Cryptocurrency Trading

Cryptocurrencies offer exciting trading opportunities with high volatility.

Build your Cryptocurrency trading strategy with City Index.

  • Go long or short on Cryptos from 10p a point
  • Trade Cryptocurrencies without owning any
  • Voted best Cryptocurrency Trading Platform** 


Trade Cryptocurrencies with City Index

Why trade Crypto?

Go long or short

Go long or short on Cryptocurrencies to profit from rising and falling prices

Higher volatility

Take advantage of Cryptocurrency volatility without owning any

Competitive pricing

Trade Cryptos as a Spread Bet from just 10p a point or as CFD Minis

Risk management tools

Protect your profits from volatility with stops and limits
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Range of markets

Go long or short to take advantage of volatility in a wide range of Cryptos

Tax-efficient trading

Pay no Capital Gains Tax or UK Stamp Duty on profits*
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Build your Cryptocurrency trading confidence

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Over 30 years' experience in Spread Betting, FX and CFD Trading
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Trade on over 12,000 markets

Indices

21 global Indices

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84 FX pairs

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Ways to Trade Crypto

City Index offers two ways to trade Spread Betting and CFD Trading 

Spread Betting

Best for
Tax-free trading in UK*

Trade type
£ per point

Minimum trade size
50p per point

Tax
No UK Capital Gains Tax (CGT) or Stamp Duty*

Commission
Commission free

CFD Trading

Best for
Hedging. Non UK accounts

Trade type
Buy/sell CFDs

Minimum trade size
1 CFD

Tax
No UK Stamp Duty but you do pay UK CGT*

Commission
Commission free apart from Shares

Trade wherever you are, on our fast, reliable platforms

Customisable charts

16 chart types with 80+ indicators designed to help you perform technical analysis

Award-winning platform

Our powerful technology is designed to suit you, whatever your level of trading expertise

Actionable trade ideas

Our research portal highlights trade ideas using fundamental and technical analysis

Trade anytime, anywhere

Follow the markets on native apps built specifically for your smartphone and tablet
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Is trading Cryptocurrencies risky?

Cryptocurrencies can be extremely volatile and sharp market movements can mean that you can suffer significant losses quickly, and in some cases losses that are more than you initially invest. We strongly recommend that you understand the risks of trading Bitcoin and ensure that your strategy incorporates strong risk management tactics.


What is the City Index policy on Cryptocurrencies forking?

In the event that the current cryptocurrency splits into two, new cryptocurrencies are created, this is known as a hard fork. We will generally follow the cryptocurrency that has the majority consensus of cryptocurrency users and will therefore use this as the basis for our prices. In addition we will also consider the approach adopted by the exchanges we deal with, which will help determine the action we take.

We reserve the right to determine which cryptocurrency unit has the majority consensus behind them.

As the hard fork results in a second cryptocurrency, we reserve the right to create an equivalent position on client accounts to reflect this. However, this action is taken at our absolute discretion, and we have no obligation to do so.

If the second cryptocurrency is tradeable on major exchanges, which may or may not include the exchanges we deal with, we may choose to represent that value, but have no obligation to do so. We may do this by making the product available to close based on the valuation, or by booking a cash adjustment on client accounts.

If, within a reasonable timeframe, the second cryptocurrency does not become tradeable, then we may void positions that had previously been created at no value on client accounts.

Over periods of substantial price volatility around fork events, we may take any action as we consider necessary in accordance with our terms and conditions including suspending trading throughout if we deem not to have reliable prices from the underlying market.