Looking for a competitive spread betting account?

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

Compare 20 spread betting accounts

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

InterTrader

1 - 20% 0.8 pips £1
N
no
£0
Y
yes
Apply

ETX Capital

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

Spreadex

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

SpreadCo

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

City Index

£0 1 point 25p
N
no
£0
Y
yes
Apply

Finspreads

0.5 - 10% 1 pip £0.10
N
no
£0
Y
yes
Apply

Core Spreads

from 0.5% 0.7 pip £0.5
N
no
£0
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

CMC Markets

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

ProSpreads

3 - 15% 0.5 pips £3
N
no
£1000
N
no

Cantor Index

1 - 10% 1 pip £1
N
no
£0
Y
yes

TD Waterhouse

30 - 60% 1 pip £1
N
no
£0
N
no

Tradefair

3 - 15% 1 pip £1
N
no
£0
Y
yes

FP Markets

1 - 100% 0.3 pip £1
N
no
£1000
Y
yes

Gekko

0.5 - 100% 1 pip £0.10
N
no
£0
Y
yes

GFT

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

London Capital Group Limited

0.3% 0.6 pip £0.10
N
no
£0
Y
yes

Short Spreads

0.5 - 25% 0.5 pip £0.20
N
no
£0
Y
yes

Barclays

10 - 100% 1 pip £3
N
no
£0
Y
yes

FXCM

3 - 15% 0.5 pip £1
N
no
£100
Y
yes

Accendo Markets

0.5 - 25% 1 pip £1
N
no
£1000
Y
yes

RBS

1 - 20% 1 pip £1
N
no
£200
Y
yes

Investors Intelligence

1-20% 0.8 pips £1
N
no
£1,000
Y
yes

NatWest

1 - 20% 1 pip £1
N
no
£200
Y
yes


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