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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

CMC Markets Key Features

CMC Markets are clearly one of the better spread betting brokers. Like IG, they have been around for ages and stand out primarily because of their investment in trading systems.  The company started off as Deal4Free back in the old days and won a lot of business from competitors because of tights spreads on the most liquid markets.
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PlatformsCMC Markets trading platform MT4, Iress Viewpoint, SmartTrade WebTrader & APIs
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Min DepositNo minimum
Account TypesSpread Betting, CFDs, Forex, Prime Brokerage
Spread TypesFixed and variable
Funding MethodsCredit or debit card, bank transfer, PayPal (coming soon)
Customer SupportPhone, email and messenger
Execution TypeInternally matched, DMA, STP
UK 100 Pricing1 point
Germany 30 Pricing1 point
Wall Street Pricing1.4 points
Bitcoin Pricing60 points
Ether Pricing6 points
EURGBP Pricing1.1 points
EURUSD Pricing0.7 points
GBPUSD Pricing0.9 points
Gold Pricing0.3 points
Oil Pricing3 points
Stock PricingVariable
FCA RegulatedYes - See status
Year Established1989
Active Clients59,000+
Markets available9,500+
Retail AccountsYes
Professional AccountsYes - CMC Pro
Listed PLCYes (LSE) See CMC Markets share price
Country FoundedUK
Inactivity Fee£10 per month after 24 months
Overnight Financing Rates2.5% +/- Libor
Educational MaterialYes
Office Locations15
CMC Markets Alternative BrokersCMC Markets Versus IG
CMC Markets Versus ETX Capital
CMC Markets Versus Core Spreads
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CMC Markets Versus Spreadex
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City Index Key Features



City Index
City Index are one of the largest spread betting and CFD brokers in the UK. Although, they are now owned by the Americans. Michael Spencer, the City supremo who also founded ICAP and was once the treasurer to the Tory party owned City Index (or "City" to those in the know) from 1997 until 2014 when it was sold to Gain Capital for $118m.


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City Index InterviewNo - see other broker CEO interviews
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PlatformsCity Index Advantage Web, AT Pro, MT4
Min Deposit£100
Account TypesSpread betting, CFDs, Forex
Spread TypesFixed and variable
Funding MethodsDebit and credit card, Bank transfer
Customer SupportPhone, email and livechat
Execution TypeOTC
UK 100 Pricing1 point
Germany 30 Pricing1 point
Wall Street Pricing2.8 point
Bitcoin Pricing40
Ether Pricing8
EURGBP Pricing1.2 points
EURUSD Pricing0.6 points
GBPUSD Pricing1.4 points
Gold Pricing0.3 points
Oil Pricing4 points
Stock Pricing0.1%
FCA RegulatedYes as Gain Capital - See status
Year Established1983
Active Clients20,000
Markets available12,000
Retail AccountsYes
Professional AccountsYes
Listed PLCYes as Gain Capital See share price
Country FoundedUK
Inactivity Fee£12 after 12 months
Overnight Funding Rates2.5% +/- Libor
Educational MaterialYes
Office Locations1
City Index AlternativesCity Index Versus IG
City Index Versus ETX Capital
City Index Versus Core Spreads
City Index Versus Plus 500
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City Index Versus Saxo Capital Markets
City Index Versus Forex.com
City Index Versus Pepperstone
City Index Versus XTB
City Index Versus eToro
City Index Versus ayondo
City Index Versus CMC Markets

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