City Index

Offers three ways to trade: Forex, CFDs, Spread Betting

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CFDs are leveraged products and can result in the loss of your capital. All information collected on 1/11/2017.

The Ultimate Guide to

Choosing a Broker
For Netherlands

Not sure which broker is right for you?

Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. In this guide, you’ll learn:


Part 1

Why Choose City Index
For Netherlands?

City Index scored best in our review of the top brokers for netherlands, which takes into account 120+ factors across eight categories. Here are some areas where City Index scored highly in:

  • 34+ years in business
  • Offers 12500+ instruments
  • A range of platform inc. MT4, Web Trader, Tablet & Mobile apps
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Tight spreads from 0.5 pips
  • Used by 140,000+ traders
  • Allows hedging
  • 3 languages
  • Leverage up to 1:200

City Index offers three ways to trade: Forex, CFDs, Spread Betting. If you wanted to trade EURUSD through copy trading or other means, skip to part two.

The two most important categories in our rating system are the cost of trading and the broker’s trust score. To calculate a broker’s trust score, we take into account a range of factors, including their regulation history, years in business, liquidity provider etc.

City Index have a A trust score, which is good. This is largely down to them being regulated by Financial Conduct Authority, ASiC and MAS, segregating client funds, being established for over 34 years, and much more. For comparison:

Trust Score comparsion

City Index
Trust Score A
Year Established 1983
Regulated by Financial Conduct Authority, ASiC and MAS
Uses tier 1 banks
Company Type Private Private Private
Segregates client funds

The second thing we look for is the competitiveness of the spreads, and what fees they charge. We've compared these in detail in part three of this guide.

Part 2

Who City Index is (& Isn’t)
Suitable For

As mentioned, City Index allows you to trade in three ways: Forex, CFDs, Spread Betting.

Suitable for:

  • Spread Betting
  • CFD Trading
  • Forex Trading

Not Suitable for:

To trade with City Index, you'll need a minimum deposit of $100. City Index offers a range of different account types for different traders including a micro account, mini account, .

Finally, City Index isn't available in the following countries: CF, TD, CG, CG, CI, CU, GN, ER, GN, FR, GW, HT, IR, IQ, KR, LB, LR, LY, MM, NZ, NG, SL, SO, SD, SY, TM, UZ, VE, EH, YE, ZW. They do not offer islamic accounts either.

Part 3

A Comparison of City Index vs. vs.

Want to see how City Index stacks up against and ? We've compared their spreads, features, and key information below.

Spread & fee comparsion

The spreads below are illustrative. For more accurate pricing information, click on the names of the brokers at the top of the table to open their websites in a new tab.
City Index
Fixed Spreads
Variable Spreads
EUR/USD Spread 0.5
GBP/USD Spread 2.1
USD/CAD Spread 2.0
USD/JPY Spread 1.6
DAX Spread 1.0
FTSE 100 Spread 1.0
S&P500 Spread 0.4

Comparison of account & trading features

City Index
Spread type Fixed
EUR/USD Spread 1983
EUR/GBP Spread Financial Conduct Authority, ASiC and MAS
Crude Oil Spread
Gold Spread Private Private Private
DAX Spread

Part 4


Plus500 are a globally recognised financial broker operating in the Netherlands, as well as in many other locations around the world. The company’s service in the Netherlands is offered by Plus500CY Ltd. It is based in Cyprus with its offices situated in Limassol. The company is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), with a licence to offer contracts for difference (CFDs) in a variety of underlying products.

Plus500 are a rapidly-growing provider of CFDs in the Netherlands, with a current portfolio of over 2000 financial instruments. Clients can choose from an array of different markets including shares, stocks, Forex, commodities and cryptocurrencies. Many popular and trending stocks in the Netherlands are available on the Plus500CY platform including Nederland 25, Ethereum, Brent-olie, and NN Group.

Some other remarkable features offered on the Plus500 platform include its availability in 32 languages (including Dutch) and a free demo account for trading. Moreover, in addition to the Dutch version of the platform and website, clients can also choose Euros as their preferred currency for trading on the platform. The company accepts a variety of payment methods including PayPal/Skrill, Visa/Master cards, and direct bank deposit.


AvaTrade are a regulated broker that have been offering services around the world for more than 10 years. The company have a subsidiary operating in the Netherlands, AVA Trade EU Ltd, which is based in Ireland and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. AvaTrade EU Ltd is licensed under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). MiFID provides harmonised regulation for investment services within the European Economic Area.

The AvaTrade EU platform offers access to more than 250 financial instruments, including CFDs for stocks, Forex, commodities and indices. The platform offers some of the most popular stocks in Europe such as SIEMENS, ALLIANZ, and SANOFI AVENTIS.

AvaTrade’s Dutch language website provides extensive educational resources including free instructional videos, free webinars, Forex trading videos, and market analysis. Recently, the company launched Sharp Trader, a premium educational website offering exclusive content for AvaTrade customers.

There are 2 primary deposit methods available within the AvaTrade platforms; wire transfer (min €500) and debit/credit card (min €100). Dutch clients can choose to trade in Euros and a free demo account is offered by the company for 21 days with €100,000 in virtual currency.

City Index

City Index provide world-leading spread betting services, Forex and CFD Trading facilities. Established in the UK over 30 years ago, the award winning company offer over access to over 12,000 markets and have more than 150,000 clients from around the world.

City Index are registered with the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under their parent company, Gain Capital UK Limited, with permission to passport out their services to EEA member, the Netherlands, in accordance with the requirements of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). The client money regulations ensure that client funds are segregated and held within reliable institutions, adding an extra layer of security for traders choosing regulated broker, City Index.

Traders from the Netherlands can benefit from access to a wide range of tools and educational resources that can help them develop their trading skills. Customer support is also available via live chat, telephone or email.

A free demo account is available for customers, with £2,500 virtual cash to practice trading with. Upon opening a live account, traders from the Netherlands can request Euros as their base currency. A minimum deposit of €100 is required to open the account, and the secure City Index funding portal allows clients to manage their account details with confidence.

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