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 Sweden

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 Sweden?

City Index scored best in our review of the top brokers for sweden, 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


The Plus500 trading platform in Sweden is offered by subsidiary company, Plus500 CY Ltd. As such, they are regulated by Cyprus based regulatory body, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), with authorisation to offer contracts for difference (CFDs), amongst other financial instruments.

The Plus500 platform is a top choice for Swedish traders as it supports the Swedish language and is available with a base currency of Swedish Krona. The selected base currency must be set up in the live account before any trading activity takes place, as it is not able to be changed after. A free demo account is available for traders to practise their skills, and the platform is available to be viewed online through a browser, or can be downloaded as an app for mobile devices. Just some of the popular markets within Sweden include the Sweden 30 (OMX30), Brent Oil and the EUR/USD CFD.

A Swedish language version of the website is available, providing customers with a wealth of information about the company and the instruments on offer. Customer support is also available via live chat and email, also in Swedish.

Clients from Sweden depositing or withdrawing funds from their Plus500 account can use debit/credit cards, PayPal and Skrill.


Also with its own dedicated Swedish language website is AvaTrade, a well established online CFD and Forex trading services provider, with over 10 years of experience. Within the EU, the subsidiary company, AVA Trade EU Ltd, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, and compliant with the regulatory framework set out in the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). Protection of client funds and data are therefore of the highest priority.

AvaTrade offer a variety of different platforms to suit the needs of their customers. The industry standard, MetaTrader 4 is available, along with AvaTrade’s own platforms, AvaTradeGO and AvaTradeAct. Clients can also benefit from automated trading options, which allow clients to copy trades, signals and strategies from other traders, or just allow the auto-trading algorithm to select a trading strategy from over 100 million options. The flexibility therefore offered by AvaTrade is another reason that Swedish traders of all levels may choose this broker over more targeted competitors.

Furthermore, live Swedish language support is available during the hours that markets are open, and customers can select their base currency as Euros, US dollars or GBP upon opening the account.

Deposit methods include credit/debit card and wire transfers.


IG are a widely recognised online broker with offices in 14 countries around the world. They are one of the most experienced brokers with more than 40 years in the industry. IG Group Holdings are a FTSE 250 company that, as of May 31st, 2017, held a market capitalisation value of £ 2.1 billion. The company are authorised and supervised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and their Swedish branch is based in Stockholm and registered with the Financial Supervisory Authority in Sweden.

IG hosts a technologically advanced financial platform, offering more than 15,000 markets from around the world. They are leading providers of CFDs and Forex, allowing clients to trade on indices, stocks, shares, raw materials, and other markets. Amongst the most popular stocks offered for Swedish traders on IG’s platform are the iShares MSCI Sweden ETF, Sweden 30, OMX Stockholm Benchmark (OMXSBPI)

IG’s website is available in the Swedish language, and offers a variety of educational content for both new and experienced traders, such as educational videos, readings and free webinars. Clients can practise their trading skills by opening a free demo account with SEK 100,000 worth of virtual funds to trade with. Swedish language customer support is also available via email or telephone.

The company accepts payments through direct bank deposit and VISA/Mastercard.

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