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About Hargreaves Lansdown

Who we are

Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK’s number 1 ‘investment supermarket’ for private investors. For more than 35 years, we have helped investors save time, tax and money on their investments. Today we are trusted with more than £60.3 billion by 783,000 clients.

Hargreaves Lansdown is a secure, FTSE 100 company. We are based in Bristol where we now employ over 950 people and continue to maintain a 100% UK presence.

What we do

We aim to help you make more of your investments by giving you the tools and information to make your own informed decisions. From our award-winning website and apps that give you access to your investments anytime, to our specialist Bristol-based helpdesks available directly with no automated menu systems; our aim is to simplify your financial life by making it easy and straight-forward to manage your investments and pensions.

Our investment platform (known as the Vantage Service) gives investors the flexibility to choose from one of the widest range of investments which includes more than 2,500 funds, UK, US, Canadian and European shares, ETFs, investment trusts, bonds and gilts. This gives you the freedom to choose and switch between those investments you believe will give you the best returns. Investors can hold these investments in any of our Vantage accounts, which include our low-cost dealing account, tax-efficient Stocks & Shares ISA, SIPP (self invested personal pension) and Junior ISA.

If you're not sure where to invest we have a range of tools to help investors decide. Our Wealth 150 list is the product of rigorous analysis by our research team and highlights the funds they believe offer the best prospects over the long-term. Our range of multi-manager funds aim to provide a well-diversified, managed portfolio in a single investment. This, along with a range of guides, calculators and research is there to help you choose investments, plan for the future and save tax. We also have a team of financial advisers for those investors who need personal advice.

Recognised service

We pride ourselves on our high levels of client service. Our Bristol-based helpdesk is here to help you every step of the way and with no automated phone menus and a target answer time of under 10 seconds, getting in touch really is easy. Every year we are recognised for our exceptional service levels. In 2014 Moneyweek magazine readers voted us 'Best ISA provider', 'Best SIPP provider' and 'Best Stockbroker'. What Investment magazine's readers have voted us ‘Best SIPP Provider’ 8 years running.

As a client you will also benefit from our award winning technology. In 2014 our app for iPad was awarded ‘Best Mobile Trading Platform’ and ‘Best Personal Finance iPad app’.

Our future

Nobody is as committed to your financial future as you, but we can help you take control and achieve results. The success of our business is closely aligned to your success. If you prosper we prosper; we have every incentive to help you achieve financial success. Our aim is to continue to provide an industry-leading service and investment experience; making investing accessible, simple and prosperous.

EU Membership Referendum: Hargreaves Lansdown's view

Hargreaves Lansdown's Chief Executive, Ian Gorham, said:

"We are pleased the referendum is now over, as extended uncertainty would undoubtedly have impacted on investors, markets and businesses.

Hargreaves Lansdown did not take a position and remained neutral in this debate. Whilst we will always speak up in the interests of savers and investors, we regarded the referendum as a political matter and therefore one for the British people to decide.

We consider keeping investors well informed an important part of the Hargreaves Lansdown service. We will continue to inform them of issues relevant to UK retail investors to them to help them make their investment decisions."

Peter Hargreaves and his views on EU membership:

Mr Hargreaves is no longer an employee or director of Hargreaves Lansdown. Mr Hargreaves is entitled to his personal opinion, however he does not speak for, or represent Hargreaves Lansdown or its directors.

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