Standard account, superior service

Access over 13,500 global markets on our award-winning range of platforms and apps, all with tight spreads and secure funding.
  1. Open an account
    Register your details and open an account in minutes
  2. Deposit
    Fund your account through our secure funding portal
  3. Start trading
    Access over 13,500 markets on desktop or via the app
  1. Open an account
    Register your details and open an account in minutes
  2. Deposit
    Fund your account through our secure funding portal
  3. Start trading
    Access over 13,500 markets on desktop or via the app

City Index standard account: tailor-made for everyday trading

Our standard accounts (choose either CFD or spread betting) give you access to thousands of global markets on our award-winning platforms and apps, complete with powerful TradingView charting. Benefit from our price improvement logic and transparent fees, keeping your costs of trading low.

City Index Standard Account
Ways to trade
Ways to trade
Competitive and reliable pricing
Benefit from tight spreads on our most popular markets, with no hidden charges or fees.
Platform walkthroughs
Platform walkthroughs
Trade over 13,500 global markets
Go long or short across multiple asset classes, including FX, shares, indices, commodities and more.
Award-winning platforms
Award-winning platforms
Award-winning platforms
Seize opportunities wherever you are with our range of powerful platforms, complete with advanced charting and 80+ indicators.

Seamless multi-device dealing

Access your standard account at home or on the go.

Desktop

Log in to Web Trader – our best trading experience yet built on powerful HTML 5 technology. Accessible from all operating systems and major browsers.

Mobile

Seize trading opportunities wherever, whenever with the City Index mobile app, complete with advanced tools and charts.

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Platforms

Transparent pricing, competitive spreads

Award-winning services for serious traders

City Index is proud to be a market-leading partner with a proven track record of award-winning platforms, pricing and service.

Best CFD Provider
ADVFN International Financial Awards 2022
Best Trading Platform
Online Money Awards 2022
Best App
Shares Awards 2022
Best Spread Betting Provider
Shares Awards 2021
Best Platform for the Active Trader
ADVFN International Financial Awards 2021
Exceptional execution, total transparency

Trade with total confidence on our range of award-winning platforms, all with competitive spreads and reliable execution technology.

Fast execution
Fast execution
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Move faster with lightning-fast execution speeds and benefit from orders being filled at improved prices.
Pricing and charges
Pricing and charges
Costs and charges
Benefit from competitive pricing on thousands of markets with no hidden costs or charges.

Standard account FAQ

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 can 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 13,500 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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What is a trading account?

A trading account is used to buy or sell assets on a provider’s platform. The term most commonly refers 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.

Previously, exchanges were physical locations that operated with an outcry system. But now, you can access financial markets electronically via your trading account. You can just transfer money into your account and use those funds to place orders with us, then we will open the trade for you.

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