CFD Trading accounts are leveraged products and can result in losses that exceed your deposits. They may not be suitable for everyone. Please ensure you fully understand the risks and seek independent advice. Our tables are suitable for experienced investors only.

You can use this contract for difference (CFD) comparison to check the broker spreads of trading on the FTSE 100 and Wall Street.

Find a CFD account

Find the best CFD platform from our list of providers by looking at:

  • The size of the spread: This is the difference between the buy and sell price of a CFD, and is measured in pips or points.

  • The margin: The smaller the margin, the larger the trades you can make with a smaller account balance but the larger the risk to your money.

  • Fees and charges: Check to see if the trading company charge any additional fees, for example some charge commission for trades.

What else to think about

  • Can you trade on any market? Most CFD companies let you trade on most of the major markets, like the FTSE 100, Wall Street and a range of forex currency pairs.

  • Can you leave your trades open overnight? Most companies charge a fee which is usually the cost of LIBOR plus a set percentage of your trade, such as 2.5%.

You can trade CFDs on several markets using any of the companies on our comparison. You can visit the provider's website to see the full range of markets they let you trade CFDs on.

UK CFD share trading FAQs

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Can use these accounts to trade CFDs on other markets?

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Yes, there are more markets you can trade on in addition to the FTSE 100 and Wall street. To find out which markets, check each broker above.

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Do I pay tax on the profit?

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You do not pay income tax on any profits, but you may have to pay Capital Gains Tax if you make a large profit.

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How much money do I need to make a CFD trade?

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It depends on the margin, as you can only make a trade if the amount in your account covers the margin needed for the trade.

About our UK CFD share trading accounts comparison

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Who do we include in this comparison?

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We include CFD accounts from our panel that let you trade UK share CFDs. They are either authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), or a European regulator and listed on the FCA register as EEA authorised.

Here is more information about how our website works.

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How do we make money from our comparison?

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We have commercial agreements with some of the companies in this comparison and get paid commission if we help you take out one of their products or services. Find out more here.

You do not pay any extra and the deal you get is not affected.

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How do we select our top CFD providers?

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We display a range of providers that have completed due diligence and passed our compliance checks.