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Hello. I am a new user having started a month ago using the spread betting platform.
Yesterday I noted that the minimum stakes that I can place have increased generally by a factor of around 4-5.
For example, Goldman Sachs used to allow me to trade at £0.01p a point, but now the minimum is £0.05p. I have noted a similar pattern on other shares, always around the 4-5x increase in minimum stake from before.
Is this something that happens automatically after a period of time (as above, I've been using the platform for a month) or is there another cause?
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