Your trusted trading partner, since 1983

We've been helping clients navigate financial markets for over 35 years.

Join 115,000+ traders who trust us to provide a best-in-class CFD trading and spread betting service.

Best Spread Betting Provider

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Active customers in 2019


Trades placed in 2019


Traded value in 2019

Why Spread Bet with City Index?

Exceptional customer service

Our customer support team is available 24 hours a day, with dedicated relationship managers and broker-assisted dealing as standard for Premium clients.

Over 20 awards in 2019/20

Choose a multiple-award-winning provider with a proven track record of outstanding customer service.

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Fast, powerful platforms

Trade on our suite of fast, powerful platforms, including advanced tools, charting and seamless multi-device trading. Try them today with a demo account.

Listed on the NYSE

City Index is part of GAIN Capital Holdings, a publicly traded NYSE company and world-leading provider of trading services.

Start your trading journey

Open an account with City Index today and start trading in minutes upon approval.

Access over 12,000 global markets, including gold, oil, FX and shares, all with low spreads and reliable execution.

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Trade tax-free with spread betting on thousands of markets
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Receive invitations to exclusive events, seminars and webinars.
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Trust & transparency

Fully licensed and regulated in the UK and six other jurisdictions worldwide.
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Priority service

Enjoy one-to-one broker-assisted dealing with a relationship manager.
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Opening a trading account

How do I make my first deposit?
Funding your account is secure, fast and free*. We accept credit or debit card, wire transfer of PayPal.

*Your issuer may charge you for credit card deposits.

What do I need to verify my account?
In the majority of cases we can verify your details electronically, so you won’t need to supply additional documentation. But if we can’t confirm your identity electronically (for example, if you’ve moved house recently), we’ll ask you to provide documentation via email.

How do I qualify as a Premium client?
All you have to do to qualify as a Premium client is to maintain an account balance of at least £10,000. Premium clients enjoy a range of exclusive benefits, including a dedicated relationship manager, broker-assisted dealing, free VIP events and rewards.

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City Index is part of the GAIN Capital group, which includes the brands City Index and Performance numbers quoted are across both brands global offerings for 2019.