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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.

A designated investment exchange is nominated by the issuer of a security as the exchange on which their security will be traded. They operate outside the UK, but work similarly to UK exchanges. 

Designated investment exchange definition

A designated investment exchange is nominated by the issuer of a security as the exchange on which their security will be traded. They operate outside the UK, but work similarly to UK exchanges.

They are recognised under the Income Tax Act, though not by the FCA or HMRC. Stocks listed on designated investment exchanges nonetheless often meet HMRC requirements for tax wrappers, such as ISAs and SIPPS.

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