Pricing changes - from 18 January 2016 we’re making some important changes to our share dealing charges. If you use the online service you will benefit from a lower commission rate (excluding certificate trades) every time you trade. We’ve changed our prices to flat rate fees to make them easier to understand. Find out more about the pricing changes.
OUR SHARE DEALING SERVICE DOES NOT 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. PLEASE REMEMBER 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 ORIGINALLY INVESTED.
Our Share Dealing Account could be ideal if you want to deal day-to-day, without the hassle of paperwork. We take care of all the admin, giving you more time to research the investments that interest you.
We hold your shares electronically so you can be sure your valuable investments are secure. Sale proceeds are paid to your Lloyds Bank Direct Investments cash account so you can reinvest or transfer funds to your bank account when you want.
Share dealing expertise
We can’t give advice on specific trades, but our investment tools will help you research the investments that interest you. See for yourself how easy it is to deal online.
Whether you want to make a substantial investment or just invest a little, it’s easy to add money to your Share Dealing Account.
Transfer your existing share certificates into your Share Dealing Account, sell shares easily and buy new stock up to the value of any cleared funds. You can also transfer shares you hold with other brokers.
Once you’ve opened a Share Dealing account, you will also need to download, print and complete the relevant forms and we’ll arrange everything for you.
Please ensure that you read any notes which may accompany the forms, then sign it and return it to the address provided on them.
Transfer existing share certificates
Dealing and administration charges apply to the Share Dealing Account. You can see these on our rates and charges page.
We’ll normally collect fees from any cash held in your account, but we’ll also ask you to set up a Direct Debit. If there's not enough money in your Lloyds Bank Share Dealing account, we can transfer money from your nominated bank account and collect any fees.
Frequent trader rates
If you deal in non-certificated shares more than 12 times in any quarter across our Share Dealing or ISA accounts, we’ll reduce our commission on any further deals in that quarter (ending 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December). For example, If you trade 10 times within your Share Dealing ISA and 3 times within your Share Dealing Account then you will be entitled to our frequent trader discount.
The Frequent Trader charge does not apply to, or take into account, trades placed in funds or certificated shares. You can see our Frequent Trader charges and our standard dealing commission charges on our rates and charges page.
Opening an account online is quick and easy.
Please read the following important information
A Corporate Action refers to any alteration to a Company's share capital or a distribution of benefits. A Corporate Action might come about as a result of a takeover or merger, capital re-organisation, dividend or rights issue.
A pool of money, usually from many investors, which makes investments based on a particular set of rules and aims. For example, one fund might aim to grow fast by investing in small, high-risk companies while another might simply aim to track the performance of the FTSE 100 Index.
Shares represent ownership of a portion of a company. Normally shareholders are entitled to receive a company's accounts, attend its general meetings and vote on proposals.
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The Lloyds Bank Direct Investments Service is operated by Halifax Share Dealing Limited. Registered Office: Trinity Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2RG. Registered in England and Wales no. 3195646. Halifax Share Dealing Limited is 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.