I've heard that a company is planning a corporate action, when will Hargreaves Lansdown contact me about it?
This will vary, but generally will not be until the company has sent out the official documentation to shareholders. Hargreaves Lansdown will not contact clients as a result of press or market speculation.
If a response is needed from our clients we aim to try to give clients at least two to three weeks notice. However this is dependent upon the company publishing the official documentation sufficiently in advance of the deadline.
On some occasions where the corporate action does not materially affect your holding, and no action is required by shareholders, no prior notification will be sent and only a confirmation will be sent after the event.