Spread betting with flexibility and low lifetime costs

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Introduction to spread betting

Spread betting is a form of derivative trading enabling you to gain exposure to the financial markets without owning the underlying asset.

Instead of buying or selling the asset, you are simply taking a position on whether you think the market will rise or fall. Therefore you can profit from market movements whilst only depositing a fraction of the total position’s value. Also known as “leveraged trading”, this lets you gain exposure in positions that have a larger value than the initial deposit.

As you don’t trade the actual underlying asset, the costs associated with asset ownership don’t apply. In addition, profits from spread betting are currently free from Capital Gains Tax†.

†Spread betting is currently free from Capital Gains Tax (CGT), and there is no stamp duty. It should be noted that tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.


Here are the benefits of spread betting with ayondo at a glance:

  • Variable margin, available only with ayondo, lets you control the leverage you use. Choose margin from low levels to 100% and only pay for what you use
  • Extremely low lifecycle costs. The costs associated with spread betting, i.e. spread, rollover and funding, are to the best of our knowledge the lowest in the market
  • Funding paid only on the portion of trade not covered by margin
  • Notional value trading. Look at your trades or investments from the perspective of the full economic value of a trade or the maximum exposure
  • No expiry date
  • No volatility impact on the value of the instrument. The spread betting price reflects the price of the underlying market
  • Flexibility. Enter and exit the position at any time you decide
  • No commissions to pay. All costs are incorporated into the spread, so it is easy for you to calculate profits and losses, and model future cash flows
  • Leverage that allows you to participate in the full price movement with only a fraction of the total value of the instrument (called "margin")

For more information on the features and benefits of spread betting, go to the Learn section, where we have full descriptions and support.