Spread betting margins

View at a glance the current margin rates across popular spread betting products.​

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See the margin rates for our most traded forex, indices, commodities and treasuries instruments.

Please note: we are temporarily changing margin rates and position sizes across all tiers on euro- and sterling-denominated forex pairs and major European indices, including the UK 100, from 3pm on Friday 22 September, 2017.
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Product Margin rate from
EUR/USD 0.20%
GBP/USD 0.20%
USD/JPY 0.20%
AUD/USD 0.20%

View our forex margins rates


Product Margin rate from
UK 100 0.20%
US 30 0.20%
US SPX 500 0.20%
Germany 30 0.20%

View our indices margins rates


Product Margin rate from
Gold 0.50%
Silver 1.00%
Crude Oil West Texas - Cash 0.75%
Crude Oil Brent – Cash 0.75%

View our commodities margin rates


Product Margin rate from
UK Gilt – Cash 0.25%
Euro Bund – Cash 0.25%
US T-Bond – Cash 0.5%
Euro Bobl – Cash 0.25%

View our treasuries margin rates

​Different margin rates apply for large position sizes. The margin rate depends on which tier the position size falls under. You can view full details of our margin rates for each product within the product library section of our trading platform.

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​​Spread betting using margin allows you to open a position by only depositing a percentage of the full value of the position. This means that your losses will be amplified and you could lose more than your deposits. Profits and losses are relative to the full value of your position. Spread betting using margin is not necessarily for everyone and you should ensure you understand the risks involved and if necessary seek independent professional advice before placing any bets.

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