Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69% 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, CFDs, OTC options or any of our other products work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Open a live spread betting account

Spread bet on the financial markets, including indices, forex, commodities, shares and treasuries, at home or on the go.

Join over 300,000 global clients1
Awarded Best Platform Features & Best Mobile/Tablet App2
Profits are free from capital gains tax and stamp duty3
FCA Regulated
Protected Up To £85,0004
FTSE 250 Listed
BEST CFD PROVIDEROnline Money Awards
Best Spread Betting ProviderThe City of London Wealth Management

Just enter your email address and a password to create your demo account, then deposit funds to access the live markets.


Get to know the platform by exploring the product library, charts, watchlists, order tickets, analyst insights and more.


Our unique UK spread betting platform​ and app have the functionality, products and tools you need.

What is spread betting?

Spread betting is a tax-efficient3 way of speculating on the price movement of thousands of global financial markets (or instruments). When you spread bet, you take a ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ position based on whether you think the price of an instrument will rise or fall, and make a profit or loss depending on which direction the market moves. The difference between the buy price and sell price is referred to as the spread.

Why spread bet with us?

Enhanced mobile trading

Customise our app to suit your trading style, and keep track of the markets that matter to you.

More opportunities

Spread betting offers you the ability to diversify your portfolio.

Trade with leverage

Deposit from just 3.3% of the full value of your position to open a trade.

London-based client support

Our award-winning client services team2 is online 24/5, whenever you need us.

The ideal platform for spread betters

Web Trading Platform

Trade using multiple screens with access to our entire range of features.

Mobile Trading App

Trade on-the-go with charting, full order-ticket features, and real-time alerts.

Explore our trading apps

Access 12,000+ financial instruments


Trade on products that mirror popular markets like the FTSE and more.

More on indices

Access to more pairs than anywhere else on the world's largest, most liquid market.2

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Trade on favourites like Gold, Silver, Brent & West Texas Crude Oil.

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Speculate on the performance of the world's largest companies, from Apple to Walmart.

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Gain exposure to a range of instruments in a single transaction with our range of more than 1,000 ETFs.

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50+Rates & bonds

Take a position on over 50 interest rates and government debt obligations.

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Exclusive to CMC
28Share baskets

Trade the next big trend. Take your pick from our exclusive, low-cost thematic portfolios.

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30+ years of industry experience.
275,000+ global clients1.

Ready to start spread betting?

Open a live account to access 12,000+ instruments.

Do you have any questions?

Call us:

+44 (0)20 7170 8200

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1310,363 active clients, CMC Markets financial year 2021-2022. Active clients represent those individual clients who have traded with or held CFD or spread bet positions, or who traded on the stockbroking platform, on at least one occasion during the financial year.2Best CFD Provider, Online Money Awards 2022; Awarded No.1 Platform Technology, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2022; No.1 Web-Based Platform, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2021; Best Spread Betting Provider, The City of London Wealth Management Awards 2021; Best Phone Customer Service & Best Email Customer Service, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2020 UK Leverage Trading Report.3Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.4FSCS is an independent body that offers protection to customers of financial services firms that have failed. The compensation amount may be up to £85,000 per eligible person, per firm. Eligibility conditions apply. Please contact the FSCS for more information.