Spread betting shares in the UK requires you to trade with leverage. This means that you only need to deposit a percentage of the full trade value in order to open a position, which is known as your deposit. In turn, this gives you better exposure to the stock market without having to physically purchase and own the asset, as it may decline in value over a period of time.
After registering for a live spread betting account, you will have access to over 7,750 shares and ETFs on our online trading platform, Next Generation. You will need to fund your account before opening any live positions. You can then choose your preferred asset and place a buy or sell order, depending on which direction you think the market will head in.