Spread Betting and CFD Trading

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£3,000 bonus* when you open a new account

Open an account between 22 December 2015 and 31 March 2016 and receive a 5% deposit bonus (capped at £3,000). Terms apply.
Our new intuitive platform is suitable for beginners and professionals.
We offer a one to one relationship service for all clients regardless of size.
Access 12,000 global markets - including new equity and sector trades.
Fixed 1 point spreads on FX majors and indices (during market hours).
Low 4% margin on FTSE listed shares.
Multi-platform access via your desktop, smartphone and tablet.

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Access 12,000 global markets - including new equity and sector trades.
Fixed 1 point spreads on FX majors and indices (during market hours).
Low 4% margin on FTSE listed shares.
Multi-platform access via your desktop, smartphone and tablet.
Intuitive new platform suite suitable for beginners to professionals.

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Risk warning: Our services include products that are traded on margin and carry a risk that you can lose more than your initial deposit. The products may not be suitable for everyone - please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.

what is spread betting?

  • Trading Contract For Differences (CFDs) and financial spread betting lets you speculate on whether an investment's price will rise or fall
  • You can trade global shares, currencies, indices and commodities
  • When spread betting, the amount you bet for each point of price movement is your stake
  • When trading with CFDs, you buy or sell a number of units or a monetary amount of CFDs in an investment, similar to trading equities, except you do not own the underlying asset

download our desktop platform

Interactive Investor Trader Pro is a downloadable platform which delivers a whole new level of trading functionality, plus specialist features for advanced traders.
Choose from hundreds of pre-built algorithms and strategies and an advanced and comprehensive charting package with hundreds of technical indicators.
Code your own trading systems in the Development Studio.
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mobile trading

Trade whenever and wherever you are with our fantastic new mobile apps via your iPhone, Android device and iPad.

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try our service for free

Sound interesting but not sure where to start? Why not set up a demo account with us for free.

Practise trading with £10,000 worth of virtual funds on your mobile, desktop and tablet.

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5% deposit bonus promotion terms & frequently asked questions (the "Promotion FAQs")

Subject to these promotion terms, we would like to thank you for choosing Interactive Investor by offering a deposit bonus on your spread betting account - calculated as 5% of the "qualifying deposit" you make in to your Interactive Investor spread betting account with us during the "promotion period", subject to the "trading requirements" outlined below.

When is the promotion period?

The Interactive Investor 5% deposit bonus promotion runs from 22 December 2015 to 31 March 2016.

What is a qualifying deposit?

A qualifying deposit is:
  • The cumulative cash deposit you make to your Interactive Investor spread betting account within seven calendars days from your first deposit. Deposits are counted up to GMT 11:59pm on the seventh calendar day
  • Cumulative deposit must be equal to or greater than £1,000. Bonus will paid on deposits up to £60,000. Maximum bonus to be is £3,000
  • Only deposits made within the promotional period will count as qualifying deposits
A qualifying deposit is not:
  • Any amount transferred from an existing account held with Interactive Investor or other Gain Capital UK Limited names which is separate to the account to which this promotion applies or funds existing on the account prior to the promotion period
How do I qualify for a deposit bonus?

In addition to our standard promotion terms requirements, to be eligible for the promotion, you must:
  • Make a qualifying deposit into your new Interactive Investor spread betting account within the promotion period
  • Meet the Trading Requirements outlined below within 90 days of your first deposit
How much is the bonus?

The bonus is equal to 5% of your qualifying deposit up to a maximum of £3000.

What are the trading requirements?

You must place opening trade(s) of at least the equivalent stake size of the bonus amount. For example, if you deposit £20,000 to receive a £1,000 bonus, you must stake at least £1,000 in opening trades to qualify The required trades must be made within 90 days of the date of your first deposit. The maximum considered stake per trade for the purposes of this bonus offer is £50 a point. So if you trade £100 a point on the UK100 market, only £50 per point on each trade will count towards your bonus total stakes.

Only trades placed in the following markets will count toward the trading requirement:
  • Most indices markets
  • Most FX markets
  • All commodities markets
Trades made in the following markets do not count toward the trading requirement:
  • Positions on JPY-denominated markets. For example: JP225, USD/JPY, etc
  • ETF trades
  • Netherland Index (.N25)
  • Volatility and dollar indices (VXxx and DXxx)
  • Equity markets
  • Interest rate markets
When will the deposit bonus be applied to my account?

The bonus will be credited by the end of the first full business week of the month following the completion of trade requirements.

5% deposit bonus promotion terms and conditions

1. You agree that by participating in the Interactive Investor 5% deposit bonus promotion (the "Promotion") that you will be bound by these terms and conditions (inclusive of the Promotion FAQs, collectively the "Promotion Terms") as well as the general terms and conditions (including any supplemental terms) that apply to your account (as defined below) ("Our Terms"). Capitalised terms and expressions used in these Promotion Terms shall have the same meaning as in Our Terms unless specified otherwise in the Promotion.
2. The Promotion is offered by Interactive Investor through Interactive Markets, a trading name of Gain Capital UK Limited; "we", "our" or "us"), a company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales, and having its registered office at Park House, 16 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7EB, United Kingdom.
3. Eligible trades are those which are placed online on the markets stated above.
4. Without prejudice to the generality of these Promotion Terms, we shall have the sole discretion to determine your eligibility under these Promotion Terms, including, without limitation, whether or not the Trading Requirement has been met. We have the right not to accept you as a Client for any reason or without reason as we shall determine in our sole discretion.
5. You should read these Promotion Terms carefully, as well as Our Terms and the risk warnings.
6. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any losses that you may incur as a result of trading on your Account(s). The Promotion is not intended to change your risk preferences or investment strategies and we accept no responsibility for the same.
7. Our employees, or other producers or suppliers associated with this Promotion, their advertising, printing and publicity agencies, and their immediate family members (i.e. any person residing in the household of the aforementioned people) will not be eligible to participate in the Promotion.
8. In the event that a person takes part in the Promotion who does not meet the qualifying criteria set out here, we reserve the right, without prejudice to any other rights under these Promotion Terms or Our Terms, to immediately remove the Deposit Bonus from the applicable Account. In addition, we reserve the right at our sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process, the operation of the Promotion, or breaches the Promotion Terms or Our Terms.
9. We reserve the right to alter, amend or terminate this Promotion, or any aspect of it, at any time and without prior notice. We may make changes to these Promotion Terms and will notify you of these changes by posting the modified terms on our website and our broker partners' websites (if applicable). We recommend you revisit these Promotion Terms regularly, and by your continued use of our services you accept any such modified terms.
10. Any dispute or situation not covered by these Promotion Terms will be resolved by our management in a manner it deems to be the fairest to all concerned, and that decision shall be final and/or binding on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
11. If these Promotion Terms are translated into a language other than English, then the English version of the Promotion Terms shall prevail where there is an inconsistency.
12. If any term of these Promotion Terms is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law, such term shall, insofar as it is severable from the remaining terms, be deemed omitted from these Promotion Terms and shall in no way affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the remaining terms.
13. This Promotion will be governed by the laws of England and Wales, and the English courts shall have the exclusive jurisdiction over any matter or dispute arising from this Promotion.

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Interactive Markets is a trading name of GAIN Capital UK Limited whose head and registered office is Park House, Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7EB. GAIN Capital UK Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK FRN 113942 for details visit www.fca.org.uk. Registered in England and Wales No: 1761813. Vat no: 524837435.