City Index
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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

City Index Vs. MultiBank - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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.

MultiBank (MultiBank FX, MultiBank Group) is a global broker founded in 2005 that specialises in CFDs trading via MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms.

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
  • Traders looking for an off-shore broker connected to a well regulated parent group that provides high leverage
  • Stock CFDs traders looking for wide share variety
  • FX Traders that don’t scalp and are looking for competitive ECN accounts
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

4

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
  • FSC (British Virgin Islands)
  • FMA (Austria)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • TFG (Tianjin)
  • VFSC (Vanuatu)
The Good
  • Very intuitive order placement panelEasy to execute a trade through various markets
  • Professional web platform with customisable workspaces
  • Integrated Reuters news feed directly in the platform
  • Great asset variety (over 13,000+)
  • Competitive commissions on Pro and ECN accounts ($3 per lot side)
  • High leverage offering (Up to 1:500)
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
  • Complicated legal regulatory framework due to being a group as it’s hard to understand which of their companies do what and on which entity does a customer trade or is being protected by regulation
  • Scalping not allowed (120 seconds time limit for FX and commodities and 300 second limit for other CFDs)
  • Expensive inactivity fee, $60 monthly after 90 days of inactivity.
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 2005
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 From $50 to $5,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Electron
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • PayTrust
  • Praxis
  • Pagsmile
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Plus Wallets
  • Payment Asia
  • GlobePay
  • POLi
  • Bitcoin
💵 Account Base Currencies
8 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CHF. 17 - USD, EUR, AUD, AED, GBP, CHF, CAD, MYR, THB,VND, IDR, BRL, MXN, CLP, PEN, GTQ, NIO.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on stocks, ETFs,, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and bonds.

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks
4,500+ 12,825
📘 Currency Pairs
84 41
📗 Commodities
30 21
📕 Indices
25 27
📔 ETFs
740 1,000
💸 Cryptocurrencies
5 11
📒 Bonds
11 N/A
📓 Options
Yes, option chains over 17 different products N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

City index offers both CFDs and spread betting.<

All of MultiBank’s assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share starting from fractional share trading (eg: 0.1 shares) 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETFs starting from fractional ETFs trading (eg: 0.1 ETFs) 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency - (eg: 0.01 BTC, 1 LTC) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Varies per bond N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Varies per option N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:500
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

Yes, 12£ monthly after 1 year of inactivity

Yes, after 90 days of inactivity, $60 every month.

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 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€.
  • None on a Standard account.
  • Yes in Pro and ECN accounts of $3 per lot side.
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 0.1 Pips to 1.2 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 2 Pips to 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 2 Pips to 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $120 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No

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