Fund supermarket boosted by Royal Mail flotation

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Fund supermarket Hargreaves Lansdown, which has an office in Leeds, said the Royal Mail float helped it attract a record number of new investors as Britons scrambled to take part in the UK’s biggest state sell-off for decades.

The group thanked the flotation for a “seismic effect” on UK investment as it notched up 77,000 new clients in the six months to December 31 - more than the equivalent periods of the last three years combined.

Tony Burdin, chief executive of Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society

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