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  • Tight Spreads and Low Margins

    At Finspreads, we understand that keeping our spreads as tight as possible helps to keep dealing costs low, so you can maximise your profit potential.

    We therefore offer consistently tight spreads on over 12,000 markets globally, including indices, currencies, shares, commodities and more.

    We offer 1-point spreads on major indices, including the UK 100, Germany 30 and France 40 during market hours, whilst offering spreads from as low as 0.5pts on EUR/USD and 0.8pts on GBP/USD (variable). For more information on variable spreads, click here

    With Finspreads, you can also enjoy tight spreads on the following markets:

    • US and UK crude oil from 4 points
    • Gold and silver from 0.4 points

    Low Margins from 1%

    Spread betting is a margined product, meaning that you only have to pay a small percentage of your total trade value (typically between 1% and 5%) in order to open a position with us.

    By comparison, in conventional trading, say you wanted to buy £1,000 worth of HSBC shares, you’d need to pay the full value of your trade, ie £1,000 to open the position.

    With spread betting on the other hand, you would only need to initially deposit a percentage of the total trade value (in this case 5%) in order to open a spread betting position, ie £50 to gain an exposure of £1,000 worth of HSBC shares.

    Margined Trading magnifies Gains and Losses

    This means that if the trade moved in your favour by 10% and you decided to take your profits, you would net a tax free* gain of £100, which is a return of 200% on your £50 deposit, even though the market only moved 10% in your favour. 

    Margined trading helps to magnify your potential returns. At Finspreads, we offer low margins across all of our markets, enabling you to take a position with just a relatively small initial deposit.

    Remember, however, that with margined trading, whilst your profits can be magnified, so can your losses. 

    In the above example, if the trade had moved against you by 10%, you’d have ended up with a loss of £100. If you had not protected it with a stop loss, you would be required to deposit an additional £50 into your account to cover the loss, as you only initially deposited £50. 

    So whilst we provide low margins, our clients must recognise that lower margins may also increase the risk that you could suffer a loss where you could lose more than the funds you have on deposit in your account.

    Risk Management Tools

    At Finspreads we provide you with a range of risk management tools to help you to manage your losses, such as Guaranteed Stop Losses, and also offer Limited Risk accounts where you will never lose more than the funds that are in your account.

    See our Risk Management section for more information.

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    Spread bet from 10p per point with tight spreads and low margins