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Aquis Stock Exchange is a Recognised Investment Exchange under section 285 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

Aquis Stock Exchange regulates the conduct of member firms and issuers on its markets, monitors trading and market activity, and maintains rules and guidance to provide a fair and transparent venue for raising capital and trading securities.

  • AQSE operates two primary markets, a Main Market and a Growth Market.
  • The Main Market is a UK Regulated Market for securities admitted to the UK Official List.
  • The Growth Market is for unlisted securities. It is a Multi-lateral Trading Facility (MTF) and a Recognised Growth Market. The market is divided into two segments – Apex for larger, more established companies and Access for smaller companies at an earlier stage in their development.
  • Both the Main Market and Growth Market are Recognised Stock Exchanges under S1005 (1)(b) Income Tax Act 2007.

Trading Hours

Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) operates its trading hours of 8:00 - 16:30 each weekday.

We do however recognise the Public and Bank Holidays of England and Wales, and the impact on AQSE trading services for these days is shown in our exchange calendar below.

  • Monday 1 January 2024 - New Year Day (Closed)
  • Friday 29 March 2024 - Good Friday (Closed)
  • Monday 1 April 2024 - Easter Monday (Closed)
  • Monday 6 May 2024 - Early May Bank Holiday (Closed)
  • Monday 27 May 2024 - Spring Bank Holiday (Closed)
  • Monday 26 August 2024 - Summer Bank Holiday (Closed)
  • Tuesday 24 December 2024 - Christmas Eve Holiday (Half Day)
  • Wednesday 25 December 2024 - Christmas Day (Closed)
  • Thursday 26 December 2024 - Boxing Day (Closed)
  • Tuesday 31 December 2024 - New Year Holiday (Half Day)
  • Wednesday 1 January 2025 - New Year Day (Closed)


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