City Index vs Trading 212 - Online Brokerage Comparison

City Index vs Trading 212 | Trading Brokers Comparison

City Index vs Trading 212 Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulation
NoneMT4, Web Trader, Advantage Web, AT Pro, Apps12,000+FCA, ASIC, MAS
$100Web Trader & Apps1800+FCA, FSC

City Index vs Trading 212 Comparison

Both of these brokers offer CFD trading accounts. In the UK, City Index additionally provides spread betting. When trading a CFD or spread betting, the trader does not own the market. Trading 212 offers Stocks and ETFs to own on its Invest account (i.e. they are not CFDs).

Both brokers provide a relatively large number of markets to trade. City Index offers 4000+ markets for CFD trading and 8000+ for spread betting. Trading 212 provides 1800+ market to trade.

Trading 212 offers a web trader and apps. City Index has a range of online trading platforms, with two web traders (Web Trader and Advantage Web), MT4 and AT Pro. On MT4, traders can trade with automated trading strategies (MT4's Expert Advisors) which they can download or build themselves in the MQL4 language (MT4 has considerably less markets to trade, but a typical number for this platform). AT Pro is a platform for advanced traders, which offers a relatively large number of technical indicators. AT Pro lets the trade automate part of the trading process, by providing indicator signals.

City Index does charge commissions for Stocks CFDs (otherwise it does not charge commissions). Trading 212 does not charge commissions for Stocks CFDs or for real Stocks.

The minimum deposit for Trading 212 to trade CFDs is $100. City Index does not have a minimum deposit requirement to trade CFDs or spread bet.

City Index is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, the ASIC in Australia and the MAS in Singapore.

Trading 212 is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom and the FSC in Bulgaria.

Quick comparison

Both brokers offer CFD trading accounts. City Index also provides spread betting in the UK. Trading 212 additionally provides Stocks and ETFs to own. City Index has more markets to trade.

Minimum deposit and key account features

There is no minimum deposit for City Index. The minimum deposit for Trading 212 to trade CFDs is $/€/£100 (the minimum deposit for the Invest account is $/€/£29).

  • City Index offers CFD trading and in the UK spread betting as well. City Index provides Videos and Tutorials, Market News, an Economic Calendar and Market Reports on its website and offers SMS and Email Trading Signals.
  • Trading 212 has a CFD and an Invest account. Trading 212 provides Videos, News, Analysis and an Economic Calendar on its trading platform and its website.

Markets

  • City Index offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Soft Commodities, Stocks, ETFs, Bonds, Options, IPOs and Interest Rates, with 8000+ markets available for spread betting and 4000+ for CFD trading. City Index Australia and City Index Singapore have less markets (5,000+), as they do not offer spread betting. On MT4, City Index has 100+ markets covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals and Soft Commodities.
  • Trading 212 offers CFD trading in Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Soft Commodities, Stocks and ETFs, with 1800+ available. Trading 212 on the Invest account offers real Stocks and ETFs, with 1800+ available.

City Index has 80+ Forex Pairs (on MT4). Trading 212 has 150+ Forex Pairs.

Cryptocurrencies

  • City Index offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash (as a CFD or for spread betting).
  • Trading 212 offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, DASH, EOS, NEO and Monero CFDs.

Commissions

  • City Index does not charge commissions except for Stocks CFDs.
  • Trading 212 does not charge commissions.

Leverage

Maximum leverage for City Index (FCA regulated) is . Maximum leverage for Trading 212 (FCA or FSC regulated) is .

Platforms

City Index offers Web Trader, Advantage Web, AT Pro and MT4 and apps. Trading 212 offers a web trader and apps.

Why City Index or Trading 212 ?

Traders who want to trade CFDs may do so at either broker. Traders in the UK who want to spread bet can do so at City Index. Those who want to buy Stocks and ETFs to own can do so at Trading 212. City Index lets the trader use Expert Advisors on MT4, which trade on behalf of the trader, executing automated trading strategies. Both brokers offer user friendly web trading platforms for the trader who executes their own trades. City Index additionally provides AT Pro for advanced traders, offering signals and a relatively wide range of technical indicators.

Comparison summary

  • Both brokers offer CFD trading
  • In the UK, City Index also provides spread betting
  • City Index offers more CFD markets to trade
  • Trading 212 additionally provides Stocks and ETFs to own
  • City Index charges commissions for Stocks CFDs, Trading 212 does not
  • Both offer web traders
  • City Index additionally provides the downloaded AT Pro and MT4
  • On MT4, City Index lets the traders use Expert Advisors (EAs)
  • City Index has no minimum deposit requirement

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