Compare City Index vs Stake


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

City Index vs Stake
overall rating
4.6
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fees for forex
  • Fast and smooth account opening
  • Diverse research tools
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Non-user-friendly desktop platform
  • Basic product portfolio
  • Limited availability of customer service
  • Lack of educational tools
fees
3.8
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • High stock CFD fees
4.8
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • No inactivity fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • Withdrawal fee
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
4.3
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Problem with credit card withdrawal
3.7
  • Credit/Debit card available for AU, NZ customers
  • Only one account base currency
  • $2 withdrawal fee
web trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • 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
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • 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  • Outdated design
markets and products
2.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
research
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • No fundamental data available
3.3
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Live market data
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Some research tools available only for premium account holders
customer service
4.0
  • Live chat
  • Great phone support
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow email support
0.4
  • Fast response time
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
0.5
  • Easy to understand
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No 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
  • High level of investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for low forex fees and great research tools Beginners and investors looking for free US stocks/ETFs and a simple, easy to use trading platform
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