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.

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Why trade with City Index?

Exceptional customer service

Our customer support team is available 24 hours a day, with dedicated relationship managers and broker-assisted dealing included for selected account types.

Fast, powerful platforms

Trade on award-winning platforms and mobile apps that offer advanced tools, charting and seamless multi-device trading. Try them today with a demo account.

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Choose a multiple-award winning provider with a 35+ year history.

Listed on the NASDAQ

City Index is part of StoneX Group Inc., a publicly traded NASDAQ 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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Expert analysis

Our analysts have their fingers on the pulse of market moving events.
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Trust & transparency

Fully licensed and regulated in the UK and six other jurisdictions worldwide.
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Secure Funding

Deposit and withdraw funds free and easily via our secure funding portal.
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Opening a trading account

Is there a minimum deposit size?
We recommend that you deposit a minimum of £100 or an amount which is enough to cover the margin requirement of your first trade.

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

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