Financial spread betting is a tax-efficient* way of trading on the price movements of forex, index, commodityshares and treasury instruments.

Spread betting is only available in the UK and is popular as it allows you to speculate on financial markets without buying or selling the underlying asset. With financial spread betting, you place a bet based on whether you think the price of an instrument will go up or down. If the price moves in the direction you predicted, you can make a profit, if it moves in the opposite direction you could make a loss. Learn more about financial spread betting


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