Hi - the issue has resolved itself, so I’m happy, but I’m posting this here (a) to find out whether this may become an issue further down the line, and (b) it may be of interest to others.
Following the execution of a basic order yesterday, my account balance ended up below zero. I would have expected a reduced number of shares rather than being in the red - just a few pence, and a dividend payout today pushed me back into credit, but it left me wondering how this could happen and what your policy was on this. I did a quick forum search and scanned through the order execution policy and the help articles.
Is this something that might happen every now and then, e.g. due to share price fluctuations at the time of ordering?
Would a negative balance affect me in any way, e.g. interest, top-up demands or similar?
As mentioned, it’s not a real concern, it’s just something I didn’t quite expect.