Established in 2006, GFT Global Markets UK Ltd (GFT UK), is a sister company of the US-based international currency dealer, Global Forex Trading, a division of Global Futures & Forex Ltd. Its core business focus is spread betting, CFDs and spot forex trading for UK and international accounts.

One of the highlights of an account with GFT is the accessibility of their platforms: there’s the Dealbook 360 that’s designed for home computers; the Dealbook WEB that’s accessed through any computer with an internet connection; and the Dealbook Mobile that lets you trade via a mobile phone, be it a Blackberry, iPhone or Android

From the GFT website:

Currency, CFD, and spread bet trading can be fun, fast-paced and exciting — but it might seem kind of complicated, too. Risk and reward, lots and leverage, ABCD and Fibonacci — where to start? With GFT. Around-the-clock customer service means we’ll answer your questions fast, while free training tools provide the guidance you need — whether you’re just getting started or have been trading for a while.

Types of spread offered:

Trade on over 120 currency pairs on the forex market or choose between 2,900 markets for CFD trading and spread betting.


GFT UK offers you the chance to trade on a host of shares, including shares in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, US.


Australia 200 index, EU stocks 50 index, France 40 index, Germany 30 index, Hong Kong 40 index, Italy 40 index, Japan 225 index, Netherlands 25 index, Spain 35 index, Switzerland 20 index, UK 100 index, UK 250 index, US small cap 2000 index, US SPX 500 index, US tech 100 index, US Wall Street 30 index.


The list of currencies you can bet on at GFT includes the US dollar (USD), Australian dollar (AUD), Hong Kong dollar (HKD), Canadian dollar (CAD), New Zealand dollar (NZD), Japanese yen (JPY), euro (EUR), pound (GBP), Swiss franc (CHF), Czech Republic koruna (CZK), Singapore dollar (SGD), Norwegian krone (NOK), Polish zloty (PLN), Swedish krona (SEK), South African rand (ZAR), Turkish lira (TRY), Russian ruble (RUB), Romanian leu (RON), Norwegian (NOK) and the Mexican peso (MXN).


Brent crude oil futures, carbon emissions, gold futures, heating oil, high grade copper futures, lean hogs futures, live cattle futures, London cocoa futures, London coffee futures, London gas oil futures, London sugar futures, London wheat futures, natural gas, orange juice futures, palladium futures, platinum futures, rough rice, silver futures, US cocoa futures, US coffee C futures, US corn futures, US cotton No. 2 futures, US soybean meal futures, US soybean oil futures, US soybeans futures, US sugar No. 11 futures, US wheat futures and WTI crude oil futures.

Interest rates:

Australia 30 day interbank, euribor, eurodollar, short sterling futures.


Euro bund, Euro-BOBL, Euro-Schatz, Japan government bonds futures, UK gilt, US ten year treasury note (decimalised), US two year treasury note (decimalised), US T-bond (decimalised).

Apply for an GFT spread betting account or compare with other leading providers.

MoneyWeek Ltd receives commission from GFT for accounts opened.

MoneyWeek magazine

Latest issue:

Magazine cover
What George didn't tell you

The hidden flaws in Britain's economy

The UK's best-selling financial magazine. Take a FREE trial today.
Claim 4 FREE Issues

Which investment platform?

When it comes to buying shares and funds, there are several investment platforms and brokers to choose from. They all offer various fee structures to suit individual investing habits.
Find out which one is best for you.

27 March 1963: Beeching recommends cuts to Britain's railways

On this day in 1963, Dr Richard Beeching produced his infamous report that saw many railway lines closed in favour of bus services.