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Core Spreads Key Features

Core Spreads’ objective is to provide the tightest, fixed spreads in the industry across 1000s of markets. With weekly video commentary from revered financier David Buik MBE, and technical analysis articles from Guest Writer Phillip Konchar being published daily, they aim to keep their clients abreast of current market news, trends and information.

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CEO InterviewNo - see other broker CEO interviews
PlatformsCoreTrader, MT4
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Min DepositNo minimum
Account TypesSpread betting, CFDs, Forex
Spread TypesFixed
Funding MethodsDebit cards, credit cards, bank transfer, Skrill
Customer Support24/5 Phone, email and Livechat
Execution TypeOTC
UK 100 Pricing0.8 points
Germany 30 Pricing1 point
Wall Street Pricing1 point
Bitcoin Pricing70 points
Ether Pricing8 points
EURGBP Pricing0.6 points
EURUSD Pricing0.6 points
GBPUSD Pricing0.8 points
Gold Pricing3 points
Oil Pricing3 points
Stock Pricing0.5%
FCA RegulatedYes as FINSA Europe See status
Year Established2014
Active Clients7,400
Markets available3,000
Retail AccountsYes
Professional AccountsYes
Listed PLCNo
Country FoundedUK
Inactivity FeeNone
Overnight Funding Rates

Based on $1 per point on CT at a rate of 1.1397:




  • The rollover fee for long positions on EUR/USD is $1.41

  • The rollover fee for short positions on EUR/USD is $0.16

Educational MaterialNo
Office Locations1
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Core Spreads
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 39 reviews
by Geoff Bell on Core Spreads


  • Trading Platform 3/5: Charts are fairly basic; can't have multiple deal tickets for an index

  • Customer Service 5/5

  • Mobile Apps N/A

  • Spreads & Pricing 5/5

  • Market Range 5/5

  • Trade Execution Speed 5/5

  • Added Value 5/5


Spreads are very good, especially outside the index's trading hours. Site is easy to use and execution speed is fine. Cashback is an added bonus. Telephone support is quick and efficient. (Trading indices with Core Spreads for 1-2 years on a daily basis)

by Laura Rothenburg on Core Spreads


  • Trading Platform 4/5: The trading platform is good but with the cross hairs symbol there is a blue box that gets in the way of the screen, plus all the the numbers could be put around the edge rather than on the screen

  • Customer Service 5/5

  • Mobile Apps 5/5

  • Spreads & Pricing 5/5

  • Market Range 5/5

  • Trade Execution Speed 5/5

  • Added Value 5/5


Overall the broker is good, clear ticket orders, easy to figure our. Very helpful staff even if it is technical or a question. Like this platform it is simple and easy to use.. (Trading forex and commodities with Core Spreads for 1-2 years on a weekly basis)

by nguyen huy hung on Core Spreads


  • Trading Platform 5/5

  • Customer Service 5/5

  • Mobile Apps 5/5

  • Spreads & Pricing 5/5

  • Market Range 5/5

  • Trade Execution Speed 5/5

  • Added Value 5/5


OK. (Trading indices with Core Spreads for 1-2 years on a daily basis)

by Robert Todd on Core Spreads


  • Trading Platform 5/5

  • Customer Service 5/5

  • Mobile Apps N/A

  • Spreads & Pricing 5/5

  • Market Range 5/5

  • Trade Execution Speed 5/5

  • Added Value 5/5


I have no complaints with this broker. Whenever i have used customer service they have been professional, courteous and have invariably resolved any
issues i have had. (Trading forex with Core Spreads for 1-2 years on a daily basis)

by Faisal Mohamed Alkatheeri on Core Spreads


  • Trading Platform 5/5

  • Customer Service 5/5

  • Mobile Apps 5/5

  • Spreads & Pricing 4/5: would like to add idea for whos account above 50 K to get better offers in the spreads compering to who low volume of amount and trading activities

