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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.

Why HL Markets?

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

For Spread Betting 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 Spread Betting. 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. Watch our video to see how the trading platform can give you better prices.

  • Full range of markets

    You will have access to an extensive range of markets, from global stock indices and a full range of forex pairs, to commodities and options, plus an exceptional choice of shares.

  • 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. (i.e. accounts which are separate from IG's own accounts).

    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 Spread Betting knowledge, covering details of the available markets, risk management and how to place your first online deal.

    As a member, you are entitled to place bets at stakes 50% of normal bet size for the first two weeks to reduce your exposure as you develop your knowledge and proficiency of Spread Betting. You can find out more on our Introduction page.

  • Tutorials

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

    Open a Spread Betting 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

Apply now

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