Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 77% 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 spreads

We offer competitive spreads on our spread betting instruments, including major FX pairs from 0.7 points, major indices from 1 point and crude oil from 2.5 points.

Spreads on popular instruments

View at a glance the competitive spreads on some of our most traded instruments.


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Why CMC Markets?

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Professional charting, powerful tools and innovative platform navigation

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Robust risk-management functions including guaranteed stop-loss orders

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What is the spread in spread betting?

The spread represents the difference between the buy and sell price of an asset. Find out more about the spread in trading, or to see some real-life examples, read our guide on 'what is spread betting?'.

How does CMC make its money?

Our income primarily comes from our spreads, while other fees, such as overnight holding costs, make a minor contribution to 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.

What costs should I be aware of?

There are a number of costs to consider when spread betting, 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 on expiring forward trades, and guaranteed stop-loss order charges (if you use this risk-management tool). Find out more about our trading fees.

Should I spread bet or trade CFDs?

To learn more about whether a spread bet or CFD account is right for you, read our in-depth comparison of spread betting vs CFD trading.