Open a cfd account

Trade CFDs in forex, indices, shares, commodities with thousands of financial instruments

and pay no stamp duty on UK shares.

CFD Trading

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

What is CFD Trading ?

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. 

Benefits of CFD trading with Guardian

Dedicated relationship manager

Dedicated relationship manager

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

no stamp duty

No Stamp duty to pay

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

small deposit

Small initial deposit

With CFDs you only pay a small percentage of the trade value.

Open A CFD account

Trade with a FTSE 250 company

Authorised and regulated by the FCA (1).

competitive spreads

Competitive spreads

Helps keep your costs of  CFD trading down.

negative balance protection

Negative balance protection (2)

You can never lose more than is in your account.

What is cfd trading

Open CFD account

Dedicated relationship manager

Easy-to-use platforms

Huge range of markets

Multi Award Winning

Premium services

​Trusted and regulated


A range of over 17,000 markets

Tradable with a Spread bet and CFDs allowing you to benefit from both rising and falling prices  

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open a cfd account
open cfd account

What are the costs of CFD Trading?


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


Guardian Stockbrokers reviews

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Paul Daniel


Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I could not more highly recommend Guardian Stockbrokers, everyone has been brilliant. The attentiveness, training and technical detail provided, has enabled a fast track learning and an ability to manage the portfolio in a way that would far exceed my own capabilities. It is almost as though they own the positions themselves; via their due-diligence and proactive manner of continuous monitoring. Above and Beyond.

open a cfd account
open cfd account

Darren Lewis


Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Professional and proactive I’m really happy that they were recommended to me.
I would recommend Guardian Stockbrokers.

Tabrez Ahmad


I've known Guardian Stockbrokers since their inception.

When dealing with trading, you want to work with people that are professional, personable and trustworthy.

Guardian Stockbrokers are all of the above.

I'd recommend them any day!

what is a cfd account

Choose Guardian Stockbrokers to be your partner in CFD trading

Dedicated relationship manager

Easy-to-use platforms

Huge range of markets

Multi award winning

Premium services

​Trusted and regulated


Frequently asked questions

How do I open a CFD account ?

To open your CFD account, all you need to provide is a valid email address, your full name, phone number, username, and password. Open CFD account now

What can I trade with CFDs ?

The CFD account allows you access to trade over 17,000 markets, including shares, indices, FX, and commodities.

How do I start CFD trading ?

Stage one is to ensure you have a complete understanding of the instrument and risks involved. This can be achieved in our learn to trade section, it includes access to the trading academy. There you can learn, how to trade and expand your CFD knowledge, with free online courses, webinars and seminars. You will also get access to a free CFD demo account. With the CFD demo account you can practise placing trades and closing trades, so that when you see an opportunity on the live platform, you can execute those trades even when the pressure of trading is high.

Spread betting vs CFD trading ?

There are several features and tax treatments that you will need to understand between spread betting and CFD trading, before choosing which instrument best suits your investment objectives. We have highlighted them here Spread betting vs CFD trading

What is a CFD account ?

An account that allows trading of CFDs via a broker or online platform.

  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.