Deposit Certificates

If you hold paper share certificates you can put them in your account to be held electronically so you can view all your holdings online. This facility is referred to as a nominee service, which we offer alongside a Trading Account.

Your shares would be transferred from your name to TD Direct Investing Nominees and held by us on your behalf. You would remain the beneficial owner of your shares.

Deposit UK stock


Existing TD Direct Investing Customers
Complete and sign a CREST Transfer Form for each line of stock held and return to us with your share certificates.

Download the Crest Transfer Form
[ PDF 34KB]

New to TD Direct Investing
You will need to open a Trading Account with Nominee facilities.

Once your account is open and you have your account number, complete and return our CREST Transfer Form.

Download the Crest Transfer Form
[ PDF 34KB]

Send your certificates and completed CREST Transfer Forms for each line of stock you wish to transfer to us.

The Transfer Process takes approximately 10 working days.

Deposit US and / or Canadian stock


Paper share certificates:
If the stocks are held in your own name - i.e. in paper format - download & complete a copy of the Template Transfer Covering Letter and return it to us along any certificates that you hold to the address detailed above.

Please ensure that you sign and date your certificate in the space provided on the reverse. Your signature should be as it appears on the certificate; this may not be the same as your normal signature.

Deposit International stock (excluding US / Canadian)


Deposit Australian stocks into my TD account


Paper share certificates:

If the stocks are held in your own name - i.e. in paper format - download & complete a copy of the Template Transfer Covering Letter and return it to us at the address detailed above along with a copy of the Issuer Sponsored Holding Statement and a completed Australian Standard Transfer Form for each stock you hold

Deposit any other international stocks into my TD account


Paper share certificates:

If the stocks are held in your own name - i.e. in paper format - download & complete a copy of the Template Transfer Covering Letter and return it to us along any certificates that you hold to the address detailed above.

United States Dealing

As part of our obligations to the US Tax Authorities – Internal Revenue Service (IRS) we are required to document all holders of US securities. Additionally, should you reside in a country that has a treaty with the US you may benefit from treaty relief in respect of dividend and interest payments.

If you wish to invest in US (United States) stocks and shares, you will need to complete the appropriate Form W-8, depending on your account type.

For further information and official guidance please visit the IRS.gov website.

Individual / Joint Trading Accounts and ISAs

W-8BEN substitute form and guidance notes

Investment Club Accounts

A UK investment club would typically be classed as a non-withholding foreign simple trust for the purposes of QI, but you should assess your own specific circumstances in conjunction with the official IRS instructions.

Please download and complete the forms below. Please ensure you read the Instructions prior to completion.

W-8IMY form

W-8IMY instruction form

Withholding Statement

Per member

In addition to the W-8IMY and Withholding Statement, investment clubs are required to complete a W-8BEN form per individual member. Please ensure you read the guidance notes prior to completion.

W-8BEN substitute form and guidance notes

Company Accounts

W-8BEN form

W-8BEN instruction form

Other Account Types

For all other account types please email us:

Email us

Please return your completed form(s) to:

TD Direct Investing (Europe) Limited
Exchange Court
Duncombe Street
Leeds
LS1 4AX

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Risks

  • The value of your investments can go down as well as up. You may not get back all the money that you invest.
  • The annual admin fee on our Stocks & Shares ISA = £0 *Minimum valuation £5,100. Terms apply.
  • During the transfer process there is a risk that for an indeterminate period of time you will be unable to sell your assets. This is likely to be a short period for a simple UK equity transfer, but may be significantly longer for more complex transfers.
  • TAX EFFICIENT PRODUCTS: Please note the tax treatment of these products depends on the individual circumstances of each customer and may be subject to change in future.
  • TD do not charge for transferring your stock in. There is a charge to withdraw stock of £35 per holding.
  • There is a charge of £150 for the re-registration of Asian and Australian stocks listed on Australia, Hong Kong or Singapore Exchanges.