HFM (HotForex) Broker Review

Author By Alison Heyerdahl
Updated: October 14, 2022
Overall Rating
4.43 4.43 / 5
Rated #8 of 56 Recommended Brokers
🏦  Min. DepositUSD 5
🛡️  Regulated By
💵  Trading Cost 
USD 10
⚖️  Max. Leverage400:1
💹  Copy Trading
🖥️  Platforms
💱  Instruments 
AlertAccepts Kenyan Clients. Average spread EUR/USD 1.00 pips on trading account with lowest minimum deposit. Max leverage 400:1. Islamic account available. MT4 & MT5 platforms supported. HF Markets Group regulated by the FSCA, FCA, FSC, CySEC and the DFSA.
Last updated on October 14, 2022
by Editorial Director Alison Heyerdahl
Alison Heyerdahl

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Our verdict on HFM (HotForex)

HFM (formerly known as HotForex) is a well-known international broker with a strong presence in Kenya. It has local CMA regulation and local customer support, and unlike many other international brokers, it offers KES trading accounts. It also offers fast and free deposits and withdrawals from a range of local banks. 

HFM offers three standard accounts and two specialised copy trading accounts, but the standout is the Micro Account, with a 5 USD minimum deposit and reasonable trading fees. We were also pleased to find that HFM has recently reintroduced cryptocurrency trading, no doubt because of the popularity of the asset. This is alongside an excellent range of trading instruments, including over 950 other international stocks.

HFM supports the MT4 and MT5 platforms in addition to its own mobile HF App, which allows clients to trade from charts and make deposits and withdrawals. It also has several excellent trading tools to assist traders further. Unfortunately, access to tools such as Autochartist, which other brokers offer as a free service, requires an account balance of 100 USD – well above the required minimum deposit.

🏦  Min. DepositUSD 5
🛡️  Regulated By
💵  Trading Cost 
USD 10
⚖️  Max. Leverage400:1
💹  Copy Trading
🖥️  Platforms
💱  Instruments 

Overall Summary

Regulation
111104/ 5
Trading Conditions
11110.54.5/ 5
Trading Platforms
11110.54.5/ 5
Deposit & Withdrawal
11110.54.5/ 5
Education & Research
111115/ 5
Assets Available
11110.54.5/ 5
Customer Service
11110.54.5/ 5
Beginner Friendly
Excellent
Welcome Bonus

Account Information

Base Currencies
EUR, USD, ZAR
Number of FX Pairs
53
Crypto Pairs
19
Copy Trading
Hedging Allowed
Scalping Allowed
Islamic Account

Trading Conditions

Account Name
Zero
Trading Desk
Commission
6 USD / lot - Zero Account
EUR/USD
0.10 pips
GBP/USD
0.50 pips
USD/JPY
0.30 pips
Negative Balance Protection

Company Details

Company Name
HF Markets (SA) Ltd
Founded
2010
Website
Website Language
English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Malay, Thai, Spanish
Support Language
English, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi
Office Locations
Seychelles, South Africa, Dubai, UK, Cyprus, Mauritius

Pros

  • Low minimum deposit
  • Tight spreads
  • Well regulated
  • Good range of accounts

Cons

  • Limited base currencies

Is HFM (formerly Hotforex) Safe?

A trustworthy broker with a large Kenyan following, HFM is locally regulated by the CMA and offers negative balance protection for all traders.  

CMA Regulation: HFM has an excellent reputation in the Kenyan Forex trading community and is CMA licenced.  A CMA licence means that HFM clients can rest assured that their funds are secure and that HFM will treat its Kenyan clients fairly. 

Safety Features: Although the CMA’s rules are not as strict as those of the regulators in the UK or Australia, it still requires HFM to segregate its client funds at top-tier Kenyan banks and issue monthly statements to its clients.  HFM clients in Kenya are also granted negative balance protection, which means that they can never lose more than their initial deposit.  

