Compare our global trading offerings

City Index is a world-leading, global Spread Betting and CFD provider, with offices in the UK, Australia, Singapore and the Middle East.

Choose an account that best meets your trading priorities and needs from the comparison below.


Accounts and products

Compare account types and products offered by each office below

UK Australia Singapore Middle East 
Account types Trader
Premium Trader
Professional Trader
Trader
Premium Trader
Trader
Premium Trader
Trader
Premium Trader
Professional Trader
Trading products Spread Betting; CFDs CFDs CFDs  CFDs 
Can losses exceed deposits?
(Retail clients)
No
Retail clients have mandatory negative balance protection
Yes
Optional risk management features are available
Yes
Optional risk management  features are available
No
Retail clients have mandatory  negative balance protection
Accepts UK and EU residents? Yes Yes No Yes
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Margin, markets and spreads

Compare minimum margin rates and leverage ratios across Retail client accounts by office,
along with markets and spreads.
Minimum margin and leverage (Retail clients)
UK Australia  Singapore  Middle East
Major Indices
5%
(20:1)
0.5%
(200:1)
5%
(20:1)
5%
(20:1)
Major FX
3.33%
(30:1)
0.5%
(200:1)
2%
(50:1)
3.33%
(30:1)
Commodities
5%
(20:1)
0.5%
(200:1)
20%
(5:1)
5%
(20:1)
Shares
20%
(5:1)
5%
(20:1)
10%
(10:1)
n/a
Cryptocurrencies
50%
(2:1)
25%
(4:1)
25%
(4:1)
n/a

Range of markets
UK Australia Singapore  Middle East
Markets offered
12,000+ Spread Bet
& CFD markets
indices, forex, shares, commodities and cryptocurrencies

4,500+ CFD markets
indices, forex, shares, commodities and cryptocurrencies
4,500+ CFD markets
indices, forex, shares, commodities and cryptocurrencies
100+ CFD markets
indices, forex and commodities
Trading platforms  Advantage Web
Web Trader
iOS and Android Apps
Meta Trader 4
AT Pro
 Advantage Web
iOS and Android Apps
Meta Trader 4
AT Pro
 Advantage Web
iOS and Android Apps
Meta Trader 4
AT Pro
Advantage Web
iOS and Android Apps
Meta Trader 4
AT Pro

Spreads
UK Australia Singapore   Middle East
Major Indices 
(spreads from)
0.4 0.4 0.4 2
Major FX 
(spreads from)
0.6 0.6 0.5 3
Commodities 
(spreads from)
0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06
Shares 
(spreads from)
0.1 0.1 0.1 n/a
Cryptocurrencies 
(spreads from)
0.8 0.8 0.8 n/a
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50%
(2:1)

Regulation and money protection

Our offices are regulated by different regional entities, which you can view below

UK Australia Singapore  Middle East
Authorised and regulated by FCA
ASIC
MAS  FCA
Complaints authority FOS
FOS
FIDReC
FOS
Client money protection  Segregated client money Segregated client money  Segregated client money  Segregated client money 
Deposit Compensation scheme   FSCS
No scheme offered No scheme offered  FSCS
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Existing clients

If you already have an account with City Index UK and wish to switch to a different office, you do not need to reapply using the links above. Instead, you can complete our simple account request form using the link below.

Please note that at this time we are only able to switch existing UK clients to City Index Australia.

Apply Now (Australia)

To discuss your options in more detail, or for any questions regarding opening an account with either of our City Index offices, please contact us using the details below.

This page is provided for information purposes only. It is your responsibility to determine which GAIN office is most appropriate for you. Please note that applying for an account with our Australian office will result in the loss of certain UK and EU investor protections, including the leverage restrictions, negative balance protection and margin close out levels mandated by the European Securities and Markets Authority. Local ASIC protections will still apply. Additionally, your funds will be subject to different client money rules and will not be covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.