There's a lot to consider when you're choosing the right trading
partner, so we've outlined our key strengths below.
Discover why you should choose us.
You're at the heart of all we do
Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate trading experience. We're passionate about online trading, constantly innovating and looking to improve the way our clients invest in financial markets.
Value for money
We aim to provide tight spreads regardless of market volatility, delivering competitive and reliable pricing. We offer attractive spreads right across our product range, from 0.7 points on EUR/USD, 1 point on key indices like the UK 100 and Germany 30, and 0.3 points on Gold. Our margin rates start from 3.3% for forex, 5% for indices and commodities, and 20% for shares and treasuries.
More trading opportunities
With thousands of spread betting and CFD instruments to trade across forex, indices, cryptocurrencies, commodities, shares, ETFs and treasuries, you're able to create a diverse portfolio, increasing your potential trading opportunities.
Our intuitive platform
Next Generation is our unique, pioneering online trading platform. It's already won multiple awards* but we're not stopping there – we consistently make improvements and add new functionality, features and tools to the platform to enhance your trading experience.
Dynamic charting capability
Our award-winning charts* provide a host of features to support your chart analysis, including multiple chart types, over 115 technical indicators and drawing tools, a pattern recognition feature and our chart forum community.
Enter and exit trades in a flash with our cutting-edge technology. There are multiple order types available, so you can control exactly when and how your trades are executed. For example, our one-click trading feature allows you to place a trade almost instantly, while for enhanced order management you can set boundaries to control any potential slippage in the market.
We've developed an extensive range of risk-management features to help you manage trading risk effectively, helping to secure potential profits and minimise losses. If you want 100% certainty that a trade will close at an exact price if it moves against you, we offer guaranteed stop-loss orders (GSLOs) for a premium. The premium is refunded in full if the GSLO is not triggered.
Dedicated support, 24 hours a day
Get access to support around the clock whenever the markets are open, from our dedicated Client Services team. If you happen to experience any technical, trading or account difficulties, you can quickly and easily get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable team.
Sharpen your skills
No matter your level of trading experience, our dedicated range of education resources can help you learn more, while our step-by-step guides will help you make the most of our advanced trading platform.
Security of funds
Under our FCA obligations we comply with Client Assets (CASS) rules to ensure all client funds are protected. As such, we distinguish your money from our own and hold it in separate bank accounts.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protects eligible claimants up to £85,000 in the unlikely event that we are unable to meet our financial obligations.
Licensed and regulated
As an FCA-regulated broker we adhere to strict regulatory requirements. This dictates the way we conduct our business and includes a commitment to treating customers fairly, so you always know exactly where you stand.
Three decades of experience
Since launching in 1989, we've become one of the world's leading CFD and spread betting providers. Among the pioneers of the industry and with over 29 years' experience, you can be confident that when you're trading with us, you're trading with experts.
In the last two years alone we've won over 50 awards, recognising the quality of our service and dedication to delivering innovation and technology to our clients, through our Next Generation web-based trading platform and native mobile apps.
*Awarded Best Platform Features and Best Mobile Phone/Tablet Platform; ranked highest for Platform Reliability and Charting, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2017 UK Leverage Trading Report; Best Online Trading Platform, Shares Awards 2016; Best Forex Trading Platform, UK Forex Awards 2016.