Useful Forms

Brochure, application and account transfer forms

CREST and Stock Transfer forms

  • Crest Transfer Form - a CREST Transfer Form is used to deposit certificated stock into a Nominee Account. Please download and print out the form and make sure that you fill in the following details:
    • "Name of Undertaking" - The Company Name (i.e. Barclays or Vodafone)
    • "Description of Security" - Security Description (i.e. ORD GBP1 or ORD USD0.10)
    • "Words" - Number of Shares in Words.
    • "Figures" - Number of Shares in Figures.
    • "In the name(s) of" - Please enter your FULL name and address, exactly as it appears on your certificate.
    • "Please Sign Here" - All of the registered holders of the certificate need to Sign the Form.

    You can leave the rest of the form blank as we will complete any additional details. Remember to return your certificate with the transfer form if we do not already have it. If you are still unsure how to complete the transfer form, please look at the Crest Transfer Form Sample

  • Stock Transfer Form - a Stock Transfer Form is used to deposit any stock into a Nominee Account that cannot settle electronically (i.e. through CREST). Securities such as Unit Trusts fall into this category. Please download and print out the Stock Transfer Form and fill in the following details:

    • "Name of Undertaking" - The Company Name (i.e. Artemis Fund Managers)
    • "Description of Security" - Security Description (i.e. High Income Trust)
    • "Words" - Number of Units/Shares in Words.
    • "Figures" - Number of Units/Shares in Figures.
    • "In the name(s) of" - Please enter your FULL name and address, exactly as it appears on your certificate.
    • "Signature(s) of transferor(s)" - All of the registered holders need to Sign here. You also need to sign page 2 at the top and enter the current date.

    If you are still unsure how to complete the transfer form, please look at the following sample forms:

US Stocks - Important Documentation

Canadian Stocks - Important Documentation

  • CRA Form - if you wish to trade in Canadian shares, you will need to complete a CRA form before you can trade. This form ensures that you are afforded the appropriate tax relief on any income that is paid to you


  • Direct Debit Form

  • Authority to Deal Form - Please complete and return this form to authorise an individual to deal on your behalf. Please note - third party authorisation does not extend beyond placing trades on behalf of the account holder(s) and all account administration requests can only be accepted from the named account holder(s).

  • Gifting ISA Funds - please complete and return this letter if you wish to transfer funds from your sharedealing account to your spouse's, in order to fund their ISA

  • Complex Instruments Appropriateness Test - The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive's appropriateness requirements apply where firms sell products without advice. Defining a product as 'complex' means firms selling these products without advice will need to assess whether a potential purchaser has the necessary experience and knowledge to understand the product they wish to purchase - this is the 'appropriateness test'.

    The following types of investment instrument are deemed 'Complex.'

    Instrument Type
    Subordinated Debt Instruments Subordinated debt is a loan or security that ranks below other loans and securities with regard to claims on a company's assets or earnings. Subordinated debt is also known as a junior security or subordinated loan.
    Unlisted Equity An unlisted security is a financial instrument that is not traded on an exchange, but through the over-the-counter (OTC) market. Market makers facilitate the buying and selling of unlisted securities in the OTC market. Because they are not exchange traded, unlisted securities can be less liquid than listed securities.
    Index-Linked Debt An index-linked bond is a bond in which payment of interest income on the principal is related to a specific price index, usually the Consumer Price Index. This feature provides protection to investors by shielding them from changes in the underlying index.
    Callable Bonds A callable bond (also called redeemable bond) is a type of bond (debt security) that allows the issuer of the bond to retain the privilege of redeeming the bond at some point before the bond reaches its date of maturity.
    Asset Backed Securities An asset-backed security (ABS) is a security whose income payments and value are derived from and collateralized (or "backed") by a specified pool of underlying assets. The pool of assets is typically a group of small and illiquid assets which are unable to be sold individually.
    Participating Capital and Convertible Preference shares The term participating convertible preferred stock refers to a security commonly issued as part of venture capital financing. Participating convertible preferred stock provides the holder with the rights to both dividends as well as a conversion feature.
    Perpetual Bonds Perpetual bond, which is also known as a perpetual or just a perp, is a bond with no maturity date. Therefore, it may be treated as equity, not as debt. Issuers pay coupons on perpetual bonds forever, and they do not have to redeem the principal.
    Convertible Debt In finance, a convertible bond or convertible note or convertible debt (or a convertible debenture if it has a maturity of greater than 10 years) is a type of bond that the holder can convert into a specified number of shares of common stock in the issuing company or cash of equal value.
    Subscription Shares Newly issued securities that an investor has agreed or stated their intent to buy prior to the issue date. When investors use rights, they expect to own the designated number of shares to which they have subscribed once the offering is complete.
    Puttable Bonds A Puttable bond is a bond with an embedded put option. The holder of the puttable bond has the right, but not the obligation, to demand early repayment of the principal. The put option is exercisable on one or more specified dates.
    Stepped Coupon Bonds An interest paying bond whose coupons change to pre-determined levels on specific dates.
    Equity Linked Notes An equity linked note (or ELN) is a debt instrument that varies from a standard fixed-income security in that the coupon is built on the return of a single stock, basket of stocks, or equity index, otherwise known as the underlying equity.
    Derivatives and Structured/Hybrid Products In structured finance, a structured product, also known as a market-linked investment, is a pre-packaged investment strategy based on a single security, a basket of securities, options, indices, commodities, debt issuance or foreign currencies, and to a lesser extent, derivatives. A hybrid product is a combination of two or more types of financial products. The combination of annuities and long-term care insurance provides an example of a hybrid product.
    Mortgage Backed Securities A mortgage-backed security (MBS) is a type of asset-backed security that is secured by a mortgage or collection of mortgages. The mortgages are sold to a group of individuals (a government agency or investment bank) that securitizes, or packages, the loans together into a security that investors can buy.
    Exchange Traded Commodities Commodity ETFs are exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in physical commodities, such as agricultural goods, natural resources and precious metals. A commodity ETF is usually focused on either a single commodity, holding it in physical storage, or it is focused on investments in futures contracts.
    Composite Units A composite unit is a set of different products grouped together in proportion to their sales mix. In other words, its' a way to categorize and group products from different business segments together in an effect to manage sales, inventory levels, and break-even points.
    Defaulted Bonds In finance, default is failure to meet the legal obligations (or conditions) of a loan, for example when a home buyer fails to make a mortgage payment, or when a corporation or government fails to pay a bond which has reached maturity.
    Contingent Convertible Debt (CoCo Bonds) Contingent convertible securities, otherwise known as 'CoCos', are hybrid securities issued by banks as debt instruments (e.g. bonds) and automatically converted into equity shares if a contractually pre-defined 'trigger event' occurs.

    If you would like to invest in a complex Instrument, you will need to complete and return a Complex Instrument Appropriateness Test. Please click here to download the form.

CRS Self-certification declaration form for an individual

Entity tax residency Self Certification Form

CRS Self cerification form with Appendix (Individual)

You may have been asked to confirm or provide additional personal details relating to your share dealing account

This is because your account details indicate that you are, or appear to be, tax resident outside the UK, and Regulations based on the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS) require Financial Institutions to collect and report certain information about an account holder's tax residence.

How does this affect you?

If you have received this request, please confirm your details as required on the online form which can be accessed by clicking the button below. Please keep in mind that if you have a joint account, both individuals are required to complete separate CRS Self-certification declaration forms. Should you have any questions about this request please contact the Client Services team at

Unfortunately without this additional information you will not be able to continue trading after this date.