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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.

Saxo Capital Markets Key Features

Saxo was established in 1992, although the UK brokerage is not a bank (it's called Saxo Capital Markets). Saxo offer DMA (direct market access) to stock, futures and options and have their online trading platform. They mainly cater for experienced investors and as such the minimum account balance is £500.

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Min Deposit £500
Saxo Account Types CFDs, Forex, Stocks, Futures, Options, Bonds, ETFs, ISA & SIPP Prime Brokerage
Spread Types Fixed or variable
Funding Methods Cards, Bank transfer, Stock transfer
Customer Support Phone, email, messenger (very professional and experienced staff)
Execution Type STP, Hedged, DMA, Internally matched
UK 100 Pricing 0.8 points
Germany 30 Pricing 1 point
Wall Street Pricing 1.4 points
Bitcoin Pricing Crypto ETFs
Ether Pricing Crypto ETFs
EURGBP Pricing 0.4 points
EURUSD Pricing 0.4 points
GBPUSD Pricing 0.4 points
Gold Pricing 0.12 points
Oil Pricing 5 points
Stock Pricing 0.10%
FCA Regulated Yes - See status
Year Established 1992
Active Clients n/a
Markets available 35,000+
Retail Accounts Yes
Professional Accounts Yes
Listed PLC No
Country Founded Denmark
Inactivity Fee $100 after 6 months
Overnight Financing Rates 2.5% +/- Libor
Educational Material Yes
Office Locations 21
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City Index Key Features

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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