Hargreaves to triple dealing staff for Brexit aftermath

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Hargreaves Lansdown has tripled the number of dealing staff, boosted helpdesk support and extended opening to cope with demand following Thursday’s EU referendum.

According to Reuters, the fund supermarket is making preparations for a flurry of activity from Friday morning when the outcome of the vote will become clear.

It is expected currencies, bonds and equity markets could shift dramatically as a result.

Hargreaves Lansdown head of communications Danny Cox says: “A lot of this is just wait and see but we’ve put contingency plans in place; we’ve got extra people available for dealing and for the helpdesk. We’ve trebled our capacities.”