Last updated Dec 12, 2023 and written by Tom Richardson

Shareholders and Subscribers: What’s the difference?

A short one for you all today: What’s the difference between a shareholder and a subscriber?

Well there’s not much difference at all.

A shareholder is someone who owns shares in a limited company. They own the company along with other shareholders (if there are others).

A subscriber is the name for someone who was a shareholder at the time of the company’s incorporation. It’s simply a term Companies House use so that they know who the initial shareholders in the company were.

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