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Cost of IPOs

The costs and minimum investment of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) vary, but there are a few things to be aware of before you think about investing.  

Share prices aren’t confirmed until after applications close

Although companies may provide a price range, share prices aren’t fixed until applications close, so you won’t know exactly what you’ll pay until then.  

Prices will then rise and fall once the shares reach the open market, as normal.   

Bonds are normally launched with a fixed price, usually £1 per bond, so you’ll know the cost before you invest.  

Make sure you read the prospectus of your chosen IPO to find out what the initial price is likely to be.

The minimum investment is usually £1,000

IPOs typically have a minimum investment amount of £1,000 - £2,000. This varies depending on the company, and there is usually no upper limit.   

Availability sometimes depends on demand, though. So the more people interested in a particular company, the fewer shares there may be to buy.  

There is no charge to apply

We don’t charge a fee to invest in IPO or bond launches, although standard trading fees will apply when you come to sell your investments.  

Please check the fees associated with holding investments in your chosen account before you trade.   

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