Compare City Index vs IG


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

City Index vs IG
overall rating
4.6
4.5
overall pros
  • Low fees for forex
  • Fast and smooth account opening
  • Diverse research tools
  • First-class web trading platform
  • Superb educational tools
  • Great deposit and withdrawal options
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Non-user-friendly desktop platform
  • High forex and stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Slow customer support
fees
3.8
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • High stock CFD fees
2.7
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee charged only after 2 years
  • High forex fees
  • High stock CFD trading fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • No minimum deposit for bank transfer
  • Slower account opening
deposit and withdrawal
4.3
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Problem with credit card withdrawal
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
web trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
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
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
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  • Outdated design
markets and products
2.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
4.0
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Options
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Stocks in some countries
  • Robo-advisory in UK
  • IPOs
research
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • No fundamental data available
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
4.0
  • Live chat
  • Great phone support
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow email support
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat is often offline
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
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for low forex fees and great research tools Traders of any experience level looking for an easy-to-use trading platform
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