Schools that register for Shares4Schools are given a customer reference number and password when the competition begins in October. All accounts are set up with The Share Centre under the name of the participating school.
While the important decisions relating to investments are made by the students, dealing can only be carried out by the team’s two authorised representatives. Both representatives will be given log-in codes to view the team’s portfolio online. Once you have logged in to your account you can buy shares quickly and easily. Students are given view-only access to the portfolio so they can track its performance.
To ensure the competition reflects the realities of investing, all dealing is subject to The Share Centre’s Terms of Business, although schools are not charged dealing commission for trades made as part of the competition.