Useful links and recommended reading for private investors
BlueShare – A troll free online investment community to dicuss UK shares.
ShortMan – This site provides data on stocks that are being shorted on the Australian ASX.
Asset Match –The Asset Match Peer-to-Peer Trading facility allows shareholders who have shares in unlisted companies to freely offer their shares for sale, and for dynamic share trading to take place, in a transparent and regulated environment.
Plus500 – A reliable Trading Platform – When it comes to financial products, strength and reliability might be the first values to promote. Always remind customers that Plus500 is authorized and regulated by well-regarded financial regulators: Plus500UK LTD is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Plus500 CY LTD is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. Plus500 AU LTD is regulated by Australian Securities and investments Commission. Plus500 LTD is also listed on the London Stock Exchange and follows best practice corporate governance.
Companies House – Company registration information and filed accounts.
FCA – Financial Conduct Authority regulator for all financial institutions.
Bank of England – Regulator for banks and controls national financial policies.
Takeover Panel – Responsible for takeover rules.
Euroclear – provides clearing services (e.g. Crest).
Financial Ombudsman – consumer complaint handling for financial services.
FRC – Financial Reporting Council – publish Combined Code of Corporate Governance and incorporate the Accounting Standards Board.
HMRC – HM Revenue & Customs for tax information
BIS – Government Department for Business Innovation & Skills
SFO – Serious Fraud Office – for when companies have a major problem.