Getting Started with CFDs

Click Apply Online and follow the instructions for our online application form. Assuming you supply all the information that we require, your account could be open within half an hour (for applications made between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday).

Your CFD trading account

Please note that you can have a joint CFD and spread betting account or you can keep them separate. However, the products are different. If you have a joint CFD and spread betting account it is your responsibility to ensure that you are always aware of the activity happening on each of the accounts; this is also the case should you have separate or single accounts.

If you are unsure whether to open a CFD account or a spread betting account we would suggest that you seek independent financial advice. To discuss the different types of account contact our Customer Support team at support@intertrader.com or call +44 (0)20 7456 7677.

CFD trading online

Our online CFD trading platform has all the same functionality as our spread betting platform. For full details see our User Manual. If you would like to practise CFD trading without risking your funds we recommend that you open a CFD Demo.

What happens next?

You will receive a welcome email when your CFD account is open. You can then log into the dealing platform using your new username and password.

Before that we will conduct an electronic check to confirm your identity and that you reside at the address that you have supplied. If you are not listed electronically, we may ask you to send us further documentation.

If you reside outside the United Kingdom, we will require proof of address in the form of a recent, original utility bill or bank statement, plus a copy of your passport or ID card. We are unable to offer accounts to individuals domiciled in the USA.

If you have any problems opening your CFD account please contact our Customer Support team at support@intertrader.com or call +44 (0)20 7456 7677.