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Transfer of shares

After you’ve registered your company , you may look to transfer your shares between shareholders. With years of experience and combined knowledge of UK accounting and company procedures, we can help you transfer shares within your limited company in the right way.

Our team will collect the necessary details for the transfer of shares, including the directors and shareholders involved and the exact shares structure before preparing the share transfer form and any other paperwork required. We’ll then file the changes with Companies House. Details of the new shareholder(s) will be listed on the public register when the next company confirmation statement is filed , as these details must be disclosed when your statement is due.

If you require your details to be updated before this date, you will need to file an early confirmation statement. We can prepare a confirmation statement as part of the transfer of shares service for an additional cost of £24 +VAT (this includes the Companies House filing fee).

How does it work?

  • Click the “Transfer Shares within My Business Now” button
  • Fill in your details and complete the payment
  • We will send you the required documents electronically within three working days
  • You must return the signed stock transfer form to us, which is to be signed by the person transferring the shares (not the person receiving them)
  • We can provide you with printed documents by post for an additional fee
  • If requested as part of your order, we will file a confirmation statement on your behalf

Proof of ID

Anti Money Laundering (AML) regulations require us to request photo ID and proof of address. These will be requested as required by law and must be provided before we can process your transfer of shares.

What does it mean to transfer shares within a UK limited company?

The transfer of shares is the process of transferring existing shares from one person (shareholder) to another, either by sales or agreement. Limited company shares can be sold to other persons or corporate entities (such as another limited company) or transferred by changing the existing proportion of shares between the shareholders.

Shares are transferred in the following scenarios:

  • You want to transfer shares from an existing shareholder to another
  • You want to change the proportion of shares between existing shareholders
  • You want to appoint a new shareholder and transfer shares or change the proportion of shares
  • You want to appoint another company as a shareholder and then transfer shares or change the proportions of the existing share structure

Can you provide an address service for a new shareholder?

Yes, you can use our director’s service address to prevent your new shareholder’s home address from being displayed on the public record.

What is included in our price?

We will prepare the following documentation:

  • A stock transfer form, which must be completed to legally transfer ownership from the existing shareholder to a new shareholder (Note: If shares are sold for more than £1,000, the new shareholder must send a copy of the transfer form to HMRC and pay the required stamp duty)
  • Board meeting minutes, where the directors authorise the transfer of shares
  • Share certificates to issue to the new shareholder(s) as required by law

Do you also offer an issue of shares service?

Yes. We can help you issue new shares to shareholders via our issue of shares service.

Transfer Shares to Shareholders in Your UK Limited Company - £49 +VAT

Transfer of shares

Are you looking to transfer shares to a new or existing shareholder or change the proportion of existing shares within your business? Mint Formations can handle the entire process for you, including filling in and filing your paperwork — all you need to do is sign!

Transfer Shares within My Business Now

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