Have been googling my way through but have stopped to ask help as I have found forums very helpful regarding other topics.
So just want to confirm some things.
Relative who is deceased, I am the sole beneficiary and executor.
Found out most shares are with Link MS, which I learnt in the other thread they are Australias 2nd largest registry.
Was getting ready to fill out the off market transfer forms etc, but then found that the major share holdings actually have the X prefix, meaning that it is a CHESS sponsored holding, meaning I can't off-market transfer with a form but rather I have to go through a broker.
Are there any brokers that have a special fee regarding deceased estate transfer of shares or is it inevitable that I will have to pay a percentage broking fee on the transfer to my name?
I know off market transfers which are non CHESS don't have a % broking fee, just a small flat fee.
I did try the search function with the term "deceased" but nothing comprehensive was addressing my issues.