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Financial Spreads: Spread Betting and CFD Trading

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About Financial Spreads

I launched FinancialSpreads.com as credit crunch took hold in the summer of 2007.

Since then, many things have changed at Financial Spreads, including the companies we've chosen to run our trading platforms.

For me though, it's our clients that have really benefitted from the numerous improvements at both Financial Spreads and the wider financial spread betting and CFD industry.


Financial Spreads - Established 2007
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Tighter Spreads and Lower Trading Costs

Healthy industry competition has helped drive down spreads e.g.

  • UK 100 daily spreads have tightened to 0.8pt from 2pts
  • Wall Street daily spreads have tightened to 1pt from 4pts
  • Crude oil futures have tightened to 3pts from 5pts

Mobile Trading Apps

For me, the biggest improvement has been the advent, and rapid development, of mobile trading apps.

Yes, there's been steep learning curve but going from "web platform only" to offering the apps of today is quite incredible.


Mobile Trading Apps

Examples of Further Improvements

  • Lower costs - e.g. only paying for Guaranteed Stops if the order is actually used - much of the industry still needs to catch up on this

  • Choice - we've added CFDs so you can spread bet and trade CFDs from the same account

  • More accurate pricing - a very small but important change in forex was adding an extra decimal place to give clients far more accuracy, e.g. trading a market at 1.31375 - 1.31385 rather than at 1.3137 - 1.3138

  • "Rolling" markets dominating trading numbers - daily rolling markets were common in 2007 but the move away from "futures" to "rolling" has been stark.

    This is a change that really has been driven by client behaviour. The wider spreads and limited chart data that you get with futures just aren't that popular.

    While the forex markets get ever more popular, it feels like Forex futures are an endangered species.

  • CFDs Without Extra Commissions - we've always wrapped up all spread betting and CFD commissions into the spread itself, there isn't a separate commission. This allows for clear and simple pricing. This is an area where much of the CFD industry should really catch up


If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

I've always wanted Financial Spreads to be a simple no-nonsense trading platform.

Trading the markets is difficult enough. You should be using your brain to work out how to successfully trade the markets, not working out how to place a spread bet.

We're retained our core values over the years:

  • User-friendly Trading - offering a clear and simple trading platforms

  • Fixed Spreads - 'variable spreads' have become common place but we still prefer to give clients clear and simple pricing via fixed spreads

  • Competitive Spreads - our pricing has always remained competitive e.g. the EUR/USD spread is 0.7pts at all times

  • Your Privacy is Important - you don't need weekly calls from 'Account Managers', I know don't like the ones I receive. We respect your privacy and only contact you when we think there's something interesting to say. We also respect your wishes when you want to opt-out

  • UK Regulation - although we have changed platform providers over the years, when you've traded with Financial Spreads you've always been trading with a UK regulated brand. (Of course, we've seen the UK regulator change over the years from the Financial Services Authority to the Financial Conduct Authority)

  • Secure Funds - your funds have always remained protected in segregated accounts. For more details also see below for Security & Client Money Protection and how your funds are covered under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

Tell Us What You Want

We're always looking for more feedback on how else we can improve.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do contact our friendly support team on support@financialspreads.com or +44 (0) 203 301 0483.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Adam Jepsen
Founder
Financial Spreads


Adam Jepsen, Founder, Financial Spreads
Adam Jepsen, Founder, Financial Spreads



Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Spreads is a trading name of Clear Investor Ltd. which is an appointed representative of FINSA Europe Ltd., company no: 07073413. FINSA Europe Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registered number 525164.

Registered Address: Office 701, Tower Bridge Business Centre, 46-48 East Smithfield, London E1W 1AW, UK.

The information on this site is not directed at residents of the United States or any particular country outside the UK and is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.

Financial Spreads: Security & Client Money Protection

All clients' funds are completely safe, secure and held separately from our own.

In accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules on client money all client money is held in segregated client money accounts.

FINSA Europe Ltd. fully complies with the strict rules on client money set down by the FCA so our retail clients can rest assured that their funds are fully segregated and ring fenced.

Not only are deposited funds segregated. The total net available funds (the net position on any open trades calculated on a mark to market basis plus account balance) are also segregated.

Consequently, any money that we hold for our clients could not be used to satisfy the claims of any creditors should they arise.

Financial Spreads: Security & Client Money Protection


Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

The segregation of client money from the company's money does not protect clients if the bank that holds the client money goes into administration.

However, deposits made by private individuals and small businesses to any authorised firms are protected by the FSCS. Therefore each individual clients could make a claim up to £85,000, i.e. the FSCS deposit compensation limit.

In the extremely unlikely event that FINSA Europe Ltd. was to go into liquidation and there was a deficiency in the client money bank accounts, individual clients could make a claim up to £50,000, i.e. the FSCS investment compensation limit.



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