Direct Register Shares from ABN AMRO

Updated: Nov 9

ABN AMRO does not direct register shares, so you need to transfer your shares to another broker that can DRS transfer.


ABN AMRO charges a €30 fee to transfer to another broker. This means each time you want to transfer (no matter how many shares) you are charged €30.

If you bought your shares via the german market, you actually own shares with the symbol GS2C (instead of GME). Those are GameStop shares, but the german version of it.


Please Note; if you have GS2C shares, you can convert them to GME and transfer to IBKR at the same time using this guide.


Step 1 - Prepare your IBKR account for incoming money:

  • To pay for all the fees you'll need $5(US) in your IBKR account for the transfer to Computershare.

  • Login to your IBKR account.

  • From the top menu click "Transfer & Pay" then "Transfer Funds".

  • Click on "Make a Deposit".

  • Next to "Select the Currency you want to Deposit" choose "Euro (EUR)".

  • Choose "Bank Wire" by clicking on "Get Instructions".

  • Fill out the form on the next page:

  • "Save Bank Information" - choose "YES" if you think you'll transfer money to IBKR later again, otherwise choose "NO".

  • "Sending Institution" - the name of the bank you transfer the money from. If you transfer the money from ABN AMRO, then put ABN AMRO here.

  • "Account Number" - the IBAN of the bank account you want to transfer money from.

  • "Account Nickname" - this is just the nickname your banking info will be saved as if you choose to "Save Bank Information", pick any nickname you want.

  • "Deposit Amount" - the amount of EUR you want to wire to IBKR, should at least be the equivalent to $15(US), but you should transfer a bit more since there is a small fee to convert currency.

  • "Make this a recurring transaction?" - leave unchecked.

  • Click on "Get Wire Instructions".

  • On the next page IBKR will present you the transfer instructions like the IBAN of the receiving IBKR account (which is officially a J.P. Morgan account, should start with "DE725011..."), the reference (usually your IBKR account number and your name, i.e. "U1234567 / yourfirstname yourlastname") etc.

Step 2 - Wire at least the equivalent of 15 USD to IBKR:

  • Now that IBKR knows there will be money wired to your IBKR account, it's time to transfer that money.

  • Wire transfer the amount of EUR you put in the IBKR form, and from the bank account you put in the IBKR form. Make sure the receivers IBAN and the reference are exactly the ones IBKR gave you in the instructions.

Wait until the money arrives at IBKR (usually takes 1-2 business days), go on with step 3 while waiting.

Step 3 - Transfer your GME shares from ABN AMRO to IBKR

While waiting for the money to arrive in your IBKR account you can initiate the transfer of your shares from ING to IBKR. To do this you should initiate the process from your IBKR account.

  • Login to your IBKR account.

  • From the top menu click "Transfer & Pay", then "Transfer Positions".

  • Click "Incoming".

  • Under "Select Region" - choose "All Other Regions".

  • Click "SELECT" next to "Free of Payment Transfer of Global Securites".

  • Fill out the form:

  • ''Financial Institution" - choose "ABN AMRO".

  • "Your Account Number at the Financial Institution" - put in your ABN AMRO Direktdepot number (NOT your ABN AMRO IBAN!).

  • "Name of Account Holder at Financial Institution" - put in your name exactly as it is known to ABN AMRO.

  • "Account Type" - choose "Individual".

  • "Country of Financial Institution" - choose your country.

  • "Contact email of your Financial Institution" - put in ABN AMRO email needed here.

  • "Save Financial Institution Information" - choose "YES" so you don't have to fill out this form again if you want to transfer again later.

  • Click on "Add Asset".

  • For "Asset Type" choose "Stock".

  • For "Search Type" choose "Search by ISIN".

  • For "ISIN" put in US36467W1099.

  • Leave "Exchange" blank.

  • Cick on "Search".

  • There should be 2 search results - pick "Stock GAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A/IBIS.

  • EUR ISIN: US36467W1099|Symbol: GS2C|CUSIP:36467W109.

  • For "Type" choose "Long".

  • For "Shares" type in the amount of shares you want to transfer from ABN AMRO to IBKR.

  • Click "Save and Finish".

  • Now an auto-generated form should show up (saying "I, [your name], hereby request delivery of the following account positions to Interactive Brokers for benefit of my account [your IBKR account number].....etc").

  • Print this form, sign it and scan it, or save this form, add a scanned signature of yours at the bottom where it says "Customer Signature" using your favorite PDF/paint software. Then save it again .

  • Send that signed form via email to ABN AMRO email needed here.

  • For the subject write: Transfer out resquest (ING account number).

  • For the email text you can use something like:

Dear ABN AMRO staff, I hereby request a transfer of [AMOUNT OF SHARES TO TRANSFER TO IBKR] shares of GME (ISIN: US36467W1099) from my ABN AMRO account number [YOUR ING DIREKTDEPOT NUMBER] to my account at Interactive Broker (account number: [ IBKR ACCOUNT NUMBER]). I already informed Interactive Brokers about an incoming share transfer from ABN AMRO. Attached you'll find the IBKR Letter of Instruction signed by me. Regards, "[YOUR NAME]"

Once ABN AMRO has revieved your transfer request, it can take a couple of days to three weeks to process.


Step 4 - Convert your EUR to USD at IBKR:

Once the money shows in your IBKR account, you have to convert it from EUR to USD, since IBKR only accepts USD as payment for fees.

  • Login to your IBKR account.

  • From the top menu click on "Portfolio".

  • Click on "Cash Report".

  • You should see the amount of EUR you transfered to IBKR in step 2.

  • If you move the mouse over the EUR amount you should see a three dot menu on the right side, or just click on "Convert Currency" on the left hand side menu.

  • For "FROM" choose EUR.

  • For "TO" choose USD.

  • "FROM"/"Enter Amount" - enter the amount of EUR you want to convert to USD, make sure it will be at least 5 USD after the conversion.

  • Click "Submit".

  • A warning might pop up, accept it.

  • A currency conversion needs to settle, so even if your shares from ABN AMRO already arrived at IBKR, you'll need to wait 3 business days before you can continue.

Step 5 - Finally - transfer your GME shares to CS

  • When your IBKR account shows GME, you are ready to transfer these shares to Computershare. Go to our IBKR guide here and scroll down to "How to Transfer". You can follow the instructions here.

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