  • Market Range 5/5

  • Trade Execution Speed 5/5

  • Added Value 5/5


Honestly very supportive and fast respond to our inquiry's
As I mentioned if they could offer like other companies and platforms with different spreads to who have high activities in trading and bigger amounts.  (Trading forex, indices and commodities with Core Spreads for under a year on an intra-day basis)

by Richard Loo on Core Spreads


  • Trading Platform 4/5: Chart at android platform not working

  • Customer Service 5/5

  • Mobile Apps 4/5: Chart at android platform not working

  • Spreads & Pricing 5/5

  • Market Range 5/5

  • Trade Execution Speed 5/5

  • Added Value 5/5


Please improve mobile trading platform.  (Trading indices and commodities with Core Spreads for 1-2 years on a weekly basis)

by Mike wilson on Core Spreads


  • Trading Platform 5/5

  • Customer Service 5/5

  • Mobile Apps 5/5

  • Spreads & Pricing 5/5

  • Market Range 5/5

  • Trade Execution Speed 5/5

  • Added Value 5/5


Good solid broker with fair rates.  (Trading indices with Core Spreads for 1-2 years on a daily basis)

by Derrick Allen on Core Spreads


  • Trading Platform 5/5

  • Customer Service 4/5: A monthly report of all trades made by the customer and sent by email would be useful. Other brokers offer this service. Also the Transaction History disappears after about one day and it would be better if it remained visible longer on the website.

  • Mobile Apps N/A

  • Spreads & Pricing 5/5

  • Market Range 5/5

  • Trade Execution Speed 5/5

  • Added Value 5/5


Core Spreads is simple to use and enables a broad range of trading. Highly recommended.  (Trading indices and stocks with Core Spreads for under a year on a daily basis)

by Arlene on Core Spreads


  • Trading Platform 5/5

  • Customer Service 5/5

  • Mobile Apps 5/5

  • Spreads & Pricing 5/5

  • Market Range 5/5

  • Trade Execution Speed 2/5: System unresponsiveness especially when the market price moves fast. And you cannot close it right away when you need to because platform will get freeze or unresponsive.

  • Added Value 4/5: Just put more updates for analysis.


This broker is good and reliable. Only system unresponsiveness sometimes need to improve. Overall it’s ok.  (Trading indices with Core Spreads for 1 - 2 years on a daily basis)

by TIAO SOON BENSON NEO on Core Spreads


  • Trading Platform 4/5: I believe they should improve the capacity of handling trades in high volume. The platform can get freeze when at high volume

  • Customer Service 5/5

  • Mobile Apps 4/5: Same as above, high volume, the apps will be frozen

  • Spreads & Pricing 5/5

  • Market Range 4/5: Could include crypto currency trading.

  • Trade Execution Speed 4/5: High volume, can be slowed.

  • Added Value 5/5


Overall all is a fantastic platform, if they can resolve the stability during High volume. Easy to use platform and fast response. Also if we can set and make default to indicators like the Fibonacci.   (Trading forex, indices and commodities with Core Spreads for 1 - 2 years on an intra-day basis)

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What makes Core Spreads stand out?

Founded in 2014, Core Spreads are UK-based industry leaders, offering tight, fixed spreads across 1000s of markets on their exclusive CoreTrader2 platform. With Core Spreads, you have the choice of two dynamic platforms, through which you can trade via spread bet or CFDs. They offer a comprehensive range of markets, including Forex, Commodities, Shares and Indices. With so much on offer, you can easily access the market that’s right for you.

Core Spreads: A Quick Review

Core Spreads was founded in 2014, with the aim of providing spread betting traders with a crisp, dynamic and accessible platform upon which to trade. They stripped out the jargon and the excess that surrounds the trading industry, leaving a trading experience that provides many of the markets of the larger brokers, only without the impenetrable language.

‘No noise – just tight, fixed spreads on thousands of markets’ – this is Core Spreads’ mantra. Providing two easy-to-use platforms, both equipped with charts and trading instruments, you can quickly access some of the world’s most popular markets and start building your portfolio after your application has been approved. It’s worth noting that, you will need to set aside a few minutes in order to complete the application form. 

Their newly realised blog features both video commentary and technical analysis from David Buik MBE and Phillip Konchar, the CEO of TraderCast. Here, you will find new, in-depth articles published daily from Monday to Friday, providing invaluable insight into the behaviour of the markets, both in the UK and overseas.

Core Spreads: Sign Up & Login Process

It’s smooth, clear and efficient. As with all brokers, the sign-up process is getting harder as brokers ask for more ID and conduct more thorough anti-money laundering checks. All this is done online when you open an account with Core Spreads, unless you move a lot, have bad credit or live outside the UK. However, that's life now a days with brokers, but once you are signed up, logging in to Core Spreads is simple, both on the website and via the mobile platforms and Core Trader App.

