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.

Important information

To ensure you are able to make the most use of all our platform features and have the best trading experience with CMC Markets, you should read the following:

Website terms of use

Access to website

These website terms (“Terms”) are between you, and us, CMC Markets UK plc and/or CMC Spreadbet plc. In these Terms we may refer to ourselves as “we”, “us”, “our”, “ours” or “ourselves”, as appropriate. Similarly, you may be referred to as “you”, “your “yours” or “yourself”, as appropriate in relation to these Terms.

The information on this website is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation. By using our site, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our site.

You should also take into account our additional website terms relating to your privacy and our use of cookies to enhance your web browsing experience:

Our Privacy Policy sets out how we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using this website, you consent to us processing this data and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate, and that you either own the data or have the express right to share the information with us.

Our Cookie Policy sets out information about the use of cookies and web beacons on the website.

This website and the copyright in all text, graphics, images, software and any other materials on this website is owned by CMC Markets UK plc ('CMC') or its licensors. You may only use the materials on this website solely for your own personal use and non-commercial purposes.

You may display on a computer screen or print extracts from this website for the above-stated purpose only and without alteration, addition or deletion. Except as expressly stated herein, you may not without CMC's prior written permission alter, modify, reproduce, distribute or commercially exploit any materials from the website.

You acknowledge that 'CMC Markets' and the CMC logo are trademarks of CMC. You may reproduce such trademarks without alteration on material downloaded from this website to the extent authorised above, but you may not otherwise use, copy, adapt or erase them without CMC's prior written permission. beacons on the website.

The names and logos of other companies appearing on this website may be the trademarks of third parties and are used by CMC with the permission of their respective owners.

Third parties materials and websites

This website may contain materials produced by third parties or links to other websites. Such materials and websites are provided by third parties and are not under CMC's direct control and CMC accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of any such third party materials or for the operation or content of other websites (whether or not linked to this website). You acknowledge that CMC shall be entitled to require you to remove any link from another website to this website which you install without obtaining CMC's prior written consent.


We may send notices to the email address provided to us by you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you notify us of any change to your email address. Any notice sent by us to your email address shall be deemed to have been delivered at the time of sending.


The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

CMC's liability

Although CMC updates the website on a regular basis, it does not warrant that the information or materials contained in the website are current or accurate or that any of the products or services featured on the website are available. CMC may change the materials appearing on this website at any time without notice.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable Terms, and that they comply with them.

Save as stated above in respect of the services, this website and all software and other materials on this website is provided to you on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis without warranty as to accuracy, timeliness or completeness. To the maximum extent permitted by law, all representations and warranties, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including without limitation any warranties or conditions of or related to accuracy, currency, merchantability, satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular or any purpose are hereby excluded.

Except in respect of our liability for fraud and injury or death of any person resulting from our negligence, CMC shall not be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence and breach of statutory duty), strict liability, or otherwise for any damage to your computer or computer system or settings, loss of data, revenue or profits, or for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever which you may suffer arising out of your use, delay in using, or inability to access this website, or in any other way connected with this website, including without limitation from the downloading of any software from this website. CMC disclaims any representation or warranty that the website or materials will meet your requirements or that the website or any software will be uninterrupted, secure or free from errors or viruses.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold CMC, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees harmless from any loss, cost, damage, claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party or incurred or suffered by CMC or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers or employees in connection with your use of the website in breach of these Terms or negligence.

Entire agreement

These Terms (and for live account holders the Terms of Business) contain the entire agreement between you and us relating to your access and use of this website. CMC may change these Terms at any time and will notify you of such changes by posting an updated version of these Terms on this website. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and if you use this website (including using the trading platform via a demo account) after any such changes are published, such use shall constitute your agreement to such changes.

Applicable law

These Terms shall be governed by English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising from this website.

We amend these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

Company details

The registration details of CMC Markets UK plc are:
Registered address: 133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX, United Kingdom
Registered in: England and Wales.​
​Registration Number: 02448409
​VAT Registration Number: 849 1757 83
​Email: clientmanagement@cmcmarkets.co.uk 

The registration details of CMC Spreadbet plc are:
Registered address: 133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX, United Kingdom
​Registered in: England and Wales
​Registration Number: 02589529
​VAT Registration Number: 849 1757 83
​Email: clientmanagement@cmcmarkets.co.uk 

Regulatory information

CMC Markets UK plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. It appears on the FCA's Register with registration number 173730.

CMC Spreadbet plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. It appears on the FCA's Register with registration number 170627.

Further information may be obtained from the FCA's Register by visiting the FCA's website: https://www.fca.org.uk/

Demo platform terms of use

These demo platform terms of use (“Terms”) are between you, and us, CMC Markets UK plc and/or CMC Spreadbet plc (“CMC”) as appropriate. In these Terms we may refer to ourselves as “we”, “us”, “our”, “ours” or “ourselves”, as appropriate. Similarly, you may be referred to as “you”, “your “yours” or “yourself”, as appropriate in relation to these Terms.

CMC’s demo account is a risk-free simulation of our trading platform. If you register for a demo account to trial CMC’s trading platform, CMC grants you a personal, nonexclusive, revocable and non-transferable licence, to access and make personal and non-commercial use of the demo platform for the limited purpose of trialling financial betting, contract for difference (“CFD”) and options trading in accordance with these Terms. No other rights are granted in respect of the platform.

