We’ve put together this list of Spread Betting Companies to help you choose the broker that best suits your trading needs. We will only include reputable companies on the site – each of the brokers featured here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Bear in mind we are constantly reviewing our broker list to ensure that we offer the best available options for you.
Choose from these regulated Spread Betting Companies
You’ll find a full review of each broker and our opinion on the services and features we think they are best at when you select the more info button.
|Broker||Min Deposit||Leverage||Offer Available||Demo Platform|
|£200||Up to 1:500||More info|
If you have any feedback on the brokers listed above, we’d love to hear about it on the broker section of our Forum
Choosing the right spread betting company
If you are new to financial spread betting, we offer a variety of free resources that you can use to help you select the 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 companies now offer a demo account. This is an account using a limited number of markets with live prices that you can use to practice on. It has the advantage of letting you trade live, up-to-date market prices rather than delayed ones. A number of firms offer these, 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 companies 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.
If you have any questions about opening a spread betting account, feel free to comment on our forum. A member of The Armchair Trader team will come back to you.