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.

Complaints FAQs

What is the complaints procedure at CMC Markets?

Client queries and complaints

Our aim is to provide a high level of service to all our clients all of the time. We value all feedback and use it to enhance our products and services. We appreciate that from time to time, things can go wrong or there can be misunderstandings. We are committed to dealing with queries and complaints positively and sympathetically. Where we are at fault, we aim to put things right at the earliest opportunity.

Account queries

If you have a query regarding your account or your dealings with CMC Markets, you should notify the Client Management team as soon as is possible, by:

Email: clientmanagement@cmcmarkets.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 203 003 8588
Post: CMC Markets, 133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX

Our Client Management team will determine whether your query can be resolved immediately or if it will require further investigation. Most queries can be resolved immediately or within 24 hours. If your query requires further investigation, we will endeavour to contact you within five business days of the initial query to advise you of the outcome.

Complaints handling process

Where the initial query is not resolved to your satisfaction, or if you wish to make a complaint, you should notify our Client Management team by:

Email: clientmanagement@cmcmarkets.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3003 8588
Post: CMC Markets, 133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX

Once we have received your complaint, we will acknowledge receipt promptly by email. Your complaint will be handled by someone who was not directly involved with the subject of the complaint. We aim to resolve your complaint and inform you of the outcome as soon as possible. If we are unable to respond to your complaint within five business days of receiving it, we will update you on the status of your complaint until such a time as our investigation is complete.

If we are unable to resolve your complaint within eight weeks of receiving the complaint, we will contact you in writing to explain why we are not in a position to issue a final response to your complaint and provide an indication of when we expect to be able to provide one. We will also inform you that you can refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) and provide you with a copy of the FOS explanatory leaflet.

When investigating your complaint, we will take into account the subject matter of your complaint, the evidence you have provided, the evidence on our records and relevant guidance from our regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and from the FOS. We will write to you setting out the outcome of your complaint and supporting reasons, including details of how we have calculated any redress. We will also inform you that you can refer your complaint to the FOS if you remain dissatisfied and provide a copy of the FOS explanatory leaflet. If you would like the FOS to consider your complaint, you will need to refer it to them within six months of the date of our final response.

Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS)

Following our investigation of your complaint, if you remain dissatisfied or if we have been unable to provide a final response to your complaint within eight weeks of receiving it, you can refer it to the FOS. The FOS acts as an impartial adjudicator in the resolution of disputes with financial firms and the service is free of charge. The contact details for the FOS are as follows:

The Financial Ombudsman Service
Exchange Tower
London E14 9SR
Tel: 0800 0 234 567

Access the Financial Ombudsman Service website or contact them via email.

You can access a copy of the FOS explanatory leaflet at the following link: https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/publications/ordering-leaflet/leaflet


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