Main Market

London Stock Exchange'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 Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Official List. You can find out more about the FCA on their website.  

The Main Market is a regulated market for the purposes of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. 

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

  • Regulation (UK) 596/2014 on market abuse (Market Abuse Regulation) (MAR) (as amended). This deals with insider dealing and market manipulation. 
  • The Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules sourcebook. 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 Regulation 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 FCA 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 FCA's fees are summarised in their Listing Fees publication.

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Find out about companies we have welcomed to our markets

London Stock Exchange welcomes Bank of China celebrating the listing of USD 2.2 Billion of Sustainable Bonds

The General Manager of Bank of China Limited London Branch and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of China (UK) Limited this morning opened the market at the London Stock Exchange to mark the listing of USD 2.2 Billion of Bank of China Sustainable Bonds. The bonds included outstanding Blue, Transition, and Biodiversity bonds, along with the recent ground-breaking and innovative Sustainability Re-l

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s multi-currency green bond to the Sustainable Bond Market

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has listed its multi-currency carbon neutrality-themed green bond on the London Stock Exchange. The US$3.23bn equivalent security was issued by ICBC’s Singapore, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, London and Macau branches. At this time this is the largest ever corporate bond to be listed on London Stock Exchange Group’s Sustainable Bond Market.

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London Stock Exchange Welcomes Invesco celebrating the launch of Nasdaq-100 ESG UCITS ETF

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Invesco for the newest addition to the Invesco Nasdaq Innovation Suite, a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ETF: the Invesco Nasdaq-100 ESG UCITS ETF.

The Nasdaq-100 index has long been associated with growth and innovation, including many of today’s leading-edge companies, such as Apple, Amazon, Netflix and

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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. 
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