CityAM, 28 Aug 2020, Share and Share Alike: Electronically?

CityAM article on modernising share ownership quotes

Cliff Weight, director of ShareSoc, the individual shareholders’ campaigning group, [who] is likeminded, preferring dividends to be paid directly into his bank or share-trading platform account. He is similarly in favour of the move towards digital systems for paper share certificates, albeit with an important caveat. “An electronic system is needed, but it must pass on my ownership rights to vote and receive information – far too many trading platforms fail to pass on these rights to the beneficial owners of shares,” he says.