Apologies in advance for the newbie question.
I have a moderately large lump sum to invest. I've decided to buy shares in FTSE 100 companies and hold them for the long term. I have pencilled in the amounts I want to invest in each of my chosen companies.
I think I should hold the shares in certificated form so I don't have to worry about on-going account charges, inactivity fees or stockbrokers going bust, and also I'll be able to sell them where and when I want.
In view of the sums involved, it seems to make sense to pay flat rate commission rather than a percentage. I have no problem waiting for a bulk dealing day rather than buying immediately.
Can anyone recommend appropriate share dealers, either internet or telephone based?