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What is a registered share?

Registered share

This is a share that has been issued in the name of a shareholder, who has their address and details recorded in the company’s shareholder register. If the owner decides to sell the share, it must be re-registered under the name and address of the new owner.

Where have you heard of registered share?

If you’re interested in stocks and shares, you might have heard about them and how they can offer an advantage to issuers. This is because registered shares allow them to always know exactly who their shareholders are.

What you need to know about registered share.

A registered share is issued in a shareholder’s name as the holder of record. This usually means they have shareholder voting rights and will also receive dividend payouts from the company if there are any. They receive their dividends, as well as investor information and other corporate communications, directly from the company or its transfer agent. It’s possible to become a registered holder even if you buy your shares through a broker. Instead of a physical stock certificate, those who choose to become registered holders will receive a statement of ownership to show the number of shares they hold.

Find out more about registered share.

As well as registered shares, it’s also possible to hold registered bonds. Find out more with our guide.

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