Important Information

Find important information and documents relating to your account, our service and responsibilities below.

Board of Directors

Details about our Board of Directors and corporate governance can be found here.

Market Abuse Directive

The Market Abuse Regulation which came into effect on 3rd July 2016 expressly prohibits insider dealing, market manipulation and misleading behaviour. Making statements or spreading rumours through the mass media or otherwise (e.g. internet chat rooms) which give or are likely to give a regular user of the stockmarket false or misleading impressions as to the supply of or demand for a listed share, can be a criminal offence.

There are three main types of market abuse that are outlined below:

1. Misuse of information

Behaviour based on information which is not generally available, which if known, would be relevant to an investor's dealings in a particular stock.

This is effectively dealing or encouraging someone else to deal using information about a stock that has not been released to the market.

2. Creating a false or misleading impression

Behaviour likely to give a false or misleading impression with regard to the supply and demand, or the price or value of an investment or stock.

Internet bulletin boards are a popular mode of communication between investors, but these areas can be open to market abuse. For example: a person may post a message about a stock's profitability or a company's activities in order to incite other people to invest in the stock.

3. Distorting the market

Behaving in a way that leads to the manipulation of the price of an investment. This behaviour could lead to a false impression of the market price to investors.


The Financial Conduct Authority has the power to impose an unlimited financial penalty on any individual (whether or not they are employed in the financial sector) where it can be proven that market abuse has occurred.

You can find further information about the Market Abuse Regulation on the Financial Conduct Authority website or by phoning their helpline on 0300 500 8082.

Online outages

At IWeb we pride ourselves on providing a stable platform for customers to access their share dealing accounts. There may be rare occasions when online access is unavailable due to a technical issue. If this happens then please keep trying or alternatively, our phone lines will be open for you to trade.

Please note: our waiting times may be longer than usual at these times.

Severe market volatility may also impact our ability to place trades so please take a look at the Market Volatility section in our Order Execution Policy (PDF, 110 KB) to understand how orders are placed during these periods.

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm (Closed weekends and English Bank Holidays).

IWeb Third Party Disclaimer

IWeb Share Dealing are not responsible for the information supplied by third parties except with regards to its regulatory obligations under the FSMA 2000.

Use of Personal Information

Who looks after your personal information

Your personal information will be held by Halifax Share Dealing Limited which trades as IWeb Share Dealing, part of the Lloyds Banking Group. More information on the Group can be found at

How we use your personal information

We will use your personal information:

  • to provide products and services, manage your relationship with us and comply with any laws or regulations we are subject to (for example the laws that prevent financial crime or the regulatory requirements governing the products we offer).
  • for other purposes including improving our services, exercising our rights in relation to agreements and contracts and identifying products and services that may be of interest.

To support us with the above we analyse information we know about you and how you use our products and services, including some automated decision making. You can find out more about how we do this, and in what circumstances you can ask us to stop, in our full privacy notice.

Who we share your personal information with

Your personal information will be shared within Lloyds Banking Group and other companies that provide services to you or us, so that we and any other companies in the Group can look after your relationship with us.

By sharing this information it enables us to run accounts and policies, and provide products and services efficiently. This processing may include activities which take place outside of the European Economic Area. If this is the case we will ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal information.

You can find out more about how we share your information with credit reference and fraud agencies below and can access more information about how else we share your personal information in our full privacy notice.

Where we collect your personal information from

We will collect personal information about you from a number of sources including:

  • information given to us on application forms, when you talk to us in branch, over the phone or through the device you use and when new services are requested.
  • from analysis of how you operate our products and services, including the frequency, nature, location, origin and recipients of any payments.
  • from, or through, other organisations (for example card associations, credit reference agencies, insurance companies, retailers, comparison websites, social media and fraud prevention agencies).
  • in certain circumstances we may also use information about health or criminal convictions but we will only do this where allowed by law or if you give us your consent.

You can find more information about where we collect personal information about you in our full privacy notice.

Do you have to give us your personal information

We may be required by law, or as a consequence of any contractual relationship we have, to collect certain personal information. If you fail to provide this information to us it may prevent or delay us fulfilling these obligations or performing services which may prevent us operating accounts or policies.

What rights you have over your personal information

The law gives you a number of rights in relation to your personal information including:

  • the right to access the personal information we have about you. This includes information from application forms, statements, correspondence and call recordings.
  • the right to get us to correct personal information that is wrong or incomplete.
  • in certain circumstances, the right to ask us to stop using or delete your personal information. 
  • from 25 May 2018 you will have the right to receive any personal information we have collected from you in an easily re-usable format when it’s processed on certain grounds, such as consent or for contractual reasons. You can also ask us to pass this information on to another organisation.

You can find out more about these rights and how you can exercise them in our full privacy notice.

Other individuals you have financial links with

We may also collect personal information about other individuals who you have a financial link with. This may include people who you have joint accounts or policies with such as your partner/spouse, dependents, beneficiaries or people you have commercial links to, for example other directors or officers of your company.

We will collect this information to assess any applications, provide the services requested and to carry out credit reference and fraud prevention checks. You can find out more about how we process personal information about individuals with whom you have a financial link in our full privacy notice.

How we use credit reference agencies

In order to process your application we may supply your personal information to credit reference agencies (CRAs) including how you use our products and services and they will give us information about you, such as about your financial history. We do this to assess creditworthiness and product suitability, check your identity, manage your account, trace and recover debts and prevent criminal activity.

We may also continue to exchange information about you with CRAs on an ongoing basis, including about your settled accounts and any debts not fully repaid on time, information on funds going into the account, the balance on the account and, if you borrow, details of your repayments or whether you repay in full and on time. CRAs will share your information with other organisations, for example other organisations you ask to provide you with products and services. Your data will also be linked to the data of any joint applicants or other financial associates as explained above.

You can find out more about the identities of the CRAs, and the ways in which they use and share personal information, in our full privacy notice.

How we use fraud prevention agencies

The personal information we have collected from you and anyone you have a financial link with may be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance or employment. Further details of how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights, can be found in our full privacy notice.

Our full privacy notice

It is important that you understand how the personal information you give us will be used. Therefore, we strongly advise that you read our Full Privacy Notice, which you can find at (PDF, 193 KB) or you can ask us for a copy.

How you can contact us

If you have any questions or require more information about how we use your personal information please contact us on 03450 707 129

If you feel we have not answered your question Lloyds Banking Group has a Group Data Privacy Officer, who you can contact on 0345 602 1997 and tell us you want to speak to our Data Privacy Officer.