City Index vs UFX Comparison

City Index vs UFX Broker Comparison

City Index versus UFX Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
NoneAdvantage Web, Web Trader, AT Pro, MT412,000+FCA, MAS, ASIC
$100ParagonEx, MT4450+CySEC

City Index and UFX Comparison

UFX is an STP broker (offering CFD trading) which has a range of markets available. It offers crowd trading on the ParagonEx platform along with MT4. City Index provides CFD trading and spread betting, with a wide range of markets and a relatively large number of individual markets.

City Index provides two web trading platforms, MT4 and AT Pro. UFX has a range of account types, with different minimum deposits.

While City Index provides variable spreads, UFX offers fixed spreads. UFX is regulated by the CySEC in Cyprus, while City Index is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, the ASIC in Australia and the MAS in Singapore.

Quick comparison

UFX is a fixed spread broker offering crowd trading and MT4 (i.e. it aims to enhance the discretionary trading experience and offers support for trading automation). City Index provides variable spreads, and offers support for automated trading, with MT4, and discretionary trading with the two web traders and AT Pro. AT Pro adds the capacity to use and build chart based trading signals (for discretionary trading). Thus both brokers in different ways aim to enhance the discretionary trading experience.

Minimum deposit and account types

City Index does not have a minimum deposit. The minimum deposit for UFX is $100.

  • City Index offers CFD trading and spread betting. City Index provides a news feed, market reports and a Trading Academy.
  • UFX provides CFD trading on six account types, Micro/Mini, Mini, Standard, Gold, Platinum and Islamic. The minimum initial deposit is $100 for the Micro/Mini account, $500 for the Mini account, $1000 for the Islamic and Standard accounts, $5000 for the Gold account and $10,000 for the Platinum account. The minimum trade size ranges from 0.0025 lots for the Micro/Mini account to 1 lot for the Platinum account.
  • All UFX account types have daily market reviews, a video library, daily recommendations and 24hr live support. All except the Micro/Mini account provide a personal trading coach. Standard, Gold and Platinum accounts also have VIP trading support and exclusive updates. Gold and Platinum additionally provide SMS trading alerts and access to MT4. At UFX there is a one minute minimum time after a position has been opened until it can be closed.


  • City Index offers Forex pairs, Indices, Energy, Metals, Soft Commodities, Shares, ETFs, Cryptocurrencies, Options, Bonds, IPOs and Interest Rates, with 12,000+ available. City Index Australia and City Index Singapore have less markets (5,000+), as they do not offer spread betting.
  • UFX offers Forex pairs, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals, Soft Commodities, Stocks and ETFs, with 450+ available.


  • City Index offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash (for CFD trading or spread betting).

Spreads and leverage

  • Spreads at City Index are variable and are from 0.5 for EUR/USD, 1 for UK100, 0.3 for Gold and 0.04 for US Oil.
  • Spreads at UFX are fixed under normal market conditions but vary according to the account type. The lowest spreads are for the Platinum account at 2 for EUR/USD, 0.50 for Gold and 0.05 for US Crude Oil. For the Micro/Mini account spreads are 4 for EUR/USD, 0.75 for Gold and 0.11 for US Crude Oil. For the Standard account spreads are 3 for EUR/USD, 0.65 for Gold and 0.07 for US Crude Oil.

Maximum leverage for City Index (FCA regulated) is . Maximum leverage for UFX is .


City Index offers two web trading platforms (Advantage Web and Web Trader), MT4 and AT Pro. UFX provides ParagonEx with crowd trading for all account holders and MT4 for some account holders.

Why City Index or UFX ?

City Index can offer many more markets to trade than UFX, when considering their respective web traders. City Index offers two web traders and an advanced platform (it has an expanded range of charting tools and other features) called AT Pro. UFX on the other hand offers ParagonEx which has an enhanced news feed, which provides news and can reference news items to the behaviour of the crowd of other traders. Both provide MT4.

Comparison summary

  • City Index offers CFD trading and spread betting
  • UFX offers CFD trading
  • City Index has tight variable spreads
  • UFX has fixed spreads, which can be lower with higher account types
  • City Index can provide more individual markets to trade
  • UFX has a competitive number for an STP broker
  • Both brokers provide MT4, but UFX only offers it for some account types
  • Both brokers offer web traders, UFX provides crowd trading
  • City Index also offers AT Pro for advanced users
  • City Index is FCA, ASIC and MAS regulated, UFX is CySEC regulated

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