If you have lost or misplaced your share certificates of any listed company, you need to immediately inform the respective company—of which you had the shares. You also need to quote the folio number and details of share certificates to the company for their reference.
If you are missing certificates, contact the issuing company, transfer agent or the stock brokerage where the shares were bought. Brokerage firms can research the history of shares traded in the account and certificates you think are lost, and they can also deal with the transfer agent on your behalf.
You can trace other lost shares by contacting the three main share registrars: Link Asset Services (Linkgroup.eu or 0371664 0300); Computershare (Computershare.com/uk); and Equiniti (Equiniti.com or 0371 384 2030).
The best place to start is to check with the share registrar – the organisation that maintains the list of shareholders in a particular company – that is named on the certificate. There are three main registrars in the UK – Capita, Lloyds TSB and Computershare.
As soon as a shareholder realises that a share certificate has been lost, stolen or destroyed, they should contact the company secretary, or directors of the company concerned, both to report the loss and to request a replacement share certificate.
“Can I sell shares without a certificate?” is a question many shareholders end up asking themselves. The answer is no because the certificate needs to be endorsed to be sold, but you can get your paper certificate reissued.
Shareholders are required to receive a share certificate right after they buy at least one share. A copy of all issued share certificates must be kept by businesses for their records.
What happens if you lose your stock certificates?
If your securities certificate is lost, accidentally destroyed, or stolen, you should immediately contact the transfer agent and request a “stop transfer” to prevent ownership of the securities from being transferred from your name to another’s. … Otherwise, you may have difficulty selling the securities.
Loss of share certificates may be of two types:
When the share certificate is lost by the holder(s) When the share certificate purchased from the market together with transfer deed is lost by the purchaser(s) before registering the transfer of said share certificate in his/her name(s).
How do I find a lost insurance policy for free UK?
How to find a lost life insurance policy for free
- Check through the deceased’s bank statements to see if any regular outgoing payments are for life insurance. …
- Look for the original policy documentation. …
- Contact their employer. …
- Contact other insurers. …
- Speak to their friends.
Shares are kept in the dematerialized or electronic form in two depositories – National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL). Depositories receive shares through Depository Participants (DP) and not directly from investors.
The first thing to do is to find out if the company on the share certificate is still trading. To do this, type in the company name in the search box on the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) website (londonstockexchange.com).