FX margin from 2%. For Accredited Investors.

Become an Accredited Investor with City Index and trade from 2% margin on major FX pairs, along with other exclusive account benefits.

  • $150 bonus* upon approval of Accredited Investor status
  • Monthly cash rebates
  • Access to a dedicated Client Relationship Manager
*Terms and Conditions apply
Become an Accredited Investor

Following industry-wide regulatory changes, introduced in 2019 by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), minimum margin rates of 5% on FX markets apply to retail clients.

Opt-in to be classified as an Accredited Investor and (subject to review and approval) trade from 2% margin on FX, as well as enjoying a range of other benefits.

Accredited Investor features and benefits
Pro Low Margin Rates
Low margin rates
Trade on 84 global FX pairs from 2% margin on our award-winning platforms
Pro Sign-up Bonus
Sign-up bonus
$150 bonus credited to your account upon approval of Accredited Investor status
Pro Cash Rebates
Cash rebates
Enjoy cash rebates on your trades - the more you trade, the more you are rewarded
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Priority service
Support for all your trading needs with a dedicated Client Relationship Manager
Check your eligibility

You will be eligible to qualify as an Accredited Investor if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • Personal assets: Net personal assets exceed $2 million with net equity of primary residence capped at $1 million (or its equivalent in a foreign currency)

    Or

  • Financial assets: Financial assets, net of any related liabilities, exceed $1 million in value (or its equivalent in a foreign currency)

    Or

  • Income: An annual income of $300,000 or more over the last 12 months

We will also reassess your Accredited Investor status on an annual basis to ensure that you remain eligible based on your circumstances at the time.

Apply for Accredited Investor status

New clients

  • Number 1
    Open an account
    Open a City Index trading account using the link below.
  • Number 2
    Go to MyAccount
    Select the ‘Accredited Investor’ banner in MyAccount.
  • Number 3
    Become an Accredited Investor
    Complete our simple application form.

Existing clients

  • Number 1
    Log in to apply
    Click 'Apply Now' below to start your application.
  • Number 2
    Submit your application
    Complete our simple application form.
  • Number 3
    Become an Accredited Investor
    Once approved, enjoy trading as an Accredited Investor.

FX margin requirement examples

The table below shows you how current MAS regulations affect the margin required to open positions on FX pairs, and how those requirements differ for Accredited Investors:

Accredited Investor Protections

Prior to opting-in to become an Accredited Investor, it is important that you also understand the risks associated with doing so.

Accredited Investors are assumed to be better informed, and better able to access resources to protect their own interests, and therefore require less regulatory protection. Investors who agree to be treated as Accredited Investors therefore forgo the benefit of certain regulatory safeguards.

For example, issuers of securities are exempted from issuing a full prospectus registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore in respect of offers that are made only to Accredited Investors, and intermediaries are exempt from a number of business conduct requirements when dealing with Accredited Investors.

Investors should consult a professional adviser if they do not understand any consequence of being treated as an Accredited Investor.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the requirements to become an Accredited Investor?

To qualify as an Accredited Investor, you’ll need to meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Personal assets: Net personal assets exceed $2 million with net equity of primary residence capped at $1 million (or its equivalent in a foreign currency)
  • Financial assets: Financial assets, net of any related liabilities, exceed $1 million in value (or its equivalent in a foreign currency)
  • Income: An annual income of $300,000 or more over the last 12 months

Existing City Index clients can apply to become an Accredited Investor from within MyAccount. New clients will need to open a City Index trading account first and then apply for Accredited Investor status.

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What are the features of a City Index Accredited Investor account?

As an Accredited Investor, you’ll get the same features as a standard account – such as our range of markets, award-winning platforms and in-depth analysis, but you’ll also enjoy 2% margin on FX margins as well as other account benefits, including a dedicated relationship manager. However, you’ll waive certain protections afforded to retail clients.

If you’re eligible, you can log in and apply for Accredited Investor status here.

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What if I am not eligible to become an Accredited Investor?

If you’re not eligible to become an Accredited Investor, you can still trade with a standard City Index account. You’ll get access to a huge range of tools to help you conquer the markets, including: 

Don’t have an account yet? Open your trading account here.

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