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Certificate Sales Only Account

What a Certificate Sales Only Account offers

The Certificate Sales Only Account lets you sell your paper share certificates and receive payment as and when you sell.

You can sell by telephone on the UK equity markets (including AIM and the ICAP Securities and Derivatives Exchange).

Certificate Sales Only Account Overview:

  • Easy to set up online, by telephone or by post.
  • Sell by telephone.
  • Postal or Email contract notes.
  • Joint account option.
  • The value of your investments can go down as well as up. You may not get back all the funds that you invest.

Who is it for?

If you like to sell your paper share certificates yourself this account is probably the choice for you. If you wish to sell online, purchase or trade more frequently you should consider our Trading Account.

How much does it cost?

Selling in paper certificates is charged at our standard commission rates plus £50.

What you need to know before you open an account

Please make sure that you have read and understood all of the relevant documentation below.

Further details are also available in the Terms of Service which you should refer to before applying for an account


All investments carry a varying degree of risk. It's important that you understand the nature and risks of the different investments available through TD Direct Investing. You may not get back the money you invest and you should not view the past performance of investments as a guide to their future performance. Read more about the risks of investing.

Your money and investments

Before applying for an account it is important you understand how your money and investments will be held and the investor protection schemes that apply. We will hold your money in accordance with the FSA's client money rules and we may pool your investment with those of other customers. Read more about how we will hold your money and investments.

Conflicts of interest

We have a conflicts of interest policy that identifies circumstances that constitute, or may give rise to, conflicts of interest which pose material risk of damage to one or more of our customers. Read more about our conflicts of interest policy.

Summary of charges

Trading commissions start from £5.95 depending on how often you trade. Our standard online rate is £12.50 and it will cost more for trades on non-UK markets.

Administration fees may also apply depending on how often you trade, the value of assets you hold with us and whether you hold a tax efficient account.

If you hold funds a platform fee will apply. If you move your stock, closure fees and transfer out charges will apply. See our Rate Card for full details.

Open a Certificate Sales Only Account

Call 0800 138 1900

Lines are open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 9pm and Saturdays 9am to 3pm


  • The value of your investments can go down as well as up. You may not get back all the money that you invest.

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