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City Index Vs. Freedom Finance - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Oct 28 2022

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Overview

City Index is a global broker founded in 1983 that holds 4 financial licenses and offers advanced trading platforms, mobile apps, diverse market research tools and an extensive range of markets.

Freedom Finance is an equities broker founded in 2008 belonging to the parent group Freedom Holding Corp (a publicly traded company on NASDAQ exchange). Their specialty is providing access to more than 1 million stocks, ETFs, bonds, futures and options worldwide along with IPOs.

Best For
  • Intermediate and experienced traders looking for a great asset variety on CFDs
  • Experienced traders looking to trade options over 17 asset classes
  • Share and ETF traders looking for a comprehensive offering
  • Real equities traders looking to day-trade stocks, options, futures and ETFs
  • Long term investors looking to build a stocks or ETFs portfolio
  • Experienced investors that know which assets they are looking for
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • SEC (United States)
The Good
  • All assets are CFDs, there is no possibility to buy real stocks or ETFs
  • Cryptocurrency offering is below most of its competitors (only 5)
  • While easy to execute a trade, platform is difficult for a novice to navigate
  • Over 1,500,000+ assets from several exchanges worldwide
  • All assets are real equities (they do not provide CFDs)
  • InvestIdeas section with great analysis on several high potential stocks
  • 3% per year in their savings D-account (Daily interest accrual)
The Bad
  • All assets are CFDs, there is no possibility to buy real stocks or ETFs
  • Cryptocurrency offering is below most of its competitors (only 5)
  • While easy to execute a trade, platform is difficult for a novice to navigate
  • The use of SMS codes for authentication of basic operations can be an issue for frequent international travellers
  • Freedom Finance does not offers currencies, cryptocurrencies or spot commodities
  • No stock screener or tools to research and analyse stocks efficiently
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 day 1 day
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

📍 Year Founded
1983 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$100 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Electron
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfers
💵 Account Base Currencies
8 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CHF. 3 - EUR, USD, GBP.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, SY, IR.

SY, IR. 

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No No
Banking License
No Yes
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs Equities
Total Asset Offering
5,412 1,411,284
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 58,571
📙 Stock CFDs
4,500 0
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
84 0
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
30 0
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
25 0
📔 ETFs
0 1,500
📔 ETFs CFDs
740 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
5 0
📒 Bonds
0 191,959
📒 Bonds CFDs
11 0
📓 Options
0 1,153,234
📓 Options CFDs
17 0
📗 Futures
0 6,020
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Variable - Fractions Allowed 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Variable - Fractions Allowed 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Variable (eg: 0.01 BTC, 1 LTC) Unavailable
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Unavailable
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Unavailable
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Unit 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
1 Contract 1 Contract
💪 Retail Leverage
30 3
💪 Professional Leverage
500 Unavailable
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes No
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes No
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

12£ monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

None
💰 Deposit Fees
None

Yes, 7€ for bank transfers.

💰 Withdrawal Fees
None

Yes, up to 2.5% for credit / debit cards.

💰 Commissions
  • Spread betting markets have no commission
  • CFDs or FX trading has no commission as well (except equities: shares & ETFs)
  • Equity commissions depend on the market’s location (eg: UK and Europe have a 0.08% of transaction value fee, US equities and Asian ones have different percentages as well)
  • The minimum equity commission rates are $10, £10 or 10€.

Yes and the vary per account:

In their all inclusive USD account they charge,

  • 0.5% + $0.012 per share with a minimum  of $1.2 per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending

In their Smart in EUR account they charge,

  • 0.02€ per share with a minimum of 2€ per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending
  • €0.05 for each SMS notification

In their Fix in EUR account, they charge,

  • 10€ Monthly account fee
  • 0.012€ per share with a minimum of 1.2€ per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending
  • €0.03 for each SMS notification
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips Unavailable
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 60 Pips Unavailable
📈 GOLD
From 50 Pips Unavailable
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $120 Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No
📡 Educational Content
No No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
No No