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. 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.

Designated investment products are securities or contractually-based investments as defined by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); they do not include funeral plan contracts. The FCA outlined what is classed as a designated investment product under Part III of the Regulated Activities Order.

Designated investment products definition

Designated investment products are securities or contractually-based investments as defined by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); they do not include funeral plan contracts. The FCA outlined what is classed as a designated investment product under Part III of the Regulated Activities Order, which include the following:

  • Life policy
  • Shares
  • Debenture
  • Alternative debenture
  • Personal pension scheme
  • Emissions auction product
  • Emissions allowance
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Contracts for difference (CFD)
  • Rights to interests in investments

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