Trade forex on an award-winning platform*

Open a CFD or spread betting account to start trading FX

  • Spread bet or trade CFDs on over 300 major, minor and exotic FX pairs
  • Spreads from just 0.7 points on EUR/USD and USD/JPY
  • Powerful charting and innovative trading tools
  • Trade forex on the move with our mobile and tablet apps
  • Award-winning support** around the clock, whenever the markets are open
CMC Markets
CMC Markets

You are our focus

Our goal is to offer you a superior forex trading experience. We're passionate about online forex trading, constantly innovating and aiming to improve how our clients invest in the financial markets.

CMC Markets

Value for money

We offer competitive and reliable pricing, with tight spreads and low margins. Spread bet or trade CFDs on key forex pairs like EUR/USD from 0.7 points and GBP/USD from 0.9 points. Forex margin rates start from 0.20%.

CMC Markets

Advanced charting

Powerful charting offers a host of features to support your forex trading, including multiple chart types, over 80 technical indicators and drawing tools, pattern recognition and our chart forum community.

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Over 27 years' experience

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

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Intuitive platform

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

CMC Markets

Multiple award-winners

We have won over 50 awards worldwide in 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

How does forex trading work?

Foreign exchange trading, also known as FX or forex, is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another. The forex market is not based in a central location or exchange, so it's open 24 hours a day from Sunday night through to Friday night. 

Forex is always traded in pairs. When trading forex, you always speculate on whether the price of the base currency will rise or fall against the counter currency. So with GBP/USD if you think GBP (the base currency) will rise against USD, you 'go long' (buy) the currency pair. Alternatively, if you think GBP will fall against USD (or that USD will rise against GBP), you 'go short' (sell) the currency pair.

If you were right (that is if you went long GBP/USD and GBP went up in value against USD), you would make a profit. If the trade went against you, however, you would make a loss, which could exceed your deposits.

Forex is available to trade as a CFD or spread bet and is traded using leverage, which means your potential profits are magnified as well as your losses.

Why spread bet with CMC Markets?

  • Huge choice of FX pairs, tradable around the clock
  • Competitive spreads and low margins from just 0.20%
  • 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
  • Award-winning customer service

Earn cash rebates on your FX trades^

  • Trade high-volumes and earn cash rewards
  • Earn rebates on forex, index & commodity trades
  • We paid £10.5m globally to our clients in 2015-16

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Losses can exceed deposits

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Losses can exceed your deposits

Winner 2016

Financial Services Provider of the Year

Shares Awards

Winner 2016

Best Online Trading Platform

Shares Awards

Winner 2016

Best Forex Trading Platform

UK Forex Awards

Winner 2016

Best Forex Binary Options Broker

UK Forex Awards 2015

Winner 2016

Best Spread Betting and CFD Education Tools

ADVFN International
Financial Awards

Winner 2016

Best Mobile/Tablet Application

Online Personal Wealth Awards

Winner 2016

Mobile trading

Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report

Winner 2016

Platform features

Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report

Awarded 'Best Platform Features' and 'Best Mobile Trading', among spread betters, CFD and FX traders.

Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report

*Awarded 'Best Platform Features' and 'Best Mobile Trading', based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report; 'Best Online Trading Platform', Shares Awards 2016; 'Best Forex Trading Platform', UK Forex Awards 2016; and 'Best Mobile/Tablet Application', Online Personal Wealth Awards 2016.

**Awarded 'Best Customer Service', based on highest user satisfaction among CFD traders, Investment Trends 2016 UK Leveraged Trading Report and 'Best Forex Customer Service', UK Forex Awards 2015.

^Terms and conditions apply.

Spreads may widen and margins may increase in volatile markets.


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Spread betting and CFD trading can result in losses that exceed your deposits. Ensure you understand the risks.