Pepperstone Launches Spread Betting & CFD Trading On UK Shares
Pepperstone has expanded its product range with spread betting and CFDs on leading UK shares. Previously, only US shares were available with the ASIC-regulated broker. The new asset class demonstrates the firm’s drive to deliver a suite of trading instruments for an increasingly global client. German and Australian shares are also available to trade.
This new offering is available via the MetaTrader 5 (MT5) platform. It covers some of the most exciting stocks across the globe, including AstraZeneca, Lloyds Banking Group, Vodafone, Barclays and more. This is great news for clients looking to speculate on some of the biggest names in technology, finance and pharmaceuticals, among other industries.
Pepperstone traders will enjoy a number of benefits, most notably:
- No spreads on CFD equities
- Competitively low commissions at 0.1%
- No capital gains tax on spread betting in GBP
- Razor-sharp pricing directly from the exchange
- Portfolio hedging capabilities
Spread Betting Vs CFD Trading
Check out the video below on the differences between spread betting and CFDs.
Pepperstone is one of the most popular trading brokers on the market, with nearly 90,000 global clients on the books. The Melbourne-based firm was created in 2010 by Owen Kerr and Joe Davenport. Kerr went on to win EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 and the firm itself has picked up multiple awards.
The company now has offices across the globe and is regulated by the FCA in the UK, ASIC in Australia, CySEC in Cyprus, DFSA in Dubai, CMA in Kenya, SCB in the Bahamas, and the BaFin in Germany.
Pepperstone offers a choice of 180+ trading instruments on the MetaTrader 4 (MT4), MetaTrader 5 (MT5) and cTrader platforms. Clients can trade over 60 top currency pairs, global indices including the FTSE 100 and German DAX, plus popular commodities such as gold, crude oil and gas.
The broker is highly regarded for its fast execution speeds, with most orders processed in under 30 milliseconds. This makes Pepperstone popular with scalpers and those using EAs. It has also been recognised for its best-in-class customer service.
The addition of spread betting and CFDs on UK shares shows the broker’s drive to increase their offering in line with global investing trends. Open an account with Pepperstone today and start trading the broker’s latest selection of instruments.