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.