Spreadbetting demo account
Try our award winning platforms for free. Develop your Spread betting trading skills.
Practise risk free with £10,000 virtual funds
Test your trading plan and strategies
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The link will take you to to our trading partner IG to open your demo.
If you enter your contact details, we may contact you occasionally to discuss if we can add value to your trading.
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A demo account provides a risk-free environment for you to try our web trading platforms. While much of the functionality of the live platform features in the demo, there are key differences to be aware of, including (but not limited to):
Trades made through the demo account will not be subject to slippage, interest and dividend adjustments, or out of hours price movements
Trades may be rejected if you have insufficient funds to open them, but, unlike on a live account, will never be rejected on the grounds of size or price
You will not be charged for chart packages on a demo account
Trades will not be closed if you have insufficient funds to cover margin and running losses, which can happen on a live account
This is by no means an exhaustive list, therefore before opening a live account we recommend you read the information available on our website as well as the Customer Agreement to ensure that you are aware of the features of a live 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