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More than just a platform

Precision pricing

We aggregate pricing from 18 different feeds to get you the most accurate price

Minimal slippage

With fully automated, lightning-fast execution in 0.0075 seconds**

99.9% fill rate^

No partial fills or manual dealer intervention, regardless of your trading size

Dedicated customer service

UK based, award-winning service 24/5, whenever you're trading

Crypto indices

Take a view across our full range, top or emerging cryptocurrencies with a single trade

Tax-free trading

Pay no capital gains tax on profits from cryptocurrency spread bets†

See our cryptocurrency trading costs

Whatever you trade, costs matter. We're committed to keeping our costs as competitive and transparent as possible, whether you trade on bitcoin, ethereum or our cryptocurrency indices.

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Increase your exposure to the cryptocurrency market


Expecting big things from Crypto? We've grouped different cryptocurrencies together in order to create three new crypto baskets, allowing you to trade on multiple cryptos with a single position.

Crypto share baskets

The platform built for cryptocurrency trading

Fast execution, exclusive insights and accurate signals are vital to your success as a cryptocurrency trader. Our award-winning trading platform was built with the successful trader in mind.

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Award-winning app
Industry-leading charting

Our charting package ranked highest for charting in the 2019 Investment Trends survey. Choose from over 115 technical indicators and drawing tools, more than 70 patterns and 12 in-built chart types.

Advanced order execution

We offer a range of advanced order types, including trailing and guaranteed stop losses, partial closure, market orders and boundary orders on every trade, so you have the flexibility to trade your way.

Client sentiment

Our client sentiment tool shows you where the market is bullish and where it's bearish, based on real-time trades. Identify trends based on how that sentiment changes over time across our whole client base or just our top traders.

Award-winning app*

Trade whether you're on the move or in the office with the industry's best mobile app, complete with full-order ticket functionality and mobile-optimised charts and tools.


Best Platform Features

Investment Trends Report 2013-2019 UK Leverage Trading Report


Highest Overall Customer Satisfaction

Investment Trends Report 2013-2019 UK Leverage Trading Report


Best Mobile/Tablet App

Investment trends 2013-2019 UK Leverage Trading Report



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New to trading?

Is it free to open an account?

There's no cost when opening a live spread betting or CFD trading account. You can also view prices and use tools such as charts, Reuters news or Morningstar quantitative equity reports, free of charge. However, you will need to deposit funds in your account to place a trade.

Is CMC Markets regulated by the FCA?

Yes, CMC Markets UK plc (registration number 173730) and CMC Spreadbet plc (registration number 170627) are fully authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. Retail client money is held in segregated client bank accounts and money held on behalf of clients is distributed across a range of major banks, which are regularly assessed against our risk criteria.

Is CMC Markets covered by the FSCS?

Yes, your eligible deposits with CMC Markets are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensations Scheme (FSCS), the UK's deposit guarantee scheme. If CMC Markets ever went into liquidation, retail clients would have their share of segregated money returned, minus the administrators' costs in handling and distributing these funds. Any shortfall of funds up to £85,000 may be compensated under the FSCS.

How does CMC Markets protect my money?

As a CMC client, your money is held separately from CMC Markets' own funds, so that under property, trust and insolvency law, your money is protected. Therefore your money is unavailable to general creditors of the firm, if the firm fails.

Where do your prices come from?

Our automated pricing engine collates and checks thousands of prices per second, streamed from our liquidity providers. The most representative price is then used to create the quotes on our platform. Our pricing aims to mirror the underlying market.
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How does CMC Markets make money?

Our income primarily comes from our spreads, while other fees, such as overnight holding costs, make a minor contribution to overall revenue.

We never aim to profit from our clients' losses. Our aim is to build long-term relationships by providing the best possible trading experience through our technology and customer service.

New to cryptocurrency trading?

What is a cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency is a type of digital money created from code. They function autonomously, outside of traditional banking and government systems.
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How to trade cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrency trading is the process of speculating on a digital currency's price movements. Cryptocurrencies can be traded without owning the asset via a spread betting or CFD trading account, or can be bought and sold on crypto exchanges.

See our cryptocurrency trade examples

What are the costs involved in trading on cryptocurrencies?

There are a number of costs to consider when spread betting or trading CFDs on cryptocurrencies, including spread costs, holding costs (for trades held overnight - this is essentially a fee for the funds we 'lend you' to cover the leveraged portion of the trade) and guaranteed stop-loss order charges (if you use this risk-management tool).
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What is leveraged trading?

One of the advantages of spread betting and CFD trading is that you only need to deposit a percentage of the full value of your position to open a trade, known as trading on leverage. Remember, trading on leverage can amplify profits and losses, so it's important to manage your risk.

Why spread betting?

Spread betting allows you to trade tax-free on a wide range of financial markets 24 hours a day, from Sunday nights through to Friday nights. Trade on your phone, tablet, PC or Mac on a wide range of instruments using leverage. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

What are the risks of cryptocurrency trading?

You can lose all of your capital - leveraged trading means that both profits and losses are based on the full value of the position.

Risk of account close out - market volatility and rapid changes in price can cause the balance of your account to change quickly, and if you do not have sufficient funds in your account to cover these situations, there is a risk that your positions will be automatically closed by the platform.

Market volatility and gapping - financial markets may fluctuate rapidly, which can result in market gapping. This may mean that stop-loss orders are executed at unfavourable prices. Cryptocurrencies can be particularly susceptible to volatility, so it’s important to understand the risks before you start trading. Learn more about the risks involved in trading on cryptocurrencies.