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Spread Betting Company Reviews

As we like to repeat on this site, trying to determine which the best spread betting company to use is isn’t easy. Even comparisons that you think will be simple, such as the spreads have complications, such as whether to include the cost of guaranteed stops, or what time of day you are placing the trade, so before you start comparing, it is worth reading up on how to compare the different spread betting companies.

Once you’re familiar with the key features of spread betting companies that are useful to compare, piecing it all together is another challenge entirely. There is already an overload of information available online about the various spread betting companies in the market, some of it useful, some of it not. Our compare spread betting companies section contains a varity of comparisons of the key features of spread betting companies, including who has the best spreads, and a best of the best table.

However, if you’re interested in finding out a bit more independent information on the specific individual spread betting firms, then this is the right section. Below we have summarised the key stand out points for the main spread betting companies in the market. Click on the individual company to find out even more information on that specific firm.


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Note - Losses may exceed deposits

capital spreads An excellent all round package. It doesn’t win any of our individual category awards, however that doesn’t really do this company justice because it is actually in the top 5 for every category we have reviewed, so if you’re looking for a spread betting provider that can provide you with a combination of competitive prices, a wide range of markets, good leverage, decent minimum stakes, and mobile trading then Capital Spreads is a more than accomplished solution. As mentioned, whilst it offers a great overall package, if you want to cherry pick across a few spread betting companies, you can get lower prices, more leverage, and more markets. apply to capital spreads
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The lowest spreads and highest leverage available across a number of markets. Not only do they offer the most leverage in the market, but they also offer the opportunity to deleverage, and treat your portfolio more like an ordinary portfolio. This enables you to take advantage of all the other benefits of spread betting (such as tax, access to markets etc), without the volatility risk that a highly leverage portfolio creates.

The platform is still slower than many of the other providers, and if you've read up at all, you'll be familiar with the requoting issues they've had in the passed.


etx capital

Low stakes. If you’re a beginner, or just want to trade for low stakes but at competitively priced markets ETX is the place for you.

Competitive prices for most markets with the exception of FX/Currency.

No demo account, so whilst it is great for beginners trading with real cash for the first time, you'll need to go elsewhere to practice on the freebies.

 apply to ETX Capital



Binary markets, low minimum stakes, and sign-up offer - useful for beginners starting with a low budget



Spread prices are lagging behind the rest of the market, so once you’ve got the hang of things, you might want to think about the more competitively priced alternatives.

The one everyone has heard of. Easy to use, and access to comfortably the widest variety of markets.

Prices aren’t bad, but as we’ve demonstrated, you can shop around to find cheaper elsewhere, which, if you’re technical trading, can make the difference between a daily profit or a daily loss.

Sign-up bonus (£1k), and Demo accounts.

As for overall package, it’s a white label the London Capital Group, just trading under the name InterTrader, so the same summary as for Capital Spreads applies.

The sign-up bonus is attractive in size, but technically you need to have deposited £10k and staked £2k to receive it, so it’s slightly sensationalised in the adverts. That said, the average received is more in the range of £250-300, which is still ahead of most of the competition. apply to InterTrader
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Very low spreads and high leverage on some of the most popular markets

Back to basics. Cheaper prices and good leverage at the expense of no mobile trading, and no 24 hour trading. apply to capital spreads

Combines financial and sports spread betting, £200 sports betting sign- up bonus.

Lags a long way behind competition in terms of price and leverage competitiveness apply to SpreadEx

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