If you want to trade CFDs there are plenty of brokers that offer forex trading or CFD trading on MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5 or even cTrader platforms. However, very few brokers offer spread betting on these platforms. Maybe they think the UK market is too small or they can’t be bothered to customize their platform to support spread betting. That is arrogant thinking as offering spread betting does give a provider an edge in the UK. One thing is for sure; people in the UK favour spread betting because gains are tax-free and you don’t have to do the painful accounting at the end of the year. One of the few brokers I know that offers spread betting on MT4 and MT5 is Pepperstone. They even offer a modern, dynamic web trading platform so Trade Nation is our favourite MT4 provider.
Disclaimer: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78.6% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.