Trade CFDs, Spread Betting and Forex
Take your trading to the next level, choose the right Account Type to suit your trading style with City Index.
Trade on over 12,000 Global markets with a Spread Betting, CFD Trading or an MT4 account.
- Tax-free trading* when you Spread Bet
- Hedge your portfolio with a CFD Account
- Dedicated FX platform with MT4 Account
Tax-free trading in UK*
£ per point
Minimum trade size
50p per point
No UK Capital Gains Tax (CGT) or Stamp Duty*
Hedging. Non UK accounts
Minimum trade size
No UK Stamp Duty but you do pay UK CGT*
Commission free apart from Shares
Features of Spread Betting and CFD accounts:
From 5% on Indices, 3.33% on FX pairs and from 20% on Shares
Spread Betting vs CFDs
Spread Betting and CFDs are similar products as they both allow you to speculate on whether a financial market will rise or fall in value. Typically UK based investors choose to Spread Bet because any profits made are free from UK Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and Stamp Duty*. Investors that wish to offset any losses against tax may prefer to trade CFDs. Clients from outside the UK should opt for CFDs as Spread Betting may not be available in your region.
Trading Shares as a Spread Bet and CFD
A £1 Spread Bet is the equivalent of 100 shares in a CFD equity trade. To illustrate the difference in Spread Betting and CFD trading, let’s say you go long on a UK based Company ABC’s shares. The example below shows how you would do this as a Spread Bet and the equivalent CFD trade.
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How do Spread Bets and CFDs compare to share trading?
There are several key benefits to trading leverage products such as Spread Bets and CFDs over traditional share trading. These are:
Short the markets
Tax free* profits
Access more markets
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