Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

How do I transfer share certificates or shares held with a UK registrar to IG?

Share certificates:

Shares held as physical certificates can be de-materialized into an electronic format on your IG share dealing account. It costs £100 + VAT per certificate and we only offer this service for most UK stocks and select Irish-listed stocks.

Process:

  1. Ensure you have an active and funded IG share dealing account
  2. Download and complete our CREST Transfer Form
  3. Print and sign with a pen – electronic signatures not accepted
  4. Post the signed form, along with your original share certificate, to

    Transfers team
    IG
    Cannon Bridge House
    25 Dowgate Hill
    London
    EC4R 2YA

  5. We’ll then deduct £100 + VAT per certificate from your IG share dealing account and update you via email accordingly

Please note:

  • The process usually takes 3 to 6 weeks, but may take longer as several parties are involved
  • It is not possible to transfer shares directly into an ISA from a certificate form unless the transfer is part of HMRC approved SAYE/SIP scheme. Once the shares have been dematerialized and have settled in your share dealing account, you’ll need to request a ‘bed and ISA’ transfer

Shares held with a UK registrar:

If you hold shares directly with a UK registrar (such as Equiniti, Computershare or Capita) in an electronic format, there is no need to follow the broker-to-broker transfer process or complete a CREST form. You will need to complete and email us a signed Form E/Change of Nominee form found on your registrar’s website. Electronic signatures are not accepted.

Due to Covid-19 there may be significant delays for processing de-materialisations or transfers from a registrar.

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