iDealTrade is an online, automated, matching platform for local authority deposits and loans, designed and developed by Arlingclose Ltd.

New functionality – Now available!

iDealTrade now has over 300 users across 140 authorities.

Existing Users New Users


How Does iDealTrade Work?


Placing an order on iDealTrade

Editing an unmatched open order

Unique Features

iDealTrade is the only “local to local” matching platform available with completely automated trading, ensuring all orders are treated consistently and fairly – you always get the best rate available on the platform. iDealTrade includes:

Trade Support

iDealTrade provide a trade support helpline. Regular user-group meetings will be held to inform on-going systems enhancements and further product development.


iDealTrade is owned and operated by Arlingclose LTD, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Arlingclose operate a robust conflict of interest policy. Local Authority terms deposits do not fall under the scope of the European Union’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). The Bank of England’s UK Money Markets Code sets out the standards and best practice expected from participants in the deposit, repo and securities lending markets in the United Kingdom.

Arlingclose LTD Statement of Commitment to the UK Money Markets Code

Arlingclose hereby acknowledges that the UK Money Markets Code (‘the Code’) represents a set of principles generally recognised as good market practice in the UK Money Markets. Arlingclose confirms that it is a UK Market Participant as defined by the Code, and has committed to conducting its UK Money Market activities in adherence with the principles of the Code. Specifically, in a manner that is commensurate with the size and nature of its UK Money Market activities, Arlingclose has established and implemented policies and procedures that accord with the Code (in so far as the content does not conflict with applicable law). Appropriately senior management will review these regularly to ensure their continued relevance and effectiveness.