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Spread Betting Costs

To make a profit trading financial markets you need to be absolutely clear about your trading costs. At InterTrader we make our spread betting charges transparent and consistent, so you always know what you are paying.

The cost is the spread

Our only charge for spread betting is in the dealing spread, i.e. the difference between the price at which you buy a market and the price at which you sell. The spread is in effect your cost of trading that market.

There are no extra commissions or charges to use our dealing platform or other trading tools. It is all contained in the dealing spread.

Some popular spreads

UK 1001
Wall Street1
Germany 301

More indices


More forex

Brent Crude4
US Crude4

More commodities

Top 100 UK0.1%
Major US0.1%
(plus market spread)

More shares

All the markets quoted above are Rolling Daily, except Brent Crude and US Crude which are Futures. In the case of individual shares our spread is added to the underlying market spread. For example, if the underlying market spread of a particular share is 499.9p-500p and our additional spread is 0.4 points, our price will be 499.7-500.2.

You can further reduce your spread betting costs with our TradeBack™ scheme, receiving a variable monthly rebate based on your volume of trading. More on TradeBack.

Market-neutral execution

Another key element that can affect your spread betting costs is execution. In this respect we strive for absolute transparency. When you place your trade we will automatically mirror your position by trading in the underlying market. This makes us market-neutral in that we have no financial interest in the performance of the market – in other words, whether you win or lose. Market-neutral execution ensures that your spread betting provider is on your side.

Financing and dividend adjustments

If you keep a position on a Rolling Daily market open overnight we will also make adjustments to your account to reflect the interest cost of holding your position another day.

This is calculated as a debit for long positions and as a credit for short positions, using the Relevant Funding Rate (RFR) for overnight financing. The debit for long positions is based on the RFR +2.5% and the credit for short positions is based on the RFR -2.5%. (For this reason when interest rates are low you may actually be debited for a short position.)

We also make adjustments when a share goes ex-dividend to reflect the consequent change in value of positions on that share (or on indices that include the share). This adjustment will be a credit for long positions and a debit for short positions.

For full details of how we calculate financing and dividend adjustments please see our FAQs.

No other charges

There are no other charges for spread betting with InterTrader. We do not charge you for:

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