Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 73% 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 and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Spread betting 

Spread betting enables you to take a position on the rising or falling price movements of a financial market, without needing to acquire the underlying asset.

Spread betting is a leveraged product, which means you only need to deposit a percentage of the full value of a position. This has the effect of magnifying profits and losses, so you could lose all of your capital.  ​

  • Instant access to spread bet on thousands of financial products 
  • Spread bet on our multi award-winning trading platform*
  • Margin rates from 3.3%  
  • Competitive spreads and commission-free trading
  • 100% automated execution 
  • Extensive risk management tools 

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Asset Class Number of instruments Spreads from Margins from
Forex 330+ 0.7 points 3.3%
Indices 80+ 0.3 points 5%
Commodities 100+ 0.3 points 5%
Shares & ETFs 9,000+ 0.1%1 20%
Treasuries 50+ 1 point 20%

1This is our additional spread, built into the prices displayed on our platform, applicable upon execution of any order on a share spread bet. For US- and Canada-listed share spread bets there is a charge of 1-4 cents per share.

Spread betting is only available in the UK and Republic of Ireland and is exempt from stamp duty and capital gains tax. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

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​Contracts for difference (CFDs) is a derivative product which enables you to trade on the price movement of underlying financial assets (such as indices, shares and commodities).

Asset class Number of instruments Spreads from Margins from
Forex 330+ 0.7 points 3.3%
Indices 80+ 0.3 points 5%
Commodities 100+ 0.3 points 5%
Shares & ETFs 9,500+ 0.10%1 20%
Treasuries 50+ 1 point 20%

1For share CFDs there is a commission charge on entry and exit of a trade. 

  • Access thousands of financial instruments
  • Trade CFDs on our multi award-winning platform*
  • Margins from 3.3% 
  • 100% automated execution 
  • Share CFD commissions from 0.10%1
  • Extensive suite of risk management tools

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