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CFD Platform Trial

Click here to trial our online CFD platform for free.

Accendo Markets is an award winning CFD brokerage based in the City of London. When you apply for your CFD platform trial, we’ll send you your username and password by email. You can use this to login to your CFD trading platform on our website. Your CFD platform trial will give you:

  1. Access to a vast range of global CFD markets – shares, indices, currencies and commodities
  2. £10,000 fictional money to trade CFDs
  3. The chance to perfect your CFD trading strategy with no risk

A CFD trading platform allows you to trade contracts for difference (CFDs) from home. As an Accendo Markets client, you get access to the world financial markets via your CFD platform. Buy and sell shares, commodities, indices and currencies, all at the touch of a button and all on one platform. You can also use your CFD platform to add/remove funds from your trading account, receive the latest news and view live price action with the built in, state-of-the-art charting software. All this at no added cost – you only incur charges when you trade. This CFD platform trial is intended to give you a feel for the platform before committing funds.

With this free CFD platform trial you will receive:

  1. Live trading data and prices
  2. Charts and indicators included
  3. £10,000 demo money to trade the financial markets
  4. Trade shares, commodities or currencies using the CFD platform trial.

We don’t charge for this CFD platform trial, nor are credit or debit card details required.

We hope you find the CFD platform trial useful and that it will encourage you to make Accendo Markets your trading provider of choice.

If you like the CFD platform trial, you can open a live online trading account with live stock prices. As a client, you will have access to the platform to trade with real money. There is no charge for the CFD platform trial, which will simply end if you choose not to become a trading client.

At Accendo Markets we provide online trading services and technologies to clients wishing to engage in CFD trading and spread betting on a range of assets, including shares, commodities, indices and currencies.

CFDs provide professional and amateur traders alike with the ideal way to trade a chosen market electronically from home. As an added bonus, CFD trading is presently not subject to stamp duty*.

You can use CFDs to trade on whether you think the market (for example, FX, stocks or commodities) will go up or down in value. Of course, if the market moves against you, a loss is realised. The more the underlying market moves favourably, the greater your profits. The purpose of our CFD platform trial is to give you the practice and time to formulate the ideal trading strategy.

With CFDs, you can speculate on whether you think the market will go up or down. Trading on anticipation of the underlying market going up is known as ‘going long’ (this means that you’ll profit if the asset rises) and trading in anticipation of a falling market is known as ‘going short’ (this means you’ll profit if the market falls). Of course, if the market doesn’t move as anticipated, you’ll take a loss.

Click here to trial our online CFD platform for free.

Like spreadbetting, options and futures, CFDs are traded on margin (i.e. leveraged), and can result in losses in excess of your deposit (initial margin). Different types of stop-losses are available to manage your risk, including guaranteed stops, trailing stops and standard stops. Please note, guaranteed stops incur an extra charge

About Accendo Markets

Accendo Markets is London’s award-winning specialist CFD brokerage. Why? We think it’s because we offer the CFD trader more than other online CFD providers.

We’ll give you access to a personal trader who’ll act as your account manager, broker and tutor, all rolled into one. We’ll give you the latest research and trade ideas to help you make your own decisions and maximise your trading potential.

For more information, visit our homepage. Alternatively, you can open a CFD trading account in minutes via our account application page.

CFDs – A History

CFDs were originally developed in the 1990s in London as a type of margined derivative. They were originally utilised by institutions and hedge funds to hedge exposure to stocks on the London Stock Exchange in a cost-effective way. This was mainly due to the small margin requirements and avoidance of stamp duty.

It wasn’t until the late 1990s that CFDs were made available to private traders in the UK. They were provided via innovative online trading platforms showing live prices and charts, allowing the private trader access to real time markets that had previously been the privilege of a few city-based professionals.

It was around the millennium that private traders realised the benefit of trading CFDs. This was not the stamp duty exemption but the ability to leverage the underlying market. The use of CFDs saw exponential growth – CFD providers extended their product offering from equities to include indices, worldwide shares, commodities, and forex. Index CFDs quickly became the most popularly traded CFD, and remains so today. This is because indices are a convenient way for traders to gain exposure to the wider market.

In around 2001, many CFD providers began offering financial spread betting markets alongside CFDs. In the UK, the CFD market is in many ways similar to the spread betting market. CFDs have been successfully exported to various countries, whilst the popularity of spread betting rests on a specific UK and Ireland tax advantage. For this reason, spread betting has, unlike CFDs, remained a UK and Irish phenomenon.

CFD providers began expanding globally, with CFDs being introduced to Australia in 2002. CFDs have since been introduced to various other countries, including continental Europe.

In November 2007, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) introduced exchange traded CFDs on the top 50 Australian shares, 8 forex pairs, various commodities and some major world indices. Until 2007, CFDs were traded over-the-counter (OTC).

The introduction of MIFID in 2007 meant that CFD traders in the UK were no longer required to qualify as ‘intermediate’ investors. This had the effect of widening the CFD market to all private prospective private traders. Accendo Markets was established in 2007 to cater for this market by adding the personal touch to online CFD trading.

Click here to trial our online CFD platform for free.

