Why spread betting with Pepperstone?
Although each trader has a unique approach and strategy, there are some key features that our clients consistently look for. Take a look at the list below:
Automated trading when you build your own EA
Get tax-free profits*
Access to industry leading platforms MT4, MT5, cTrader and TradingView.
Low latency, fast execution
Consistently competitive spreads
FCA-regulated broker, processing an average of more than $12bn USD per day^
Award-winning customer support, dedicated to providing you with an exceptional trading experience
Discover a wide range online resources, trading guides and expert webinars
No dealing desk execution
What is spread betting?
Spread betting is a tax-efficient way of speculating on the price movement of thousands of global financial instruments, including indices, currency pairs, commodities and stocks. It allows traders to make the most of market volatility and open a position on whether they think a market will rise or fall without having to buy or sell the underlying asset.
Spread betting or CFD trading?
Spread betting and CFD trading are leveraged trading products that offer many of the same benefits.
They’re similar in that they both allow you to trade on margin. This means you can open a relatively large position while putting up just a small percentage of the full value of the trade.
The main difference is how they're treated for tax.
Find more information read our Spread betting vs CFDs"page
*In the UK spread betting profits are exempt from capital gains tax. Please be aware that tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and tax law may be subject to change.