I have liquidated some savings which will be transferred online into my bank account by the brokerage firm. As it was suggested here that a note of explanation is not enough, would it be enough if, along with my bank account statement, I get a statement of holdings, say before the sale, and as of date, showing that corresponding value has been sold from those holdings, and the proceeds transferred into my account? After reading some other posts here, I realise that Ive done exactly what I shoudn't have - liquidated savings just at the time of the visa application. I do however have emails from the broker saying this is the sale amount, in addition to the earlier statements I mentioned.
If you have been holding/selling securities, you should include 3 - 6 months of broker statements or a similar statement showing how you acquired them.
And yes, the sale or liquidation of one account should tie out to the deposit into your current account. You can include a statement that contains a table like...
Date Transaction Proceeds Description xx/xx/xx Sale of XYZ 12345.50 Broker account yy/yy/yy Deposit 12345.50 Current account
NOTE: this is the way a solicitor would handle your circumstances. There is nothing in the guidance indicating that all of this is necessary. It is best practices and any suitable demonstration that accomplishes the same thing will be fine. If you think that the decision-maker will be satisfied with something less baroque, go with that instead.
Overall, the controlling legal authority is the deceptively simple phrase in Paragraph V 4.2 (e): "
must have sufficient funds" with significant emphasis on the single word "have" and how this word is interpreted in the field. There are lots of refusals coming from applicants who don't pay attention to the actual words and what they mean. So you can take a hint from best practices and that part of your application should be OK.