Our share register is managed and administered by Equiniti. Contact Equiniti for help and information about your RSA shares
Shareview is a free and secure online service, provided by Equiniti, that enables shareholders to:
- access shareholding details including share balance and dividend information;
- check current share prices;
- change address and dividend mandate details online and download a wide range of forms;
- vote by proxy online in advance of a General Meeting (including the AGM) of the Company; and
- register to receive shareholder communications electronically.
Find out more about Shareview, including how to register (you will need an email address and our shareholder reference number), at www.shareview.co.uk.
Corporate Sponsored Nominee (CSN)
The CSN is an easy and convenient way for you to hold and manage your RSA shares electronically, so there is no need for a paper certificate. You are still the beneficial owner of the shares and you can instruct the nominee to buy, sell or transfer your holding on your behalf.
Shareholders participating in this service continue to receive dividend payments, annual reports and can attend and vote at RSA’s general meetings. The service is administered by Equiniti Financial Services Limited, part of the same group of Companies as our Registrar, Equiniti Limited.
If you would like to join, visit www.shareview.co.uk/info/csn for more information or complete the application form below. Alternatively, call Equiniti on 0371 384 2048. (Lines are open 8:30am to 5:30pm UK time Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales.)
Please note that the CSN does not open until 5 May 2017. This means if you apply to join, your RSA shares will not be transferred into the CSN until after this date. If you expect to trade your RSA shares between now and 19 May 2017, please do not apply to join the CSN during this period, as it may restrict your ability to trade.
Shareholders with a small number of shares, the value of which may make it uneconomic to sell them, might consider donating them to charity through ShareGift, a registered charity administered by The Orr Mackintosh Foundation (registered charity number 1052686).
Consolidation of holdings
If you have more than one account in your name on the shareholder register and wish to consolidate them, write to Equiniti, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA. Consolidating your accounts will ensure that you receive only one set of Company documents in future, which helps avoid unnecessary printing, something that is better for the environment.
Shareholders may purchase or sell their ordinary shares in RSA through a stockbroker, high-street bank, Equiniti or Stocktrade. For both, rates quoted are as at February 2017 and may be subject to change. You should check each provider's full terms and conditions before entering into any transaction.
Equiniti offers a telephone and internet dealing service. Commission is currently 1.5% on amounts up to £50,000 and 0.25% on the excess thereafter, with a minimum charge of £60 for telephone dealing and £45 for internet dealing.
For telephone sales, call +44 (0) 345 6037 037. Lines are open 8.30am to 5.30pm (UK time), Monday to Friday, excluding English public holidays. For internet sales log on to www.shareview.co.uk/dealing. You will need to quote your shareholder reference number.
Stocktrade also offers a telephone dealing service. Commission is currently 1% which is subject to a minimum charge of £25.
For telephone sales, call +44 (0) 131 240 0414 between 8.00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please quote reference: RSA Group dial and deal service. Alternatively visit their website, www.stocktrade.co.uk.
Lost or unclaimed shares
RSA works with ProSearch Asset Solutions Limited (ProSearch), a subsidiary company of Equiniti, to help trace shareholders who may have moved so that we can help them claim any outstanding funds and update their details on the share register.
If you've received a letter from ProSearch and have a question about your holding or entitlement, you can call their helpline on 0800 612 8671 (UK callers) or +44 1903 894 100 (non-UK callers). Lines are open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
General questions relating to your shareholding, should be directed to Equiniti.
RSA also participates in the Unclaimed Assets Register, a search facility for financial assets which may have been forgotten.
UK law requires that our shareholder register is available for public inspection. We are unable to control the use of information obtained by persons inspecting the register. Details of any share dealing facilities that RSA endorses will be included in our mailings or on our website.
Shareholders are advised to be wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount, or offers of free reports. If you receive any unsolicited advice, make sure you get the correct name of the person and organisation and check that they are appropriately authorized by the FCA by visiting the FCA's website.
If you think you may have received a fraudulent approach, advise the FCA by calling their consumer helpline on 0800 111 6768 or via their website.
Protecting Your Investment
- Keep any documentation that contains your shareholder reference number in a safe place and destroy any documentation which you no longer need by shredding it;
- Inform Equiniti promptly when you change your address. If you receive a letter from Equiniti regarding a change of address and you have not recently moved, please contact them immediately;
- Be aware of dividend payment dates and contact the registrars if you do not receive your dividend cheque or better still, make arrangements to have the dividend paid directly into your bank account;
- Consider holding your shares electronically in a nominee account (Corporate Sponsored Nominee) or CREST account.