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Questions and answers (HELP)     

jimward9 - 09 Jan 2006 12:38

Out their in cyber space, there are thousands if not millions of you with different jobs and qualifications.
Can you answer any questions, or do you have a question!

jimward9 - 09 Jan 2006 12:39 - 2 of 37

If I hold shares in certificate form, some companys, will give you a discount on there products or services.
If you hold them in crest through a Stockbroker none seem to be offered why not?
I hold shares in a company in Australia in crest (no Certificate) I get voting rights at all AGM / EGM meetings.
Why do we not get them for UK Companys we hold in crest?
The stock market are trying to get rid of shares in certificate form, will we lose voting rights if this happens?

hewittalan6 - 09 Jan 2006 12:45 - 3 of 37

Answer: Don't know
Answer; Don't know
Answer; Don't know
Hope this helps ;-)
Would like to know though.

jimward9 - 09 Jan 2006 18:12 - 4 of 37

After reading hundreds of your posts, I thought you were clued up on most things.

hewittalan6 - 09 Jan 2006 18:18 - 5 of 37

No mate.
its a vicious rumour put about by people who don't know me very well!!

Seriously, Holding in Crest form also means you miss out on discounts and offers from the company that certificate holders get, and I can see no reason for this either because the registrar of the company holds your details on file however you hold, providing it is not in a nominee account.
And perhaps there is the seed of the answer. If the crest system here uses nominee accounts and those in Australia don't.....................
Further, in crest form, you are saved a bit of paperwork that the broker takes care of. In certificate form you do it yourself and save the broker time and expenses of admin. Perhaps they are rewrding you for minimizing their work.
Don't know if any of the above holds water. its just guesswork.

Kayak - 09 Jan 2006 18:21 - 6 of 37

The problem in the UK is not CREST in itself, but the fact that most stockbrokers hold your shares in the name of their nominee company rather than your own. So their nominee company is entitled to vote and obtain any fringe benefits, and the company you hold shares in doesn't even know your name. This is done to keep costs down. If the holdings are in their own name they don't need to pay for multiple accounts with Crest and they don't need to obtain your signature to transfer the shares when you sell.

It is possible to have a CREST account in your own name, but of the brokers geared towards PIs I only know of Charles Stanley that offer it. There is a yearly fee involved though so most people don't bother. This is similar to the situation in Australia where although there are no share certificates, the holdings are held in investors' names and so voting is possible.

jimward9 - 09 Jan 2006 20:13 - 7 of 37

Thanks Kayak
Sounds like we should ask our stockbrokers to let us vote online, on their sites, they have all our names, and then they can vote as we wish.

jimward9 - 09 Jan 2006 20:45 - 8 of 37

I regularly look at the pages of trades that go through on shares that I hold; often I see,
1 share buy or sell. This dose not make sense to me, I have to pay 11.95 per trade, so to buy or sell, just 1 share at maybe 20p it just dose not add up.
I know if a company consolidated you could be left with an odd 1!
Anyone any ideas?
10/1/06 1 share buy in SEO 16p ?
10/1/06 1 share buy in EEN 213p ?

JIMBOB - 09 Jan 2006 21:00 - 9 of 37

Ive seen your question asked before some brokers will reinvest your divi for no charge (Fidelity do i think) might be a small divi being reinvested.Or a punter buying a share to get an annual report or

i still dont know

captainmerton - 10 Jan 2006 20:33 - 10 of 37

An unrelated question. If I were to open a self select ISA what are the limits on the listed shares I can buy? I believe AIM shares are not permitted. Can I hold international shares in the ISA? Also, I have bought US shares listed on the NASDAQ but i have bought them through the LSE's International Retail Service thus the shares are listed in London in GBP. Any ideas? If you ever call brokers like Hoodless Brennan, Halifax etc you get some 18yr old numbskull on the other end of the line.

explosive - 10 Jan 2006 21:14 - 11 of 37

What came first the chicken or the egg?
I reckon the chicken cos eggs come from Asda.... Any ideas??

Griffin - 08 Apr 2006 12:01 - 12 of 37

Are there any benefits to trading CFDs compared to spread betting as no tax to pay on either, is one better than the other?

jimmy b - 08 Apr 2006 13:09 - 13 of 37

Griffin ,you pay tax on the profits you make trading CFD's .only spread bets are tax free.

hewittalan6 - 08 Apr 2006 14:21 - 14 of 37

I don't pay tax on any of my stock market investments.
Its complicated, but try to follow it.

Griffin - 09 Apr 2006 03:49 - 15 of 37

jimmy b - Thanks for info.

jimmy b - 10 Apr 2006 00:08 - 16 of 37

LOL!!! you don't need to Al ,your a rich company director .

hewittalan6 - 10 Apr 2006 12:05 - 17 of 37

Poor as a church mouse, me, jimmy.
Haven't been able to post this reply till I scrounged 50p for the electric meter.

soul traders - 10 Apr 2006 12:10 - 18 of 37

Is it just me or is the market really constipated today?

HARRYCAT - 07 Jun 2010 12:30 - 19 of 37


HARRYCAT - 01 Feb 2013 12:30 - 20 of 37

Where is the best place to find historic share prices, specifically closing prices on the 6th Nov 2011?

skinny - 01 Feb 2013 13:07 - 21 of 37

Harry, Yahoo seem to carry them, here is LLOY
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