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Hargreaves Lansdown Review

"Hargreaves Lansdown has been accused of overcharging their customers for years - but is their service really worth the price?"

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Hargreaves Lansdown Overview

Hargreaves Lansdown is one of the UK’s most popular online brokerages. Founded in 1981, it is the UK’s largest direct-to-consumer investment platform with over 1 million clients and more than £100 billion under management. It offers a range of services, from funds and stocks to pensions and investments.

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Founders

Hargreaves Lansdown was founded by Peter Hargreaves, who is still a major shareholder, and Stephen Lansdown in 1981. The company started as an independent financial advisory firm and began offering online services in 1996. The founders have been widely credited with introducing the concept of online investing to the UK.

Public Opinion

Hargreaves Lansdown has generally earned a positive reputation among investors. It has been rated highly by many independent review websites, and its customer service has been praised for its helpfulness and responsiveness. However, some investors have complained about the higher than average dealing charges for ETFs and funds.

News Worth Events

In 2019, Hargreaves Lansdown announced plans to launch a new mobile trading app. The app is currently in development and is expected to launch in 2020. In addition, the company recently announced that it had increased its dividend payouts for shareholders by 10%. Finally, Hargreaves Lansdown is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (FCA), which provides additional assurance of its reliability to investors.