How to collect dividends in shares rather than cash

We explain the difference between Scrip and Drip dividend schemes
Scrip dividend schemes offer shareholders the option to increase their investment in a company by receiving dividends in new shares rather than cash. They are different to Drip schemes and dividend reinvestment services offered by your stockbroker, as we now explain. Scrip distributions are generally acknowledged in the form of fractions paid per existing share. For example, a company might issue a scrip dividend of 0.05 shares for each...

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