Is HFM a reliable broker? Is it regulated? Anybody have issue with it?
Yea, it’s a good one. Been using them along with aaafx as my current broker, both are well regulated and so far, I haven’t faced any issues with them. Worth trying out.
I’m not using this broker but from their website: HFM broker formerly known as HotForex broker is registered in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
I googled why they changed name, here’s what I found:
you mean hotforex? I’m not sure about the stealing issue.
My comments about hotforex will be deleted until further investigation is done.
hfm or hotforex is straight forward broker, been using them along side lmfx, they okay, reliable. you can get you top 5 brokers that appeal to you do a simple comparison that you find more suited to your style of trading.
I have some questions?
Why did broker change its name?
From my research, HFM has more than one license, not only FCA as stated on the website. Is it good for traders?
- HF Markets (SV) Ltd incorporated in St. Vincent & the Grenadine as an International Business Company with the registration number 22747 IBC 2015.
- HF Markets (Europe) Ltd a Cypriot Investment Firm (CIF) under number HE 277582. Regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) under license number 183/12.
- HF Markets (DIFC) Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) under license number F004885.
- HF Markets (UK) Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under firm reference number 801701.
- HF Markets SA (PTY) Ltd is an authorised Financial Service Provider from the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) in South Africa, with authorisation number 46632.
- HF Markets (Seychelles) Ltd is regulated by the Seychelles Financial Services Authority (FSA) with Securities Dealer’s License number SD015.
- HFM Investments Ltd is authorized by the Capital Markets Authority in the Republic of Kenya as a non-dealing online foreign exchange broker with licence no. 155.
I haven’t had any issues with them, been using their Premium account for more than 6 years. As others noted before they operated under the brand of Hotforex, now it is a group of companies. Spreads are pretty tight and for some pairs very competitive (maybe 3-4 more brokers offer the same cheap access to trading). Also I didn’t notice that trading conditions started to deteriorate as soon I became profitable, good sign there may be no conflict of interest.
it isn’t relevant to traders
all that matters to each trader is where his/her own account is regulated
if it’s by the FCA in the UK (or by ASIC in Australia, or CFTC or NFA in the US) then all is good and there are no worries
CySEC-regulation is a poor second-best but acceptable to some people
all the rest you can forget - they’re fake/pretend regulators paid for by the firms they “regulate” and have no real power and can’t protect customers at all
you’re in the minority, there - many others with HFM have noticed exactly that and said so, openly
Basically we should take serious only two or three regulators - FCA UK, ASIC and CySeC
basically these regulation do have their own weight in regulatory talks, like Cysec is known to accept any if not all applications, with little actions when things go south. and most probably (correct me if im wrong) account will fall under different regulations for brokers with multiple regulation based on what region or country you are in?