Capital Spreads

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Capital Spreads is a UK-based financial spread betting and Contract For Difference (CFD[disambiguation needed]) provider based London. Capital Spreads is a trading name of AIM listed London Capital Group Holdings plc (LCG). LCG also operates subsidiary units in Gibraltar and Australia.

History

Capital Spreads was founded in 2003 and formed the financial spread betting division of LCG. In 2005 LCG listed on the London Stock Exchange. Until 2010 Capital Spreads only offered financial spread betting as its main trading product but in 2010 it added CFDs to provide a multi-asset trading platform. In 2011 the Capital Spreads mobile technology was enhanced so that now they offer iPhone, iPad and Android applications. [1]

Products

Capital Spreads offers financial spread betting and CFDs on thousands of markets across major indices, equities, FX, commodities, bonds, and interest rates.

Value

Capital Spreads has positioned itself as a better value provider by undercutting its competitors in terms of dealing spreads and overnight financing. Reducing the cost of trading has been critical to the success of the company and propelled it to the second largest financial spread betting provider in the UK.

Online Dealing

Capital Spreads’ trading platform is browser based which allows clients to trade financial markets from anywhere with internet access. Other platforms offered include their own proprietary platform, ClearTrader, and an MT4 platform under the LCG Markets brand.

Client Education

Capital Spreads offers a range of trading education tools for their clients from a free demo account with virtual funds that mirrors the live trading platform to seminars, webinars and a training manual called Capital Training.

Awards

Capital Spreads has been recognized at numerous industry awards and most recently in 2012 it was awarded Best Mobile Trading platform and Best Online Trading platform at the Money AM Awards. Other industry awards that Capital Spreads has won are: - 2011 Best CFD Provider – Investors Chronicle & Financial Times - 2011 Best CFD Broker Silver Award – Trade2Win - 2011 Best Spread Betting Provider - What Investment Readership Awards - 2010 Financial Betting Operator – eGaming Review [11] - 2009 Best Spread Betting Provider – Investors Chronicle & Financial Times

Regulation

Capital Spreads is a trading name of London Capital Group Ltd (LCG), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and a member of the London Stock Exchange. Registered Address: 2nd floor, 6 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4AB. Registered Number: 3218125. LCG is also regulated in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and in Australia by the Australian Services and Investment Commission (ASIC).


References

[1] http://www.londoncapitalgroup.com/

[2] http://www.capitalspreads.com/

[3] http://www.moneyam.com/awards/winners/

[4] http://www.spread-betting.com/review/capital-spreads-review

[5] http://www.fsa.gov.uk/register/firmBasicDetails.do?sid=61868

[6] http://www.fsc.gi/fsc/home.htm

[7] http://www.asic.gov.au/