Advanced platforms

Discover our advanced trading platforms, including direct market access (DMA) and APIs

  • Interact directly with stock exchange order books with shares DMA

  • Connect your own front-end solutions to our full range of dealing products

  • Trade currency at the market price with Forex Direct*

L2 dealer

The home of shares DMA and Forex Direct.* Drag and drop trades into order books and link charts and news feeds to your main window.

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Terminals and APIs

Connect your own front-end solutions, from Bloomberg terminals to APIs, to our full range of dealing products.

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* From 2 July 2018, regulatory interventions mean that certain products are unavailable to retail traders. As a result, we can only offer Forex Direct to professional traders. To find out more about this, and to check whether you are eligible for a professional account, please see our professional account page. 

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% 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.