Updated 7th December 2023
CREST transfer form
A CREST transfer form is used to deposit certificated stock into a Share dealing account. Please download and print out the form and make sure that you fill in the following details:
- "Name of undertaking" - The company name (i.e. Barclays or Vodafone)
- "Description of security" - Security description (i.e. ORD GBP1 or ORD USD0.10)
- "Words" - Number of shares in words.
- "Figures" - Number of shares in figures.
- "In the name(s) of" - Please enter your full name and address, exactly as it appears on your certificate.
- "Please sign here" - All of the registered holders of the certificate need to sign the form.
You can leave the rest of the form blank as we will complete any additional details. Remember to return a valid share certificate with the transfer form if we do not already have it. If you are still unsure how to complete the transfer form, please look at the CREST transfer form sample.
Account transfer form
If you already have a share dealing account with another broker and would like to transfer this to us, please download the form and return it to us. If you do not yet have an X-O share dealing account, you will need to complete an application form as well. Please use a separate form for each broker you are transferring from.
If you wish to invest in US shares, you will need to complete a W-8BEN form before you can trade. This form ensures that you are afforded the appropriate tax relief on any income that is paid to you. Please refer below for additional links:
If you wish to trade in Canadian shares, you will need to complete a CRA form before you can trade. This form ensures that you are afforded the appropriate tax relief on any income that is paid to you.
Gifting Cash and Gifting Shares form
Please complete and return, if you wish to gift cash to a spouse/ civil partner or child you will need to complete Gifting Cash form.
If you wish to gift shares to your spouse/civil partner's trading account (non-isa) please complete Gifting Shares form
ISA application form
The quickest and easiest way to open an ISA is to apply online. However, if you would like to make a postal application, please download an ISA application form and return it, once fully completed, to: X-O.co.uk, Jarvis Investment Management, 78 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8BS
Bed and ISA form
Under HMRC rules it is not possible to transfer shares you already hold directly into an ISA. They must be moved using a process known as BED & ISA where the shares are sold, the money moved to the ISA and the shares instantly bought back.
Child trust transfer form
If you want to transfer a CTF to a Junior ISA, you will need to open a Junior ISA account, which you can do online, and then complete a CTF Transfer form and return this to us.
Authority to deal form
Please complete and return this form to authorise an individual to deal on your behalf. Please note - third party authorisation does not extend beyond placing trades on behalf of the account holder(s) and all account administration requests can only be accepted from the named account holder(s).
Joint account form
You can open an X-O joint account but this facility is not currently available online. To open a joint account you will need to download an application form. Please complete this form, ensure both of you sign it at the bottom, and post it to us.
Complex Instruments Appropriateness Test
If you would like to invest in a complex Instrument, you will need to complete and return a Complex Instrument Appropriateness Test.
Account information request form
You may have been asked to confirm or provide additional personal details relating to your share dealing account. Unfortunately without this additional information you will not be able to continue trading after this date.
CRS Self-certification declaration form for an individual
You may have been asked to confirm or provide additional personal details relating to your share dealing account
This is because your account details indicate that you are, or appear to be, tax resident outside the UK, and Regulations based on the OECD Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”) require Financial Institutions to collect and report certain information about an account holder’s tax residence.
How does this affect you?
If you have received this request, please confirm your details as required on the online form which can be accessed by clicking the button below. Please keep in mind that if you have a joint account, both individuals are required to complete separate CRS Self-certification declaration forms. Should you have any questions about this request please contact the Client Services team at email@example.com.
Unfortunately without this additional information you will not be able to continue trading after this date.