78% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Spread betting

Access the financial markets tax-free* with our spread betting platform.  You can spread bet on forex, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries.

New to spread betting? Learn more with our introduction to spread betting.

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Spread bet on over 9,500 instruments

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Competitive spreads

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Robust risk management tools

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100% automated execution 

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What is spread betting?

Spread betting enables you to take a position on the price movements of a financial market, whether it's rising or falling, without owning the underlying asset.

Spread betting is a leveraged product, which means that you will need to deposit an amount of money known as margin. The margin you will be required to deposit reflects a percentage of the full value of the position. On our platform this is referred to as the position margin.

Ready to start trading? Open a spread betting account. Losses can exceed deposits.
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Spread bet on over 9,500 instruments

Our award-winning spread betting platform provides access to more than 9,500 instruments. Spread bet on FX, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries – with competitive spreads from 0.7 points on EUR/USD and USD/JPY and 1-point on the UK 100 and Germany 30.

Asset classNumber of instruments
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Forex330+0.7 points3.3%
Indices90+0.3 points5%
Commodities110+0.3 points5%
Shares9,000+0.10%20%
Treasuries50+1 point20%

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Risk management

Our extensive range of risk management tools include regular, trailing and guaranteed stop-loss orders (GSLOs). These tools enable you to manage risk, helping to secure potential profits and minimise losses. Unlike other stop-loss order types, GSLOs offer 100% certainty that a trade will close at an exact price, for a premium. If the GSLO is not triggered, the premium is refunded in full.

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Potential spread betting costs

Depending on which products you're trading, your risk-management approach and how long you hold a position for, there's a additional charge for holding a position overnight, and/or for adding a guaranteed stop-loss order.

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  • Professional charting, powerful tools and innovative platform navigation
  • 100% automated execution without dealer intervention
  • Robust risk management functions including guaranteed stop-loss orders

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Award-winning platform

Our spread betting platform combines innovative trading tools with an intuitive interface, and native mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android™ giving you access to your account wherever you are.

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*Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK​

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78% 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.