Trading FX on MT4

Trade FX on MT4 at City Index and get tight, variable spreads on our dedicated FX platform and 24 hour support.

  • Popular FX trading platform
  • Trade on 81 global FX pairs
  • 24 hour trading and support

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Why Trade on MT4 with City Index?

Tight, variable spreads

Average spreads of 1.7 on EUR/USD and 1.6 on USD/JPY

81 Currency Pairs

Trade major, minor and exotic currency pairs in lots

Short the markets

Trade on falling markets (going short) as well as rising markets

Dedicated FX Platform

MT4 is one of the most popular Forex trading platforms globally

Tax-efficient trading

Pay no UK capital Gains Tax or Stamp Duty when Spread Betting*

Other markets

Trade CFD Indices, Commodities and Metals on your MT4 account
Trade major Forex pairs on MT4

MetaTrader 4

Dedicated FX Platform

MT4 is one of the most popular Forex trading platforms globally

Expert Advisors

Download and explore automated trading strategies or create your own

Custom indicators

Analyse price movement and trends with indicators customised to your needs

Professional charting

Access a vast array of timeframes and charts with the MT4 charting package
MT4 Platform
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The benefits of Forex trading

Easy to spot opportunities

FX prices are driven by central bank policies, interest rates and geopolitical events

Volatile market

High liquidity in FX markets means you can trade major FX pairs with small spreads

Tight, variable spreads

Average spreads of 1.69 points on EUR/USD and 1.57 points on USD/JPY
24 hours trading

24 hour trading

FX markets are open 24 hours a day meaning greater flexibility and ease of access

How to Sign Up

Find out more about the account setup process below.


for a MetaTrader 4 account


using your card or via bank transfer


on a dedicated Forex platform
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Learn more about Forex Trading

What is Forex trading?

Learn how to trade currencies using this Forex trading tutorial

Forex trading
Trading Opportunities

How to analyse markets

How to identify trading opportunities using City Index's research tools

Research tools

Managing risk

Learn techniques to improve your trading and manage risk effectively

Risk management

Why City Index?

With fast, reliable execution and tight spreads here's why our clients choose
City Index
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Over 35 years' experience in Spread Betting, FX and CFD Trading
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Risk management tools to help protect your positions
Trade on multiple platforms and devices
Actionable buy/sell trade ideas from our research portal
Fast, easy payments and secure withdrawals
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Step 1: Open a City Index or MT4 trading account 

  • You need to open an account with us in order to start trading. Our application process is simple and secure and you can apply for an online account at any time by filling in our online application form
  • Once we’ve successfully completed the verification process, we’ll send you an account number by email to confirm that your account is open
  • Shortly after that, our account managers will give you a call, in case you have any additional questions

Step 2: Fund your account

  • 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 after that the minimum is £25
  • For more information on how you can transfer funds in and out of your account, see our help and support section

Step 3: Start trading

  • Now you have an online trading account and have deposited funds, you can start trading
  • Log in, choose whether to trade Forex through spread betting, CFDs or spot FX, pick your pairs and open a position
  • You can access live price feeds, streaming charts and news instantly and trade 24-hours a day
  • We offer a range of powerful trading platforms including MT4, AT Pro (downloadable) and Advantage Web (browser-based)
  • For more details of the markets available for you to trade, click on the online Market Information icon in the trading platform
  • Watch the platform video to see how to place your first trade