Spread betting enables you to take a position on the rising or falling price movements of a financial market, without needing to acquire the underlying asset.
Spread betting is a leveraged product, which means you only need to deposit a percentage of the full value of the position. This has the effect of magnifying profits and losses, so you could lose more than your deposit.
|Asset Class||Number of instruments||Spreads from||Margins from|
|Shares & ETFs||9,000+||0.1%1||3%|
1This is our additional spread, built into the prices displayed on our platform, applicable upon execution of any order on a share spread bet. For US- and Canada-listed share spread bets there is a charge of 2 cents per share.
Spread betting is only available in the UK and Republic of Ireland and is exempt from stamp duty and capital gains tax
Contracts for difference (CFDs) is a derivative product which enables you to trade on the price movement of underlying financial assets (such as indices, shares and commodities).
|Asset class||Number of instruments||Spreads from||Margins from|
|Shares & ETFs||9,000+||0.10%1||3%|
1For share CFDs there is a commission charge on entry and exit of a trade.
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