Company Details:

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Group Regulators
Trading Desk
Website
Year Founded
Office Locations
Additional Fees
CMA
CySEC
FCA
FSCA
STP
2010
Seychelles, South Africa, Dubai, UK, Cyprus, Mauritius
Inactivity fee of 5 USD after 6 months of inactivity

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HFM (formerly known as HotForex) Trading Assets

We were pleased to find that HFM has recently reintroduced cryptocurrencies to its offering, a good move considering how popular this asset class has become. It also offers trading on a wide range of stocks.

Cryptocurrencies:  HFM recently (at the end of 2021) reintroduced its range of cryptocurrencies. Its range includes favourites such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dashcoin, and Litcoin. All of the cryptos are crossed with the USD or EUR, and leverage is up to 50:1 on pairs such as the BTC/USD, a higher level of leverage than is typically offered on cryptos by other brokers. 

Stocks: Kenyan traders will be pleased to see that HFM offers a range of stock CFDs. It also offers over 950 DMA (Direct Market Access) stocks, allowing clients to trade directly on stock exchanges worldwide, but this product line is only available on MT5.

Full List of Instruments and Leverage*:

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Financial Instrument
Number of Assets
Leverage
Bonds
3
50:1
Commodities
5
66:1
Cryptocurrencies
19
50:1
Energies
4
66:1
Stock CFDs
71
14:1
ETFs
34
5:1
Forex
53
1000:1
Indices
24
20:1
Metals
6
200:1 gold 20:1 palladium
Stock DMAs
950
5:1
 

  • Forex pairs: HFM offers 53 Forex pairs to trade, including majors, minors, and exotics such as USD/ZAR and ZAR/JPY. While this is a substantial number, other brokers will offer 60+ pairs to trade. Maximum leverage is 1:1000.
  • Metals: HFM offers silver and gold crosses with both the EUR and USD and palladium and platinum futures. This is an average selection of metals compared to other brokers. Maximum leverage is 1:200 on gold but falls to 1:20 on palladium futures.
  • Energies: HFM offers spot and futures contracts on both Brent and WTI oil. The maximum leverage is 1:66.
  • Indices: HFM offers spot and futures contracts on various international indices, including the NASDAQ, S&P500, FTSE100, DAX30, and the Nikkei. This is a broad range of indices compared to other brokers. The maximum leverage is 1:200.
  • Shares: HFM offers 71 share CFDs to trade, including popular US tech companies and multinational energy companies alongside some of the key constituents of the JSE, such as BAT and Absa Group. While this may seem like a smaller range of share CFDs than offered by other brokers, HFM also offers 950 DMA stocks. The maximum leverage is 1:14.
  • Stock DMAs: In addition to its range of share CFDs, HFM also offers 950 DMA stocks, a larger range than other brokers. The maximum leverage is limited to 1:5
  • Commodities: HFM offers five of the most common commodity futures to trade, such as coffee and sugar. Maximum leverage is 1:66
  • Bonds: HFM offers CFD trading on the three most popular bonds in the world – UK Gilts, Euro Bunds, and the US 10-year. The maximum leverage is 1:50.
  • Cryptocurrencies: HFM offers 19 crypto pairs to trade, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, and Litecoin, among others. Leverage is up to 50:1 on cryptos, but traders should be aware of trading with high leverage on such a volatile asset.
  • ETFs: Exchange Traded Funds have rapidly gained in popularity in recent years, and HFM offers spot contracts on 34 of the most traded ETFs in the world. The maximum leverage is 1:5.

Overall, we were pleased with the range and depth of financial assets available at HFM. The reintroduction of cryptocurrencies will be a major drawcard for the broker.

*Certain products & services may or may not be available to all clients depending on which HF Group entity their trading account(s) adheres to.

