Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% 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.

Start trading CFDs with CMC Markets

Create an account for free – no minimum deposit required

  • Thousands of instruments including forex, indices, commodities and shares 
  • Powerful charting and innovative trading tools
  • Never miss an opportunity with our enhanced mobile trading app
  • No stamp duty to pay on CFD trades*
  • Live, award-winning support around the clock, whenever the markets are open
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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.

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Value for money

We offer competitive and reliable 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.

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More opportunities

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

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Nearly 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.

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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.

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Multiple award-winners

We have won over 50 awards worldwide over the last two years – 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.

98% of calls answered in under 20 seconds

When there's a market open, we are too

What are CFDs?

A CFD is a cash-settled leveraged product that tracks the price movement of a financial market, such as indices,forex, commodities, shares and treasuries. A key feature of trading leveraged products is that you only have to put down a small deposit for a much larger market exposure, and as such there is the potential to magnify profits, as well as losses, which can exceed deposits.

When you trade CFDs, you don’t buy or sell the underlying asset or product. Instead, you speculate on whether the price of that product will rise or fall. We offer CFDs on thousands of global instruments, and you can buy or sell a number of units depending on whether you think prices will go up or down.

For every point the price moves in your favour, you gain multiples of the number of units you have bought or sold. For every point the price moves against you, you make a loss.
Find out more about CFD trading

Why trade CFDs with CMC Markets?

  • Access thousands of global CFD instruments
  • Trade on our award-winning Next Generation platform and mobile apps
  • Manage your risk with our range of stop orders, including guaranteed stop-loss orders
  • Tight spreads from 0.7 points on FX and 1 point on major indices
  • Low margins from 3.3% on our FX and 5% on indices CFDs
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Create an account for free with no minimum deposit required

Earn cash rebates as you trade^

  • Trade high-volumes and earn cash rewards
  • Earn rebates on forex, index and commodity trades
  • We paid £15.7m globally to our clients in 2017-18

Trade CFDs with a reputed global provider


active clients worldwide across all account types


trades per annum across all products


global offices

Winner 2017

Platform Features

Investment Trends 2017 UK Leverage Trading Report

Winner 2017

Mobile Phone/Tablet Platform

Investment Trends 2017 UK Leverage Trading Report

Winner 2017

Financial Services Provider of the Year

Shares Awards

Winner 2017

Best Online Trading Platform

Shares Awards

Winner 2017

Best Spread Betting & CFD Education Tools

ADVFN International Financial Awards

Winner 2017

Best Spread Betting Provider

Wealth & Money Management Awards

Winner 2017

Best Spread Betting Provider

Investment & Wealth Management Awards

Winner 2017

Best Forex Trading Support

UK Forex Awards

Awarded Best Platform Features and Best Mobile Phone/Tablet Platform, among spread betters, CFD and FX traders.

Investment Trends 2017 UK Leverage Trading Report

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

^Professional clients only. Terms and conditions apply.

Awarded Best Customer Service, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2017 UK Leverage Trading Report.

Spreads may widen and margins may increase in volatile markets