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Capital Spreads Review 

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Degree of leverage available Total markets covered 


stakes £

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 Mobile trading



Global clients accepted?


(Losses may exceed deposits) Above Average  High  >2k   1 n/a  check tick  check tick   check tick check tick apply to capital spreads


Why choose Capital Spreads?

Key features

About the company

Full Risk warning: Spread betting and CFD trading carry a high level of risk to your capital and can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit. They may not be suitable for everyone, so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved. 


Why choose Capital Spreads?

Caters for the masses. If you’re looking for a spread betting company who is competitive on all fronts, from tight spreads, to generous margins, to reliable and accessible trading platforms, but still backed by a highly regarded listed group, then London Capital Group’s Capital Spreads is an excellent solution.

As such, it is used by all types of spread bettors, form casual punters to pro scalpers, although if you are scalping, you can be expected to be put onto Dealer referral pretty quickly, so we’d actually recommend ProSpreads as an alternative.


Key features

  • Tight spreads: they quote just a 1 point spread on the FTSE Rolling Daily and DAX and the Euro/USD is only 2 pips
  • Capital Spreads’ customers benefit from a limited margin policy, where they are required to deposit only the maximum value of their stop-loss (plus 20%). This means that large sums of capital are not tied up funding the spread betting account
  • They offer newcomers to spread betting a Demo trading account which mirrors the live trading platform, they also have a variety of learning tools and free seminars which help explain how to spread bet
  • Capital Spreads has an iPhone spread trading app
  • Capital Spreads is owned by London Capital Group, an AIM listed firm. It is also regulated by the FSA
  • Capital Spreads offer a wide variety of financial markets which include indices, shares, currencies, commodities, interest rates and bonds, however they will not quote any markets outside of its opening hours which are generally Sunday 23:00 to Friday 21:15 (UK time)


Spread competitiveness


Leverage available High 
Offers n/a 
Min stake  £1 
Demo account
Mobile training 
24 hours trading
Markets covered >2k

Note - Spreads & leverage mark based on overall market comparison


Key Spreads

Market Spreads  Margin
FTSE100 daily 1 30
Euribor 2 10
Brent crude oil  5 130
Gold 4 100
EUR/USD 1 40
UK 100 shares 0.1% 3%
UK 250 shares 0.1% 5%

 Note - Spreads reflect trading hour spreads at the time of research. Spread betting company do vary their spreads significantly based on the timing of purchase, in particular for purchase outside of trading hours.


About the Company

Capital Spreads is a trading name of London Capital Group Holdings plc, an AIM listed Financial Services organisation.


What they say...

Capital Spreads pride themselves on 'offering great value for money and an unrivalled customer service to clients'. In their view, not only do they offer many different financial products in several major currencies, but the typical spreads are significantly tighter than most of those offered by competitors.

Other noteworthy points Capital Spreads make about themselves are:

  • Limited margin policy for customers "required to deposit only the maximum value of their stop-loss (plus 20%). meaning large sums of capital do not have to be tied up"
  • Demo trading account which mirrors the live trading platform in every way (other than the number of products available and any manual intervention).


London Capital Group

Founded in London in 1996 as a proprietary trading business, LCG became a financial spread betting provider with the launch of Capital Spreads in 2003. In 2005 they launched their institutional Forex operation, LCG FX (Capital Forex) and the proprietary trading business was hived off.

Following a management buyout in 2005, London Capital Group Holdings floated on AIM. They launched their first financial spread betting (FSB) white label in the same year and now support FSB and CFD solutions for a wide variety of brands. LCG still provide the only fully comprehensive front to back end white label service in the FSB/CFD market place. In 2008, LCG expanded its professional investor customer base with the acquisition of, which was rebranded as ProSpreads in June 2009.

In 2010, they launched their CFD offerings via their own brand Capital CFDs in the UK and Australia and via the MetaTrader4 platform.

London Capital Group also provide the white label for other well-known providers such as Prospreads and Intertrader

Risk Warning

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