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Certificated Trading Service

A popular alternative for investors

It’s simple and easy.

You don’t need an account with us to trade in share certificates.

You just need to call us. And, after answering some simple questions to confirm your identity and that you live in the UK, you are ready to trade, right there and then.



  • Get a live price quote and cost of trading in advance.
  • Pay using your debit card.
  • Receive your share certificate direct in the post.


  • Get a live valuation of your share certificate and cost of trading.
  • Sell there and then, if you like.
  • We’ll send all the necessary paperwork for you to complete and return.
  • When the transaction is complete, proceeds will be deposited straight in to your bank account.

Investments can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invested. If you are unsure of the suitability, please speak to an Adviser.

Not familiar with trading in share certificates?

Watch our video to find out more and how our Service works.

Our Certificated Trading Service may be right for you if you:

  • Prefer to have physical evidence of your investment

  • Would like to be entitled to shareholder rights

  • Already have share certificates to trade

  • Received shares from an employer or through an inheritance.

You can buy or sell, in certificated form, any UK-listed share for which certificates are available.

That includes AIM shares and Investment Trusts.

Ready to trade now?

Call 01382 321211

Calls may be recorded for training and security purposes. Our trading lines are open 8am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Plan to trade regularly in certificates?

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

We won’t charge you an Account fee and you’ll continue to pay for trades as you go.

Please read our Certificated Trading Service Charges Guide and Terms and Conditions for full details.

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What are the charges?

We charge 1% of the value of your transaction (minimum of £25).
This charge applies to each individual transaction we arrange on your behalf
Stamp Duty 0.5% of the value of your transaction if you are buying
(PTM) Panel on Takeovers and Mergers Levy £1 on any transaction with a value of £10,000 or more

Did you know?


Source: Saga.co.uk, 22 Feb 2017

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.