The United Kingdom, and the City of London in particular, has traditionally been home to a very large number of financial services providers, including investment banks, hedge funds, stock brokers, and of course forex & CFD brokers. Among these are also many forex brokers that offer CFDs on the stocks of major companies for trading.
The stocks that are most commonly offered by brokerage companies are those from major multinational companies. In particular, US technology companies like Apple, Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon are popular among stock CFD traders. As in all ESMA countries, however, leverage is rather low for individual stocks with a maximum of 1:5.