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Certificated Trading Service

Over 10% of UK shareholders support share certificates1. So do we.

May be right for you if you:

  • Want to hold your own share certificates

  • Would like to be entitled to shareholder rights and perks

  • Already have share certificates to trade

  • Received shares from an employer or through an inheritance.

Our Certificated Trading Service lets you buy or sell, in certificated form, any UK-listed share for which certificates are available. That includes AIM shares and listed Investment Trusts.

How it works

If you are a UK resident and 18 years of age or older, simply:

  1. Call us on 01382 321211

  2. Answer a few questions to verify your identity

  3. Trade, there and then.

Important information

1Source: Office for National Statistics: Ownership of UK Quoted Shares 2014

Please remember the value of your investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you originally invested.

All Investments carry an element of risk which may differ significantly. If you are unsure as to the suitability of any particular investment or product you should seek professional financial advice.

All trades are executed in line with our Order Handling Policy and Terms and Conditions.


Trade now

Call 01382 573737

Trading lines open 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Calls may be recorded for training and security purposes.

What are the charges?

We charge 1% of the value of your transaction (minimum of £25).
Stamp Duty 0.5% of the value of your transaction if you are buying.
PTM levy £1 on any transaction with a value of £10,000 or more.

What to expect if you’re buying


What to expect if you’re selling



Planning to trade regularly in certificates?

Open a Certificated Trading Account with us and we’ll keep your details on file, making it even easier to trade in future.

We won’t charge you an Account fee and you’ll continue to pay for trades as you go. All you need to is complete the Account Opening form issued to you after you’ve called to trade, or complete and return the form below.

download an application form

Alliance Trust Savings Limited is a subsidiary of Alliance Trust PLC and is registered in Scotland No. SC 98767, registered office, PO Box 164, 8 West Marketgait, Dundee DD1 9YP; is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, firm reference number 116115. Alliance Trust Savings gives no financial or investment advice.