Spread Betting Forex Brokers

Here is a list of Forex brokers that offer spread betting trading services to their customers. Spread betting is a form of a currency trading where a specific bet is made per point instead of buying or selling some amount of a currency pair instrument. You make profit if the FX pair moves in the bet's direction; conversely, you lose if the currency pair is moving away from the bet's direction. Spread betting is traded on margin — the same way as the spot FX market. Spread bet Forex trading is very popular in the United Kingdom and Ireland as it is exempt from taxation in those countries. At the same time, it is illegal in some other countries (namely, the United States). You should check your country's laws regarding this issue before engaging in financial spread betting. You will find 21 brokers listed in the table below.

Forex Broker Min. Account Size Broker Rating Min. Position Size Payment Max. Leverage Serious Regulation Spread US
eToro $200 8.6 0.1 1:400
  • Platforms
    • eToro Platform
    • eToro Mobile Trader
  • Countries
    CN CY GB RU VG
  • Regulation
    • CySEC, 109/10
    • FCA (UK), FRN 583263
AvaTrade $100 5.8 0.01 1:400
  • Platforms
    • MetaTrader 4
    • AvaTrader
  • Countries
    AU DE FR IE IT JP ZA
  • Regulation
    • ASIC, 143 340 907
    • Central Bank of Ireland, C53877
    • Financial Futures Association (Japan), 1574
    • FSB (South Africa), 45984
    • ISA (Israel), 1
City Index $250 - 0.01 1:400
  • Platforms
    • MetaTrader 4
  • Countries
    AE GB
  • Regulation
    • FCA (UK), 113942
Saxo Bank $5,000 4.6 0.05 1:200
  • Platforms
    • SaxoTrader
    • SaxoWebTrader
    • SaxoTraderGO
  • Countries
    AE CN CY ES GB GR IT NL
  • Regulation
    • ASIC, 109605610
    • Banque de France, 483632501
    • CySEC, 163/12
    • FCA (UK), FC026688
    • FSA (Denmark), 1149
    • SFC (Hong Kong), 1395901
FXCM $1 - 0.01 1:400
  • Platforms
    • MetaTrader 4
    • MirrorTrader
    • Active Trader
    • ZuluTrade
    • NinjaTrader
  • Countries
    AU CA CL DE FR GB HK IL IT JP US ZA
  • Regulation
    • ASIC, 309763
    • CONSOB (Italy), 76
    • DMCC (Dubai), 31171
    • FCA (UK), 217689
    • ISA (Israel), 2
    • SFC (Hong Kong), AIM232
IG $1 3.3 0.1 1:200
CMC Markets £200 - 0.0002 1:500
Spread Co $160 - 1 1:10
DF Markets $1 - 0.01 1:200
NetoTrade $500 - 0.01 1:400
ETX Capital $100 - 0.01 1:200
LCG $33.33 - 0.1 1:300
ADS Prime (ex-ADS Securities) $200 - 0.01 1:500
Core Spreads $1 - 0.01 1:240
VARIANSE $500 - 0.01 1:100
FCI Markets $1 - 0.01 1:100
TempleFX $50 - 0.01 1:400
Financial Spreads $1 - 0.01 1:200
Alpari $1 4.8 0.01 1:500
Plus500 $100 4.2 0.005 1:50
GKFX $1 8.4 0.01 1:100

Spread betting is increasingly popular with vast amounts of traders, and here is why:

  • You live in the UK or Ireland. Most probably, the spread betting brokers will have offices near you.
  • You prefer to trade with a simple bet size in contrast to a rather complicated concept of position size.
  • Your taxes with spread betting will be smaller than with spot Forex trading (depending on your place of residence).
  • The broker of your choice focuses on spread betting.

You can discuss issues related to spread betting in our dedicated Spread Betting subforum.