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.

Demo accounts

Do you offer a demo account?

Yes. We offer a free demo account containing £10,000 of virtual funds. This allows you to try out our platform in a risk-free environment and practise trading strategies and techniques. To open a demo account, you'll need to provide a valid email address, your full name, phone number and a password.

Open a demo account here. Once opened, you'll need to 'click' on the verification link sent to your registered email address to activate it.

Will my demo account expire?

No, you can keep your demo account open for as long as you like, and you can use it to test strategies, even after you've opened a live account. Add more virtual funds at any time via the 'Payments' menu.

Please note that shares on a demo account are available for a limited period due to exchange restrictions. Once activated, you'll be able to practise trading on shares for 30 days.

How do I open a live account?

Select the ‘Create account’ button from the top-right of this page, or apply online here. Use your demo account login details to get started, and then follow the step-by-step instructions to apply for your live account.

Alternatively, you can log in and apply from within the platform once you've created a demo account. Just select the profile icon in the top left, and then the 'My Accounts' tab.