The demo platform is for demonstration purposes only and any trades you place do not create any rights or obligations between us and you. The information, content and functionality including pricing and order execution of the demo platform may differ from the live CMC trading platform. CMC does not warrant that any information, content or functionality of the demo platform will display, operate or otherwise perform in the same way as the live CMC trading platform. Please note that shares on a CFD demo trading account are available for a limited period due to exchange restrictions.

By opening a demo account with CMC, you confirm that you will not:

(a) copy, reproduce, or duplicate the platform or any content or data displayed on the website;

(b) link to the platform;

(c) modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble (except and solely to the extent applicable law expressly and specifically prohibits such restrictions), or create derivative works based on the platform or any of its contents or any content or data displayed on the website;

(d) modify the operation of the platform;

(e) re-distribute, re-sell, re-transmit, publish, sub-licence, disclose, display or make commercial use of the platform or any content or data provided within the platform or website;

(f) download or copy account information other than if required to do so by an official body or for personal use;

(g) use data mining, robots or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the platform;

(h) attempt to gain unauthorised access to the platform, the server on which the platform is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the platform; or

(i) knowingly introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material or code which is malicious or technologically harmful;

(j) attack the platform via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

CMC reserves the right to indefinitely suspend your demo account and take other legal action against you if you commit any of the prohibited acts specified above.

These Terms and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with these Terms are governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear all and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with these Terms.

Marketing disclaimer

Any marketing material on this website (whether or not it states any opinions) is for general information purposes only, and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by CMC Markets or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person.

Although the information set out on this website is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, CMC Markets does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness. All information is indicative and subject to change without notice and may be out of date at any given time.  CMC Markets shall not be responsible for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein.

This material may include charts displaying financial instruments' past performance as well as estimates and forecasts. Any information relating to past performance of an investment does not necessarily guarantee future performance.

Unless otherwise stated, the prices used in this website are CMC Markets' own prices, and not those of third parties.

Legal notice: Reuters News (Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv)

CMC Markets

This notice relates to the Reuters newsfeed in our platform.

© [2021] Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Thomson Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is prohibited without the prior written consent of Thomson Reuters. www.thomsonreuters.com

© [2021] Refinitiv. Republication or redistribution of Refinitiv content, including by framing or similar means, is prohibited without the prior written consent of Refinitiv. Refinitiv is not liable for any errors or delays in Refinitiv content, or for any actions taken in reliance on such content. Refinitiv’s logo is a trademark of Refinitiv and its affiliated companies. www.refinitiv.com

1-Click trading terms of use

The 1-Click Trading feature allows you to open or close a CFD Margin Trade with just one click. Once a CFD Margin Trade size has been entered, clicking once on the buy or sell Price will send the Order straight through for processing.

You will not be asked to confirm the Order, it will be placed immediately (for more information on using 1-Click Trading, please refer our website).

Before you can use 1-Click Trading on your Account, you will need to carefully read and then accept these Terms of Use on the Platform.

Chart forum

The Chart Forum feature in our platform allows you to chat with fellow analysts and traders. To ensure the optimum running of the service safely, please read the rules carefully. 

These rules apply to you whether you are a client with a live account or a demo account user (although a demo account user has only “read-only” access to the Chart Forum). They summarise what we consider is acceptable and unacceptable content and use of the Chart Forum. We may update the rules from time to time, so please read them before posting any content on the Chart Forum. These rules will be available to you on the Chart Forum itself, should you need to refer back to them at any time.

Chart Forum Terms of Use

Summary of conflicts of interest policy

CMC Markets' conflicts of interest policy ("Policy") sets out the procedures and controls which help us identify, prevent and appropriately deal with conflicts of interest, whether actual, apparent or potential, in respect of our obligations to clients.


The objective of the Policy is to ensure that conflicts of interest within CMC Markets are identified, prevented and managed appropriately and, where necessary, disclosed in order to ensure the fair treatment of clients and compliance with the rules and principles of the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA").


This Policy applies to all of CMC Markets' FCA regulated activities and activities in connection with or for the purposes of such regulated activities, including outsourced activities provided by a third party. 

Identifying conflicts of interest

In assessing whether a conflict of interest has arisen, CMC Markets will consider, amongst other things, whether:

  • CMC Markets is likely to make a financial gain, or avoid a financial loss, at the expense of the client; or
  • an employee of CMC Markets is likely to make a financial gain, or avoid a financial loss, at the expense of the client; or
  • a client of CMC Markets is likely to make financial gain or avoid a financial loss at the expense of another client.

Managing conflicts of interest

A non-exhaustive list of some of the arrangements CMC Markets adopts in order to manage conflicts of interest are:

  • Segregation of duties and supervision for persons engaged in different business activities including procedures for ensuring appropriate communication between business units;
  • Personal account dealing restrictions applicable to all staff and their associates, regardless of seniority;
  • Controls over sources of remuneration for staff, including the maintenance of a remuneration strategy and input on the structuring of the bonus scheme;
  • Protocols to ensure that no improper inducements are given or received and proper inducements are disclosed appropriately;
  • Gifts and personal benefits procedures including a gift register recording the solicitation, offer or receipt of certain benefits;
  • External directorship policy, including the requirement for all external directorships and outside business interests to be declared; and
  • The provision of training to directors and employees of CMC Markets on conflicts of interest management.

Conflicts disclosure

If arrangements made by CMC Markets are not or cannot be sufficient to ensure, with reasonable confidence, that risks of damage to the interests of a client will be prevented, CMC Markets will disclose the general nature and/or source of conflicts of interest and the steps taken to mitigate those risk before undertaking business for/with the client.

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