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Five questions for: Samuel Leach

Samuel Leach is the founder of Samuel & Co Trading, a training programme for aspiring foreign-exchange and algorithm traders.

Compare 20 spread betting accounts

Company Deposit margin Spread from Trade min Binary betting Account min 24 Hour trading Apply

Spreadex

From 0.3% From 0.6pts (fixed & variable) £0.10
Y
yes
£0
Y
yes
Apply

Core Spreads

from 0.5% 0.7 pip £0.5
N
no
£0
Y
yes
Apply

ETX Capital

0.5% 0.6 pip £0.10
Y
yes
£100
Y
yes
Apply

GKFX

From 0.2% 0.5 pip £0.10
N
no
£0
Y
yes
Apply

ADS Securities London

0.2% 0.5 on UK100 £0.10
N
no
£0
Y
yes
Apply

City Index

£0 1 point 25p
N
no
£0
Y
yes
Apply

CMC Markets

From 0.20% 0.4 points From 50p per point on indices
Y
yes
£0
Y
yes
Apply

SpreadCo

SpreadCo
From 0.5% From 0.8 £1
N
no
£100
Y
yes
Apply

InterTrader

InterTrader copmany logo
3.33% on major forex pairs 5% on minor forex pairs, gold and major indices 10% on minor indices 10% on commodities (other than gold) 20% on equities 50% on cryptocurrencies EUR/USD 0.6 pips UK 100 1pt Brent Crude 3pts £1 per point
N
no
£100
Y
yes
Apply

GFT

0.5 - 25% 0.8 pips £0.10
Y
yes
£150
Y
yes

TD Waterhouse

30 - 60% 1 pip £1
N
no
£0
N
no

Short Spreads

0.5 - 25% 0.5 pip £0.20
N
no
£0
Y
yes

Tradefair

3 - 15% 1 pip £1
N
no
£0
Y
yes

NatWest

1 - 20% 1 pip £1
N
no
£200
Y
yes

Investors Intelligence

1-20% 0.8 pips £1
N
no
£1,000
Y
yes

RBS

1 - 20% 1 pip £1
N
no
£200
Y
yes

Cantor Index

1 - 10% 1 pip £1
N
no
£0
Y
yes

Accendo Markets

0.5 - 25% 1 pip £1
N
no
£1000
Y
yes

Gekko

0.5 - 100% 1 pip £0.10
N
no
£0
Y
yes

FP Markets

1 - 100% 0.3 pip £1
N
no
£1000
Y
yes

FXCM

3 - 15% 0.5 pip £1
N
no
£100
Y
yes

ProSpreads

3 - 15% 0.5 pips £3
N
no
£1000
N
no

Barclays

10 - 100% 1 pip £3
N
no
£0
Y
yes

London Capital Group Limited

0.3% 0.6 pip £0.10
N
no
£0
Y
yes

Company Spread Avg spread Leverage ratio 1: Trade min Account min 24 Hour trading Demo account Apply

Saxo Capital Markets

Variable 1 - 5 pips 200 £10,000 £5,000
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Core Spreads

Cloud trade fixed, MT4 variable from 0.7 100 0.01 £0
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

InterTrader Direct

InterTrader copmany logo
variable 1 pip 100 1 contract £1,000
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Spreadex

Fixed 2 - 5 pips 100 1 contract £0
Y
yes
N
no
Apply

ETX Capital

Variable 0.6 pips 200 £0.10 £100
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

City Index

Fixed 1 point 20:1 to 400:1 25p £0
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

CMC Markets

Variable 0.9 (EUR/USD) 200 0.01 units £0
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

24option

Variable 400 24 £500
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Tradefair