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HFM (formerly known as HotForex) Accounts and Trading Fees

HFM offers four account types, which is more than most other brokers. The low minimum deposit on its Micro Account makes it suitable for beginners, while the ZERO Spread Account caters to more experienced traders. 

Trading Fees: Despite the variation, overall trading costs are slightly higher than average across all four accounts, though the accounts themselves do offer different benefits in terms of trading strategies and minimum deposits. 

Account Trading Costs

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Trading account
Min. Deposit
Min. Spread EUR/USD
Commission
Trading Cost (USD)
HFCopy
USD 300
1
Spread Only
10
Micro
USD 5
1
Spread Only
10
Premium
USD 100
1
Spread Only
10
Zero
USD 200
0.10
6 USD / lot
7

Micro Account

We found that the Micro Account is a good entry-level account for beginner traders, with a minimum deposit of  5 USD.  The variable spreads start from 1 pip on major pairs,  which is tight for an account with such a low minimum deposit, and no commissions are charged. As you can see, the spread here is 1.1 pips on the EUR/USD, which is close to HFM’s advertised spreads:

Hotforex Spreads

Premium Account

The minimum deposit on this commission-free account is 100 USD, and the spread starts at 1 pip, which is slightly wider than you would find at similar brokers.  The maximum total trade size is 60 standard lots per position, and stop-out levels are at 50%.

ZERO Spread Account

This is a market execution account with spreads starting at 0 pips on the EUR/USD.  Note that zero spreads are only available on major currency pairs. As with all raw spread accounts, you will be charged a commission – in this case, the charge is 3 USD per lot (6USD total round turn) on major forex pairs. ZERO Spread accounts are also good for beginner traders and have lower ongoing trading costs but require a minimum deposit of 200 USD.

HFcopy Account

The HFcopy Account is available to Strategy Providers (SPs) and Followers who have joined HFcopy. SPs can open an HFcopy Account to build their inventory of Followers and trade in exchange for a Performance Fee as high as 50%.  Only available on the MT4 platform, the spread starts at 1 pip, and trading instruments offered on this account are limited to Forex, Indices, and Gold.  The minimum deposit is 300 USD for SPs and 100 USD for Followers, and accounts are only denominated in USD.

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HFM (formerly known as HotForex) Deposit & Withdrawal

HFM charges no fees for deposits and withdrawals, but withdrawals via credit and debit cards take up to 10 days to be processed, which is painfully slow compared to other brokers.

As a CMA-regulated broker, HFM ensures that all Anti-Money Laundering rules and regulations are followed. As such, all non-profit funds are returned to the original deposit source. 

Accepted Currencies: When we opened our account at HFM, we were given the choice of only two base currencies: USD and KES. While this is a limited choice compared to other brokers,  it is good for Kenyans who will likely have bank accounts denominated in KES and will have the option of avoiding conversion fees.  

Local bank transfers: We were pleased that HFM offers free online bank funding for clients with online bank accounts with major Kenyan banks.  This is a much faster method of depositing and withdrawing funds than a standard bank wire, with deposits reflecting almost instantly and withdrawals received within 2 business days.

Traditional deposits are handled on weekdays, and conditions apply to each of the deposit options.

  • Bank Wire – HFM will cover the fees for transfers over the minimum amount of 250 USD. The funds will be added to your trading account within one business day of the funds reflecting in HFM’s account.
  • Visa/Mastercard and Skrill – A minimum deposit of 5 USD is required and will take approximately 10 minutes to reflect in your trading account. There are no fees for this deposit method.

Traditional withdrawals are processed within 24 hours (weekdays only) of receiving them, but different conditions apply to each payment method.

  • Bank Wire – No fees and a minimum withdrawal of 100 USD. Depending on your bank, bank wire withdrawals can take 2-10 days.
  • Visa/Mastercard and Skrill – No fees and minimum withdrawal of 5 USD. Card withdrawals can take 2-10 business days, depending on your bank, but Skrill withdrawals are almost instant.

