City Index
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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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Vestle
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89.13% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

City Index Vs. Vestle - 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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89.13% 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.

Vestle was a brand part of the iForex Group that specialised in CFD trading and offered over 600 different financial instruments. Currently they're no longer operative and have rebranded themselves to iFOREX Europe.

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
  • Beginner traders with little to no experience looking to test a simple platform
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
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
  • Extremely simple platform designed for beginners with little needs
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
  • High spreads on all of their instruments
  • Web and mobile platforms are slow and lack tools
  • Their FAQ database doesn’t effectively answer the most common questions any trader could have
Status
Operational Inactive
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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 2018
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100

200 € (But it can change at their discretion)

💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Electron
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bank Wire
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
💵 Account Base Currencies
8 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CHF. 1 - EUR
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA, SY, IR, JP.
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices, shares, ETFs and cryptocurrencies

📙 Stocks
4,500+ 400+
📘 Currency Pairs
84 50+
📗 Commodities
30 19
📕 Indices
25 32
📔 ETFs
740 42
💸 Cryptocurrencies
5 41
📒 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 Vestle’s assets are CFDs yet they do provide a “No Leverage” tab with a few assets under 1:1 conditions for traders that do not wish to expose themselves to the risk.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share starting from fractional share trading (eg: 0.1 shares) $2,500 in trade value
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETFs starting from fractional ETFs trading (eg: 0.1 ETFs) $2,500 in trade value
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency - (eg: 0.01 BTC, 1 LTC) $2,500 in trade value
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $2,500 in trade value
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity $2,500 in trade value
📉 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 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
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

Yes, 12£ monthly after 1 year of inactivity

Vestle charges an inactivity fee of $15 for every quarter of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

No for credit cards but yes for bank wires (up to $20).

💰 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€.
No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 90 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 35 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $3
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $120 Dynamic - From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No