Open a CFD or spread betting account to start trading FX
Our goal is to offer you a superior forex trading experience. We're passionate about online forex trading, constantly innovating and aiming to improve how our clients invest in the financial markets.
We offer competitive and reliable pricing, with tight spreads and low margins‡. Spread bet or trade CFDs on key forex pairs like EUR/USD from 0.7 points and GBP/USD from 0.9 points. Forex margin rates start from 0.20%.
Powerful charting offers a host of features to support your forex trading, including multiple chart types, over 80 technical indicators and drawing tools, pattern recognition and our chart forum community.
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 trading forex with us, you're trading with one of the best in the business.
Our unique online trading platform, Next Generation, has already won multiple awards and we’re consistently working on new functionality, products and tools to enhance your forex trading experience.
We have won over 50 awards worldwide in the last two years – a recognition of the quality of our service, and dedication to delivering innovation and technology, through our web-based trading platform and native mobile apps.
Foreign exchange trading, also known as FX or forex, is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another. The forex market is not based in a central location or exchange, so it's open 24 hours a day from Sunday night through to Friday night.
Forex is always traded in pairs. When trading forex, you always speculate on whether the price of the base currency will rise or fall against the counter currency. So with GBP/USD if you think GBP (the base currency) will rise against USD, you 'go long' (buy) the currency pair. Alternatively, if you think GBP will fall against USD (or that USD will rise against GBP), you 'go short' (sell) the currency pair.
If you were right (that is if you went long GBP/USD and GBP went up in value against USD), you would make a profit. If the trade went against you, however, you would make a loss, which could exceed your deposits.
Forex is available to trade as a CFD or spread bet and is traded using leverage, which means your potential profits are magnified as well as your losses.
active clients worldwide across all account types
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Losses can exceed your deposits
UK Forex Awards 2015
Financial awards 2015
Online Personal Wealth Awards
Brokerwahl - Germany
The Australian Business Awards 2015
Investment Trends 2014 & 2015 UK Leveraged Trading Report
*Awarded 'Best Trading Platform Features', Investment Trends 2014 & 2015 UK Leveraged Trading Report, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters and FX traders; 'Best Mobile Platform', Investment Trends 2014 & 2015 UK Leveraged Trading Report, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD traders and FX traders; 'Best Online Trading Platform', Shares Awards 2013 & 2014; 'Best Mobile/Tablet Trading Application', Shares Awards 2015; 'Best Mobile/Tablet Application', Online Personal Wealth Awards 2015.
**Awarded 'Best Customer Service', Investment Trends 2015 UK Leveraged Trading Report, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters; 'Best Forex Customer Service', UK Forex Awards 2015.
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‡Spreads may widen and margins may increase in volatile markets.