Why us for Spread Betting and CFDs?

We want the markets to be as approachable as possible for you to trade using Spread Betting and CFD Trading. We give you competitive prices, robust functionality, rich resources and three ways to trade: web, desktop and mobile.

Whether you trade via desktop, web or mobile they all offer:

  • Some of the tightest spreads and competitive pricing on thousands of instruments
  • Margin requirement on UK 350 shares 5-10%. AIM 50 shares 25%
  • Advanced tools free with your account - see our tiered packages (see details below)
  • Award-winning trading software for desktop, web and mobile
  • Ability to deal and manage orders directly from our advanced charts
  • Full suite of risk management tools from guaranteed to trailing stops and OCOs
  • Comprehensive range of trading tools to help you take informed positions on the market

Our platform is continually improving. We’re always looking for new technologies that offer an edge to your performance.

We’ve recently introduced Autochartist to help you spot patterns you might otherwise have missed.

Does your current provider offer the support you need? Find out more about switching to us for one-to-one support and some of the best rates in the market.

Open a Spread Betting, CFD or Forex account and we'll give you up to £250 as a reward bonus (Deposit and trading criteria apply).

Our Tiered Account Bonuses

The more you deposit into your Spread Betting and CFD account, the more benefits you'll receive (see full terms below*). We'll add these invaluable trading tools and data sources into your account and check each quarter that you're getting the best level of benefits for your deposit amount.

Here's what you'll get:

Tier Initial deposit range Tools added to your account
Bronze level benefits £200-2,499
Silver level benefits £2,500-4,999
Gold level benefits £5,000 or greater

Our Spreads

Tight spreads and low margins across our wide range of markets

Tighter Spreads Lower Margins
FTSE from 1 point FTSE 0.5%
Dow from 1 point Dow 0.5%
Dax from 1 point Dax 0.5%
Cac from 1 point Cac 0.5%
ASX200 from 0.5 points ASX200 0.5%
EUR/USD as low as 0.6 pip EUR/USD 0.5%
USD/JPY as low as 0.6 pip USD/JPY 0.5%
GBP/USD as low as 0.9 pip GBP/USD 0.5%
USD/CHF as low as 0.8 pip USD/CHF 0.5%

Compare our Spread Betting Forex spreads

See how our lowest ever spreads compare with our competitors. With our service you can spread bet the major currencies from as low as 0.6pt.

Currency interactive markets CMC Markets IG Index City Index
EUR/USD 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.0
GBP/USD 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.0
USD/JPY 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.0
EUR/GBP 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.0
AUD/USD 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.0
Spreads listed refer to minimum or 'as low as' spreads. City Index spreads refer to DFT. Spread data listed on websites. Spreads correct at as of 17.4.2013

What you can trade

You get global access to global markets, you can trade in the following markets:

See our MIS page for the full range of tradable instruments and our charges in full

*Tiered Account Bonuses- terms and conditions

  1. A minimum of £200 is required as an account-opening deposit.
  2. Account packages and the bonuses applied will be reviewed every three months
  3. At the three-month review, accounts with a deposit of less than the minimum amount needed to qualify for that tier, will be moved to the lower tier and will receive only the bonuses relating to that tier for the following quarter. 
  4. At the three-month review, accounts with a deposit high enough to qualify for the next tier up (where available) will be moved to the higher tier and will receive the bonuses relating to that tier for the following quarter.

Interactive Markets is a trading name of GAIN Capital - FOREX.com UK Limited and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA No. 190864.