MetaTrader 4 trading platform (MT4)

Trade on Metatrader 4 with City Index and benefit from tight spreads, fast trade executions and unique trading tools.
Why trade on MT4 with City Index?
Platforms multiple
Platforms multiple
Multiple platforms, one account

Access your MetaTrader 4 trading account across multiple devices with MT4 trading apps on iOS and Android.

Platforms FX
Platforms FX
Dedicated FX platform

MT4 is the world’s most popular forex-specialised trading platform, trusted by millions of traders.

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Economic calendar
Customisable economic calendar

City Index’s customisable economic calendar enables you to understand the impact of key market-moving events.

Powerful tools for MT4

Expert Advisors

Download and explore automated trading strategies with Expert Advisors from FX Blue. Choose from nine different EAs to complement your trading style, including Sentiment Trader.


Custom indicators

Analyse price movement and trends with advanced custom indicators tailored to your strategy.


Professional charting

Deal directly through charts with a vast array of technical indicators, chart types, drawing tools and timeframes.

Trading Tools
Automated trading with Expert Advisors
Choose from a range of EAs to complement your trading style and set custom parameters according to your strategy.
Award-winning platforms
Award-winning platforms

Automatically monitor your chosen markets for trading opportunities.

Award-winning platforms
Award-winning platforms

Execute orders according to your pre-defined specifications.

Award-winning platforms
Award-winning platforms

Access a range of custom indicators and adapt them to your trading style.

Award-winning platforms
Award-winning platforms

Manage risk to maximise profits and minimise losses.

MT4 mobile app

Access your MetaTrader 4 account on the move with MT4 trading apps on iOS and Android.


One-swipe trading

Trade directly through charts with one-click dealing and access order information quickly and easily with just a touch of your finger.


Advanced tools and features

Identify trading opportunities with MT4’s extensive range of advanced trading tools, including custom indicators and drawing tools.

MT4 mobile app
MT4 VPS Hosting

Expert Advisor Hosting is ideal for clients who wish to run their EAs 24/6 during trading hours, without managing them on their own computers.

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Dedicated server
Run EAs on a dedicated Unix server, for maximum uptime.
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Pre-installed software
Have no hassle with pre-installed MT4 software on the VPS solution. 
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Easy to manage
Upload and manage your EAs with a fast and secure account manager. 
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Access from anywhere
Get to your account from any OS with a web browser.

MetaTrader 4 FAQ

What is the minimum deposit to trade on MetaTrader 4?

You’ll need to deposit £100 to start trading on MetaTrader 4 with City Index. However, we’d recommend careful consideration of your starting balance to give you the best chance of trading successfully.

Many successful traders keep risk in check by only allocating 1-2% of their balance on any single position. If you’re starting out with £100, that means a maximum risk of £1-2 on any given position, which might not give you enough room to see profitability.

Remember, you’ll need sufficient funds in your account to cover the margin requirement on your trades.

To make your first deposit, simply log in to your City Index MT4 account. Don’t have one yet? Open an account now.

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Can I use MetaTrader 4 without a broker?

No, you won’t be able to access MetaTrader 4 (MT4) without a broker or trading provider – such as City Index. To use MT4, you need a trading account. And you can only get a trading account from a broker or provider.

Why? Because it’s your trading account that provides access to live markets. You can download MT4 without one and have a look around, but you won’t be able to see or trade prices on any markets.

You can, however, access MT4 without depositing any funds and try out trading on live markets risk free. All you need to do is open a City Index MT4 demo, which gives you £10,000 virtual funds to trade our full range of markets.

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How do I download MetaTrader 4?

Follow these three steps to download MT4 to your desktop today:

  1. Open your City Index MT4 account
  2. We’ll send you an email with a link to download MT4
  3. Click the link and follow the instructions

Alternatively, you can download MT4 directly via our download centre.

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If you have more questions visit the FAQ section or start a chat with our support.

Ready to start trading?

Opening a City Index trading account is fast and free. Sign up today and benefit from negative balance protection, dedicated customer service and secure funding. Want to try trading risk-free? Open a free demo account with £10,000 in virtual funds.

Which platform suits your trading style?

Whether you want to trade at home or on the go, we offer a range of award-winning platforms to suit your trading style. Take advantage of seamless multi-device dealing with our mobile app and web-based platform, or trade on the world’s most popular FX platform, MT4.