Written on: 12/10/2012 by Alexandre2k (1 review written)
I decided to use capital spreads as CMC put up its margin requirement for EURCHF. I'm not really big into Spread betting so I only placed £450. However Capital Spreads debited £15 for. Guaranteed stop fee. Absolute rip-off - never saw it at CMC! Then I had an overnight fee of around £3-£4. Again, past experience with a £1,000 at CMC saw the overnight never really exceed £1-£2 for TWICE THE AMOUNT! Again- rip-off. Overall- I has a profit of £83. How much do I actually get back? A mere... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2012
I just don't recognise the firm described in the bad reviews here. CS platform is good, service seems good though I've not really come into contact with them because there haven't been any problems. I've placed hundreds of trades, no problems at all. I've compared price feeds and not found anything at all to comment on. (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2010
I have sat on a bet several times and found if you get off at a certain point, once you are off it would have gone in your favour, go back on and bet in direction it is moving it will instantly go aginst you big time, this you will never get back it would seem they bet against you so you cant win.Be WARNED. (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2010
they sometimes have prices which do not appear on other platforms
-presumably when they are trying to gain the competitive edge
not surprising though as they do trade against their own clients!!! so why would you want to trade with a company that has only their best interests at heart??? do yourself a favour and go elsewhere; besides that the choice
of indicators are virtually non existent - no volume information or tick volume - nothing that could be of remote use to you!!! (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2009
I have been with capital spreads for a couple of years now, and out of all the spread betting companies out there they are the best.
The platform is easy to use, reliable, and in two years I have never had a requote, unlike other Spread betting companies, you can actually log onto their platform.
They have the markets I trade, so for me there is no problem there, and their spreads are without doubt the tightest I have seen.
Written on: 28/11/2009
Customer service is excellent. All my emails were replied to within 15 minutes. Delays of a few seconds in placing trades are expected as the Internet is not immediate. If the market is moving quickly prices will be cancelled when you place your trade, but a few seconds is not going to ruin you. I never had any problems with the site crashing etc. You are trading with Capital Spreads, not on the real market so you should accept their prices and adapt your strategy likewise.I will recommend... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2009
The spreads platform works well, although there were numerous errors and contras put through my account which were a total nightmare. When I won a couple of big trades on a spike, London Capital Group reversed the trades - but when I lost on a spike, did they reverse the trade? - guess what? You ring up to complain and get told to go away. It's all fine and jubbly if there's no fat finger problems, but as that's always going to happen, LCG can only be trusted to work to their own best... (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2009
My stop loss got hit many times by wipsaws, which only seems to happen on Capitalspread price action, and when I had winning position opened, many times I couldn't close them, then you ring, it takes ages to answer, then by the time they get to you and close the trade you lost half if not more of your profit!
You've been warned! (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2009 by lorr4bs7777
Good looking platform but thats it from capital spreads. I often find that the platform does not keep up with the market moves more so when the market has moved in your favour, no probs keeping up when it is going against you! Also things always seem to run smooth while you are not in any trades but the minute you are in one then all of a sudden there is probs with platform either it flickers open or closed or trade or i often get no trade made then all of a sudden minutes later there it is!... (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2008 by tallpaul1982 (1 review written)
Capital SPreads offer an easy to use platform, only some minor delays in trades being filled - usually over figure releases in the underlying market - orders and stops filled at requested levels almost 100% of the time unless slips or gaps happen which is frustrating, and you don't have to pay for the stops!
Probably the best for CS is their outstanding Customer Service team who when i have contacted them are very efficient, helpfull and knowledgible and are more than happy to put things... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2008 by calfhey
Capital Spreads Spread betting is a very slow platform and it seems, every time there is any question of whether the company or the client gets the benefit of the doubt from a trade, it has favoured them every time.
I would suggest you look elsewhere for a better-value spread betting company.
Written on: 09/01/2008
Delays in accepting and closing positions has got much worse in recent weeks. This has pretty much put a stop to quick trading encouraged by some of the the tight spreads they have such as daily FTSE 100 where the market moves fast. I will be using another account. (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2008 by Furbull (1 review written)
As the companies point out spread betting is a high risk activity. It is essential that customers have faith in the integrity of the companies they are using and the systems that these companies use. If not customers will vote with their feet. (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2007 by lorr4bs77
I would not recommend Capital Spreads Betting to my friends. When you are spread betting you need a fast efficient platform that keeps up with the flow of the markets, be it with or against you. You need a platform that stays open even when the times get tough, when it goes to telephone only trading as often as they do you need to be able to get hold of them fast and close out your positions as fast as poss. And I do not have trouble with any other site but there's seems to freez way to... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2007 by tomcolion (1 review written)
I must have used them quiet happily for over 6 months but these last 3 weeks at high profile announcement times where big gains are to be made they are failing to complete orders. 5 mins after last nights 19.15 announcement I was looking at £1300 gains which all came to nothing as the order was not filled. I have now closed the account pity because they were good. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2007 by sammylou123 (1 review written)
Really tight spreads, easy to use platform and very helpful Customer Support team. I've recommended them to all my trading friends. (read more)
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