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HFM (formerly known as HotForex) Mobile Trading Platforms

HFM offers its own mobile app that looks great and is easy to use. It also offers MT4 and MT5 mobile apps available on Android and iOS.  

HF App

The HF App has a sleek design and intuitive interface. The HF App allows traders to easily transfer, withdraw, deposit funds, search for instruments, and create watchlists. It also has an integrated economic calendar, and traders can access HFM’s educational materials on the app:

HF App

MT4/MT5 Mobile Apps

We found that the HFM MT4 and MT5 apps allow traders to work from anywhere, with nine timeframes, 30 indicators, and interactive currency charts. We were able to close and modify existing orders and calculate profit/loss in real-time. We also find it easier to search for instruments than on the web trader versions of the platforms.

Other Trading Platforms

Like many other brokers, HFM offers MT4 and MT5 but does not offer its own desktop trading platform. 

While MT4 and MT5 are excellent trading platforms, many other CFD brokers also offer their own web-based platforms, which tend to be easier for beginner traders. On the other hand, the benefit of HFM offering third-party platforms such as MT4 and MT5 is that traders can take their own customised version of the platform with them should they choose to migrate to another broker.

For the purposes of this review, we tested both of HFM’s web trader platforms.

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Metatrader 4 (MT4)

Our review found that HFM offers the standard version of MT4, which has 24 graphical objects and 30 built-in indicators. However, it also offers Premium Trader tools, available to clients who deposit more than 200 USD, which plug directly into the MT4 platform, enhancing its functionality.

We found that the platform’s interface is dated but fully customisable. There are three chart types, including Line, Bar, and Candlestick charts, and you can access a wide selection of indicators in multiple timeframes:

Hotforex MT4 Indicators

We also found it easy to add new charts:

Hotforex MT4 Adding charts

HFM also offers support for MT4 MultiTerminal, providing a convenient method of managing multiple accounts simultaneously from a single interface.

Metatrader 5 (MT5)

MT5, the newer version of its predecessor, MT4, is also available at HFM. We recommend using MT5 if you want a more powerful and faster trading platform for back-testing functionality for automated trading algorithms.  Additionally, traders prefer MT5 for its depth of market display, additional technical indicators (38 as opposed to 30 on MT4), and analytical tools. 

In our review of MT5 web trader, we noted that it has a great depth of market display:

Hotforex MT5 Depth of Market

It is also much easier to search for an instrument to add to the market watch list than on MT4. You can simply type the name of the instrument:

Hotforex MT5 Search

Both MT4 and MT5 are available as downloads, browser-based, and on iOS and Android devices. Mobile access is 24/7, and mobile apps employ the latest SSL encryption technology for security.

Overall, we found that HFM provides a good selection of third-party platforms but lacks its own in-house trading platforms, which are usually more user-friendly.

HFM (formerly known as HotForex) Bonuses and Promotions

We were impressed that HFM offers multiple bonuses, trading contests, and promotions for Kenyan traders*.  At the time of writing, the following bonuses are available:

  • 50% Welcome Bonus: Traders can increase their balance by 50% with a deposit of just 50 USD
  • 100% Supercharged Bonus: With this bonus, traders earn daily cash rebates of 2 USD per lot directly to their account. It applies to every deposit of 250 USD or more and increases account leverage. 
  • 30% Rescue Bonus: It applies to deposits over 50 USD, and traders can access greater leverage. It also protects traders from periods of drawdown. 
  • 100% Credit Bonus: Increases account leverage and can be withdrawn if requirements are met.

*Terms and conditions apply

For all the current HFM Bonus information, please refer to its website.

Hotforex Bonus

Opening an Account at HFM (formerly known as HotForex)

Opening an account at HFM is a quick and hassle-free process. However, it took two days for our accounts to be verified, which is longer than other similar brokers.

It took us about 3 minutes to open an account at HFM. We could immediately deposit funds into our accounts, but our accounts were only ready for trading after two days.

