Listing applications and cancellations

Find out how to book a listing hearing, submit a listing application or cancel securities from the Official List.

Find out more about the changes to our turnaround times for listing transactions over Christmas and New Year 2018/19

New online portal for submissions

We have introduced an online portal which will be our preferred method for submitting applications, requests and supporting documentation to our Issuer Management team.

This is the latest in a number of enhancements we are making to our systems, following on from our introduction of a submission portal for investor documents and prospectuses in September 2017.

We have now published a user guide which explains how to use the portal.

If you have any questions please contact the Issuer Management team.

Listing hearings

Before you (as an issuer or its adviser) submit a listing application to us, you need to book a listing hearing.

A listing hearing is a review of the documents supporting your application for listing. You do not have to attend the listing hearing. The listing hearing needs to be held before admission. You should book it to take place at least 48 hours after we formally approve any related prospectus or circular.

To book and submit documents for the requested listing hearing please log on to the Electronic Submission System (ESS). View the ESS User Guide.

All documents must be in final form and submitted two business days before the hearing.

To change the hearing date for an application, please contact us by email, specifying the issuer name, type of issue, the details of the original hearing and the requested new date. If all the issue details remain compliant with our listing rules, you do not need to resubmit them.

You will also need to read chapter 3 of the listing rules, which sets out our listing application requirements for admission of securities to listing.

Application documents

We need to receive the following application documents by 12pm (midday), two business days before your desired hearing date:

Type of application

Listing rule

Equity securities

LR 3.3.2

Debt and other securities

LR 3.4.4

Block listing and formal application

LR 3.5.4

Removing securities from the Official List

To remove a listing, issuers should review chapter 5 of the listing rules in the FCA Handbook, which sets out the removal requirements for securities admitted to the Official List.

Requests under LR 5.3.1(R) should be made no less than 24 hours before the cancellation is expected to take effect. Issuers must ensure that all accompanying information has been provided to listing applications by 3pm on the business day before it takes effect.

If the information is received after that time, it will not take effect until the beginning of the next business day.

Removal requests can be submitted using ESS.

Securities which have matured or otherwise ceased to exist

If securities have matured, or ceased to exist, we can use our powers to administratively remove any references of the securities from the Official List.

If you wish to notify us of a security on the Official List that no longer exists, please use ESS to submit this notification.

Contact us

If you have any further questions regarding chapter 5 of the Listing rules, you can contact the Issuer Management team on 020 7066 8352.