Can I buy shares for someone else as a gift?
This is not possible on Crowdcube. An investment must be made in your own name, with your Crowdcube account containing your own personal details (name, address and date of birth). The card used to make payment for your investment should also be in your own name.
When the investment is complete you will then be issued with a statement of beneficial ownership confirming the number of shares Crowdcube Nominees Limited holds on trust for you. Transfers of shares post-purchase are subject to restrictions; these restrictions include the transfer provisions for the company you are investing in, as well as the transferee being a member of Crowdcube.
Further details of which can be found in the nominee terms in the Crowdcube investor terms and conditions, and any company specific restrictions within the legal review attached to the cooling off email.
Can I buy shares in the name of a person who is under 18 - for example, a gift for my child?
This is not possible on Crowdcube. In addition to shares only being issued to the account details and bank card provided, a Crowdcube account may only be opened or held by a person over the age of 18.
Transfer of shares post-purchase are always subject to the transferee being a member of Crowdcube, which requires the transferee to be 18 or over.