Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 73% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Start trading CFDs with the UK's leading CFD provider*​**

  • Trade CFDs on indices, forex, shares, commodities and treasuries​​
  • Analyse price performance with advanced charts​​, technical indicators and drawing tools​
  • Trade from anywhere with our CFD trading app​
  • You don’t pay stamp duty**​
  • Join 90,000​ clients worldwide​^​
CMC Markets

Enhanced mobile trading

Experience enhanced mobile trading with an app you can customise to suit your trading style, so you can keep track of the markets that matter to you and stay informed on the go. 

Value for money

We offer competitive pricing, with tight spreads and low margins‡. Trade CFDs on key FX pairs like EUR/USD from 0.7 points, 1 point on major indices like the UK 100, and 0.3 points on Gold. Our margin rates start from 3.3% for FX and 5% for index CFDs.

More opportunities

CFD trading offers you the ability to diversify your portfolio with leveraged trading on a huge range of forex, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries.

Over 30 years' experience

Since launching in 1989, we’ve become one of the world's leading CFD trading and spread betting providers. As one of the industry's pioneers, you can be confident that when you're trading CFDs with us, you're trading with one of the best in the business.

Intuitive platform

Our unique online CFD trading platform, Next Generation, has already won multiple awards and we’re consistently working on new functionality, products and trading tools to enhance your CFD trading experience.

Multiple award-winners

We’ve continued to win multiple awards globally over recent years, which is a recognition of the quality of our service, and dedication to delivering innovation and technology through our web-based trading platform and native mobile apps.

What are CFDs?


Contract for difference (CFDs) is a popular type of derivative trading that enables you to take a position on the rising and falling prices of financial markets (such as forex, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries). ​

CFDs are a leveraged product, which allows you to ‘trade on margin​’ using leverage, so you only need to deposit a percentage of the full value of your position to enter the trade. While trading on margin allows you to magnify your returns, losses will also be magnified as they are based on the full value of the position. Learn more about CFDs >

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Why trade CFDs with CMC Markets?

Dedicated support, 24 hours a day

We're No.1 for customer service*

Dedicated support, 24 hours a day

30+ years' industry experience

Dedicated support, 24 hours a day

Trade CFDs anywhere with our award-winning app*

Dedicated support, 24 hours a day

Listed on the London Stock Exchange

More reasons to trade CFDs with CMC >​​​​

CMC Markets

Best CFD trading platform winner

  • Trade CFDs on over 10,000 instruments
  • You can go long or short on all instruments
  • Trade a range of asset classes, all from one account
  • Competitive spreads from 0.7 points on forex and 1 point on major indices
  • Margin rates from 3.3% on forex CFDs and 5% on indices
  • Use features like guaranteed stop-loss orders to manage risk

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*No1 Web-Based Platform, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2020; Best Telephone & Best Email Customer Service, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD & FX traders, Investment Trends 2020 UK Leverage Trading Report; Best Platform Features & Best Mobile/Tablet App, Investment Trends 2019 UK Leverage Trading Report.

**Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.​

^Includes CFD trading, spread betting (UK & Ireland) and stockbroking (Australia).​

‡Spreads may widen and margins may increase in volatile markets.​

​***We won Best CFD Provider of the Year, Shares Awards 2020​.