CFDs are leveraged products. CFD trading may not be suitable for everyone and can result in losses that exceed your deposits, so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.

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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