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Sharebroker's licence, 1872

Sharebroker's licence.

Following the Sharebrokers’ Act of 1871, sharebrokers were required to pay a £25 licence fee and provide securities of £1,000. This was to discourage fly-by-nighters from setting up as brokers. John Mowbray, who gained this licence in 1872, was a founder of the Auckland Brokers’ Association and was its chair from 1881 to 1884.

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David Grant, 'Stock market - First stock exchanges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by David Grant, published 11 Mar 2010