About City Index

  • City Index is one of the world leaders in CFD trading. Established in the UK in 1983 we have grown to become leading providers of contracts for difference, FX and spread betting in Britain over the past 30 years.

    Our Offices

    As a group we have over 400 employees worldwide and offices in the UK, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Dubai and Australia. We transact in excess of two million trades every month for individuals in over 50 countries worldwide.

    Our Markets

    We provide consistently competitive spreads and access on thousands of global markets including indices, shares, currencies, commodities, bonds, interest rates and more.


    City Index is a subsidiary of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc (NYSE: GCAP), a global leader in online trading. GAIN Capital and its affiliated companies are committed to delivering competitive pricing, reliable trade execution, premium trading tools and comprehensive research to help clients succeed. As a global, publicly traded company, GAIN must meet the highest standards of corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure.

    Our History

    Over the last 30 years, City Index has grown to become one of the world’s leading providers of Contracts for Difference, forex and, in the UK, spread betting.

    • 1983: Established as one of the UK’s first spread betting providers
    • 2001: Launched Contracts for Difference in the UK
    • 2005: Acquired FX broker IFX Markets, and spread betting provider Finspreads.com to consolidate our position as one of the market leaders
    • 2006: Opened offices in Sydney, Singapore and Shanghai serving clients across the Asia Pacific region
    • 2008: Acquired FX Solutions, a US market leader in retail and white label foreign exchange services to expand our global reach across the USA and into the Middle East
    • 2009: Launched City Trading™ – mobile trading App for the iPhone
    • 2012: Launched new Advantage Trader platform which offers a range of sophisticated and intuitive trading tools
    • 2013: Launched ‘MT4 enhanced’ with additional powerful features available exclusively for City Index clients
    • 2014: Opened office in Dubai
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