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76.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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67% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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

Updated May 13 2022

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76.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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67% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

FBS is a global broker established in 2009 that specialises in currencies trading via MetaTrader 4 & 5 platforms along with their own proprietary mobile app.

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.

Best For
  • New traders looking to trade via MT4 with really low starting amounts using their Cent or Micro accounts
  • Experienced high volume traders looking for a fixed zero spread account
  • 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
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

3

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

0

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • IFSC (Belize)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
The Good
  • Clear account offering that covers all levels of traders according to their net worth
  • Proprietary copy trading service
  • Access to high leverage (Up to 1:3000)
  • 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
The Bad
  • Asset offering is extremely limited with over 100+ instruments
  • Minimum deposit for ECN account is high $1,000
  • 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
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
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
2009 1983
💳 Minimum Deposit
From $1 to $1,000 $, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Neteller
  • Sticpay
  • Skrill
  • Perfect Money
  • Bank Transfer (depending on location and entity)
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • USDT (Tether)
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Electron
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
3 - EUR, USD, AUD. 8 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
JP, US, CA, MY, IL, IR. US, CA, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

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

📙 Stocks
104 4,500+
📘 Currency Pairs
102 84
📗 Commodities
8 30
📕 Indices
12 25
📔 ETFs
N/A 740
💸 Cryptocurrencies
28 5
📒 Bonds
N/A 11
📓 Options
N/A Yes, option chains over 17 different products
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of FBS assets are CFDs.

City index offers both CFDs and spread betting.<

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots Varies per share starting from fractional share trading (eg: 0.1 shares)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A Varies per ETFs starting from fractional ETFs trading (eg: 0.1 ETFs)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots Varies per cryptocurrency - (eg: 0.01 BTC, 1 LTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots Varies per commodity
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A Varies per bond
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A Varies per option
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:3000 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
N/A Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

Yes, 12£ monthly after 1 year of inactivity

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions

FBS commissions vary per account type as follows:

  • Cent account: none
  • Micro account: none
  • Standard account: none
  • Zero spread account: From $20 per lot
  • ECN account: From $6 per lot
  • Crypto account: 0.05% for opening or closing positions
  • 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€.
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0 to 3 Pips based on account type Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From $1.7 Dynamic - From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 32 Pips From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.08 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $104 Dynamic - From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes

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