Check your eligibility
Clearing and settlement
Technical connectivity
Go live

Step 1: Check your eligibility

  • London Stock Exchange membership is available to companies only; applications from individuals cannot be accepted.
  • Applicants should be authorised as an investment firm or credit institution in the UK or elsewhere within the European Economic Area (European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).
  • Firms authorised in other jurisdictions or non-authorised firms may also apply for membership in certain circumstances – please contact the Membership Team for details.
  • All member firms need to understand and comply with London Stock Exchange Rules.

Register your interest with the Membership Team who can provide guidance on eligibility and support you with your application.

Step 2: Apply

  • To apply, firms should submit a signed Membership Application Form which includes sign up to the Trading Services Agreement and Member Portal Agreement. Applicants will then be provided with access to the London Stock Exchange Member Portal to complete their on-boarding information.

Step 3: Clearing and settlement

  • Members need to have appropriate clearing and settlement arrangements in place for their trading activities.
  • For trading on SETS, we offer a choice of central counterparties that you can access directly or via a third party provider (a general clearing member).
  • The Membership Team can provide contact details of accredited clearing and settlement providers on London Stock Exchange trading services. 

Step 4: Technical connectivity

  • We offer a range of solutions to connect to our markets with different levels of management and performance, ranging from full host-to-host solutions to third party proprietary networks.
  • In addition, you can either certify in-house trading applications to work with our trading system or use any accredited software provider.

Step 5: Go live

  • Once you have finalised your trading connection and post trade arrangements, and you application has been approved, you can arrange a go live date with the Membership Team and commence trading.

Useful documents

22.09.21, PDF, 233.45KB
06.01.20, PDF, 221.86KB
23.02.20, PDF, 199.70KB

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