Buy/sell/transfer shares

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Buy/sell/transfer shares

J Sainsbury plc shares can be traded through most high street banks, some building societies, stockbrokers or 'share shops'. They all offer a similar service although the commissions they charge will vary. You are recommended to ensure you are paying the most appropriate rate of commission.

J Sainsbury plc does not endorse any one service for the buying and selling of its shares. However, arrangements have been made with the following independent share-dealing providers to offer all shareholders competitive charges. 

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Share-dealing online or by telephone

  • 0.5% dealing commission
  • £7.50 minimum charge
  • online, real time share-dealing
  • ongoing execution-only stockbroking
  • certificate sales (postal only)
  • ISA account available on request

For further information, phone 01296 41 41 41 or freephone 08000 28 28 12.


Please quote 'Sainsbury's' to ensure you receive the discounted dealing rate.

The Share Centre, PO Box 2000, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8ZB.

This service is only available to personal shareholders (including registered personal representatives) aged 18 and over, resident in the UK (excluding Channel Islands and Isle of Man).

Full terms and conditions apply and are available on request or by visiting

This is not a recommendation to buy or sell shares. The price of shares can go down as well as up, and you are not guaranteed to get back the amount that you originally invested.


Transferring shares

If a buyer and seller of shares agree, they can transfer shares off market by using a stock transfer form, rather than going to a bank or stockbroker.

Download the Stock Transfer Form. Please read the guidance notes carefully and if you need help completing this form you should contact an advisor.

Send the completed form and the share certificates to our registrars, Computershare Investor Services PLC. This method of transferring shares is commonly used when no stamp duty is payable, for example when shares are gifted to relatives or charities on the distribution of an estate.

If stamp duty is payable, send the completed transfer form to an HMR&C Stamp Office. The duty must be paid before the form can be forwarded to Computershare Investor Services PLC to make the transfer. Stamp duty is currently 0.5% of the value of your shareholding, rounded to the nearest £5.

* Stocktrade is a division of Brewin Dolphin Limited. Member of the London Stock Exchange, Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority No 124444. Registered in England and Wales number 2135876 at 12 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9BD VAT No. GB-690 8994 69.

** The Share Centre Limited is a member of the London Stock Exchange and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and is entered in the register ( under reference 146768. Registered office: Oxford House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8SZ. Registered in England no. 2461949. VAT registration no. 596 3918 82.

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