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    • confusedmummy
    • By confusedmummy 13th Sep 17, 4:47 PM
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    How to replace lost share certificate cheaply?
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    • 13th Sep 17, 4:47 PM
    How to replace lost share certificate cheaply? 13th Sep 17 at 4:47 PM
    Is there a cheap way to replace a lost share certificate? I have just phoned one of the companies that I have shares in and they have told me I need to pay £65 to replace a certificate. Are there any alternative methods to replacing?

    I presume I will need the share certificates if I ever want to sell my holding?
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    • grey gym sock
    • By grey gym sock 13th Sep 17, 6:41 PM
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    you can only get a replacement certificate from the company's registrar. i suppose you could try haggling about the price, but i doubt that will work.

    you can't sell without the certificate - unless there happens to be a take-over of the company, or a capital reorganization in which everybody is issued with new certificates. in those events, you would generally receive cash proceeds, or a new certificate, without needing to produce the old certificate.
    • Robie
    • By Robie 13th Sep 17, 7:04 PM
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    I am in the similar position to confusedmummy. I have somehow lost some of my certificates due to house move, etc. but I have been quoted stupid money. Basically, if I go for replacement certificate, I don't make any money selling the shares. This is so stupid.

    Edit: So, all I am doing at the moment is getting the dividend because selling is not an option at all.
    Last edited by Robie; 13-09-2017 at 7:08 PM.
    Save £8k in 2013, Num 046, £5000/£8000 (received £2000 unexpectedly from someone)
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 13th Sep 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 8:14 PM
    I am in the similar position to confusedmummy. I have somehow lost some of my certificates due to house move, etc. but I have been quoted stupid money. Basically, if I go for replacement certificate, I don't make any money selling the shares.
    Originally posted by Robie
    I 'lost' a certificate due to a house move, I seem to recall it cost me £80

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