Appetite for Royal Mail shares have caused the website of one of the lead brokers involved in the float to crash. Hargreaves Lansdown's website experienced huge problems whilst phone lines were clogged, meaning some investors were unable to trade.
A spokesman for the firm apologised, saying the brokerage had seen "unprecedented demand."
We've more than doubled dealing staff, throwing all resources we can at executing client trades.
A roaring first day's trading in Royal Mail shares has seen Government accused of undervaluing the company before its stock market launch.
Royal Mail shares will be priced at 330p when it makes its stock market debut, valuing the group at £3.3 billion, the Government announced.