As a Kenyan trader you can open an account at HFM but will need to meet all the minimum deposit amounts to do so; these are:

  • Micro Account: 5 USD
  • Premium Account: 100 USD
  • ZERO Spread: 200 USD
  • HFcopy Account: 100 USD

We found that opening a live account at HFM is easy and takes less than 3 minutes. While HFM also offers Corporate Accounts and Joint Accounts, we will focus on opening an Individual Account:

  1. Initially, we had to provide our country of residence, phone number, full name, email address, date of birth, and password. We also had to choose whether we wanted the base currency of our account to be USD or KES.

    HOtforex account opening
  2. Once this step was complete, we accessed our MyHF dashboard. This is the administrative hub for demo accounts, live accounts, and finances.
  3. From the MyHF hub, we chose our account type and submitted our Know Your Customer (KYC) documentation. HFM needed at least two documents to accept us as an individual clients:
    1. Proof of Identification – current (not expired) coloured scanned copy (in PDF or JPG format) of your passport. If no valid passport is available, a similar identification document bearing a photo such as an ID card or driving licence will work.
    2. Proof of Address – a Bank Statement or Utility Bill. The documents provided should not be older than 6 months, and your name and physical address should be clearly displayed.
    3. Important Note: The name on the Proof of Identification document must match the name on the Proof of Address document.
    4. We were able to upload our documents directly from the myHF area; but you can also scan them and send them to [email protected]
  4. We were also asked to complete a short form to help HFM assess the state of our finances and trading knowledge. While most brokers don’t include this step in the account-opening process, it is a responsible move in an industry that is often accused of an irresponsible approach to consumer protection.
  5. Once this step is complete, we were required to make at least the minimum required deposit for our chosen account via one of HFM’s deposit methods.

Our documents were checked by the verifications department and were approved in around 48 hours, which is longer than other similar brokers. Note that any deposits will be credited to the account only after your documents have been approved and the myHF area is fully activated.

We advise you to read HFM’s risk disclosure, customer agreement, and terms of business before you start trading.

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HFM (formerly known as HotForex) Research and Trading Tools

Our review found that HFM has a competent in-house research team that produces high-quality and useful market analysis materials. It has also partnered with several third-party analysis companies to further enhance its offering.

Research

HFM’s research and market analysis is divided into three main sections, each providing a specialised benefit for traders looking for market insight and trading opportunities.

Forex News – In partnership with FXSTREET, a respected market news aggregator and publisher, HFM provides a constant stream of news that impacts the markets. While the main focus is on geopolitical events and macroeconomic movements,  we found that there is some reporting on technical analysis – mainly from large banks and other financial institutions. With new stories every few minutes, 24/5, this is an excellent resource for traders using all types of strategies.

HFAnalysis – This is the hub for HFM’s own market research content. The focus is a market news blog, split between fundamental analysis and technical analysis and trader education. From here, we could access monthly and quarterly outlooks, video analysis, special reports, and intraday charts. We were also able to access the HFM podcast, generally published mid-week this is a detailed look at recent market movements and a look ahead to potential market-impacting events. Overall, we found that the analysis provided by HFM’s experts is detailed, accurate, and on par with the in-house research provided by other large international Forex brokers.

Advanced Insights – This plugin for MT4 and MT5 provides sentiment and volatility analysis from an insight engine that applies big data AI to millions of news articles and live trading positions. The plugin also provides a timeline of the upcoming events and presents detailed infographics on HFM’s full range of assets. While this tool is free, traders must have deposited at least 100 USD and made closed trades worth 10 or more in the previous two months.

Trading Tools

We found that HFM offers an excellent range of trading tools, including Autochartist, a free VPS service, and a set of Premium Trading Tools. While all these tools are provided free, we were disappointed that traders are required to make a substantial deposit before access is provided.

