Compare City Index vs FXCM


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how City Index stacks up against FXCM!

City Index vs FXCM
overall rating
4.6
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fees for forex and index CFDs
  • Fast and smooth account opening
  • Diverse research tools
  • Fast and straightforward account opening
  • Good technical research tools
  • High-quality educational content
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Non-user-friendly desktop platform
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High bank withdrawal fees
  • No two-step authentication on trading platforms
fees
4.1
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low stock index CFD fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • High stock CFD fees
3.7
  • Low trading fees
  • Low CFD fees
  • Inactivity fee after one year
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Slower than at most forex brokers
deposit and withdrawal
4.3
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Problem with credit card withdrawal
4.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Free credit/debit card withdrawal
  • High bank withdrawal fees
  • No minor account base currencies are accepted
web trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
3.3
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
3.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor search function
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Outdated design
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
markets and products
2.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
1.6
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • No fundamental data available
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
4.0
  • Live chat
  • Great phone support
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow email support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Parent company is listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection in the EU
  • Non-EU customers are not covered by negative balance or investor protection
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for low forex fees and great research tools Forex traders looking for easy account opening, funding and withdrawal
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