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IPOs and New Issues

  • IPOs, Retail Bonds and New Issues

    Be there from the start. Discover how you can be the first to own shares in a newly listed company

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What is an IPO and how do they work?

An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is when a private company makes its shares available to the public to buy for the first time, turning the company into a Public Limited Company (PLC). This is what is known as a flotation on the stock market. Well-known examples of IPOs and new share offerings over recent years have been Royal Mail, Just Eat and WorldPay.

In addition to IPOs for equities, we also offer IPOs and new issues for retail bonds, investment trusts and REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts).

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Three simple steps to get started


You’ll need to have an account with us. Choose between a Dealing AccountISA or SIPP.


Top up your account to be ready for the next IPO or new issue that interests you.


Open IPO and new issues will be visible from your account dashboard. Participate with the click of a mouse.

Register for free IPO alerts

Want to be one of the first to hear about IPOs and New Issues? Register for our free IPO alerts to be notified as soon as an IPO or New Issue is announced.

To sign up to our IPO alerts log in to your account, visit ‘My Profile’ and select ‘Communication Preferences’. Subscribe to the ‘New Issues and IPO alerts’ list.

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