Autochartist

For all HFM clients with a minimum deposit of 100 USD, Autochartist is an award-winning automated technical analysis tool that plugs into MT4 and MT5 and scans all available CFD markets for trading opportunities. It is one of the best technical analysis tools on the market, and we were pleased to see that HFM subscribes to its services.

Autochartist’s advanced pattern recognition engine identifies the strongest potential trading opportunities and predicts future price movements. Some of Autochartist’s key features are:

  • Chart pattern recognition
  • Fibonacci pattern recognition
  • Key level analysis
  • Pattern quality indication

Hotforex Autochartist

VPS

HFM clients with a minimum deposit of 5000 USD can also subscribe to a free VPS hosting service provided by external third-party providers. VPS services ensure trades are never disrupted by technological or connectivity issues, such as load-shedding or internet service failure. The VPS service is only available to traders using the MT4 platform. See below for more details:

Hotforex VPS

Premium Trader Tools

Available to all HFM clients with a minimum deposit of 100 USD Premium Trader Tools give traders access to institutional quality technology, including advanced trading tools, user-configurable news and information, and trade analysis.  It also includes an array of sophisticated alarms, messaging systems, and live sentiment and correlation tracking. A few of the tools in the package include:

  • Trade Terminal: A feature-rich professional trade execution and analysis tool, providing several trading features and order controls that are not included in MT4 or MT5.
  • Mini Terminal: The mini-terminal facilitates trade management by making commonly-used trading features more accessible than in the native version of the software.

    HOtforex MT4 Mini Terminal

  • Connect: A customisable news feed aggregator and interactive economic calendar
  • Correlation Matrix and Correlation Trader: These tools work together to show correlations between pairs of trading symbols. It functions with any symbols available in the trading platform, allowing a calculation of the correlation between multiple asset classes against Forex. The Correlation Trader will then allow for a detailed inspection of the correlation between any two instruments.

Other trading tools available at HFM include a range of trading calculators, which can be used to calculate pip value, swap fees, risk percentages, and support and resistance levels.

Between the analytical tools and the sheer scale of market research on offer – in audio, text, and video format – from both in-house and third-party experts, we think HFM’s market analysis is considerably more useful than most other brokers – though about equal when compared with other international brokers with large research and analysis budgets.

Trading Tools Comparison:

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Economic Calendar
Autochartist
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Free VPS
HFM (HotForex)
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HFM (formerly known as HotForex) Education

Our review found that much like the market analysis at HFM, the educational content available is multi-format, of very high quality, and more useful for beginners than what is available at most other brokers. It also offers a free demo account that does not expire.

Because we opened a live account, we had access to the HFM e-Course.  We found the course well-structured, including the basics of Forex theory and Forex trading, reading and interpreting charts, trading strategies, trading psychology, and technical analysis.

Video tutorials are available without registration; these cover introductory concepts, Metatrader tutorials, trading strategies, and lessons in economic theory.

We enjoyed HFM’s webinars. These cover current events, advanced trading strategy, and risk and money management and are run every few days. The webinars do not require an account at HFM, but you will need to register.

Overall, we found that the quality of the educational content is very high, and HFM obviously does its best to educate beginner traders. More experienced traders will also find the information and material on offer useful, especially the webinars and video analysis on more advanced topics. This is unusual in the industry, as while most brokers will try to educate beginners, traders with more experience are often underserved.

HFM (formerly known as HotForex) Demo Account

We opened a demo account and found that it does not expire, which is helpful for beginner traders.  We were provided a virtual starting balance of 100,000 USD, which can be topped up on request. We could view charts, news, and analysis, access the full-featured MT4 and MT5 platforms, and experience real-time prices and real forex market volatility.

HFM Demo

Education Comparison:

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HFM (formerly known as HotForex) Customer Support

With a local Kenyan support team, we found that HFM’s customer support is better than most other brokers.

