We will need to verify your identity and address when you apply to open an account with us. To do this you need to:
Download and take the Verification of Identity form to a Bank or Building Society along with your passport and bank statement (dated within the last 6 months), to confirm your name and address.
The Bank or Building Society will endorse photocopies of these documents to confirm your identity and address.
To transfer assets held with another broker to us you will need to complete an Asset Transfer form.
To transfer assets held with American/Canadian Brokers/Transfer Agents to us you will need to complete an Asset Transfer form - American/Canadian Brokers/Transfer Agent.
To deposit Irish and UK share certificates into your account you will need to download a CREST Transfer Form for each shareholding, returning them to us with the appropriate certificates. Please ensure the details on the transfer forms match exactly with those on your certificate irrespective of spelling mistakes.
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 and Joint Name Trading Accounts
Form W-8BEN must be completed in sole name only. If you are a joint account holder, we require a separate W-8BEN for both account holders.
PLEASE NOTE – If you are yet to trade on an International Market with us, you may be required to first upgrade your account before submitting your W-8BEN. To upgrade your account and enable International Dealing, please Login and go to: account > personal details & preferences > Upgrade Your Accounts
UK Tax regulations* require the collection of certain information about each account holders tax residency and citizenship status.
*The term ‘tax regulations’ refers to regulations created to enable automatic exchange of information and include the various Agreements to improve the International Tax Compliance entered into between the UK, the Crown Dependencies and the United States of America.
Send it in
Once you've completed your form, just send it in to:
Dept AA 1626,
P O Box 4214,
(Please ensure you write "No Stamp Required" in the top right hand corner of your envelope.)