Services for corporates

Stocktrade currently provides corporate dealing facilities to some of the top FTSE100 companies.

We also provide corporate services to various FTSE 250, FTSE 350 and AIM Listed companies, and wherever possible we’ll tailor our services to meet your particular needs. Our main services are:

  • Telephone dealing for employees and shareholders
  • Bulk dealing linked to maturing share schemes (Save As You Earn or profit share)
  • Cashless exercise and sale facility – executive options
  • Corporate ISAs

Our services at a glance

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Cashless exercise and sale facility – Executive options

We provide a deferred settlement facility which enables executives to exercise their options using funds made available by their sale of shares.

From the proceeds of the share sale, we pay the option costs to the company; this includes Tax and National Insurance where applicable. Laws and tax rules may change in the future without notice. The remaining funds are then paid to the executive.

The executive can also use this facility to sell sufficient shares to retain the balance.

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Small shareholders sale facility

This service allows companies to provide an exit opportunity to small shareholders with holdings that are below a pre-determined level.

The company contact shareholders to offer a low-cost deal on a specific date and will carry out one bulk sale on that date, at a low commission rate.

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Bulk dealing linked to maturing share schemes (SAYE or profit share)

In conjunction with the company and the ‘savings carrier’ (usually a bank or building society), we would aim to  contact all qualifying employees approximately 4-6 weeks in advance of the deal giving them the option of:

  • Straight-through online applications
  • A sale on the vesting date. This would be done on a bulked basis at a reduced commission rate with no minimum charge. Employees have the option to set limit prices for any deals and we will aim to sell at that price. If, however we are unable to do so within approximately 2 weeks, we will seek further instructions from the employee
  • Partial/full transfer to a spouse/third party with the shares thereafter being sold to allow efficient use of Capital Gains Tax allowances

Corporate ISAs

Corporate ISAs give you the opportunity to invest in your company’s shares in a tax efficient manner and can be made available to staff and shareholders.

Please read our Service Guide for full details.

Our Corporate ISAs offer:

  • Dividend re-investment
  • Free automated income payments
  • Contract notes
  • Direct transfer-in of shares maturing from an approved Save As You Earn Scheme or Share Incentive Plan
  • No initial set-up fees
  • Quarterly statements and valuations
  • Free online valuation service
  • Online trading ability
  • No inactivity fees

Investments can go down as well as up. You may get back less than you originally invested. This site is intended for Professional Clients only and should not be communicated to, or relied upon by Retail Investors.

Stocktrade is a trading name of Embark Investment Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Embark Group. You can find out more information at the Embark Group website or download our Group Corporate Information Pack.