Rates and bonds trading

Trade on over 50 government bond and interest-rate instruments with leverage on our award-winning spread bet and CFD platform. With tight spreads, lightning-fast execution and the highest customer satisfaction in the industry.*

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More than a bonds trading platform

Over 50 global rates & bonds

Spread bet and trade CFDs on interest rates and government debt obligations, such as gilts, bonds, bunds and treasury notes.

Minimal slippage

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

No partial fills

And never any dealer intervention, regardless of your trading size.

99.9% fill rate^

Almost all of our rate & bond trades fill with no dealer intervention, regardless of your trading size.

Dedicated customer service

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

Trade out of hours

Favourites like the US T-Bond trade up to 23 hours a day, so you don't have to stop when the underlying markets do.

50+ rates and bonds at your fingertips

Get exposure to interest rates and government debt obligations, with spreads from as low as 1 point.

Other popular treasuries

Our bonds trading costs

Whatever you trade, costs matter. We’re committed to keeping our costs as competitive and transparent as possible, whether you trade on the US T-Note, UK Gilt or Eurodollar.

Instrument Min spread Holding cost (Buy) Holding cost (Sell) Margin rate
- 3 - - 3.3%
- 3 - - 3.3%
- 1.5 - - 3.3%
- 1.5 - - 3.3%
Instrument Min spread Holding cost (Buy) Holding cost (Sell) Margin rate
- 2 - - 3.3%
- 2 - - 3.3%
- 4 - - 3.3%
- 1 - - 3.3%
- 2 - - 3.3%
Instrument Min spread Holding cost (Buy) Holding cost (Sell) Margin rate
- 1 - - 20%
- 2 - - 20%
- 1 - - 20%

The platform built for bonds trading

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

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.

Reuters news and analysis

Award-winning app*

WINNER2019

Best Platform Features

Investment Trends 2013-2019 ​UK​ Leverage Trading Report

WINNER2019

Highest Overall Customer Satisfaction

Investment Trends 2013-2019 ​UK Leverage Trading Report

WINNER2019

Best Mobile/Tablet App

Investment trends UK Leverage Trading Report

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Powerful trading wherever you are

Trade like you’re on a desktop, on your mobile. Our award-winning mobile trading app allows you to seamlessly open and close trades, track your positions, set up notifications and analyse mobile-optimised charts.

FAQs

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. You can find out more about the costs of placing a trade here

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 administrator's 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 on bonds and rates aim 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 our 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 rates and bonds trading?

What are bonds?

A bond is a fixed-income instrument, or debt security, and represents a long-term lending agreement between a borrower and lender – effectively an ‘IOU’. The bond issuer is often a corporation or a government, and the funds are used to finance a project or operation.
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What are the costs of trading on treasuries?

There are a number of costs to consider when spread betting and CFD trading, including spread costs, holding costs (for trades held overnight which is essentially a fee for the funds you borrow to cover the leveraged portion of the trade), rollover costs (for expiring forward positions) and guaranteed stop-loss order charges (if you use this risk-management tool).
Find out more about our costs

What is leveraged trading?

One of the advantages of spread betting and trading CFDs 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 also amplify 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.