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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.

Why HL Markets?

We aim to provide you with the best information, the best service and the best prices.

For CFD trading Hargreaves Lansdown introduces you to HL Markets, which is provided by IG. We believe that IG provides the most comprehensive dealing platform, unrivalled research, education, and the best client service available for CFD trading. Read more about our partner.

  • Market leading platform

    The dealing platform is simple to use, stable and secure. Access thousands of streaming prices in seconds, and deal just as fast with a one-click automatic execution process.

    If markets move in your favour during the course of a transaction, Price Improvement technology can automatically adjust and improve the price you're given.

  • Tight spread & competitive rates

    Commission for share CFDs starts at just 0.10%, with a minimum charge of £10. Permanently low spreads are offered across all markets, including forex, stock indices, shares and commodities. Please see the Online market information section for full details.

  • Full range of markets

    As the UK’s leading CFD provider IG offer an exceptional range of markets: global stock indices, over 6,000 share CFDs, more than 70 forex pairs, plus commodities, options and more. To view a full list of market spreads please see our online market information.

  • Client money protection

    When you open a retail account your money will be held on a segregated basis, in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority's client money rules.

    Segregated client money is held entirely separate from IG's own money, ensuring that in the event of default by IG, client funds will be returned to the clients rather than being treated as a recoverable asset by general creditors of IG.

  • Client education

    The Introduction programme helps you enhance your CFD knowledge, covering details of the available markets, risk management and how to place your first online deal.

    As a member, you are entitled to start trading on reduced minimum deal sizes which gradually increase up to our standard size over the course of six weeks. The deal sizes build gradually as you increase your knowledge and proficiency. You can find out more on our Introduction page.

  • Tutorials

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

Open a CFD account

Important information

Spread Betting and CFD trading carry a high level of risk to your capital; you should ensure you understand the risks involved. Please read the full risk warning.

Why HL Markets?

  • Award-winning platform
  • Access thousands of markets
  • Free education
  • Tight spreads

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Have a question?

Call us on 0117 988 9915
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Call us on 020 7573 0055
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