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Financial Spreads

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Financial Spreads was launched in 2007 and offers over 1,000 markets including the popular forex, stock index and commodities markets as well as UK, US and European shares. Clients can trade both spread bets and CFDs from the same account. Since 2007, Financial Spreads has remained an easy-to-use, friendly, "does what it says on the tin" brand with tight spreads. Financial Spreads is not a Market Marker and their prices track the underlying market. This removes a potential conflict of interest with clients.  If a client makes a profit or loss on a trade, it is because the market traded at the relevant level, it's not because Financial Spreads moved their derivative / version of the underlying market. Financial Spreads is a trading name of Clear Investor Ltd. which is an appointed representative of FINSA Europe Ltd., company no: 07073413. FINSA Europe Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), registered number 525164.  Due to the FCA regulation clients are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. 

 

Strengths

 • Tight Spreads - these keep trading costs low, e.g. Stock Indices: UK 100: 0.8pts, France 40: 0.8pts, US 30: 1pt and Germany 30: 1pt Forex: EUR/USD: 0.7pts, USD/JPY: 0.8pts, EUR/GBP: 0.8pts and GBP/USD: 1pt.  • Commission free - there is no trading commission, the Financial Spreads profit margin is built into the spread • 24 hour trading - from Sunday evening to Friday evening • User-friendly web platform, mobile and tablet apps • Not a market maker - clients trade against the market and not against Financial Spreads • Regular new client offers (see site for details) • Clients only pay for Guaranteed Stop Loss orders if the order is used • Low minimum stakes - £1 per point • Spread betting and CFD trading from the same account • Free demo account • Regulation - the service is regulated by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority 

Education Program

The website contains 100s of worked trading examples covering their forex, index, shares and commodities markets.  With each example they walk users through both buying and selling (shorting) the market and what happens when it goes right and wrong. There is also a free demo (practice) account. The demo platform comes with live prices, charts and replicates their real money platform. It is a useful free tool for practicing your spread betting and/or CFD trading. The demo platform is also a good place for getting used to the various trading orders that are available. Financial Spreads are also proactive and inform clients about the risks in certain market conditions. E.g. during June 2016 they sent clients a series of articles discussing the risks of trading around the EU Referendum, i.e. a time when the markets where likely to be highly volatile and potentially more difficult to trade. 

Awards

At the time of writing, Financial Spreads hasn't won any awards.