Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 66% 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.

Spread betting margins

Find all our current margin rates across the most popular spread betting instruments.

New to spread betting? Learn how to calculate spread betting margins.

Margin rates

See our spread betting​ margin rates for our most traded forex pairs​, indices​, commodities​ and treasuries​. 

Forex

Instrument Margin rate from
3.3%
3.3%
3.3%
5%

Indices

Instrument Margin rate from
5%
5%
5%
5%

Commodities

Instrument Margin rate from
5%
10%
10%
10%

Treasuries

Instrument Margin rate from
3.3%
3.3%
3.3%
3.3%

Shares

Our margins on shares start from 20% for UK and US shares. For more information, view our shares product details.

Different margin rates apply for large position sizes on shares. The margin rate depends on which tier the position size falls under. View full details of our margin rates in the product library section of our trading platform.

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Spread betting margin

Spread betting using margin allows you to open a position by only depositing a percentage of the full value of the position. This means that your losses will be amplified and you could lose more than your deposits. Profits and losses are relative to the full value of your position. Spread betting using margin is not necessarily for everyone and you should ensure you understand the risks involved and, if necessary, seek independent professional advice before placing any bets.

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FAQS

What should I know about spread betting leverage?

Leverage is the use of a smaller amount of capital to gain exposure to larger trading positions, also known as margin trading. Leverage can be used across a variety of financial markets. Our guide has all you need to know about spread betting leverage.

How can you calculate spread betting margin requirement?

Spread betting is a leveraged product, which means you only need to place a percentage of the full trade value to open a position. For example, if you placed a spread bet on a share you would need to deposit 20% of the full trade value as the margin requirement. Learn more about calculating spread betting margins.

What is the minimum stake size when spread betting?

To start spread betting, you will need to deposit enough capital into your account to cover the margin for the asset that you have chosen.

How can I start spread betting?

Open a spread betting demo account or spread betting live account with us. Accounts can be opened via our website or app.

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