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 CFD trading account or a joint CFD and spread betting account (operating on one account balance). If you have a joint account you should note that the two products are different. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are always aware of the activity on each side of the joint account.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 or call +44 203 364 5189.

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 or call +44 203 364 5189.

Open an account now

It’s free to open an account, can take less than five minutes, and there’s no obligation to fund or trade

Losses can exceed deposits

Spread betting and CFD trading are leveraged products and as such carry a high level of risk to your capital which can result in losses greater than your initial deposit. These products may not be suitable for all investors. CFDs are not suitable for pension building and income. Ensure you fully understand all risks involved and seek independent advice if necessary.

InterTrader is a trading name of InterTrader Limited which is owned and controlled by GVC Holdings PLC. InterTrader Limited is authorised and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, ref 597312. Registered address: Suite 6, Atlantic Suites, Europort Avenue, Gibraltar.