Profits up 43pc at broker Share

ONLINE stockbroker Share saw underlying profits increase 43 per cent to £1.6m during 2011, helped by a seven per cent rise in income to £14.3m, it said yesterday.

Chairman Sir Martin Jacomb said the company was still looking to boost revenue through “more focus on those who trade frequently” and providing a “comprehensive range of Junior ISAs”.

The Aylesbury-based firm, which makes most of its money from its Share Centre business, announced plans to increase its dividend for 2011 by 20 per cent to 0.36p per share.