We offer permanently low spreads across thousands of shares.
'Major' shares are the constituents of the headline indices of a range of major markets, including the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Canada and Japan.
|Share category||DFBs||Quarterly Bets|
|International Order Book||0.15%||0.40%||0.50%||0.60%|
|UK shares (FTSE 100)||0.10%||0.20%||0.40%||0.60%|
|UK shares (other)||0.25%||0.40%||0.45%||0.60%|
|UK shares (market maker)||0.25%||0.60%||0.70%||0.85%|
Examples of our dealing spreads are listed above and are added to either side of the underlying market spread for the share concerned. The dealing spread payable for shares on specific exchanges may vary due to the costs associated with trading in the underlying market.
TIGHT SPREADS WITH MTFs
Our new technology works behind the scenes, exploring a variety of venues, so that we provide our price to you at the narrowest possible market spread. You will notice only one difference: even narrower spreads on shares.
Download a PDF list of shares on which you can now enjoy tighter spreads.
Controlled Risk Bets
We have classified our UK stocks into three categories, depending on our assessment of the volatility of the stock concerned. The volatility of the share price affects two significant factors, the controlled risk premium and the minimum stop distance.
Low volatility - 0.3% premium
Contains FTSE 100 shares, as well as many SETS shares. Minimum stop distance: 5%*
Medium volatility - 0.7% premium
Contains other SETS/SETSmm shares. Minimum stop distance: 7.5%*
High volatility - 1.0% premium
Contains small-cap stocks. Minimum stop distance: 12.5%*
International shares are divided into the same three categories. US stocks are all classified as low volatility (0.3%) and have a minimum stop distance of 10%.*
These categories will only affect spread sizes for controlled risk bets; spread sizes for non-controlled risk bets are not affected. For a full explanation of how we determine our dealing spreads for bets on individual shares, please see our shares list.
*Minimum stop distances
The more volatile a share, the greater the minimum stop distance we will insist upon for controlled risk bets. The minimum stop distances for each category are listed above, expressed as a percentage of the current share price.
Spread bets are leveraged products. Spread betting may not be suitable for everyone and can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit, so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.