Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% 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.

CFD spreads & commissions

We offer competitive CFD spreads and commissions, with spreads on major FX pairs starting from 0.5 pips and commissions on shares from 0.1%.

Spreads on popular instruments

View the spreads for some of our most popular FX pairs, indices, commodities and treasuries.


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Share CFD commissions


Share CFDs attract a commission charge each time you enter and exit a trade. This charge varies depending on the country where the share product originates.

Country/marketCommission chargeMinimum commission charge
UK0.10%GBP 9.00
US2 cents per unitUSD 10.00
Australia0.10%AUD 7.00
Austria0.10%EUR 9.00
Belgium0.10%EUR 9.00
Canada2 centsCAD 10.00
Denmark0.10%DKK 90.00
Finland0.10%EUR 9.00
France0.10%EUR 9.00
Germany0.10%EUR 9.00
Hong Kong0.18%HKD 50.00
Ireland0.10%EUR 9.00
Italy0.10%EUR 9.00
Japan0.10%JPY 1,000
Netherlands0.10%EUR 9.00
Norway0.10%NOK 79.00
Portugal0.10%EUR 9.00
Singapore (SGD)0.10%SGD 10.00
Singapore (USD)0.10%USD 10.00
Spain0.10%EUR 9.00
Sweden0.10%SEK 89.00
Switzerland0.10%CHF 9.00

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Do you have to pay tax when CFD trading?

When trading CFDs you are liable to pay capital gains tax (CGT) on all profits. However, unlike traditional forms of trading such as share dealing, CFDs are exempt from stamp duty, as you do not own the underlying asset. You can also use CFDs to offset any losses against profits from other CGT liable investments. CFDs are therefore often utilised as a hedging tool due to the tax benefits. However, tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK. Find out more on our ‘what are CFDs?’ page.

Are there commission charges on CFDs?

Yes, but only when trading share CFDs. A commission charge is applicable upon entering and exiting trades, and the commission charge rate varies on the asset’s country of origin, but is usually around 0.1%.  There is also a minimum commission charge in place, so if the actual commission does not meet this threshold, the minimum commission rate is instead charged. This charge will vary by country. Please visit our ‘CFDs costs’ page for more information on charges.

What is CFD trading?

CFDs (contracts for difference) are a popular form of derivative trading where you can speculate on price movements in various markets including forex, indices, commodities, shares and treasuries, without owning the underlying asset. CFDs are a leveraged product, which means you only need to pay a percentage of the full trade value (the margin requirement) in order to open a position. When trading with the margin requirement, your profits and losses are based on the full trade value and are not relative to the margin requirement. See our ‘what are CFDs?’ page for an in-depth explanation.

What are spreads in CFD trading?

The spread is the difference between the ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ price of a financial instrument. It’s also known as the bid-ask spread or buy-ask spread. The spread is one of the key costs when trading CFDs, so identifying tight spreads is a key element in cost saving. We offer consistent and competitive spreads across all our financial instruments, starting at just 0.7 points. See our range of markets page for more information on spreads.

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