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Spread Betting Company Minimum Stake Minimum Spread Margin Required Trading Cost Account Minimum Start Trading
Interactive Investor
0.1
pip
1
%
0.5-25
%
£
100
£
Spread Ex
0.1
pip
1
%
5
%
£
30
£
TradeFair
0.1
pip
1
%
3-15
%
£
100
£
Spread Betting Company Minimum Stake Minimum Spread Margin Required Trading Cost Account Minimum Start Trading
FXCM
0.1
pip
10
%
0.5
%
£
100
£
Prospreads
0.1
pip
1
%
3-15
%
£
100
£
Interactive Investor
0.1
pip
1
%
0.5-25
%
£
100
£
Spread Betting Company Minimum Stake Minimum Spread Margin Required Trading Cost Account Minimum Start Trading
IG Index
0.1
pip
1
%
2
%
£
100
£
Spread Ex
0.1
pip
1
%
5
%
£
30
£
ETX
0.1
pip
1
%
0.11
%
£
100
£
Spread Betting Company Minimum Stake Minimum Spread Margin Required Trading Cost Account Minimum Start Trading
Intertrader
0.1
pip
1
%
1-20
%
£
0
£
DF Markets
0.6
pip
1
%
0.25
%
£
10
£
Spread Ex
0.1
pip
1
%
5
%
£
30
£
Spread Betting Company Demo Account Start Trading
Spread Co
Spread Ex
IG Index
Spread Betting Company Special Offers Commodities Currencies Indices Minimum Trade Share Start Trading
IG Index
1-20
%
1-20
%
£
100
1-20
%
0.5
pip
£
100
Prospreads
1-20
%
1-20
%
£
100
1-20
%
3
pip
£
100
Intertrader
1-20
%
1-20
%
£
100
1-20
%
1
pip
£
100

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Spread Betting Company Interactive Investor Spread Ex TradeFair
Minimum Stake

0.1
pip

0.1
pip

0.1
pip

Minimum Spread
1
%
1
%
1
%
Margin Required
0.5-25
%
5
%
3-15
%
Trading Cost £
100
£
30
£
100
Account Minimum £ £ £
Start Trading
Spread Betting Company
FXCM
Prospreads
Interactive Investor
Minimum Stake
0.1
pip
0.1
pip
0.1
pip
Minimum Spread
10
%
1
%
1
%
Margin Required
0.5
%
3-15
%
0.5-25
%
Trading Cost £
100
£
100
£
100
Account Minimum £ £ £
Start Trading
Spread Betting Company
IG Index
Spread Ex
ETX
Minimum Stake
0.1
pip
0.1
pip
0.1
pip
Minimum Spread
1
%
1
%
1
%
Margin Required
2
%
5
%
0.11
%
Trading Cost £
100
£
30
£
100
Account Minimum £ £ £
Start Trading
Spread Betting Company
Intertrader
DF Markets
Spread Ex
Minimum Stake
0.1
pip
0.6
pip
0.1
pip
Minimum Spread
1
%
1
%
1
%
Margin Required
1-20
%
0.25
%
5
%
Trading Cost £
0
£
10
£
30
Account Minimum £ £ £
Start Trading
Spread Betting Company
Spread Co
Spread Ex
IG Index
Demo Account
Start Trading
Spread Betting Company
IG Index
Prospreads
Intertrader
Special Offers
1-20
%
1-20
%
1-20
%
Commodities
1-20
%
1-20
%
1-20
%
Currencies £
100
£
100
£
100
Indices
1-20
%
1-20
%
1-20
%
Minimum Trade
0.5
pip
3
pip
1
pip
Share £
100
£
100
£
100
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New to Spread Betting?

Spread Betting allows you to speculate on markets without having to buy the underlying assets. It has a number of advantages over traditional share dealing:

  • Exemption from Capital Gains Tax (link to t&c saying law may be different for you in your country or where you have residence).

  • Ability to leverage trades

  • Make a profit when share prices fall as well as rise

  • Pay no commission

Before you start trading, do your research into both historical and current market movements.

Identify how much capital you have at your disposal. Use our comparison tool and company reviews to find the Spread Betting platform that's best for you. This will depend on what you are looking for, for example, great account opening bonuses, biggest spread, and small minimum trade and so on. Also, some providers really focus on the educational element so if you are in a Learner phase then this is also something to consider. 

Improve your trading skills

Once you are trading regularly, and your confidence has grown, you will probably want to advance your trading into other markets, open an account with another provider or trade with tighter strategies.

  • Make sure your spread betting provider is providing you with the infrastructure and platforms that you need. If a lack of these is impeding your ability to trade, don't be afraid to move on.

  • Have a strategy. Know your limits before you embark on the trade. Follow the plan through. Afterwards, analyze what worked and what didn't.

  • Learn from your mistakes. Often you can learn as much, if not more, from an unsuccessful trade. Long-term, success will be dictated by how well you eliminate those missteps.

  • Practice. If you are trying a new strategy out, looking at a new market or just feel like you are not ready to put your money where your mouth is on a trade, use a free demo account to refine your strategies. Then you can trade better for real.

  • Never bet more than you can afford. Spread Betting is a skill. Start modestly. Find your feet and know your risk at all times.