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Trade the global financial markets with a Spread Betting & CFD account with City Index. 

Complete the application form

Once you submit your application we process your details and you could be up and running in minutes.

Fund your account

Once your account is open, you can log in and fund it via debit card, credit card or wire transfer.

Start trading

Find the markets you want to trade, or use our analysis tools for trade ideas and inspiration.

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Why trade with City Index?

Over 10,000 products to trade as spread bets or CFDs

Tight spreads, low margins and transparent pricing

Advanced platforms for web, mobile or desktop trading

Global presence and over 30 years' experience

Who are City Index?

We are one of the world leaders in Spread Betting (UK) and CFD trading and have won multiple awards over the years for our platforms and service. We've spent more than 30 years developing an industry-leading service and we put everything we've learnt into helping traders to achieve their goals.

Join thousands of traders from all over the world: trade with City Index and you'll enjoy transparent and competitive prices, global market access, powerful trading technology and comprehensive customer support.

City Index is a trading name of GAIN Capital UK Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. All retail client money is held in segregated accounts. We participate in the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

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Can we help?

If you have any questions about spread betting or opening an account, call 0845 355 0801 or email