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Open a City Index account today* and start your CFD trading journey. Select from a range of account types to suit your trading style.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a trading account?

A trading account is used to buy or sell assets on a broker’s platform. The term may refer to a leveraged account used for speculation, as opposed to a General Investment Account that holds longer-term positions.

Trading accounts can be used to access a variety of market types, such as forex, indices, shares and commodities.

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How long does it take to open a trading account?

We aim to open your account as quickly as we can. Our forms can be filled out in just a few minutes, with some personal information and details of your experience and financial situation. Once we’ve confirmed your identity, you’ll be notified immediately and can start trading.

In the event that we require more information from you, it may take us a little bit longer to open your account.

Ready to open an account? Start your application here.

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Why do I need a trading account?

You need a trading account to be able to get access to our platform, add your funds and start speculating on market prices. Opening a trading account with us means you’ll be able to:

  • Choose from 6500+ markets including indices, shares and forex
  • Trade on award-winning platforms for web and mobile
  • Read real-time news from Reuters and our expert analysts
  • Analyse your trades with our Performance Analytics tool

Learn more about why you should open a trading account with us

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