We’ve put together this list of Spread Betting brokers, designed to introduce you to a wide selection of reputable brokers and help you choose the one that best suits your trading needs, no matter what level you are at.
You’ll find a full review of each broker and our opinion on the services and features we think they are strong on and those they aren’t. So if you want a broker who’s best in class for education, or pricing, or trading tools, we’ll cover it all in our reviews.
Bear in mind, we will only include reputable companies on the site – each of the brokers featured here are authorised and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.
We regularly review our broker list to ensure the information is up to date, but if we’ve missed something, feel free to contact us, or post a message below.
Regulated Spread Betting brokers
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Choosing the right broker
If you are new to financial spread betting, we offer a variety of free resources that you can use to help you select the spread betting broker that best meets your trading needs.
We suggest that you start with the basics – decide what tools and features you need to identify, execute and control your trades. Our guide to choosing the right spread betting company can be found here. Download it for free and use it to ensure you are asking yourself the right questions.
Remember, spread betting is a leveraged product which means your winning trades and your losing trades are magnified. You should understand leverage before you begin to trade with real money.
Spread betting demo accounts
Some, but not all, spread betting brokers offer a demo account. This is an account using a limited number of markets with live prices that you can use to practice on. They have the advantage of letting you trade live, up-to-date market prices rather than delayed ones.
A number of firms offer a demo account, but some will only offer them for a limited period of time or with a restricted series of features.
Find out how you can make best use of a spread betting demo account, avoiding the pitfalls along the way.
The best spread betting accounts for beginners
Some spread betting brokers are geared towards offering accounts that have the beginner in mind. These accounts generally provide limited risk features that are designed to ensure that novice traders do not make costly mistakes as they learn about the unpredictable nature of the financial markets.
We have put together an article featuring the best spread betting platforms for beginners.
These accounts should ideally form the basis of your research as you move from a demo account to a live trading account.
Spread betting and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between [74-89]% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Please note that % may be changing every quarter depending how this number looked in the previous period.