About City Index

City Index is a global Spread Betting, FX and CFD Trading provider based in the heart of London.

We have over 35 years of experience and are trusted by traders for our fast, reliable execution.

What we do

Established in the UK in 1983, City Index is one of the world leaders in Spread Betting, FX and CFD Trading.

With over 12,000 markets to choose from across Forex, Indices, Shares and Commodities, our clients have access to a wide range of global markets. We help traders grow, giving them the tools they need to improve their trading skills.

We are committed to providing a market-leading service based on fair and transparent prices, comprehensive customer support and are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Fund Security

We’re authorised and regulated by the FCA and hold client funds in accordance with their client money rules.

Segregated client money bank accounts

As a retail client your money is fully segregated from our own funds in separate accounts

Authorised and regulated in the UK

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

In the event of liquidation, clients may be compensated up to £85,000 by the FSCS

Safe, free deposits and withdrawals

Manage all aspects of your account easily via our secure funding portal

Financial strength and transparency

City Index's parent company is GAIN Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP), one of the largest retail and institutional trading providers in the world and has a strong track-record in providing retail and institutional customers with trading services.

Find out more about GAIN Capital’s balance sheet and financial standing on our GAIN Capital website.

Over 150,000 retail traders worldwide
Regulated in 8 jurisdictions worldwide
Listed on the New York Stock Exchange
$978 million client assets (FY 2018)

Stable partner invested in your success

City Index has a proven record of financial strength and stability, with resources to continue to innovate and lead the industry forward.

City Index's parent company, GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP), is a publicly traded company and meets the highest standards of corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure.

GAIN Capital Investor Relations

GCAP key financial data (Q1 2020):

  • Total assets: $1.232 billion
  • Total customer equity: $785.2 million
  • Available cash and liquidity*: $252.1 million
  • Minimum Regulatory Capital Requirements: $88.4 million

*The repayment of our Convertible Senior Note due 2022 is excluded given the long-dated maturity of this convertible note.

City Index is part of GAIN Capital

GAIN Capital was founded in 1999 with a clear mission: to provide traders with low cost access to foreign exchange markets. Since then, we have expanded our product offering and global reach, and now provide 150,000+ retail and institutional investors with access to OTC and exchange-traded markets.

GAIN Capital is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, and has a global presence with 800+ staff across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

The GAIN Capital Brands

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