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Hargreaves Lansdown

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 72% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Education & tutorials

New clients can deal with reduced risk while learning to use the products and platforms

Start with lower minimums

Build your confidence by trading with reduced minimums for six weeks (UK share CFDs) and two weeks (spread betting and all other CFDs).

WeekMinimum bet size
1-2 50% of normal*
3+ Normal

Bet online with reduced minimum deal sizes for the first two weeks, to reduce your exposure as you develop your understanding of spread betting.

A summary of the benefits:

  • Deal online from just 50% of normal bet size*
  • Dedicated trading helpline

*See normal minimum bet and trade sizes for your preferred markets on our product details page.

Open a Spread Betting account

Free personal platform tour

When you open an account, one of our account managers can call you to talk through the basics of how to use our platform and how to set up and fund your account.

Once you’re set up, our client services team is available to offer ongoing help and support.

Online tutorials

Whether you are new to Financial Spread Betting and CFD trading, or have some previous experience, please view our free online tutorials.

View our free online tutorials