Start Spread Betting

If you are new to spread betting, we highly recommend that you begin by opening a Demo Account and follow our step-by-step online User Manual. This will give you a secure environment to practise spread betting.

Opening a spread betting account

A spread betting account with will give you access to trading on thousands of markets. You will need your contact details and details of your income and savings, plus any prior trading experience, in order to complete our online application form. You must also be 18 or over.

When you complete the form you will be asked to select the currency you wish to trade in. This will be the currency in which your account is denominated and in which you should deposit funds.

Ready to trade?

Applying for a full spread betting account with couldn’t be easier. Click Create an Account and follow the instructions for our online application form.

With online ID verification your account can be set up in minutes (for applications made between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday). You will then receive details of how to log into the online platform and how to fund your account.

If we need to see any further documents in order to set up your account, or for any reason we cannot set up your account at this time, we will contact you by email with full details.

If you have any problems you can contact us at or +44 (0)20 7456 7677. Or you can find specific answers in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Remember that all the information requested on the application form is required and without it we are unable to open your account.

We are unable to offer accounts to individuals domiciled in the USA.

Looking for market-neutral execution?

Our new brand InterTrader Direct offers No Dealing Desk spread betting on the InterTrader Direct web-based platform or MT4. As they immediately mirror each trade you place in the underlying market, they remain at all times 100% market-neutral, and never stand to profit from any losses you make.

To find out more about 100% market-neutral spread betting, please visit InterTrader Direct.

(Please be advised that you will be directed away from where you can set up a separate InterTrader Direct account, trading via web-based platform or MT4. Note you will be moving from an FCA-regulated entity to a GFSC-regulated entity. Registered address: Suite 6, Atlantic Suites, Europort Avenue, Gibraltar.)