*Under current UK tax law. Tax laws may be subject to change.

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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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156 Reviews


I have found Accendo staff very helpful,,and informed. I have traded with you for some years now and have no regrets. Keep up the good work!

Posted 3 years ago

Shaun D

since signing up for Accendo I have had two traders, Mark and Sam. I have found both of these to be very informative about how CFD's work and they have made it very easy for me. Since working with Sam (last four months) my trading knowledge has improved and I can make more informative decisions about which Company's to invest with. Keep up the good work Sam.

Posted 4 years ago


I am very happy with the service I get from Accendo Markets and in particular Amrit Panesar. He is very professional and pleasant to speak to and this counts for a lot.

Posted 4 years ago

Shreekant P

Its a good site for dealing stocks worldwide and having good staff.

Posted 4 years ago

Nick W

Krishan Appiah is one of the most dedicated / informative broker I have ever had.

Posted 4 years ago

Thomas I

Since I have been trading with Accendo Markets I have experienced much greater success than has been my experience with other trading companies mainly due to the help given by, what I consider to be my terminal with the trading floor, Mark, who has been most helpful in reminding me of the progress of my positions throughout the day and keeping me in touch with those positions so that I can more easily make successful trades when appropriate instead of missing out on opportunities through lack of attention. He draws my attention to the situations and enables me to make profitable trades. I am very happy with the situation at the moment and am enjoying the experience. Thomas Irving.

Posted 4 years ago

Kartik A

Accendo markets keep me connected with the market and its very well followed by Mr. Krishan Appiah ,which helps me to take certain decision on time.

Posted 4 years ago

Peter p

I have been trading with Accendo Markets and James Abbott my account manager for coming on 5 years now, James Abbott the senior trader of Accendo Markets provides me with up to minute information when I need it and find him very easy and professional to deal with. Whenever I need to trade or am not sure about anything James is always their to help with any queries I may have. The Accendo Platform I find very easy to use and navigate although it has been slightly changed over the years but definitely for the better. Personal when I do trade 90% of the time, I rather telephone call to place my trade dealings and if James is not there to take my call I find others at Accendo like Sam, Lee take my trades and are. All in all everyone at Accendo Markets are amazing to deal with and my relationship with Accendo is just as I like it. Peter Petrou

Posted 4 years ago

Mrs. J

"Our Trader, Aymen Azizi, has been nothing but attentive to our every need throughout our long relationship with him. No issue is too small, full explanations on all our questions."

Posted 5 years ago

Brian R

I have been with Accendo for a long time now, ten or twelve year's, probably more . As I told Sam (my trader) I thought that CFDs were better than sex . I stopped trading for a few years and only started back about a couple of months ago. But it is as if I had never been gone , so to speak. Sam has helped me every step of the way, at my age one forgets things. I have only praise for Accendo and as far as I am concerned the platform is the best . Now I am back trading at 71 years of age, I might even try sex again. Brian Robertson.

Posted 5 years ago

Jim W

I understand how to make a profit with CFDs. I am restricted by the range of companies I have knowledge of. Although, I am not sure that is a big problem. Tom Robertson is a very fine man.

Posted 5 years ago

Rebekah S

Well, I would not be trading without the help of my trader, Sam Alnakkash. He provided a really great overview of Accendo Markets, an insight into trading in general and how to get started in trading online. His advice, support and training has been fantastic all along the way, enabling me to start trading earlier than I would have done had I not had the support. He has also been very adept at understanding me as a client in order to help me achieve my trading goals. I still have a lot to learn and hope I will get there.

Posted 5 years ago

Nick z

I like the updates on shares I trade. Updates from Bloomberg and Reuters plus industry updates and breaking news. I've had Matt Grice and James Abbott and found both to be excellent. I would like to continue a personal service with James. He understands how and which stocks I trade.

Posted 5 years ago

Steve O

Excellent, knowledgable broker interaction and communication, coupled with very good research and analysis.

Posted 5 years ago

William P

Being new to direct trading I needed help and was given all the time and advice that I needed to feel fully able to make decisions on what I wanted to invest in. I asked for and got exactly the type of info I required provided by Tom Cook, who I would recommend to anyone looking for help.

Posted 5 years ago

Mr. W

I have been dealing with accendo for the past 8 years my broker Amrit I find him very helpful when he is there lol and had many offers to change but will not do it Bill Roberts

Posted 5 years ago

Zoran N

Very good all round service! Timely market information. (charts + trends coverage ) On the ball accounts managers ,quickly available and alert . Part of my success owed to my personal manager Mr Sam Springet , than you.

Posted 5 years ago

Mr Brian C

Easy to deal with.....

Posted 5 years ago

Muhammed S

Accendo markets are great for trading cfds and their research is second to none! Aymen manages my account is extremely helpful and always keeps me updated on market info. Thanks again

Posted 5 years ago

Mr Buta B

Always available, whenever I call I get straight through to someone that can and will help. The staff are very knowledgeable, helpful and easy to talk to.

Posted 5 years ago

Stephen B

Aymen Azizi keeps an eye on what is happening in the market and informs me with timely relevancy, email call, and txt.

Posted 5 years ago