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.
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The UK’s best trading platform*, for committed traders

We've built our online trading platform to be powerful and easy to use. It combines  leading-edge features and security, lightning-fast execution**, and best-in-class insight and analysis. Designed to support any strategy.

CMC Markets' web-based trading platform for mobile and desktop
FCA regulated

FCA regulated

FSCS protected

Protected up to £85,000^

ftse 250 listed

ftse 250 listed

Trading to suit your strategy

Web platform

Web platform

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

Mobile trading apps

Mobile trading apps

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



Automate trades with trading robots and access a suite of add-ons.


The trading platform that supports your risk/reward strategy

Our range of risk-management options help you stay in control, as you set your own limits and stay on top of the latest market movements.

Comprehensive range of order types

As well as market orders, define your exit prices using stops and take-profit orders, along with options such as trailing stops, partial close-out, and boundary orders.

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Price alerts

Track the markets that matter to you and make sure you always know the latest movements.

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Guaranteed stop-loss orders

Get 100% certainty that your stop-loss will be executed at the price you choose.

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Hedge your trades

Hedge a physical position in the underlying market, or open a new 'sell' trade to offset the potential risk of loss from an existing 'buy' trade.

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100% automated execution

You can be sure your trade will be filled with no dealer intervention.

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Trade from charts

Enter and close positions, update your limit and stop orders directly from charts.

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Pinpoint pricing

We've invested over £100m into our trading platform, creating pioneering technology that puts cutting-edge software in your hands.


One-click trading

Set your default position size and enter with a single 'click'.

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Minimal slippage

Automated execution in 0.0030s**

Wherever possible we fill your trade and always at the price you see.


Platform stability

We consistently achieve core platform uptime, allowing you to focus on your trading.



We crunch 225m prices every day, from up to 14 feeds from tier one liquidity providers.

Markets move, so should you

The markets are always moving, so your CMC account is packed with features that make sure you're in control. Whether you're at work, or on the go, stay on top of your trades.

Price alerts
Price alerts

Track the markets that matter to you, and make sure you always know the latest movements.


Create your own watchlists to keep an eye on your favourite stocks, see the biggest risers and fallers, and discover what's trending.

Price alerts
Mobile trading

Manage trades through our mobile app and fit trading into your lifestyle.

Mobile trading
99.5%+ uptime

Consistently ultra-reliable, even in times of high volatility.

See art in opportunity

Whether you plan your trading at the weekend or intraday during the session, a CMC Markets account offers everything you need to make sure you're ready to trade.

Industry-leading charting

Compare the performance of instruments with over 100 technical indicators.

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Pattern recognition scanner

From wedges to trend lines, scan for patterns on over 11,00 instruments.

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Economic calendar

Stay up to date with the latest events likely to impact the markets.

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Gauge market sentiment

See how your peers are moving on your favourite markets.

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Morningstar equity research & Reuters news

Complimentary access to all the latest information through the day.

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Your space, your place

Choose your own trading setup by customising the platform to suit your individual style.

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  • Editable auto stop-loss order Choose the percentage that works for you.
  • Default trade sizes Set your own limits.
  • Charting templates Use the charts that match your style.
  • Dashboards Use custom dashboards for different scenarios, deep analysis or live trading.
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Unlock your potential

With our new premium membership, CMC Alpha, you'll join a community of like-minded traders who receive all these benefits (and more). 

Discover Alpha

Discounts on spread costs

Save from 5% to 28.6% on spreads with our tiered-volume fee discount scheme. As an Alpha member, you'll automatically default to Tier 3 membership at the start of each calendar month.

Learn more about CMC Price+

Premium support

Priority client service from our dedicated London-based team.

The Financial Times subscription

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Stay informed with global market news thanks to a free subscription on us.

Access to market experts

Speak to and learn from experts such as Michelle Schneider, Jack Schwager and more, through our exclusive webinars, roundtables, and events.

Michelle Schneider

Jack Schwager

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Ready to trade on our online trading platform?

Sign up for a CMC Markets account and join more than 300,000 global clients. With a live account, you can start spread betting or CFD trading as soon as you've funded your account.

Looking to hone your intuition, test your strategy, or get a taste of the features on offer on our platform? Try a demo account and trade with £10,000 of virtual funds.



What is the best trading platform for beginners?

Our award-winning Next Generation trading platform comes with a wealth of materials on spread bets, CFDs, strategies, tips, and costs to help both beginner and professional traders get started. Trade on the UK’s best web-based platform* now by opening an account.

What trading platforms can I use?

We have two trading platforms that users can explore: Next Generation and MetaTrader 4. You can trade CFDs on both platforms and also spread bet tax-free† on Next Generation, with access to a wide range of forex pairs, indices, commodities, shares and ETFs. Compare our web-based platforms to see which suits you better.

Why use a trading platform?

A derivative trading platform, such as our Next Generation platform, allows to you speculate on both sides of the markets using spread bets and CFDs without the need to directly interact with a broker. You can also take advantage of advanced technical and fundamental analysis tools to assist your trading strategy. With our online trading platform, trades can be executed in a single click and at lightning-fast execution speeds**. Learn more about how to use Next Generation with our video platform tutorials.

What is a trading platform?

A trading platform allows you to purchase a number of CFD (contracts for difference) units or a pre-determined amount per point of movement (for your spread bet stake) for a particular instrument, such as a currency pair, index or commodity, allowing you to speculate on its short-term price movements without the need to purchase the underlying asset. Learn more about our spread betting platform and CFD trading platform.

*No.1 Web-Based Platform, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2022; No.1 Platform Technology and Professional Trading, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2021; Best In-House Analysts, Professional Trader Awards 2021; Rated Highest for Trading Ideas & Strategies, Seminars & Webinars, Trade Signals Package and Ease of Account Application/Opening, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2020 UK Leverage Trading Report; Best Platform Features, Best Mobile/Tablet App, rated highest for Charting, Investment Trends 2019 UK Leverage Trading Report.
**0.0030s CFD median trade execution time, 2020-2021 CMC Markets financial year.
^FSCS 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.
Core platform uptime, 1 January-31 December 2020.
308,644 active spread betting, CFD and stockbroking clients, CMC Markets plc annual report 2021. 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.