Access thousands of assets with stakes from as little as 50p per point during your first four weeks.

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Why trade with Barclays?

  • Trade on leverage and get full market exposure for only a fraction of an asset’s price. Yet any profit or loss you make will be based on its full value
  • Margins from just 1% meaning you could take a £10,000 position with only a £100 deposit, adding flexibility to your investment capital
  • No stamp duty or Capital Gains Tax – Tax benefits depend on your individual circumstances and laws may change in the future
  • Opportunities are endless – access over 10,000 global markets 24/7
  • Trade on the go using our app for Android, iOS, Blackberry or Windows devices
  • Make informed decisions with our advanced research and technical analysis tools including exclusive Barclays Wealth Publications
  • No annual fee
  • Reduced stake sizes from 50p per point for your first four weeks - simply select the Learn to Trade option when you apply.
  • Get your account in minutes - complete the short four-step form and you can start trading straightaway.

Before you apply

  1. Check that you understand and accept the Barclays CFDs and Financial Spread Trading – Pricing & Fees [PDF, 145KB] and risks of Financial Spread Trading.
  2. Read the Barclays CFDs and Financial Spread Trading Terms & Policies [PDF, 766KB] and Rates and Charges [PDF, 189KB] as we will ask you to confirm that you agree with them.
  3. Have your bank or building society details to hand.

Remember, Financial Spread Trading is high risk and losses can exceed deposits. You should only deal with money you can afford to lose.

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Or, practice trading with a risk-free demo

If you’re new to Financial Spread Trading and would like to build your confidence before you start trading for real, why not open a Financial Spread Trading demo account? You can try out the platform for free, and you’ll get £10,000 of virtual funds to trade with.

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

Financial Spread Trading platform

It’s easy to trade using our state-of-the-art trading platform . It offers a fully customisable layout to suit you, advanced trading tools, professional grade charts, and a margin calculator so you can easily find out how much deposit is required to open your desired trade. With instant access to over 10,000 global markets and the tools to perform in-depth analysis and deal from the same screen, the opportunities are endless.

Trade on the go

Our free, custom-built Financial Spread Trading app lets you trade securely on the move using your iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry or Windows smartphone or tablet.

Trade by phone

If you’re not near your screen , or you prefer to trade over the phone, you can call us during our normal trading hours to open or close a trade.

Remember, Financial Spread Trading is high risk and losses can exceed deposits. You should only deal with money you can afford to lose.

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Apply now

Financial Spread Trading is high risk and losses can exceed deposits. You should only deal with money you can afford to lose.

Apply by phone on:

0845 355 0802*

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Risks and disadvantages

  • Financial Spread Trading is high risk and losses can exceed deposits 
  • You should only deal with money you can afford to lose
  • Financial Spread Trading is not suitable for everyone. We recommend that you consult an independent financial advisor if you are uncertain whether it’s right for you.