CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 59.3% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

What is Spread Free Trading?

With a minimum opening deposit of £200, you can access a Spread-Free account and in particular our selected Zero Spread Markets. The Spread Free account provides account holders access to selected Index and Forex markets, such as EURUSD, GBPUSD, UK100 & US30 all with zero spread on all opening and closing trades in line with our fair usage policy.

The Entry level account is our Spread Free Basic and is designed for passive traders who place a few trades a day and enables new traders to reduce the cost of trading.

For traders who are slightly more active, we offer a Bronze level account for a low monthly fixed fee. Giving traders the ability to place a greater amount of spread free trades and larger position limit.

Trade through our proprietary trading platform on Zero Spreads throughout the whole trading day utilising our powerful charting package.

Spread Free Markets

Trade our 15 Spread Free Markets
FOREXEQUITIESINDICESCOMMODITIES
GBPUSDLLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLCUK100SPOT GOLD
EURUSDGLENCORE PLCUS500
USDJPYVODAFONE GROUP PLCUS30
USDCADTESCO PLCGER30
AUDUSDBT GROUP PLC

Spread Free Account Types

Choose From Basic or Bronze Accounts

For a full overview of the trading parameters associated with all Spread Free, please refer to the accounts type table.

Spread Free Spread Free Bronze Standard Account
No of Free Opening Trades per day460
 Max Bet Size £3 per point£5 per pointVaries, as Per dealing System
 Max Position Size£8 per point£12 per pointVaries, as Per dealing System
 Monthly FeesNil£10Nil
Potential Savings vs Standard Account
Trading FTSE – monthly£200£615Nil
Trading FTSE – annually£2,400£7,380Nil
Trading GBPUSD-monthly£250£615Nil
Trading GBPUSD – annually£3,000£7,380Nil

To learn more, please select an account

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Zero Spread

Zero Spread on Selected Markets
Share Lose

Low Stakes

Save up to £2,400 per annum compared to a Standard account.
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Reliable Platform

Choice of 15 hot markets to trade
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Low Cost Financing

Zero Financing on Short Index Bets
Quality Support

Basic or Bronze

Choice of 2 account types

Top 15 Selected Spread Free Markets

Trade the most popular Financial Markets Spread Free

Markets / InstrumentsStandard SpreadSpread Free Basic Account – Opening & Closing Trade SpreadCharge if Maximum Daily Free Trades Exceeded

In Hours

Out of Hours

Open Market – AnytimeOpening Trade Charge per Point

GBPUSD

1

1

0

1

EURUSD

0.8

0.8

0

1

USDJPY

1

1

0

1

SPOT GOLD

3

4

0

1

USDCAD

2.5

2.5

0

1

UK100

0.8

1.8

0

1

US30

0.8

2.8

0

1

US500

0.4

0.4

0

1

GER30

1

2

0

1

AUDUSD

1

1

0

1

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC

MARKET SPREAD + 0.1%

N/A

0

1

GLENCORE PLC

MARKET SPREAD + 0.1%

N/A

0

1

VODAFONE GROUP PLC

MARKET SPREAD + 0.1%

N/A

0

1

TESCO PLC

MARKET SPREAD + 0.1%

N/A

0

1

BT GROUP PLC

MARKET SPREAD + 0.1%

N/A

0

1

Is spread betting for me?

Active traders looking for tax-free profits**
Share traders looking to diversify their portfolios
People who are interested in the
markets and what affects them
Those looking to add flexibility to their
investment capital, through leverage

How do you spread bet?

When you open a spread betting position on a market, you are given a ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ price either side of the underlying market price – this is known as the spread. If you think the market will rise, you open your spread bet at the ‘buy’ price. If you think it will fall, you open at the ‘sell’ price.

Spread Free Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ'S)

It is a Spread Betting account with Spread Co’s top selected financial markets, with a zero spread (terms and conditions apply).

You are only able to have one Spread Betting account with Spread Co. You can choose from either a standard account type or a Spread Free account (Basic or Bronze)

Yes, each spread free account has a daily trade limit, maximum position limit per instrument and a max bet size per trade.

The daily limit resets at 10 pm London time and applies up to 10 pm the following day.

The Basic account is completely free and has no inactivity fees.  The Bronze Spread Free account is charged at £10 per Calendar Month, which is deducted from the account up front. If you join within the month then the fee will be calculated on a pro-rata basis and deducted upfront.

In this scenario, you would only pay for the period left within the calendar month. For example, if there were only 10 days remaining, only a 10-day portion of the monthly fee would apply.

In the event an account is switched from Bronze to basic, then the fee you have already paid will not be refunded.

Unfortunately not. The daily trade allowance is allocated per business day and cannot be rolled over.

Yes, all live Spread Betting accounts are eligible for interest as long as trading resources are between £10,000 and £20,000, subject to the 2% interest terms and conditions.

At times of significant economic data release or changes in market trading conditions due to abnormal events, spreads may become chargeable for up to 2 minutes around the data points.

All positions are credited or debited as appropriate for Overnight Financing, Dividends and Monthly Interest.

All Spread Free markets are charged for trades greater than the maximum free opening trades per account type.

Once you have exceeded your daily limit of spread free trades there will be a charge of £1 per point per opening trade, closing trades are free.

For example, the excess charge on opening a new trade with a stake of £3 on the UK100, would be £3. No charges would be incurred on closing this trade.

Spread Co makes makes its money from overnight interest, and additional charges over the minimum free trades per day, and from the subscription fees of the premium account types.

Your account can be converted within minutes, and your Spread Free account will be available to use immediately.

Unfortunately not.

Any open positions will have to be closed before your account can be converted.

The Spread Free markets included are selected by Spread Co and will be added to over time.

Just get in touch with our Sales Team,  your Dedicated Relationship Manager or our Client Services team who will help you through every step.

This Account Type does not permit scalping i.e. opening and closing a position within 3 minutes (this includes all trades, buy/sell or sell/buy regardless of any trading strategy). Consequently we have the right to withhold this offer when we have reasonable belief that there has been co-operation, collusion or organisation of trades from the same source, or if we have reasonable belief that the offer is being abused in any way.

LOW COST SPREAD BETTING WITH SPREAD CO

Like all forms of investing you have to pay charges, that’s why it makes sense to trade with a company that offers competitive spread betting charges. There are four key charges you need to be aware of

Spreads – the difference between the bid and the offer price. Ours start at just 0.8 for spread bets on the UK100 and US30 Index on a standard account and zero spreads on Spread Free accounts.
Margins – the minimum cost of a spread bet has margins from 5% in Indices and 3.33% on major Forex Markets
Overnight Financing – when you hold a spread bet trade overnight, we don’t charge any financing fees/overnight fees for short index positions, and our charges for long positions are only 3 Month LIBOR +2%.
Additional Spreads on Equities – typically an additional spread is wrapped around the market spread for equities, these can be as high as 0.10% per Trade. Our wrap is as low as 0.10% for FTSE 100 equities so 0.05% per trade. This is one of the lowest commission rates in the industry

ADVANTAGES OF SPREAD FREE SPREAD BETTING

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OUR TRADING PLATFORMS

At home, in the office or on the move. Spread Co’s trading platforms mean you never have to miss out on a great trading opportunity. All of our trading platforms offer advanced, interactive charting and live pricing as standard on over one thousand tradable markets.

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REMEMBER, WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO TRADE WITH SPREAD CO

You’ll benefit from over 12 years of spread betting experience, be able to access thousands of investment markets with our online service and mobile and tablet apps.
You can also keep up to date with our regular insights and call our help team when you need support.

*Terms and Conditions apply

1Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and tax laws can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.