Becoming a member of London Stock Exchange (China)

Becoming a member of London Stock Exchange (China)


As a member firm you can trade in arange of financial products directly on our trading platforms, including UK cash equities and Exchange Traded Products on SETS, depositary receipts on the International Order Book and bonds on the Order Book for Retail bonds.

In additiona, London Stock Exchange membership is a gateway to:

  • Europe's deepest pool of liquidity and investor base with lowest latency
  • A network of major international financial organisations and listed companies
  • Financial incentives for brokers, Market Makers and proprietary traders
  • Reduce real time data fees
  • Possible relief from Stamp Duty Reserve Tax

Access to Europe's leading exchanges and trading platforms:

  • London Stock Exchange member firms can have 'fast track' access to Borsa Italiana and Turquoise
  • London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana and Turquoise markets are supported by Millenium exchange, a highly scalable, agile, sub millisecond trading platform with multi-asset class functionality
  • Members of both LSE and Borsa Italiana qualify for a 20% discount on the standard annual membership fee


How to become a member


  • London Stock Exchange membership is available to companies only; applications from individuals cannot be accepted
  • Membership applicants should be authorised as an investment firm or credit institution by a regulatory authority in the European Economic Area (European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstin and Norway)
  • Firms authorised in other jurisdictions or non-authorised firms may also apply for membership in certain circumstances
  • All member firms need to understand and comply with London Stock Exchange's rules of Clearing and Settlement
  • London Stock Exchange member firms need to have appropriate clearing and settlement arrangements in place for their trading activities
  • We offer a choice of central counterparties that you can access directly or via a third party provider
  • The Membership Team can provide contact details of accredited clearing and settlement providers on London Stock Exchange markets. Please click here for a list of providers


We offer a range of solutions to connect London Stock Exchange markets with different levels of management and performance:

  • Hosting: locate your servers within the Exchange's data centre, with ultra low microsecond access to our trading matching engines and market data feeds
  • Extranex: a dedicated point to point connection for market data and trading with technical reliability
  • Network Service Providers (NSPs): carriers of Exchange information feeds and trading services to our end-clients. this is an alternative to the Extranex network with similar technical features
  • Vendor Access Network Providers (VAN): accredited providers of connectivity and pre-conformed software applications

Get Started!

Become a member in only three steps:

  1. Contact the Membership Team to discuss yuor market access connectivity and post-trade arrangements
  2. Email your Membership Application Form, Trading Services Order Form and supporting documents to the Membership Team
  3. Complete testing activities for your live trading connection; upon membership approval you will arrange a live date with the Membership Team