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TRADING FX? If you wish to trade Forex

COMMISSION ON SHARES Share CFD trades will incur a commission charge from £10 or 0.1%. You will not pay commission on Share Spread Bets but you will pay a slightly wider spread

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How do Spread Bets and CFDs compare to share trading?

Commission on Shares

Share CFD trades will incur a commission charge from £10 or 0.1%. You will not pay commission on Share Spread Bets but you will pay a slightly wider spread

UK Capital Gains Tax

Currently in the UK, any profits made from Spread Betting are free from UK Capital Gains Tax*. This benefit is not applicable to profits made from CFDs

Trade type and size

Spread Bets are traded in pounds per point. With CFDs, you buy or sell an amount of CFDs. See our example below for a comparison

Trading FX?

If you wish to trade Forex, you can trade currencies with our Spread Betting and CFD accounts where you will have full access to our FX range and spreads from 0.5pts

Risk management

Stops, limits, OCOs, trailing stops and guaranteed stops

Trade on

Indices, Shares, FX, Commodities, Bonds and Interest Rates

Trading Tools

Research portal, HTML 5 charts, Reuters news and economic calendar

Platforms

Web, mobile and advanced trading platforms

Trading FX?

If you wish to trade Forex, you can trade currencies with our Spread Betting and CFD accounts where you will have full access to our FX range and spreads from 0.5pts.

Trading Shares as a Spread Bet and CFD

A £1 Spread Bet is the equivalent of 100 shares in a CFD equity trade. To illustrate the difference in Spread Betting and CFD trading, let’s say you go long on a UK based Company ABC’s shares. The example below shows how you would do this as a Spread Bet and the equivalent CFD trade.

Key differences:

Commission on Shares

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UK Capital Gains Tax

Currently in the UK, any profits made from Spread Betting are free from UK Capital Gains Tax*. This benefit is not applicable to profits made from CFDs

Trade type and size

Spread Bets are traded in pounds per point. With CFDs, you buy or sell an amount of CFDs. See our example below for a comparison

Margin

From 0.5% on Indices and FX pairs or from 4% on Shares

Trade wherever you are, on our fast, reliable platforms

CHARTS

  • Over 30 years'
  • experience in
  • Spread Betting,
  • FX and CFD Trading

Financial

  • Authorised and
  • regulated by
  • Financial Conduct
  • Authority (FCA)

Risk

  • Risk management
  • Tools to help
  • Protect your positions
  • Trade on multiple

Trading Shares as a Spread Bet and CFD

16 chart types with 80+ indicators designed to help you perform technical analysis

Our powerful technology is designed to suit you, whatever your level of trading expertise

Our research portal highlights trade ideas using fundamental and technical analysis

There are several key benefits to trading leverage products such as Spread Bets and CFDs over traditional share trading. These are:

Best for
Tax-free trading in UK*

Trade type
£ per point

Minimum trade size
50p per point

Tax
No UK Capital Gains Tax (CGT) or Stamp Duty*

Commission
Commission free

Best for
Hedging. Non UK accounts

Trade type
Buy/sell CFDs

Minimum trade size
1 CFD

Tax
No UK Stamp Duty but you do pay UK CGT*

Commission
Commission free apart from Shares

You can speculate on a price falling. In share dealing, you typically profit if the market only increases in value

Unlike share dealing, you don’t need to put down the full value of the trade. This will magnify both your returns and losses