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.
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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.
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.
Markets to trade
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.
Trade on low spreads across more than 17,000 markets, with some available 24/7.
What are the costs of Spread betting?
Spread betting 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.
Spread betting 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.
Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances.
Negative balance protection applies to trade related debt only and is not available to professional traders.