Main Market

The Main Market at a glance

1,179
Issuers
72
Countries
$5.3tn
Raised
46
Currencies
13,000
Listed Debt Instruments

London Stock Exchanges's Main Market is the UK's principal regulated market for bond issuance and is a globally recognised listing venue for domestic and foreign issuers, including a number of sovereigns. Bonds admitted to trading on the Main Market are also admitted to the UK Listing Authority’s (UKLA) Official List. You can find out more about the UKLA on their website.  

The Main Market is a regulated market for the purposes of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Directive 2004/39/EC). 

Securities listed on the Main Market are subject to a number of other EU Directives and Regulations

  • Regulation (EU) 596/2014 on market abuse (Market Abuse Regulation) (MAR) (as amended). This deals with insider dealing and market manipulation. 
  • The Transparency Directive (Directive 2004/109/EC, as amended). This deals with continuing disclosure requirements for securities admitted to trading on a regulated market.  
  • Issuers on the Main market must also adhere to the Prospectus Directive 2003/71/EC and chapter 17 of the UKLA listing rules. We work closely with the UKLA and key advisers to ensure a timely and cost effective listing process that will best suit issuers’ needs. 

Listing fee

Debt issuers pay an admission fee to list debt on our market; the UKLA also charges vetting fees on all listing applications. 

Unlike some other exchanges, there are no annual fees for listing bonds in London, making listing longer-term bonds particularly cost-effective. The admission fee structure is based on the size of the issue; there are full details in our brochure Admission and Annual Fees. The UKLA's fees are summarised in their Listing Fees publication.

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Find out about companies we have welcomed to our markets

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Phoenix Group Holdings plc celebrating the acquisition of ReAssure Group plc

On 22 July Phoenix Group plc completed the acquisition of ReAssure Group plc from Swiss Re Group. The transaction is another significant milestone on Phoenix’s growth journey and has established Phoenix as the largest long-term savings and retirement business in the UK with circa £300 billion of assets under administration and circa 14 million policies. 
 
The acquisitio

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London Stock Exchange welcomes The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan $1.75bn dual-tranche bond listing on the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan placing its US$500m 4.95% due July 2025 and US$1.25bn 5.85% due July 2030 dual-tranche benchmark Eurobonds to the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market. The deal was more than 6 times oversubscribed, receiving bids in excess of $6.25bn.

The Kingdom intends to use the net proceeds of the issue of the Notes to finan

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Riyad Bank celebrating Riyad Bank tier 2 USD sukuk

London Stock Exchange welcome Riyad Bank for a Market Open Ceremony, to celebrate the admission of USD 1.5 bn USD Tier 2 Sukuk. The Market Open Ceremony was attended by Riyad Bank senior management, including CEO Mr. Tareq Al Sadhan, Saudi Ambassador to the UK His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Bin Bandar Al Saud, Rt Hon Conor Burns MP, Minister of State DIT and other dignitaries. 

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London Stock Exchange Group Welcomes Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, celebrating partnership with LSEG

London, United Kingdom, 22 January 2020 – Don Robert, Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group welcomed the president of the African Development Bank to open markets for trading at London Stock Exchange on Wednesday 22 January.

The reception in London followed the African Development Bank’s Africa Investment Forum, the Bank’s innovative market-place for accelerating investment into the

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