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How does a demo account differ from a live account?

You can try our web platform and mobile app risk-free by using a demo account. You’ll find much of the functionality very similar to using a live account, but there are key differences. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Trades made through the demo account will not be subject to slippage, interest and dividend adjustments, or out-of-hours price movements
  • Trades may be rejected if you have insufficient funds to open them, but, unlike on a live account, will never be rejected on the grounds of size or price
  • You will not be charged for chart packages on a demo account
  • Trades will not be closed if you have insufficient funds to cover margin and running losses, which can happen on a live account

This is by no means an exhaustive list. Before you open a live account, we recommend that you make yourself aware of the charges, risks and characteristics of trading on one. You can do this by reading:

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