Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

Reduced minimums

Ready to take the next step on your trading journey? Get reduced minimum deal or trade sizes for a month when you open a live spread betting or CFD trading account or upgrade from a demo account.

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What are the benefits of reduced minimums?

Trade in a reduced-risk environment

Start building your confidence trading on live markets for your first 31 days

Speculate with real capital

Unlike a demo account, you’ll have the opportunity to make real profits (or losses)

Choose how you want to trade

Reduced minimum deal sizes available for both spread bets and CFDs

What are reduced minimums?

Reduced minimum deal or trade sizes, or reduced commission rates for CFD shares, enable you to take a position at 25% of the size that we normally require. This means they are a great way to start trading, or an ideal next step if you’ve been perfecting your trading skills on our demo account. Although you’ll be trading on live markets, you’ll be able to lessen your exposure, and so reduce your risk.

This offering is available for the entirety of your first 31 days trading from a live spread betting or CFD account, across all of our markets.

Our prices are already competitive, but our reduced minimum deal sizes will help you keep costs down while you build your confidence trading live.

  • Spread betting
  • CFDs
Market Standard (after 31 days) Lower minimum bet size (first 31 days)
FTSE 0.50 0.13
GBP/USD 0.50 0.13
Apple 0.06 0.02
Gold 1.0 0.25

Market Standard (after 31 days) Lower minimum bet size (first 31 days)
FTSE 1 0.25
GBP/USD 1 0.25
Gold 0.5 0.13

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Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

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With 45 of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

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Choose your way to trade

Spread betting

Place a ‘bet’ on the future change in price of a financial market. Spread betting is a completely tax-free way to trade financial markets.1


Trade the difference in market price between opening your contract and closing it. CFDs can be used to offset losses against profits for tax purposes.1

Access over 17,000 markets

You can find opportunity in rising and falling markets across a range of asset classes, including:







You’ll be eligible for reduced minimum deal sizes if:

  • You’re a new client, who is within the first month of creating their live account
  • You’ve been using an IG demo account and are within the first month of upgrading to a live account

You’ll be able to take advantage of our lower minimums offering for 31 days after you have opened your live account. During this time you can build your confidence trading, ready to start trading our standard deal sizes.

Yes – or at least, you’ll have to have a new live spread betting or CFD trading account. If you have already been using our demo account, you can upgrade to a live account and still use reduced minimum deal sizes for the first month.

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1Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.