Trade thousands of financial instruments including forex, indices, cryptocurrencies, commodities

and pay no stamp duty on UK shares.

CFD Trading

Call  020 7638 6996  or email  to discuss opening a trading account.

Benefits of CFD trading with Guardian

Dedicated relationship manager

Highly experienced and qualified, and on hand to assist you as much or as little as you need.

No Stamp duty to pay

Unlike most UK shares there is no stamp duty to pay.

Small initial deposit

Only pay a small percentage of the trade value.

Trade with a FTSE 250 company

Authorised and regulated by the FCA (1).

Competitive spreads

Helps keep your costs of trading down.

Negative balance protection (2)

You can never lose more than is in your account.

What is a CFD (Contract for Difference)?

A CFD is a derivative that allows you to trade on the price on thousands of financial instruments, without owning the underlying asset. You simply place a transaction based on the movement of the price of any given asset and profit if the market moves in your favor or make a loss if it moves against you.

CFDs are leveraged which means you only need a small deposit to control a much larger investment, this feature will magnify your profits and your losses. 

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Dedicated relationship manager

Easy-to-use platforms

Huge range of markets

Multi Award Winning

Premium services

​Trusted and regulated


Markets to trade


Trade Forex on a range of major, minor and exotic pairs using spread betting or CFDs. More 24 Hour markets available than any other platform.

Other Markets

Trade on low spreads across more than 17,000 markets, with some available 24/7.

What are the costs?


Spread betting is a margined product. This means that you are only required to pay a deposit to control a much larger amount.

This will magnify profits and losses. 


This is the cost to trade. The spread is the difference between the buy and sell price. The spread is effectively a commission charged for executing the trade. The spreads we can offer are among the lowest in the industry.  You may also be charged overnight funding on some positions.

Minimum Spreads


Choose Guardian Stockbrokers to be your partner in trading

Dedicated relationship manager

Easy-to-use platforms

Huge range of markets

Multi Award Winning

Premium services

​Trusted and regulated


  1. Guardian Stockbrokers are regulated and authorised and  our platform provider IG are listed on the FTSE 250 and authorised and regulated by the FCA.

  2. Negative balance protection applies to trade related debt only and is not available to professional traders.


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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% 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. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit.


All trading involves risk.

The value of shares, ETFs and ETCs bought through a share dealing account, a stocks and shares ISA or a SIPP can fall as well as rise, which could mean getting back less than you originally put in. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

The information on this site is not directed at residents of the United States, Belgium or any particular country outside the UK and is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.

Guardian Stockbrokers Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 492519).

Registered office: 14 City Road, London EC1Y 2AA. Registered in England and Wales. Company No. 06756375.