Many investors hold certain stocks for their dividend yield, but not everyone realises that there are other perks you may have access to if you’re a shareholder.
Some companies will offer discounts on their goods to their shareholders. For example, those holding at least 100 shares in Greene King Pubs will be given a voucher booklet that can be redeemed against their bill at any of their restaurants which include the Hungry Horse, Old English Inns and Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill chains- great for a large family meal!
While it’s not a good idea to buy shares based purely on their perks and it may be better to get professional advice, as the value of investments can fall as well as rise, I still thought it was interesting to read about the following perks. Make sure you’re not missing out if you currently hold these shares.
While you may use in-store loyalty cards, or scour the internet for good deals, there could be a whole host of unused perks and discounts sitting right under your nose. These come in the form of shareholder discounts, entitling the investor to everything from money off designer handbags to a free hotel stays.