Joint ownership of shares is typically only needed if an applicant wants shares held for the benefit of a trust that has joint trustees. In that case all the trustees of the trust have to be listed as the joint owners of a share bundle.
Joint ownership is disabled for standard accounts as the option confuses people who will incorrectly choose it when they really want individual holdings. To enable joint ownership you will either have to change your account to a pro account or get an eCompanies staff member to assist. Setting up a pro account is easily done and doesn't cost anything. To do so:
You will now be able to choose multiple owners of a bundle of shares by ticking more than one box.
The information on this site is of a general nature only and does not constitute legal, tax, commercial or other professional advice. You must seek your own advice in relation to your particular circumstances before acting. View our full terms & conditions.
Need more information? Check out other frequently asked questions.