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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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Platforms CMC Markets trading platform MT4, Iress Viewpoint, SmartTrade WebTrader & APIs
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Min Deposit No minimum
Account Types Spread Betting, CFDs, Forex, Prime Brokerage
Spread Types Fixed and variable
Funding Methods Credit or debit card, bank transfer, PayPal (coming soon)
Customer Support Phone, email and messenger
Execution Type Internally matched, DMA, STP
UK 100 Pricing 1 point
Germany 30 Pricing 1 point
Wall Street Pricing 1.4 points
Bitcoin Pricing 60 points
Ether Pricing 6 points
EURGBP Pricing 1.1 points
EURUSD Pricing 0.7 points
GBPUSD Pricing 0.9 points
Gold Pricing 0.3 points
Oil Pricing 3 points
Stock Pricing Variable
FCA Regulated Yes - See status
Year Established 1989
Active Clients 59,000+
Markets available 9,500+
Retail Accounts Yes
Professional Accounts Yes - CMC Pro
Listed PLC Yes (LSE) See CMC Markets share price
Country Founded UK
Inactivity Fee £10 per month after 24 months
Overnight Financing Rates 2.5% +/- Libor
Educational Material Yes
Office Locations 15
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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 set up City Index (or "City" to those in the know) back in 1984.  In 2014 it was sold to Gain Capital for $118m.

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Platforms City Index Advantage Web, AT Pro, MT4
Min Deposit £100
Account Types Spread betting, CFDs, Forex
Spread Types Fixed and variable
Funding Methods Debit and credit card, Bank transfer
Customer Support Phone, email and livechat
Execution Type OTC
UK 100 Pricing 1 point
Germany 30 Pricing 1 point
Wall Street Pricing 2.8 point
Bitcoin Pricing 40
Ether Pricing 8
EURGBP Pricing 1.2 points
EURUSD Pricing 0.6 points
GBPUSD Pricing 1.4 points
Gold Pricing 0.3 points
Oil Pricing 4 points
Stock Pricing 0.1%
FCA Regulated Yes as Gain Capital - See status
Year Established 1983
Active Clients 20,000
Markets available 12,000
Retail Accounts Yes
Professional Accounts Yes
Listed PLC Yes as Gain Capital See share price
Country Founded UK
Inactivity Fee £12 after 12 months
Overnight Funding Rates 2.5% +/- Libor
Educational Material Yes
Office Locations 1
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