Plus 500 is one of the biggest CFD brokers in the UK, but on the announcement, the shares dropped from a year high of around 770p to 4250 (as of 19.5.15). For clients looking for a new home for their brokerage account, we’ve highlighted three options below and how they compare to PLUS 500.
Formally IG Index, but now just IG, IG are the biggest spread betting and CFD broker around. London, founded and HQ’d they offer competitive spreads and the widest range of markets to trade. IG also offer professional accounts, DMA and prime brokerage services.
2) ETX Capital
ETX offer, CFDs, Spread Betting, and the mega-powerful MT4 Platform. They can trace their roots back to 1965 and are a member of the London Stock Exchange. They focus on tight prices and a very wide asset class coverage.
If you’re trading on PLUS 500 you shouldn’t find the switch to ETX Capital too difficult. They have a swift online account opening process and conduct all the necessary due diligence online if they can.
Again Spreadex only offer spread betting not CFDs, but if you are UK based and not trading CFDs on a DMA basis with over £250,000 in your account then you are better off with a spread betting broker.
Spreadex are one of the oldest spread betting brokers and quietly sit just outside of London providing first class customer service and mopping up the client bases of the more shouty brokers that go under.
If you are so inclined you can also spread bet on sports with Spreadex (they the only broker to offer sports and financial spread betting)
Richard founded the Good Money Guide (previously Good Broker Guide) in 2015 and has been a broker for 20 years most recently at Investors Intelligence and previously a multi-asset derivatives broker at MF Global (Man Financial). Richard started his career working as a private client stockbroker at Walker Crips and Phillip Securities (now King and Shaxson) after interning on the NYMEX oil trading floor in New York and London IPE in 2001 & 2000.