Core Spreads: Minimum Deposit

There is no minimum deposit.

Core Spreads: Stake, Trade & Bet Sizes

As with minimum deposits, the Core Spreads minimum trade size is small. It changes for every contract, so you will need to keep your eye open for alterations between the markets. You can view a full list by opening a trade ticket when you're logged into the trading platform. Or see the Core Spreads minimum trade sizes on their website.

Core Spreads: Key Spreads

EUR/GBP – 0.6pts at all times

EUR/USD – 0.6pts at all times

GBP/USD – from 0.8pts

UK 100 (Rolling) – from 0.8pts

Wall Street 30 (Rolling) – from 1pt

Brent Crude – 3pts at all times

Gold – 3pts at all times

Silver – 3pts at all times

Bitcoin – 70pts at all times

Core Spreads: Scalping

Scalping, or ‘high frequency trading’, is welcomed as long as the client is trading the markets and not using other methods to gain an edge over either the price feed, trading platform or tight, fixed spreads.

Core Spreads: Leverage & Margin Rates

The leverage and margin rates offered by Core Spreads are competitive. Due to recent regulations implemented by ESMA, FCA-regulated companies have had to alter their spreads and margins, but Core Spreads does operate within standard leverage limits. Check out the leverage on Core Spreads website for more information.

The Core Spreads USP

But, how much can you save?  This is a key point because even if the spreads are tight, is it worth dropping the add ons? To figure out if the savings are worth it we’ll take a look at UK 100 and calculate what a trader could save:

A £10pp FTSE trade now attracts margin of £3675 with the current stock price at circa 7350 (5% MR).

Therefore, a client trading £10pp at Core Spreads in the UK100 index will “pay” £8 per round trip (£10 X 0.8pt spread). 3 round trips per day is then (3 X 0.8 spread) X £10pp = £24 in “costs”, if they do this 5 days per week their cost is £120 per week.

If the spread is a 1pt at a competitors’, they will pay (3 trades X 1pt) X £10 = £30 per day; 5 X per week is then £150.

In the above example, clients are saving 20% on the spread by trading with Core Spreads, but costs do add up for high frequency traders.

Core Spreads: Trading Platform Reviews

It has all the usual features: watch lists, basic charts, and a wide range of order types. There are about 3000 markets available to trade, including all the major FX pairs, commodities, indices and fixed income products. Equity coverage is as good as the rest and stops around the £50m market cap range.

Core Spreads: Demo Account

The Core Spreads offer two demo accounts, which mimic the two live trading platforms: CoreTrader2 and MetaTrader4. As with all discount brokers, it's well worth trying out the Core Spreads demo accounts before you sign up for a live account. The Core Spreads demos give you a good idea of the look and feel of the trading platform. After all, trading platforms are what makes a broker. You can sign up for a Core Spreads demo account here.

Core Spreads: iOS & Android

The CoreTrader2 App is dynamic and built using industry-approved processes. It’s easy to navigate and features some chart options.

Core Spreads: MT4 Platform

As well as offering their own CoreTrader2 account, Core Spreads also provide access to the ever-popular, industry-favourite MetaTrader4 account.

FCA Regulation & Financial Security

Core Spreads is an appointed representative of FINSA Europe Ltd and headed up by Stuart Lane (CEO) who has a solid 30 years’ experience and previously served at ETX and IG. Whilst there is only one entry on the FCA register for Core Spreads, being an appointed representative of FINSA Europe Ltd there are some experienced industry professionals who are responsible for the business.

Core Spreads is a trading name for FINSA Europe Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales under number 07073413 which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under firm reference number 525164.

At Core Spreads, your funds are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).  This scheme protects up to £50,000 and £85,000 of deposits and investments if a firm is declared in default.  You can read more about the compensation limits of the scheme here.

Is Core Spreads any good?

It’s amazing that spreads can get any tighter. In the underlying market, the FTSE for example trades in 0.5 ticks so it’s only a matter of time before some crazy spread betting broker starts offering zero spreads. In the meantime, if you are an active trader, who jobs about in index, FX and commodities on an intra-day basis Core Spreads may be for you.

On the basis that most traders have several accounts Core Spreads has positioned itself well to provide exactly what traders need in these specific markets. A cut back platform that cuts costs and can increase your trading profits (or at the very least narrow your losses).

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