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  • How do I buy and sell shares?


    Once a first direct Sharedealing account is open you can buy and sell shares online or by calling us on 03 456 100 105, lines are open Mon to Fri, 7.30am to 5.00pm.  You can also transfer in existing shares held with another broker or held in certificate form.

    Once a first direct Sharedealing account is open you can buy and sell shares online or by calling us on 03 456 100 105, lines are open Mon to Fri, 7.30am to 5.00pm.  You can also transfer in existing shares held with another broker or held in certificate form.

  • How long does it take to set up a sharedealing account?


    You need to complete our online registration form which can be found on our sharedealing services page, we will then send you an application form for you to check and sign. As long as you return the application straight away we have everything we need, you can expect your account to be open within 7 to 10 business days.

    You need to complete our online registration form which can be found on our sharedealing services page, we will then send you an application form for you to check and sign. As long as you return the application straight away we have everything we need, you can expect your account to be open within 7 to 10 business days.

  • How do I know which shares to choose?


    As an execution only service we do not give advice.  If you feel you need advice you should seek this independently.

    As an execution only service we do not give advice.  If you feel you need advice you should seek this independently.

  • What is the FTSE 100?


    FTSE 100 stands for Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index and is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalisation.

    FTSE 100 stands for Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index and is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalisation.

  • How do I find out about Best Execution?


    The Best Execution Disclosure Statement contained in the first direct Shares Services Terms and Conditions provides a summary of the steps we will take to achieve the best possible result for client orders. These Terms and Conditions and further information can be found on our sharedealing services page.

    The Best Execution Disclosure Statement contained in the first direct Shares Services Terms and Conditions provides a summary of the steps we will take to achieve the best possible result for client orders. These Terms and Conditions and further information can be found on our sharedealing services page.