Category Archives: Shares

How to use your online admin portal

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After you’ve formed your company with us it’s automatically placed on our post company formation admin portal. From here you can view and update various company information, including registered office and director information. In this post we’re going to demonstrate how you can take full advantage of the online admin portal. Continue reading

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How do I change a shareholder’s personal information?

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Changing your shareholder information is not quite as simple as changing director information (where an online CH01 form can be filed in a matter of seconds) – but it’s still quite simple. In this post we’ll look at how you can do this. Continue reading

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Company Formation Update: Multiple Share Classes now available!

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After receiving feedback from our customers we’re pleased to announce that you can now use multiple share classes when forming companies with us. In this post we’ll give you a step by step demonstration on how to do this. Continue reading

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How Can I Open a Company?

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Opening (or starting, or forming, or registering, or incorporating) a company limited by shares is now extremely simple thanks to formation agents (such as us!) and the registrar of companies, Companies House, simplifying the process. A company can now be formed online in just a matter of hours. Continue reading

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How to start a business

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Starting a UK limited company is simple. Very often the only hurdle that gets in the way is jargon; ‘company-speak’ that formation agents, accountants and Companies House (the UK’s registrar of companies – we’re busting jargon already!) continually drop onto websites and into conversations. In this, our latest StartUp TV, we look at exactly how simple it is is to form a UK company limited by shares … don’t worry, we explain what that means too! Continue reading

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How do I download my Share Certificate?

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All of our company formation packages come with digital share certificates for each shareholder in the company.

What is a Share Certificate?

The share certificate is a company document that outlines individual shareholder information including:

  • The shareholder’s name
  • The shareholder’s address (the one provided to Companies House – not necessarily residential)
  • The class of shares held
  • The number of shares held

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Adding shares to your company after it has been formed

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When forming a limited company you need to choose how many shares to allocate to your shareholders. The number of shares that you allocate multiplied by the value of these shares makes up the company’s share capital.

It’s very easy to add new shares

If you wish to add new shares to the company once it has been formed, you’ll need to complete and file the SH01 – Return of Allotment of Shares document. If your company is on our system (if it’s not, the document needs to be completed and sent as per the instructions found on it), simply:

• Select Return of Allotment of Shares from your company admin page

• Enter the number of new shares that you wish to add and select Submit

The request is then sent to Companies House who normally processes it within 3 working hours. Continue reading

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