We’ll give you all the technology and resources you need to help you get started. Trade your way with Barclays, with out-of-hours trading on selected markets and instant execution on most online markets, you can react quickly to every opportunity. Trade directly from our online trading platform or on your iPhone, iPad, Blackberry or Android device with our advanced trading apps. Please bear in mind that Financial Spread Trading is a high risk activity.

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New features

Fully customisable layout with drag and drop functionality
One-click trading
Margin calculator
Trade-through charts
Multiple charts embedded in platform layout
Advanced charting package
Full screen compatibility
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Trade online

Maximise your trading potential with instant access to over 10,000 global markets from a fully customisable, yet easy to use trading platform. Packed with advanced tools and professional grade charts, our platform lets you perform in-depth analysis and deal from the same screen.


Trade on your smartphone or tablet

When the markets move, so can you with anytime, anywhere access to our trading platform. Our free, custom-built live Financial Spread Trading app lets you trade securely on the move on your iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry or Windows device.


Trade by phone

Prefer to trade over the phone? No problem. You can call us during our normal trading hours to open or close a trade, ideal if you’re not near your screen.

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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If you’re new to trading or want to learn a bit more, this section is for you. Learn more about the benefits and risks of trading with our free trading guides, platform tutorial and infographics.


Do all this with our Financial Spread Trading app:

  • Check prices and current market movements
  • Open and close positions
  • Set stop and limit orders including if done and OCO (one cancels other)
  • Create new or amend existing orders
  • View your pending, completed and cancelled orders
  • Monitor your positions using our positions chart
  • View and amend multiple Watch Lists
  • Review your trade and order history