Transfer-agent meaning

A bank or trust company charged with keeping a record of the shareholders of a corporation and issuing and canceling stock certificates as shares are bought and sold.
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A bank or trust company that keeps a record of the shareholders of a corporation. The transfer agent issues and transfers stock certificates as they are bought and sold.
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An individual or business that keeps a record of all shareholders in a corporation by name, address, and number of shares owned. Not every stock transaction results in a transfer, because a considerable share of most issues is held in the street name in order to support margin or for the owner’s convenience. See also registrar.
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(law) An entity designated by a publicly-traded corporation to keep track of the ownership of the corporation's stocks and bonds.
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