Capital Spreads Review and User Ratings

Key Spreads
Key Spreads and Commissions and Margin Requirements
FTSE100 DailySpread: 1Margin: 30
Dow Jones DailySpread: 1Margin: 50
GBP/USD SpotSpread: 1.8Margin: 60
EUR/USD SpotSpread: 1Margin: 40
UK Shares Daily Spread: 0.10%Margin: 5%
US Shares DailySpread: 0.10%Margin: 5%
* - fixed spreads during trading hours since 2012.
Trading Options
    • Financial Spread Betting
    • CFDs
    • Forex
Noteable Benefits
  • Consistently tight and fixed spreads
  • Award winning trading platform
  • Generous sign-up bonus and trading rebate

Choose between £100 deposit bonus and 10% top up bonus (up to £5,000), Lower the cost of your trading by getting a rebate of up to 12.5% on your monthly trading costs.

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About Capital Spreads

One of the web's larger spread betting and CFD brokers, Capital Spreads has carved out a reputation for itself for offering slim spreads across a diverse range of markets, and is the broker of choice for countless professional traders throughout the UK and the rest of Europe. Recently making the leap into CFD trading, Capital Spreads has a distinctive pedigree as one of the most cost-effective, wide-ranging brokers on offer, with spreads on over 2,500 different markets.

Capital Spreads offers traders access to a wealth of trading resources and market data, including a detailed events calendar, which marks out notable trading events that might impinge on market movements and a series of free webinars, detailing the basics of how to get started for new traders, all designed to make it easier for traders to keep on top of goings on, learn the ropes and make informed trading decisions.

Notable Benefits

One of the most significant benefits of Capital Spreads, and an advantage over much of the competition, is its excellent customer support division, which is particularly responsive and swift insofar as responding to customer queries is concerned. Fully functional demo accounts plus small deposit thresholds make Capital Spreads trader-friendly, while automatic guaranteed stop losses are designed to protect your deposited amount and minimize the impact of wayward positions.

In-house Expertise

Experienced in-house trading team in London now offer a daily market overview and analysis service to help you plan for the trading day ahead. Emailed directly to your inbox every morning, covering the economic events to watch, plus provide key shares, indices, FX and commodities analysis.

Incentives & Bonuses

Aside from the extensive resources available to Capital Spreads customers, Choose between £100 deposit bonus and 10% top up bonus (up to £5,000), Lower the cost of your trading by getting a rebate of up to 12.5% on your monthly trading costs. Furthermore, consistently slender spreads make it more possible to trade profitably, and the ongoing customer service functions ensure an effective support network should you encounter any problems.

Update:On 20 April 2015, Capital Spreads are lowering minimum Initial Margin on the major markets - see the full table.

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Capital Spreads Customer Reviews

There are 10 customer review(s).

Rating: 1.5Review by: AlexDate: 2016-02-26

new trader

New trader , looking for tips?

Rating: 0.5Review by: KurumulDate: 2015-01-12

Bad screen layout

I always start using a broker by signing up for a demo in order to check everything before committing finance. The Capital Spreads screen was awful. Three quarters of it was taken up with details of trades and the actual commodities or currency pairs screen was miniscule. There was no way to alter this so I logged out and left. ! You do not talk about this in your reviews. Why not ?

Rating: 5Review by: AndrewDate: 2014-12-23

Simple and fast

As a new trader I found their platform to provide simple interface and instant execution. Wish me luck and let's see how it goes.

Rating: 5Review by: Independent InvestorDate: 2014-03-23

Updated Spreads

GBP/USD from 2 to 1.8 GBP/EUR from 3 to 2 EUR/GBP from 1 to 0.8 USD/CAD from 3 to 2.6 USD/CHF from 2 to 1.8 EUR/CAD from 8 to 4 EUR/AUD from 8 to 4 AUD/NZD from 10 to 5 Silver Rolling from 3 to 2.6

Rating: 5Review by: IndependentInvestorDate: 2013-01-28

Capital Spreads website update

Some changes that have been made to the Capital Spreads website over the weekend. They have tidied up the homepage; introducing new logo and colour palette, and also changed the way customers login to their account. Take a look around.

Rating: 5Review by: New TraderDate: 2012-02-02

Superb Platform

I'm quite new to trading and I'm just learning but I have to say that I found CapitalSpreads' platform very easy to use.

Rating: 5Review by: Angie kingDate: 2011-11-02

The Best !

I have been a customer of Capital Spreads for 3 years and wont even consider changing. Customer service is excellent. The platform is really easy to use and user friendly, without any unnecessary flashing lights etc. I have never had any problems with them and would give them a solid 10 !

Rating: 4.5Review by: SamuelDate: 2010-08-22

Tight Spreads

I've been spread betting for over two years now with Capital Spreads and with their tight spreads and great customer service I won't be looking for another account in the nearest future, would be great if they could add more markets to trade, especially AIM shares.

Rating: 5Review by: David JonesDate: 2009-08-04

The Best Spreads

I have several spread betting accounts and find Capital Spreads the best choice for several reasons: they have the best spreads in the market, you only need to deposit a small amount to open a trade, and the girls on the call team are really helpful.

Rating: 5Review by: AhaTraderDate: 2008-10-18

Trading is good with CapitalSpreads

I'm quite new to investing and particularly to financial spread betting. I had 3k to invest and decided to give spread betting a try (I like that it's tax free unlike share dealing, as I already have share ISA account). Capital Spreads have very competitive spreads on all markets and since I trade about 4 times a day I find it particularly important (don't like wasting my money on commission). I went for a training session with CityIndex and have to say CapitalSpreads' trading platform is by far better than CityIndex's as it's very easy to open and close bets and they also have quite good graphs package, you can easily use candlesticks and lots of technical analysis indicators. So there's no need in buying a graphs drawing package from the third party. Over all I'm really enjoying my experience and it's fun.