Spread betting, CFD and FX trading

From tax-free trading on spread bets* to a dedicated FX platform with an MT4 account, you can choose from an array of methods to support your trading goals.

Award-winning provider

Best CFD Provider
ADVFN International Financial Awards 2022
Best Spread Betting Provider
Shares Awards 2021
Best Trading App
Professional Trader Awards 2021
Best Platform for the Active Trader
ADVFN International Financial Awards 2021
Best Professional Trading Platform
Online Personal Wealth Awards 2021

Our range of products

Spread betting platform
Spread betting

Spread betting with City Index provides a tax-free* way to trade 8,500+ global markets.

  • Tight spreads from 0.5 points on FX
  • Overall Personal Wealth Provider 2021 - Online Personal Wealth Awards
  • Pay no UK Capital Gains Tax or stamp duty*
CFD trading platform
CFDs

CFD trading with City Index gives you access to thousands of global markets including indices, shares, commodities and bonds.

  • Competitive commission from 0.08%
  • Choice of 5,000+ CFDs from one account
  • Best CFD Provider 2022 - ADVFN International Financial Awards

*Spread Betting and CFD Trading are exempt from UK stamp duty. Spread betting is also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.

*Spread Betting and CFD Trading are exempt from UK stamp duty. Spread betting is also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.

Our performance in numbers

0.1 m+
account holders*
1 .5k+
markets
0.55 s
average execution speed
50 %
of trades successfully executed

*StoneX retail trading live and demo account holders globally since Q4 2020.

What can I trade on?

City Index offers a choice of over 13,500 global markets. Our spread betting and CFD accounts offer trading on:

Spread betting vs CFDs

Spread betting Spread betting
CFD trading CFDs
Best for
Tax-free trading in UK*
Trading in the currency of the underlying market
Trade type
£ per point
Number of CFDs
Minimum trade size
Varies by market
Fractional CFD contracts
Tax
No UK Capital Gains Tax (CGT) or Stamp Duty*
No UK Stamp Duty. You do pay UK CGT but losses can be offset against tax*
Commission
Commission-free
Commission-free apart from shares

*Spread Betting and CFD Trading are exempt from UK stamp duty. Spread betting is also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.

*Spread Betting and CFD Trading are exempt from UK stamp duty. Spread betting is also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.

Ready to trade?

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Learn to trade

City Index provides access to an educational hub designed for traders of all levels to learn about markets, what moves them, and how to trade them. With a comprehensive selection of articles and videos, traders can easily digest new trading techniques and brush up on their fundamentals.

Take our free, interactive course

Whether you are new to trading or want to brush up on strategy, visit our trading academy to hone your skills.

Ways to trade Academy
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Why choose City Index?

Over one million account holders* use us to trade the financial markets. Here's why.

*StoneX retail trading live and demo account holders globally since Q4 2020.

Experience
Reliability

With 24/5 dedicated customer support, we’re always on hand to help – and 99.99% of all trades are executed by our market-leading trading technology.

Speed
Speed

Over 99% of trades are executed in less than a second. If the price moves in your favour while the order is being processed, we'll execute your order at the better price.

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Experience

We’re backed by Nasdaq-listed StoneX, a Fortune 100 company with over a century in the financial markets. Combined with our four decades of heritage, you’re in good hands.

Tools
Tools and insight

From personalised Performance Analytics to AI-powered SMART Signals, you have a wealth of exclusive tools at your disposal to maximise your trading potential.