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Account FAQ

How do I apply for an account? 

Applying for a financial spread betting and CFD trading account with City Index is quick and easy and we have an account type to suit you, whatever your trading goals. You can find out about the accounts offered by each of our global offices here, and apply for the account which best meets your trading needs. 

You can apply now in a matter of minutes by completing our secure online application form.

If you would like to find out more about Professional trader status, you can do so here. 

As an FCA regulated business, we are required to ensure that our products are suitable for applicants. We will ask you questions about:

  • Your personal details
  • Which products you want to trade in your account (spread betting, CFDs or both)
  • Your financial status 
  • Your trading experience 

It is important that you answer the questions accurately as it may impact your ability to open an account.

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Do I need a lot of money to open an account? 

Your application will be considered based on your individual circumstances; these include both income and savings. There is no minimum deposit to open an account.

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How long will it take to open an account?

The time taken to open an account depends on the speed at which we can verify your identity. During the application process we will perform an online check to confirm your identity. If you successfully pass the identity check you will be notified immediately; in some cases you may need to provide supporting documentation in order to pass the checks.

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