Hone your spread betting skills on our award-winning platform*
Value for money
We offer competitive and reliable pricing, with tight spreads and low margins†. Spread bet on key FX pairs like EUR/USD from 0.7 points, 1 point on major indices like the UK 100, and 0.3 points on Gold. Margin rates start from 3.3% for FX and 5% for indices.
Spread betting offers you the ability to diversify your portfolio with tax-free** trading on a huge range of forex pairs, stock indices, commodities, shares and treasuries.
Nearly 30 years' experience
Since launching in 1989, we’ve become one of the world's leading spread betting and CFD providers. As one of the industry's pioneers, you can be confident that when you're spread betting with us, you're spread betting with one of the best in the business.
Our unique online spread betting platform, Next Generation, has already won multiple awards and we're constantly working on new functionality, products and tools to enhance your experience.
We have won over 50 awards worldwide in the last two years, including Financial Services Provider of the Year at the 2016 Shares Awards. The awards recognise the quality of our service, and dedication to delivering innovation and technology, through our web-based trading platform and native mobile apps.
Spread betting is a tax-efficient way of speculating on the price movement of thousands of global financial markets (or instruments), including indices, currency pairs, commodities, shares and treasuries.
When you spread bet you take a position based on whether you think the price of an instrument will rise or fall, and make a profit or loss based on whether or not the market moves in your direction. Remember, losses can exceed deposits.
You don't buy or sell the underlying asset you wish to trade, such as a physical share or commodity. Instead you place a bet based on whether you think the price of the market will go up or down in value. If you think the value of a share or commodity will rise, you would open a long position (buy). Conversely, if you think the share or commodity will fall in value, you would take a short position (sell).
Losses can exceed deposits on a live account
Losses can exceed your deposits on a live account
*Awarded Best Platform Features and Best Mobile Phone/Tablet Platform; ranked highest for Platform Reliability and Charting, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2017 UK Leverage Trading Report; Best Online Trading Platform, Shares Awards 2016; Best Forex Trading Platform, UK Forex Awards 2016.
**Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
^Awarded Best Customer Service, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2017 UK Leverage Trading Report.
†Spreads may widen and margins may increase in volatile markets.