Our free four week Learn to Trade Programme is just one of the tools we offer to help you understand the basics of Financial Spread Trading and allow you to reach your goals. Learn the basics while taking advantage of reduced stake sizes from just 50p per point. Simply select the Learn to Trade option when you open an account.

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When you choose Barclays, we’ll also support you with:

Easy to use trading platform

Getting started with Financial Spread Trading is simpler with a wide range of trading tools, market news, research and charting

Trading guides

Find your way around the markets and our trading platform with our helpful guides

Mobile and tablet trading

Seize every opportunity with cutting-edge mobile and tablet trading apps, designed for iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows devices

Risk management tools

Lock in profits and cap potential losses with a wide range of effective risk management tools.

Financial Spread Trading can magnify your return on investment. However, losses can also be magnified and so Financial Spread Trading should only be used by experienced traders who are comfortable with the risks associated.

Barclays Financial Spread Trading is provided by GAIN Capital UK Ltd. All dealing, administration and settlement is carried out by them.

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CFDs and Financial Spread Trading carry a high level of risk to your capital and you should only deal with money you can afford to lose. The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may lose significantly more than your initial margin payment. We do not recommend that trading in these products is suitable for all types of investor. We recommend that you consult an independent financial advisor if you are uncertain whether they are right for you.

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