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  • Our History

    We pioneered browser-based spread betting in the UK in 1999 by being the first provider in the industry to offer real time spread betting access via your browser. Since then, we have grown to become one of the biggest online spread betting firms in the UK.

    In 2006, Finspreads was acquired by City Index Ltd, one of the largest global providers of retail trading services including financial spread betting, CFDs and margined forex, and in 2015 City Index was acquired by Gain Capital Holdings, Inc (NYSE: GCAP), a global leader in online trading. GAIN Capital and its affiliated companies are committed to delivering competitive pricing, reliable trade execution, premium trading tools and comprehensive research to help clients succeed. As a global, publicly traded company, GAIN must meet the highest standards of corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure.

    Cutting-Edge Technology

    We offer near 24-hour prices on thousands of global instruments and introduced the first browser-based spread betting platform in the UK in 1999.

    Acquired by City Index in 2006, we have benefited from the wide range of technological innovations at City Index to enhance the user experience and trading potential of our spread betting clients, such as mobile trading apps as well as powerful desktop trading tools and charts via our Advantage Web platform. With the acquisition of City Index by Gain Capital Holdings, Finspreads will continue to see ongoing improvements to our technological and trading offering. 

    At Finspreads, we offer a range of world-class trading features and technology innovations such as a broad range of trading platforms, powerful charting technology and strong risk management tools - all aimed at helping you to fulfill your trading potential.

    Timeline

    Finspreads is part of Gain Capital Holdings Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of derivative trading services for retail and institutional investors.

    1999

    Finspreads becomes the first company to introduce a browser-based spread betting platform in the UK

    2005

    Launch of the Trading Academy – an eight-week modular guide to trading the markets for new spread bettors

    2006

    Finspreads, part of IFX Markets, is acquired by City Index Limited

    2011

    Finspreads introduces a live iPhone spread betting app (upgraded in 2012)

    2012

    Finspreads undergoes a major rebrand and launches Beginners, Standard and Limited Risk accounts

    2015

    Finspreads becomes part of Gain Capital Holdings Inc., following the acquisition of City Index Limited by Gain Capital. 

    2016

    Finspreads cuts the spreads on FX Majors to as low as just 0.5pts on EUR/USD, USD/JPY and AUD/USD, with GBP/USD now starting from just 0.8pts (variable). 

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