The Benefits

The following reasons explain why spread betting might appeal to you:

Tax Free Profits**

Any capital gains you make from financial spread betting are completely free of Capital Gains and Income tax (for IRE or UK residents). 

No Stamp Duty**

Financial spread betting is exempt from Ire or UK stamp duty. 

Bull or Bear – going long and Short

One of the most obvious advantages of spread betting is the opportunity to short (or sell) the market.  You can therefore profit from both rising and falling markets. 


Many investors use spread betting to hedge their existing share portfolio.  For example, if you have some shares which are decreasing in value in the short-term, you could “Sell” the value of the share using a sell bet with SAM Spreads and possibly make a profit to counter-balance the decreasing value of your shares. 

Stake Size of Your Choice

Spread betting also allows you to trade in sizes smaller than those usually available in the underlying market. 

Trade in One Currency

Spread Trading allows you to trade on International markets without having to worry about converting any profits back into your home currency.  Each transaction produces a profit or loss in a single currency nominated, in advance, by you.

Trade on Margin

Spread bets are margined trading products, which mean you need only deposit a small percentage of the full value of your trade leaving your excess capital to continue working hard elsewhere. 

No Commission or Fees

As SAM Spreads is not a stockbroker, we do not charge commission or fees.  We make our profit from the spread we add to the underlying market prices, which result in our quotes.  Plus, don’t forget, that UK residents benefit further because your profits do not incur Capital Gains and Income Tax. 

Regulated Industry

Financial spread betting is an industry which is tightly regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).  Our regulation by the FSA means that we have to abide by strict rules and regulations which ultimately mean you have the comfort of knowing that you are working with a reputable organisation.


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