Spread Betting and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69.3% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading Spread Betting and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how Spread Betting and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money

General FAQs

Account Opening

We will process your application within 24 hours, often much sooner (Monday – Friday). You will be notified of the status of your application by email. On occasions, you may need to provide us with additional identification documentation to support your application and we will let you know by email if this is the case.


It is a requirement of UK financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, that we verify your identity. In order for us to do so you will need to provide us with the following documentation:


One of the following:

  • Valid Passport
  • Valid National Identity Card
  • Valid Full Photo Driving Licence UK/EU (if it was provided as a proof of identity then it cannot be used as proof of address)

One of the following, to be dated within last three months:

  • A re-occurring utility bill (dated within the last 3 months – please note a mobile phone bill will not be accepted)
  • A re-occurring bank, building society, credit card, mortgage or other financial services provider statement (dated within 3 months)
  • Letter from a Government Agency (e.g. Tax Office)
  • Tenancy agreement (dated within 6 months)
  • Valid Photo Driving Licence UK/EU (if it was provided as a proof of identity then it cannot be used as proof of address)

*Please note that mobile phone and internet statements are not acceptable.

Please do not send original documents.

Copies from non-UK or non-EEA countries must be certified by one of the following:

  • Practicing lawyer
  • Accountant
  • Notary public
  • Member of the judiciary
  • Civil servant
  • Serving law enforcement officer

The photocopied documents have to be certified with the wording: “Certified as a true and complete copy of the original”. The “certifier” has to sign and date the documents, also providing their full name and contact details.
The documents also have to be stamped with the certifier/company’s official stamp.

You can apply online. Our online application is easy to complete and should only take you a few minutes. We will need some personal details and information on your trading experience.

If you have any questions about opening an account, please call +44 (0) 1923 832659.

Alternatively, you can email us here.

We will need to see further documents if we have not been able to verify your identity and/or address at the time of application.


Spread Co are an execution only broker.

My Account Details

There are three different versions of our trading platforms available to Spread Co clients: Web (browser-based), iPad and mobile (Android and iPhone). To log in you will need to select ‘Log In’, which is located on the right hand corner of the website or on the opening page of our iPad and mobile apps. Then you may log in to either a ‘Live’ or ‘Demo’ options (depending on your account) using the username and password provided to you in your account activation email.

If you have not logged in for a while, don’t worry. All you will need to do is log in using the details that were sent in your original activation email. However, if you have forgotten your details you can have them resent to your registered email address. To do so, please click the login link, which is at the top right hand corner of the website, and choose either Demo or Live, this will take you to a logon page. From here you will need to click on the reset password link which is located on the bottom left of the window.

If you need to amend any of your personal details, please contact our Client Services Team. Please note that should you wish to amend details such as your address or bank information, further documentation may be required.

After three failed attempts, your access to the trading platforms will be suspended for security reasons. Please contact our Client Services team on +44 (0) 1923 832682 to unlock your account. Alternatively, you can email us from the registered email address requesting for the account to be unlocked.

You will need to click on the relevant login button on the top right hand corner of the website. This will then take you to a logon page. From here you will need to click on the reset password link which is located on the bottom left of the window. This will generate an email to your registered email address which will contain a new password.

Please do not copy and paste the password from the email to the password field on the trading platform. It is best that you type it in manually. You will be given the option to amend the new password to something more memorable once you have logged in.

Easy To Open An Account

Reliable Platform

With our platforms you can trade wherever you are – at home, in the office, or when you’re out and about.

0% financing on short index positions

Some companies will charge you to hold a short index position. At Spread Co we won’t.

Powerful Charting

Spread Co charts are powered by TradingView Inc.

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