Transfer of Shares Service

This service is for customers who wish to transfer shares from one shareholder to another.

What is included in our price?

We will prepare the following documentation:

  • Stock Transfer Form required to legally transfer ownership from the existing shareholder to a new shareholder
  • Board Resolution approving the share transfer
  • Share Certificate(s): Companies are required to issue share certificates to shareholders within two months of an issue of shares or the date when the documents necessary to effect a transfer have been received by the company.

How it works:

  • Select Buy Now, complete the short application form, checkout and pay.
  • You will receive digital documents in 2-3 working days by email, including stock transfer form, board resolution and share certificate(s).
  • The stock transfer form needs to be signed by the transferor and transferee, and filed with your company records.
  • If instructed, we will file a confirmation statement to record the share transfer(s).
  • Any transfer of shares has the potential to impact who a company's People with Significant Control (PSC) are. It is the responsibility of the company to ensure that, where this is the case, the PSC register on Companies House, and the company's own internal PSC records, are updated as necessary. Rapid Formations can submit these filings to Companies House for £19.99 +VAT per notification.

Need your transfer to show on Companies House straight away?

Details of share transfers will not be updated on the Companies House register until after the filing of the next confirmation statement. If you want your transfer to show on Companies House straight away, you can add the Confirmation Statement Service to your order at the discounted price of £24.99 +VAT (including Companies House filing fee).

Transfer of Shares


Select Buy Now and complete the application form with details of the limited company shares you wish to issue.

Important points to note:

  1. The updating of Statutory Registers are not included.
  2. If applicable, the stamp duty fee is not included.
  3. Documents will be delivered by email. Printed documents are available for an additional fee.
  4. Changes will not be visible on public record until a confirmation statement is filed at Companies House.

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Frequently asked questions

When will my documents be ready?

Documents will be sent to you by email within 2-3 working days, after all required information is provided.

Can I order this service if I did not form my company with Rapid Formations?

Yes. We offer this service to all customers, regardless of whether they have incorporated a company with us.

What information do I need to provide about a new shareholder?

  • Full Name
  • Residential Address (This address will be displayed on the share certificate and Stock Transfer Form)
  • The number of shares being transferred or issued
  • If the new shareholder is also a PSC (person with significant control), then we also need his or her residential address, date of birth and nationality

What is stamp duty?

Shares in excess of £1,000 incur a tax or duty of 0.5% on the transaction, which will be rounded up to the nearest £5.00. If you buy shares using a stock transfer form, you should send the form to HMRC for stamping, with stamp duty paid no later than 30 days after the date of the transfer. Your guidance booklet will explain what you need to do here.

Example - If you buy shares worth £1,050, you’ll pay 0.5% on this amount which is £5.25. Therefore the amount of £10 is payable in Stamp Duty.

What is a confirmation statement?

A confirmation statement (previously known as the annual return) is a report containing accurate and up-to-date information about a limited company on a certain date. The purpose of filing a confirmation statement (at least once every 12 months) is to confirm the limited company details, and report to Companies House any changes to shareholders' details and/or issued share capital.

Why should I file a confirmation statement?

If you would like to see updated shareholders' information on Companies House records, you should file a confirmation statement, otherwise new shareholders will not be visible until the next confirmation statement is filed. Most banks will request that up-to-date shareholder information is recorded at Companies House.

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