Create a
Spread betting account

  • Spread bet on over 9500 forex, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries markets
  • Profits from spread betting are tax-free in the UK*
  • Competitive spreads and margins rates
  • Automated execution with no dealer intervention
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Losses can exceed your deposits.

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* Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK



Create a
CFD account

  • Trade over 10,000 shares, FX pairs, commodities, indices & treasuries
  • No stamp duty to pay on CFDs*
  • Low spreads and margin rates
  • Automated execution with no dealer intervention
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Losses can exceed your deposits.

Spread betting

Access the financial markets tax-free* with our spread betting platform.  You can spread bet on forex, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries.

New to spread betting? Learn more with our introduction to spread betting.

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Spread bet on over 9500 products

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Competitive spreads

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Award-winning 
​platform

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Robust risk management tools

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Earn cash rebates^

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100% automated execution 

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Losses can exceed your deposits

What is spread betting?

Spread betting enables you to take a position on the price movements of a financial market, whether it's rising or falling, without owning the underlying asset.

Spread betting is a leveraged product, which means that you will need to deposit an amount of money known as margin. The margin you will be required to deposit reflects a percentage of the full value of the position. On our platform this is referred to as the position margin.


Spread bet on over 9500 products

Our award-winning spread betting platform provides access to more than 9500 products. Spread bet on FX, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries – with competitive spreads from 0.7 points on EUR/USD and USD/JPY and 1-point on the UK 100 and Germany 30.

Asset classNumber of products
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Spreads from
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Margins from
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Forex3380.7 points0.20%
Indices870.3 points0.20%
Commodities1110.3 points0.75%
Shares90210.10%3%
Treasuries461 point0.25%

Demo account

Try spread betting with virtual funds in a risk-free environment.

Live account

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Losses can exceed your deposits

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Risk management

Our extensive range of risk management tools include regular, trailing and guaranteed stop-loss orders (GSLOs). These tools enable you to manage risk, helping to secure potential profits and minimise losses. Unlike other stop loss order types, for a premium, GSLOs offer 100% certainty that a trade will close at an exact price.

 More on risk management

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Potential spread betting costs

Depending on which products you're trading, your risk-management approach and how long you hold a position for, there's a additional charge for holding a position overnight, and/or for adding a guaranteed stop-loss order.

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Cash rebates

We offer monthly cash rebates if you spread bet in high volumes. If you meet our requirements for one asset class, such as indices, you automatically qualify for monthly rebates on FX and commodities as well. Conditions apply.

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  • An award-winning trading platform with native apps
  • Professional charting, powerful tools and innovative platform navigation
  • 100% automated execution without dealer intervention
  • Robust risk management functions including guaranteed stop-loss orders
  • Cash rebates for high-volume traders^

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Award-winning platform

Our spread betting platform combines innovative trading tools with an intuitive interface, and native mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android™ giving you access to your account wherever you are.

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*Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK​

Awarded 'Best Trading Platform Features', Investment Trends 2014 & 2015 UK Leveraged Trading Report, based on highest user satisfaction among spread bettors and FX traders; 'Best Mobile Platform', Investment Trends 2015 UK Leveraged Trading Report, based on highest user satisfaction among spread bettors, CFD traders and FX traders; 'Best Online Trading Platform', Shares Awards 2013 & 2014; 'Best Mobile/Tablet Trading Application', Shares Awards 2015; 'Best Mobile/Tablet Application', Online Personal Wealth Awards 2015

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Demo account

Try spread betting with virtual funds in a risk-free environment.

Live account

Access our full range of products, trading tools and features.

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Losses can exceed your deposits

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