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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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Open a Spread Betting, CFD account or both and start trading instantly

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We can normally verify your identity instantly and you can be logged in within 3 minutes.


Fund your account

Deposit funds with your credit/debit card or via bank transfer.


Place your first trade

Use our tools to spot an opportunity, then place your trade in seconds.

Benefits of IG's service

By opening an HL Markets account, you’ll have access to IG’s leading CFD and spread betting service.

  • Deal globally with access to 10,000 financial markets
  • Have the potential to profit from rising or falling markets
  • Manage risk with guaranteed stops
  • Simple trading on the move with mobile and tablet apps
  • One platform, one login, two ways to trade

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Important information

Before completing your application, please ensure that you have read the following important information:

Are you a professional trader?

Sign up to a professional account by completing this form.

Private Client Professional Upgrade Form

Trading US shares on a CFD or Spread Betting account

If you wish to trade US shares in a CFD or Spread Betting account you will need to complete and return a W-8BEN form. This is required by the IRS in order for you to receive any dividend payment for a US stock. Corporate clients should complete a W-8BEN-E form. US citizens should complete a W-9.

Once completed, please return the appropriate form to the following address:

IG in association with Hargreaves Lansdown
Cannon Bridge House
25 Dowgate Hill

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We're avaliable 24 hours a day from 8am Sunday to 10pm Friday, and 9am to 5pm Saturday.

Phone 020 7573 0055

Alternatively you can email us

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