Award-winning customer service and a client-focused approach to business mean that beginner traders at HFM can rely on excellent support. 

Support is available 24/5 in over 27 languages via email, live chat, and telephone.  Toll-free local phone numbers (available in Kenya) and local email addresses give clients direct, free access to quality customer service in their language. 

For the purposes of the review, we tested the live chat and telephone services. Our call was received immediately, and we were transferred to the correct department, which answered all our questions to our satisfaction. The live chat agents were also responsive and highly knowledgeable. As you can see, they responded to our questions within a matter of seconds:

Hotforex Customer Service

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Safety and Industry Recognition

Regulation: HFM (formerly known as HotForex) is the unified global brand name of HF Markets Group. Entities within the group are regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the Financial Sector Conduct Authority of South Africa (FSCA), the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya (CMA), and the Financial Services Authority of Seychelles.  See below for HFM listed companies:

  • HF Markets SA (PTY) Ltd – authorized by FSCA (South Africa) registration no. 46632
  • HF Markets (Europe) Ltd – authorized by CySEC (Cyprus) registration no. 183/12.
  • HF Markets (UK) Limited – authorized by FCA (UK) registration no. 801701.
  • HF Markets (DIFC) Ltd – authorized DFSA (Dubai) registration no. F004885.
  • HF Markets (SV) Ltd – authorized by FSA (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) registration no. 22747 IBC 2015.
  • HF Markets (Seychelles) Ltd – authorized by FSA (Seychelles)registration no. 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.

Awards:

HFM has won numerous awards for its services and offerings over the years, recent awards include:

  • Most Transparent Broker 2020 (The European – Global Banking & Finance Review Awards),
  • Best Client Services – Global 2020 (Capital Finance International Magazine),
  • Best Broker in Africa 2020 (AtoZ Forex),
  • Best Trading Experience South East Asia 2020 (International Finance Awards),
  • Best Partners Program Global 2020 (International Investor Awards),
  • Excellence in Customer Service Global 2020 (International Investor Awards),
  • Best Global Copy Trading Platform (Global Forex Awards 2019) for the HFcopy trading service.

With many years of responsible operation, regulation from some of the strictest authorities in the world, and a long list of awards for customer satisfaction, HFM is considered a reliable and safe Forex broker. 

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Evaluation Method

We value transparency and openness in the way we review the partners. To bring transparency to the forefront, we have published our review process. Central to that process is the evaluation of the reliability of the broker, the platform offering of the broker, and the trading conditions offered to clients, which are summarised in this review. Each one of these is graded, and an overall score is calculated and assigned to the broker.

Forex Broker Scoring

HFM (HotForex) Risk Statement

Trading Forex is risky, and each broker must detail how risky the trading of Forex CFDs is to clients. HFM would like you to know that: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 72.90% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with HFM Investments Ltd. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Disclaimer: Certain products & services may or may not be available to all clients depending on which HF Group entity their trading account(s) adheres to.

Legal: HFM Investments Ltd is authorized by the Capital Markets Authority as a Financial Service Provider (FSP) with authorization number 155.

Overview

A CMA-regulated broker, HFM focuses on providing an optimal trading environment for its Kenyan clientele. It offers KES trading accounts and supports local bank transfers from all Kenya’s major banks with instant deposits and two-day withdrawals. It also has a local customer support team that is responsive and knowledgeable, available to help with any account or technical queries. 

Another attractive feature for Kenyan traders is that HFM has recently reintroduced cryptocurrencies to its books. Overall, there is no doubt that HFM has pulled out all the stops to ensure Kenyan traders will be satisfied.

 

AlertAccepts Kenyan Clients. Average spread EUR/USD 1.00 pips on trading account with lowest minimum deposit. Max leverage 400:1. Islamic account available. MT4 & MT5 platforms supported. HF Markets Group regulated by the FSCA, FCA, FSC, CySEC and the DFSA.
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4.43 4.43  / 5

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