Spread betting margins

View at a glance the current margin rates across popular spread betting instruments.​

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See the margin rates for our most traded forex, indices, commodities and treasuries instruments. 


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View our forex margins rates


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UK 1000.20%
US 300.20%
US SPX 5000.20%
Germany 300.20%

View our indices margins rates


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Crude Oil West Texas - Cash0.75%
Crude Oil Brent – Cash0.75%

View our commodities margin rates


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UK Gilt – Cash0.25%
Euro Bund – Cash0.25%
US T-Bond – Cash0.5%
Euro Bobl – Cash0.25%

View our treasuries margin rates

Our margin rates on shares start from 3% for UK shares and 5% on US shares. For more information, view our shares product details.

​​Different margin rates apply for large position sizes. The margin rate depends on which tier the position size falls under. You can view full details of our margin rates for each product within the product library section of our trading platform.​

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​​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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