London Stock Exchange today welcomes Share plc to open its markets

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Share plc to open its markets

Tuesday 11th March 2014

Share plc is the parent company of The Share Centre Limited one of the UK’s leading independent retail stockbrokers, and has today announced its full year results for 2013.

Serving the needs of personal investors The Share Centre has been operating for over 20 years and now has more than 200,000 customers with over £2bn of investments.  Through its website, as well as over the telephone, The Share Centre seeks to make investing simply easier for personal investors regardless of experience or wealth.  In addition to equities the company provides access to funds, bonds, and other investment types.  These can be held in tax efficient wrappers such as an ISA or a SIPP -  as well as in a simple dealing account.

Richard Stone, Chief Executive, said “Our customers enjoy investing and engaging with the market, with many researching and investing in AIM companies. We strongly believe personal investors have a vital role to play in the capital markets underpinning UK growth.  We provide award winning customer service and offer simple, low-cost pricing which seeks to support the aspirations of personal investors as they build their investments and savings.”

Gavin Oldham, Founder and Chairman, said “In addition to enabling more people to enjoy straightforward investing, we always champion the interests of personal investors. Following successful lobbying for shareholders’ rights in the 2006 Companies Act, we campaigned hard for the abolition of stamp duty on AIM shares and for the inclusion of AIM shares in ISAs, and are delighted to see these changes now happening.”