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About Hargreaves Lansdown

About Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK’s number 1 ‘investment supermarket’ for private investors.

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 £85 billion by 1,136,000 clients.

Hargreaves Lansdown is a secure, FTSE 100 company. We are based in Bristol where we now employ over 1,300 people.

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 app, which give you access to your investments anytime, to our specialist helpdesk, our aim is to simplify your financial life by making it easy and straightforward to manage your investments and pensions.

Easy to use investment platform

Our investment platform gives investors the flexibility to choose from one of the widest ranges 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 HL accounts, which include our low-cost dealing account, tax-efficient Stocks and Shares ISA, SIPP (self invested personal pension) and Junior ISA.

See all our accounts

Rigorous research

If you're not sure where to invest we have a range of tools to help investors decide. Our Wealth 50 list highlights the funds our research team 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

Every year we are recognised for our exceptional service levels. Our Bristol-based helpdesk is here to help you every step of the way and with no automated phone menus. Our average call answer time was 21.3 seconds (July - December 2017). In 2016 Your Money voted us 'Best Direct Share Dealing Provider' and 'Best Direct SIPP Provider'. What Investment magazine's readers have voted us ‘Best SIPP Provider’ 9 years running.

See our awards

Our future

Nobody is as committed to your financial future as you, 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 to make investing accessible and simple.

  • Christopher Hill

    CEO, Hargreaves Lansdown

    "We don't take sides on referendums and elections. We are not political. We're focused on doing the best we can for our clients in whatever climate prevails.

    We didn't take a view on the EU referendum and we are neutral on the issue of EU membership.

    Our concern is any consequences Brexit has for our clients and their savings and investments. Brexit uncertainty is undermining investor confidence and this has an impact on our clients.

    We think it would be in investors' best interests for this uncertainty to be resolved as quickly as possible. Clarity around our trading relationships with Europe and the rest of the world will give investors and businesses the confidence to move ahead with their plans and to help the economy grow. In the meantime we are working on the assumption that Brexit will go ahead."

    The effect of Brexit on our business

    "We are a British business based in Bristol. Almost all of our clients are UK citizens who live and work in the UK. We have relatively few suppliers for a FTSE 100 company and those we do have are predominantly based in the UK.

    This means that we are far less troubled by issues such as trade agreements than those who trade internationally.

    We have a technology hub in Warsaw called HL Tech which expands our IT development capability. HL Tech isn’t a trading company – we don’t market our services in Poland or anywhere other than the UK, and we don’t think there'll be a major impact on this hub.

    Opening up our services to overseas clients isn’t part of our current strategy. We are focused on delivering and developing our savings and investment services to clients and potential clients here in the UK."

    Peter Hargreaves and his views on Brexit

    Peter Hargreaves is a co-founder of Hargreaves Lansdown and was Chief Executive until 2010. He is no longer an employee or director, having retired in October 2015.

    Peter is very clear on his personal opinion, but he doesn’t speak for, or represent the company or its directors. He remains a shareholder of Hargreaves Lansdown plc.