to directly transfer your shares into your Stocks and Shares ISA, along with proof that the shares have been exercised (or withdrawn from an SIP) in the last 90 days. This is known as a Letter of Appropriation and can be obtained from your share scheme administrator.
We would recommend that you send your request at least two weeks before the end of the 90 day period to give us time to carry out relevant checks.
Once you’ve filled in your form, please send it to:
ISA Administration Department
Halifax Share Dealing Limited
Lovell Park Road
Before applying for an account, please make sure you’ve read, and taken the necessary steps to understand, the risks, our important information and our dealing and administration charges. Please also familiarise yourself with the following documents:
Apply online now and you could be trading within minutes - please note further documentation may be required to complete your application.