Spread betting allows you to trade on the price of many financial products tax free. (1)

You can go long (buy) or short (sell) on thousands of instruments with a small initial outlay.

Spread betting

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Benefits of spread betting with Guardian

Dedicated relationship manager

Highly experienced and qualified, and on hand to assist you as much or as little as you need.

No stamp duty to pay

Unlike most UK shares there is no stamp duty to pay.

Small initial deposit

Only pay a small percentage of the trade value.

No commission

Only a dealing spread.

No capital gains tax to pay (1)

All profits are tax free.

Negative balance protection (2)

You can never lose more than is in your account.

What is Spread betting ?

Spread betting is tax efficient way of trading in financial instruments such as shares, indices, forex, commodities and cryptocurrencies. You take a position based on whether you think a market will rise or fall. If the position moves in your chosen direction you will make a profit. If it moves in the opposite direction you will make a loss.

Spread betting is leveraged. This means when you make a trade you are only required to pay a small deposit and not the total value of the trade. This means both your profits and losses will be magnified.

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Huge range of markets

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Markets to trade

Forex   

Trade Forex on a range of major, minor and exotic pairs using spread betting or CFDs. More 24 Hour markets available than any other platform.

Other Markets

Trade on low spreads across more than 17,000 markets, with some available 24/7.

What are the costs?

Margin

Spread betting is a margined product. This means that you are only required to pay a deposit to control a much larger amount.

This will magnify profits and losses. 

Spreads

This is the cost to trade. The spread is the difference between the buy and sell price. The spread is effectively a commission charged for executing the trade. The spreads we can offer are among the lowest in the industry.  You may also be charged overnight funding on some positions.

Minimum Spreads

Award-winning

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Easy-to-use platforms

Huge range of markets

Multi Award Winning

Premium services

​Trusted and regulated

 

  1. Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances.

  2. Negative balance protection applies to trade related debt only and is not available to professional traders.

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit.

 

All trading involves risk.

The value of shares, ETFs and ETCs bought through a share dealing account, a stocks and shares ISA or a SIPP can fall as well as rise, which could mean getting back less than you originally put in. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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