Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Demo Accounts

Do you offer a demo account?

Yes, we offer a free demo account containing virtual funds. This allows you to try out our platform in a risk-free environment and practise trading strategies and techniques. Please note that our demo account doesn't display prices for share spread bets or CFDs.

All you need to do to open a demo account is provide a valid email address, your full name, phone number and password. Open a demo account now. Once you have opened a demo account, you will need to click on the verification link sent to your registered email address to activate it.

Will my demo account expire?

No, you can keep your demo account open for as long as you like, and use it to test strategies, even after you've opened a live account. Add more virtual funds at any time via the 'Payments' menu.

Please note that shares on a demo account are available for a limited period due to exchange restrictions. Once activated, you will be able to practise trading on shares for 30 days.

How do I open a live account?

You can apply from within the platform if you have a demo account with us. Once you're logged in, select the profile icon in the top left, and then the 'My Accounts' tab.

From the website, select the ‘Start trading’ button in the top right-hand side, or apply online here. Use your demo account login details to get started, and then follow the step-by-step instructions to apply for a live account.

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