Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69% 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, CFDs, OTC options or any of our other products work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

The UK’s best CFD trading platform*

Trade CFDs with a live or demo account on our award-winning platform

Analyse price performance with advanced charts, technical indicators and drawing tools

Discover CFDs on more than 12,000 financial instruments, including indices, forex, shares, commodities and treasuries

Enjoy exclusive platform features, such as our trading forum, pattern recognition scanner and client sentiment tool

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How to start CFD trading



Complete and submit our straightforward online application form.



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Explore our CFD trading platform

Our CFD trading platform has won numerous awards, including No.1 Web-Based Platform*. With a range of chart types, layouts and technical tools, our online trading platform​ has a lot to offer:

Go long or short on thousands of instruments

Trade various asset classes from one account

Competitive spreads and margin rates

Use features like guaranteed stop-loss orders to manage risk

Why trade CFDs with CMC Markets?

We're No.1 for customer service*

30+ years' industry experience

You don't pay stamp duty**

New to trading? More reasons to trade CFDs

Best-in-class features*

Our industry-leading charts provide a host of features to support your analysis, including multiple chart types, over 115 technical indicators and drawing tools, pattern recognition and a chart forum community.

Technical analysis

Discover our fully-integrated technical analysis suite, giving you the tools you need to analyse the markets.

Price projection

Our pattern recognition tool allows you to search for common technical chart and candle patterns, providing a price projection.

Mobile charting

Our mobile charts, available on our iPhone, iPad and Android™ apps, include over 25 of the most popular technical indicators and 15 drawing tools.

Module linking

Group charts together, so that when you change the product shown in one chart, the other charts in the group will automatically update.


No.1 Web-based Platform



Best Trading App

Financial Times Investment & Wealth Management Awards


Highest Overall Customer Satisfaction

Investment Trends UK Leverage Trading Report


Best Platform Features

Investment Trends UK Leverage Trading Report

Use our CFD trading platform on-the-go

Trade comfortably at home and on-the-go

Range of notification types, including trading and price alerts

Customisable, responsive charts with multiple layouts for mobile and tablet devices

In-app support from our premier client services team