Financial spread betting in 60 seconds


  • No Capital Gains Tax or Stamp Duty*
  • Profit from rising or falling markets
  • 24-hour prices on thousands of markets
  • Online trading platform and mobile trading Apps

What is Spread Betting?

Trade on the price movements of thousands of markets without holding the underlying instrument directly.

Spread Betting Analysis

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Spread Betting Markets

We offer prices on thousands of markets, including shares, indices, currencies, metals and more.

Financial spread betting in 60 seconds
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Spread betting, CFD trading and forex trading are leveraged products which can result in losses greater than your initial deposit.

Spread betting explained

Simply put, this is a tax-free* alternative to conventional trading, enabling you to profit from rising as well as falling market prices.

Spread bets offers the ability to profit irrespective of whether prices are moving up or down in the market, meaning that you can profit during volatile market conditions or when prices are on the decline.

See an example of how you can spread bet with City Index, with our how to spread bet video tutorial.

Spread betting is a leveraged product, meaning that you can take a position by initially depositing just a small percentage of the full value of your trade – typically between 1% and 10% of the total trade value.

Remember, however, that while leveraged trading enables you to gain significant market exposure by putting up just a small percentage of the full value of your trade, you could also incur significant losses if the trade moved against you.

This means that the potential for profits, or losses, from an initial capital outlay is significantly higher than traditional trading and losses can exceed your initial outlay.

Why spread bet with City Index?

Opening an account with City Index offers numerous benefits, including: