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Selling shares...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by lynx, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. lynx

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    I will be helping to tie up loose ends with a deceased relatives estate. They have shares from the Halifax building society which will require to be sold. What is the best (cheapest?) way to sell them?
     
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    cheapest way is via an online broker like TD Waterhouse, or E*Trade or Hargeave Landsdown....but for a one off transaction it may be easiest to just go down to your bank or get your solicitor (if you have one handling the will) to dispose of them for you...many solictitors have fund management arms that could handle it for you.
     
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    Normally the solicitor handling the will sells the shares, although I suspect they probably took a nice commision. I have been through this myself, but can quite recall how much they charged.

    Normally if i have a small amount of shares to sell I utilise the services of Lloyds TSB, but any major bank/bs will provide a similar service

    http://www.lloydstsb.com/pensions_and_investments/shareview_dealing.asp
     
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    Thanks, i'll look into it over the next few days.
     
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    I also use LTSB and have never had any probs (I work for them but get no preferential treatment - as far as I'm aware it would be the same for anyone).
     

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