Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75.3% 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.

Getting started

We believe nothing should get in the way of mastering the trade. That's why we've made it quick and easy to start trading with us.

Live or demo account?

If you're new to trading or looking to practise your trading strategies in a risk-free environment, we recommend opening a demo account.

If you're an experienced trader or prefer to learn by doing, our live account allows you to trade with live executions and pricing. A live account also gives you access to more of our award-winning resources – from market analysis and knowledge to in-depth support.

How to open a demo account

1. Create your demo account

Complete our simple application form - simply provide your name, email address, phone number and password.

2. Download your trading platform

Choose from three powerful platforms, TradingView, MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5 and cTrader, or trade through your web browser with our WebTrader app.

3. Start trading

Practise your trading strategies with up to £/€/$50,000 in virtual funds and real market pricing for the next 30 days.

How to open a live account

1. Create your login

Enter your details and choose a password to create your account.

2. Take our appropriateness test

This short questionnaire allows us to assess whether trading derivative products is appropriate for you.

3. Confirm your ID

Where we do not electronically identify you, we’ll need two ID documents from you – a photo ID (passport, driver's license or national ID card) and a secondary ID (a bank or utility statement with your full name and address dated in the last three months).

The easiest way to upload these documents is to take a photo of the ID with your phone. Please note that we can't accept black and white images or scanned copies of your ID and, depending on where you’re from, we may require additional documentation.

If there are any issues with your application, we'll email you with clear instructions on what to do next. We're also available 24/5 on live chat to answer any questions you might have.

4. Fund and trade

Once your application is approved, you can log in and fund your account. If you’d like to discuss funding options or need help deciding how much to deposit, get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

You’re ready to trade

Once you've funded your account, you can start trading with one of our free trading platforms.

Why not enhance your experience with our range of trading tools, educational resources and social partners?

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Ready to trade?

Opening an account is quick and easy. Apply and start trading.