A spread betting app can be useful if:
You are always on the go
You do not have access to a computer
You want instant access to your spread betting account
This comparison shows you spread betting companies that offer a mobile app.
You could download an app on several devices, such as a mobile phone or tablet. This gives you a portable version of a spread betting company's trading platform to use.
An app lets you monitor market prices without logging into your account, and gives you quick access to your trading account when you need it.
How do you get each app?
Most spread betting companies let you download their app using a link on their website. However, you could find them by checking the app store your device uses:
iPhone or iPad: From the App Store
Android mobile or tablet: From Google Play
Windows phone or tablet: From the Windows Store
Which app should you use?
You should look for the app that is offered by the most affordable spread betting company.
To help you find the best company to spread bet with, think about:
The market: Each company lets you spread bet on several markets, including indices, forex and commodities. If you have a preference, check the company lets you spread bet on it before opening an account.
The size of the spread: Each company offers a different spread, which is the difference between the buy and sell price of a market. The smaller the spread, the smaller the price movement needs to be before you start to make a profit.
The margin: Each company sets a different margin, which is the amount you need in your account balance before you can make a spread bet. The margin is usually a percentage of the actual value of your spread bet.
You could download and try them all, but you need to open an account with each and deposit money before you can begin spread betting.
Financial spread betting app FAQs
Does it cost anything to download a spread betting app?
No, spread betting apps are usually free, but you do need to open an account with the company and deposit money before you can start betting.
How many spread betting apps can I have?
As many as you like, though you need to have money in each spread betting account to use their apps to spread bet with.
Do I pay tax when financial spread betting?
No, any profits you make are not subject to Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax or Stamp Duty.
Is financial spread betting regulated?
Yes, all UK based spread betting companies are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Is spread betting gambling?
No, the FCA does not consider spread betting to be a form of gambling, instead it is seen as a type of investment trading.
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