Spread Betting 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.

Yes, but the amount you can bet with differs depending on the company you choose. This comparison shows the minimum stake each company lets you make.

Most spread betting companies require you to open an account with more than the minimum stake, for example a deposit of 100.

What features do these accounts include?

You can use the following tools to manage your trades, helping you to close your position to gain a profit or reduce a bigger loss:

  • Limit orders: This closes your trade when it reaches a price point that gives you a profit you want. It also means your position is closed, even if the price movement continues in your favour.

  • Stop loss orders: This is the reverse of a limit order, and closes your trade at a price point chosen by your to limit your losses if the market goes against you.

What are the costs of financial spread betting?

The size of the spread will be the cost of trading in a market, the bigger the spread the higher the cost of spread betting. Some brokers may also charge:

  • Cash withdrawal fees

  • Credit card fees

  • Fees for accounts that have been inactive for over a year

Check each company's terms before opening an account, to make sure you understand how much you could be charged.

Try a demo account first

Demo accounts let you make practice spread bets using simulated market prices. This means you can get used to a spread betting company's platform without risking your money.

Visit as many spread betting companies as possible and open a demo account with them. They are free to use and let you see how their platforms work.

Small stake spread betting FAQs

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What is LIBOR?

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The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is the average interest rate that leading banks charge to lend money to each other.

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Where can I see the prices of the FTSE 100 companies?

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The London Stock Exchange website updates with the share price changes of FTSE 100 companies.

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Do I pay tax when financial spread betting?

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No, any profits you make are not subject to Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax or Stamp Duty.

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Is financial spread betting regulated?

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Yes, all UK spread betting companies are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This means they operate within the law and deliver a fair service.

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Is spread betting gambling?

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No, the FCA does not consider spread betting to be a form of gambling, instead it is seen as a type of investment trading.

About our small stakes spread betting comparison

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Who do we include in this comparison?

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We include small stakes spread betting accounts from our panel. 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 financial spread betting providers?

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