The Capital Spreads trading platform is being closed and will be replaced by LCG’s new and enhanced trading platform, LCG Trader. Your Capital Spreads account (including your account balance) will be migrated to LCG Trader between the 23rd and 30th of April 2016. You will not be able to trade on the Capital Spreads platform after the 30th of April 2016. Goodbye Capital Spreads, hello LCG.
Capital Spreads Review
One of the larger spread betting and CFD brokers, Capital Spread 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.
One of the most significant benefits of Capital Spreads betting, 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.
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.
- Powerful trading platforms available on mobile, tablet and desktop
- Trade on a wide range of over 4,000 financial markets
- Industry leading spreads across forex, indices, shares and commodities
- Regulated by the FCA and listed on the LSE
- Free demo account for CFDs and spread betting accounts
Capital Spreads Launched CFD Trading in 2010
Spread betting broker Capital Spreads has launched CFD trading through its spread betting platform in 2010, opening up the gates for new and existing clients to trade CFDs through the same familiar spread betting portal.
Owned by the London Capital Group, Capital Spreads is one of the UK’s largest spread betting brokers, and has made the move into CFD trading to diversify the range of tradable instruments open to its private and institutional clients.
An on-trend move from the broker, the CFD offering comes at a time when a spate of new CFD brokers are entering the market, helping to solidify Capital Spreads’ position with existing customers while ensuring its in the hunt for market share as the CFD industry continues to explode.
Relying on the same unified trading portal for investors spread betting and trading CFDs, Capital Spreads have taken innovative and proactive steps to encourage trading on its new multi asset platform as competition in the sector continues to tighten.
With only one account and one trading portal necessary, it is hoped that existing spread betting clients will broaden their horizons into CFD trading through Capital Spreads as awareness of the benefits of trading contracts for difference heightens.
Some of the reviews of CapitalSpreads LCG
Bad screen layout (01-12-2015)
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 ?
Simple and fast (23-12-2014)
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.
Superb Platform (02-02-2012)
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.
The Best ! (02-11-2011)
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!
Tight Spreads (22-08-2010)
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.
Trading is good with CapitalSpreads (18-10-2008)
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.
We will miss you, Capital Spreads!