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Anyone already trading Royal Mail shares will know that the company is duly responsible for the large and never ending task of organising all the mail collection and delivery across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Island and various outlying islands. Until September 2013, the company was, through the Postal Services Holding Company plc, owned in full by the government. The Postal Services Holding Company plc is the parent company of Post Office Ltd, which split from the Royal Mail in 2012. These are essential facts to bear in mind if you buy Royal Mail shares.
Traders dealing in Royal Mail shares will be interested to learn that thanks to the Postal Services Act of 2011, the government has the power to privatise 90% of Royal Mail. The remaining 10% must always be kept by Royal Mail employees. An announcement in September 2013 highlighted this fact, when the government decided that it would privatise the Royal Mail in a project costing $3 billion. The government chose to sell half of the firm, with up to 70% of Royal Mail shares allocated to institutional investors and city banks, whilst the remaining 30% would go to smaller investors.
Royal Mail shares traders know that the Royal Mail provides a number of services. The universal service ensures that items can be sent any distance within the UK at a fixed price. Special delivery guarantees delivery either by 9am or 1pm the following day at an increased cost. Service quality for this particular service has remained high at 99% and is used by several major businesses. Bear this in mind if you want to buy Royal Mail shares.
Royal Mail shares’ values reflect the profits or losses of the postal business. Alongside the main stamped mail services, the Royal Mail offers a business mail service which is for PPI or franked mail. Historically, the Royal Mail has at one time or another also offered telegram, telephone and national saving and investment services. It also used to be the case that benefits and pensions were paid in cash via the post office. Now most of these transactions are carried out by BACS, which has meant some loss of revenue for the Royal Mail, a key fact to consider if you buy Royal Mail shares.
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