Compare City Index vs Plus500


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how City Index stacks up against Plus500!

City Index vs Plus500
overall rating
4.6
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fees for forex and index CFDs
  • Fast and smooth account opening
  • Diverse research tools
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Low trading fees
  • Listed on the London Stock Exchange
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Not user-friendly desktop platform
  • Limited product portfolio, only CFDs & forex
  • Minimal research tools
  • Mid-range educational section
fees
4.1
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low stock index CFD fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • High stock CFD fee
3.6
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
4.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Problem with credit card withdrawal
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Five withdrawals per month free
web trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
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
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
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
  • Poor design
markets and products
2.1
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
1.9
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • No fundamental data available
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Great telephone support
  • No 24/7 support
  • Email response time is slow
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
1.5
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • Only few and basic educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for low forex fees and great research tools Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience
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