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The below steps are aimed at professional corporate investors wishing to invest directly with Vanguard. If you are seeking to invest or open an account as an individual then please visit www.vanguardinvestor.co.uk or call 0800 587 0460. The Vanguard Personal Investor platform offers a comprehensive service designed specifically for UK residents.

Before you get started, please check to find out which of our mutual funds are UK or Ireland domiciled.

Ireland Domicile mutual funds (including OEICs and unit trusts)

Useful documents

If you don't currently own any funds with Vanguard or if you are buying into a fund for the first time.

Step 1

Complete the subscription form:

Please ensure that you complete all sections of the Subscription Agreement and include your contact information.

Please fax the completed form to the Administrator at: +353 1 2417146 and mail it to:

Vanguard Investment Series plc
c/o Brown Brothers Harriman Fund Administration
Attn: Transfer Agency
Brown Brothers Harriman Fund Administration
Services (Ireland) Limited
30 Herbert Street
Dublin 2
D02 W329
Ireland

Subscriptions will not be permitted on your account until the Administrator, Brown Brothers Harriman Fund Administration, receives all required documentation by fax and sends you an account notification e-­mail containing your Vanguard account number.

Step 2

Subscribe for shares:

Once you have received confirmation from the Administrator that your account has been set up, you are able to subscribe for shares.

Please complete the purchase form and fax it to us before the daily dealing deadline. This ensures that your deal is priced at the fund's net valuation point.

Step 3

Complete the electronic payment:

Payment should be made for the total cost of your investment, net of any bank charges, and transferred electronically to the bank account illustrated in our payment details form.

Your bank may charge an electronic transfer or handling fee. The full subscription amount must be received on the second business day after the trade date (this is referred to as T+2).

If you already have an account set up with us and would like to make an additional purchase, please follow the instructions below.

Step 1

Please complete the Purchase form and fax it to us before the daily dealing deadline. This ensures that your deal is priced at the fund's next valuation point.

Step 2

Fax the completed form to:

Vanguard Investment Series plc
Attn: Transfer Agency, Shareholder Services

Fax: +353 1 2417146

Step 3

Complete electronic payment:

The total amount, net of bank charges, to be invested should be transferred electronically to the bank account detailed below:

Name of Bank: Barclays Bank plc
Swift: BARCGB22 
Sort Code: 20-32-53
Account name: Brown Brothers Harriman & Co (BBHCUS33)
Account number: 53623157
Beneficiary A/C name: Vanguard Investment Series PLC Shareholder Account
Beneficiary A/C no: 6053235

If you'd like to make an exchange, please follow the instructions below.

Step 1

Please complete the exchange form and fax it to us before the daily dealing deadline. This ensures that your deal is priced at the fund's next valuation point.

Step 2

Fax the completed form to:

Vanguard Investment Series plc
Attn: Transfer Agency, Shareholder Services

Fax: +353 1 2417146

If you want to redeem shares.

Step 1

Complete redemption form:

If you would like to make a redemption, please complete the redemption form.

Step 2

Fax the completed form to:

Vanguard Investment Series plc
Attn: Transfer Agency, Shareholder Services

Fax: +353 1 2417146

Step 3

Receive redemption proceeds:

Proceeds will be received into the bank account detailed on your Subscription Agreement on the third business day after the trade date.

Trade instructions can be placed via fax, post or electronically through EMX.

Fax: +353 1 2417146
EMX Provider ID: VANGI

Transaction processing timeline

Trade date
T
Settlement date
T+2

The Administrator must receive the trade instruction before the trading cutoff time per the prospectus of the fund.

The Administrator must receive electronic payment to settle the purchases by T+2. Redemptions will also be settled via electronic payment.

The payment cutoff time is: 15:30 GMT on value date.

Vanguard Investment Series plc: T-1 Funds*

Trade date
T
Settlement date
T+2

The Administrator must receive the trade instruction before the trading cutoff time per the prospectus of the fund.

The Administrator must receive electronic payment to settle the purchases by T+2. Redemptions will also be settled via electronic payment.

The payment cutoff time is: 15:30 GMT on value date.

*Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund, Vanguard Global Small Cap Index Fund, Vanguard Japan Stock Index Fund, Vanguard Pacific Ex-Japan Stock Index Fund, Vanguard SRI Global Stock Index Fund and Vanguard Japan Government Bond Index Fund.

Send your payments to the appropriate bank listed below for the currencies in which you are subscribing:

USD payments

Name of bank: Citibank N.A., New York

Swift: CITIUS33

ABA: 021000089

Account name: Brown Brothers Harriman & Co (BBHCUS33)

Account number: 09250276

Beneficiary A/C Name: Vanguard Investment Series PLC Shareholder Account

Beneficiary A/C No: 6053235

EUR payments

Name of bank: HSBC London

Swift: MIDLGB22

Account name: Brown Brothers Harriman & Co (BBHCUS33)

Account number: 37860431

IBAN: GB49 MIDL 4005 1537 860 431

Beneficiary A/C Name: Vanguard Investment Series PLC Shareholder Account

Beneficiary A/C No: 6053235

GBP payments

Name of bank: Barclays Bank plc

Swift: BARCGB22

Sort code: 20-32-53

Account name: Brown Brothers Harriman & Co (BBHCUS33)

Account number: 53623157

Beneficiary A/C Name: Vanguard Investment Series PLC Shareholder Account

Beneficiary A/C No: 6053235

CHF payments

Name of bank: Bank of Credit Suisse, Zurich

Swift: CRESCHZZ80A

Account name: Brown Brothers Harriman & Co (BBHCUS33)

IBAN: CH58 0483 5098 3890 1300 0

Beneficiary A/C Name: Vanguard Investment Series PLC Shareholder Account

Beneficiary A/C No: 6053235

JPY payments

Name of bank: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, Tokyo

Swift: BOTKJPJT

Account name: Brown Brothers Harriman & Co (BBHCUS33)

Account Number: 6530415103

Beneficiary A/C Name: Vanguard Investment Series PLC Shareholder Account

Beneficiary A/C No: 6053235