It's easy to begin forex trading with City Index. Simply follow our three-step guide and you could be placing your first forex trade with us within minutes:
You can trade forex with either a City Index account (spread bets and CFDs) or an MT4 account (forex and CFDs).
Our application process is simple and secure and you can apply at any time by filling in our online application form.
Once we have successfully completed our verification process, we'll send your account number in an email as confirmation that your account is open.
Once your account is open, you'll need to transfer funds into it to start trading. You can do this in a variety of ways via the 'Account' tab in the trading platform.
Your initial deposit must be at least £100.
For information on how you can transfer funds in and out of your account, see our FX FAQs section.
Now you have a trading account and have deposited funds, you can start trading.
Log in, pick your currency pairs and open a position.
We offer a range of powerful trading platforms including AT Pro (downloadable), Advantage Web (browser-based) and MT4 (MT4 accounts only).
All our platforms offer a range of professional trading tools, including hundreds of built-in trading strategies, chart indicators and risk-management tools.
For more details of the markets available to trade, click on the Market Information icon in the trading platform.
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*Spread betting and CFD trading are exempt from UK stamp duty. Spread betting is also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.
†1 point spreads available on the UK 100, Wall Street, Germany 30, France 40 and Australia 200 during market hours on daily funded trades & daily future spread bets and CFDs (excluding futures).
**Fixed spreads are available on major FX pairs during London trading hours between 8.00am GMT and 6.30pm GMT.
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