Why spread bet with Pepperstone?
We know that every trader is different but there are some things that all our clients look for in a spread betting account.
Automated trading when you build your own EA
Get tax-free profits*
Access to industry leading platforms MT4 and MT5
Low latency, lightning-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, shares, currency pairs, commodities and treasuries. It allows traders and investors to take 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’re both margined products. 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
Spread betting for professional clients
If you're an experienced trader you may be eligible to trade spread bets as a professional. Watch our short video guide or find more information here.
You need to be aware that you'll lose some retail client protections such as negative balance protection and leverage restrictions won't apply to you.
*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.