Spread Betting

Spread betting with Atom8 – pay within the spread or try “raw spread” betting!

  • Spread Betting is a form of margin trading permitted for UK and Irish individuals (“eligible traders”).
  • At Atom8, eligible traders can buy or sell the spread of a currency pair, gold or silver to express their trading view.
  • Uniquely, eligible traders can select their fee structure by either:
  • only paying the spread (a familiar form of charging for spread betting); or
  • pay a competitive commission and a small spread increase to still benefit from the ECN universal Atom8 price.
  • At present, eligible traders are not subject to UK income tax on Spread Betting profits (and nor are any losses deductible)*.
  • Atom8 is soon releasing a Forex Calculator allowing you to measure the size of your spread bet in each "pounds per point" move of the underlying currency pair.
  • Eligible traders do pay Overnights for Spread Betting on the platform as Atom8 spread bets are based on daily rolling spot contracts. Unlike other spread-bet providers, our spread bets do not expire at the end of the trading day.
  • Spread Betting has many similarities with CFDs and there are many resources available to teach you the basics online or simply call us for assistance to get started.

    Risk Warning

    Spread betting is a leveraged product and carries a high level of risk to your capital as prices may move rapidly against you. You could lose more than your initial investment and in that situation would be required to make further payments. As these products may not be suitable for all clients, please understand the risks sufficiently and seek independent advice, where necessary.

    * UK tax laws are subject to change and please ensure you take independent taxation advice on this topic. Atom8 is not a tax adviser but is expressing its understanding of the general position, which could be or become incorrect at any time. Each individual client’s tax treatment depends on his/her specific circumstances.

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