Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LSE: HL.) is a financial service company based in Bristol that sells funds and shares and related products via its website and through the post to retail investors in the United Kingdom.

The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

The company was founded in 1981 by Peter Hargreaves and Stephen Lansdown who initially traded from a bedroom.

The company was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in May 2007, with the company's two founders then holding combined stakes equivalent to 80% in the business.

In April 2009, Lansdown sold a stake of 4.7% for a sum of £47.2million to put towards the cost of building Bristol City FC's new football stadium, reducing his stake to 22.9%.

Source: Wikipedia