Introduction to spread betting Spread betting offers traders of all experience levels the opportunity to speculate on the future price movements of a wide range of financial markets; including company shares, indexes such as the FTSE and forex pairs such as GBP/USD. Spread betting with us At Finspreads, we aim to help you maximise your trading potential and ensure you get the most out of the markets. We do this through dedicated support, training and education from the moment you open a trading account with us, right through to when you place your first trade – and throughout your spread betting experience with us. In this section you can discover more about financial spread betting and how to open an account with us. Click on the icons below to read more. What is spread betting? How to spread bet What are the risks? How to apply What is spread betting? Discover the many benefits of spread betting, the wide range of markets you can trade and how it differs to conventional shares trading. Read more… How to spread bet Interested in how spread betting works? Learn the basics of going short and going long and read an example of spread betting the UK 100 here… What are the risks? A spread bet is what’s known as a ‘margined product’, which means that the exposure of your trade is larger than your initial deposit. Find out more about the risks and how you can limit them, here. How to apply for an account You can open an account with us in 3 easy steps. Find out how to apply, deposit funds and start trading, here... Benefits of spread betting with us Support We offer a wide range of useful tools and risk-management resources as well as a dedicated client management team who are on hand at the touch of a button. Account types for all levels of experience At Finspreads, we understand that each client is different. We offer an account type to suit every experience level - beginners, standard and limited risk so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. You can view our range of spread betting accounts and read about the benefits of each in our account types section. In-depth educational resources Our 'learn to spread bet' educational section will help you to build on and improve your trading skills so you can become a more confident trader. Trade over 12,000 financial markets Including shares, indices, forex, commodities and metals.