CFDs

Looking for a competitive CFD (contracts for difference) account?

We’ve compiled a table of the leading CFD providers. Here you can easily compare the different offers, and apply for a CFD trading account right away.

For experienced, frequent traders in financial markets, contracts for difference (CFDs) are an increasingly popular alternative to spread betting.

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ETX

ETX-Capital
0.1% 10 1 contract £100
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Spread Co

SpradCo_103x43
0.075% 20 - 100 1 contract £250
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

City Index

CityIndex
1% n/a £1 £100
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Saxo Capital Markets

Saxo-Bank
0.1% 40 1 contract £6,000
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Selftrade

Selftrade2
0.15% 200 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

CSS Investments

Collins-Sarri-Statham
0.08% 10 £5 £5000
Y
yes
Y
yes

InterTrader

intertrader-black
0.1% 30 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

XTB

xtb
0.10% 10 1 contract £500
Y
yes
Y
yes

Barclays

Barclays
0.2% 100 £50,000 £5,000
Y
yes
N
no

GFT

GFT_new_103x43
0.1% 200 1 contract £120
Y
yes
Y
yes

NatWest

NatWest
0.2% 200 1 contract £200
Y
yes
N
no

Internaxx

Internaxx
0.15% 10 1 contract £0
N
no
Y
yes

Accendo Markets

Accendo-Markets
0.1% 50 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

IG Markets

103x43_IG
0.1% 50 £10,000 £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

Gekko

Gekko
0% 200 £0.10 £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

RBS

RBS
0.2% 200 1 contract £200
Y
yes
N
no

CMC Markets

CMC-Markets
0.08% 200 1 contract £200
Y
yes
N
no

Capital CFDs

Capital-cfd
0.05% 300 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

TD Waterhouse

TD-Waterhouse-logo
0.2% 200 1 contract £0
N
no
N
no

FP Markets

FPMarkets_Logo
0.08% 100 1 contract £1,000
Y
yes
Y
yes

What is CFD trading?

For experienced, frequent traders in financial markets, contracts for difference (CFDs) are an increasingly popular alternative to spread betting. Indeed, in the first quarter of 2009, CFD volumes were up 12% on the same period last year, according to Compeer analysis, as investors went 'short' – i.e. they bet share prices would fall. Read more

CFDs explained

Are CFDs better than spread bets?
According to a recent survey, 62% of contract for difference (CFD) traders claim gains in the last twelve months, compared to just 50% of spread betters. So should you switch to CFDs?

CFDs: a tax-efficient alternative to spread bets
For most new traders, spread betting is by far the easiest and cheapest way to get started. But you may be better off looking at another kind of product, known as contracts for difference (CFDs).


Online trading articles

Should you consider CFDs?

Contracts for difference (CFDs) can be an alternative to spread betting. While these methods are similar, here are some important differences.

CFDs explained

CFDs are similar to spread betting in that you can bet on stock price movements without having to actually own the shares. The key difference is that spread betting is considered a form of gambling, so is free from capital gains tax and stamp duty, but CFDs are only free from stamp duty.

How to save yourself a bundle when you trade

Over the last decade two types of accounts have changed the way private investors trade. Contracts for difference and spread betting accounts have taken the investing world by storm. Bengt Saelensminde advises on which one is most approporiate for you.

Still Worth Reading

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Should you consider CFDs?

Contracts for difference (CFDs) can be an alternative to spread betting. While these methods are similar, here are some important differences.

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