Variable 2 - 5 pips 200 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

GFT

Variable 1 - 5 pips 400 1 contract £120
Y
yes
Y
yes

Barclays

Variable 2 - 5 pips 100 £50,000 £5,000
Y
yes
N
no

Forex.com

Variable 1.3 - 2 pips 400 £1,000 £250
Y
yes
Y
yes

XTB

Fixed & Variable 0 - 2.8 pips 100 £10,000 £500
Y
yes
Y
yes

FxPro

Variable 0-3 pips 500 £1,000 £100
Y
yes
Y
yes

TD Waterhouse

Variable 2 - 5 pips 200 1 contract £0
N
no
N
no

FP Markets

Variable 1 - 3 pips 100 £10,000 £1,000
Y
yes
Y
yes

Accendo Markets

Variable 1 - 5 pips 100 1 contract £1,000
Y
yes
Y
yes

Internaxx

Variable 1 - 5 pips 10 1 contract £0
N
no
Y
yes

London Capital Group

Floating starts from 0.6 1:300 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

eTorro

Fixed 2 - 5 pips 400 £2 £35
Y
yes
Y
yes

Moneycorp Markets

Variable 3 - 4 pips 100 £100,000 £10,000
N
no
Y
yes

RBS

Variable 2 - 5 pips 200 £10,000 £200
Y
yes
N
no

NatWest

Variable 2 - 5 pips 200 £10,000 £200
Y
yes
Y
yes

Selftrade

Variable 2 - 6 pips 10 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

Company Charge per trade (UK) Annual fee (excl VAT) Inactivity charge Unit trusts Bonds   ISA   SIPP   Apply

Alliance Trust Savings

£12.50 online £75
N
no
Y
yes
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Hargreaves Lansdown

£5.95 (min)
N
no
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Trustnet Direct

£10 0.25% capped at £200 per annum (minimum £20)
N
no
Y
yes
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

The Share Centre

£7.50 (min) £18
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Saxo Capital Markets

From £5 -
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Selftrade

£12.50
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

Fastrade

£11.50 £10
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

NatWest Stockbrokers

£15
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

Fidelity

£9.00 £60
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

TD Waterhouse

£8.95
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

iDealing

£9.90 £60
N
no
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

Barclays Stockbrokers

UK £12.95, international 0.15%-0.25% (min. £12.95-£17.95) £12 + VAT per quarter. Waived if trade in quarter
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

Share Crazy

£9.99 £5
N
no
N
no
N
no
Y
yes
N
no

Frequent Trader

£0.50 0.35% (inc VAT)
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
N
no

iWeb

£5
N
no
N
no
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes
Y
yes

Company Commission from Leverage ratio 1: Trade min Account Min 24 Hour trading Demo account Apply

London Capital Group

No Commission 1-300 £0.10 £0
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

CMC Markets

0.10% (or 2 cents on US & Canadian shares) 200:1 0.01 units £0
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

InterTrader

InterTrader copmany logo
0.05% 300 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Spread Co

SpreadCo
Free of commission 100 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Saxo Capital Markets

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

City Index

0.01% n/a 25p £0
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Core Spreads

0% 100 0.01 £0
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

ETX Capital

No commission on MT4 1:200 £0.10 £100
Y
yes
Y
yes
Apply

Colmex Pro

0.5 Cent per Share 1:12 – 1:20 1 Share $250
N
no
Y
yes
Apply

TD Waterhouse

0.2% 200 1 contract £0
N
no
N
no

Capital CFDs

0.05% 300 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

GFT

0.1% 200 1 contract £120
Y
yes
Y
yes

FP Markets

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

XTB

0.10% 10 1 contract £500
Y
yes
Y
yes

CSS Investments

0.08% 10 £5 £5000
Y
yes
Y
yes

Internaxx

0.15% 10 1 contract £0
N
no
Y
yes

Accendo Markets

0.1% 50 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

Gekko

0% 200 £0.10 £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

RBS

0.2% 200 1 contract £200
Y
yes
N
no

Barclays

0.2% 100 £50,000 £5,000
Y
yes
N
no

Selftrade

0.15% 200 1 contract £0
Y
yes
Y
yes

NatWest

0.2% 200 1 contract £200
Y
yes
N
no