A dividend is the distribution of a company's earnings to a class of its shareholders, as determined by the company's board of directors.
When you hold (full or partial) stocks of a company, you may receive dividends so long as you own the stock before the ex-dividend date - the cutoff date for an investor to own the stock in order to receive the upcoming scheduled dividend. Any stocks bought on or after this date will not be eligible for the upcoming dividend.
Dividends may be paid out as cash or in the form of stocks.
Revolut automatically allocates and processes dividends into your account. Non-US users persons usually pay a withholding tax rate of up to 30% on dividends paid out by US companies, depending on the tax treaty of your corresponding country. You can see your cash dividend details, including any withholding tax, in your Investment transactions as 'Dividend'. We will notify you when dividends have landed in your account. If you received a stock dividend, your investment portfolio holding will be automatically updated with your new shares.
Introduction to stock trading
- What is a stock?
- Where do stocks come from?
- What is stock ownership?
- Why do people buy stocks?
- How could you lose money from buying stocks?
- What are stock markets?
- What is a stock broker?
- What is a stock price?
- What is a bid-offer spread?
- What are stock charts?
- What is commission?
- What are bullish vs bearish markets?
- What is technical analysis?
- What is fundamental analysis?
- What are analyst recommendations?
- What are stock financials?
- What is EPS (earnings per share)?
- What is a P/E ratio (Price-to-Earnings)?
- What is a P/CF ratio (Price-to-Cashflow)?
- What is ROE (Return on Equity)?
- What is Market Sentiment?
- What are Market Sentiment Indicators?
- What is the VIX?
- How does News and Social Media impact stocks?