City Index partners with Gold-i to enhance MT4 offering for clients

City Index has partnered with Gold-i to launch a new two way synchronisation between MetaTrader 4 and City Index’s G2 Trading Platform. The new integration allows customers who wish to trade on MetaTrader 4 to see all their trades on their City Index trading platform. It provides greater choice and flexibility to clients, enabling them to trade on MetaTrader 4 from their mobile phones or tablets as well as on PCs and laptops.

The leaning of yet another British CFD firm toward MetaTrader 4 serves to underline the need by London’s electronic trading firms to attract an international audience, a move pioneered last year by ETX Capital and IG Group which both onboarded MetaQuotes’ ubiquitous platform in order to appeal to a mainland European and Asian audience.

Traditionally, British companies had stuck rigidly to their proprietary platforms due to the specialist nature of the UK market, with its spread betting and CFD orientation being less suited to a spot FX platform such as MetaTrader 4.

With the newintegration from Gold-i, MetaTrader 4 and G2 are synched in real-time. City Index considers its MetaTrader 4 offering to be highly competitive, providing traders with access to a host of powerful features, such as one-click trading, professional charting packages, a margin-live widget for real-time information and a leverage which can be customized for each forex pair.

City Index believes its MetaTrader 4 offering will help to gain new clients, attracted by City Index’s tight prices and exclusive features. It will also appeal to existing clients who are used to the quality of execution available with the G2 Trading Platform but want to use MetaTrader 4 to trade FX.

Mike Lear, CIO at City Index commented, “Unlike providers who limit MetaTrader 4 access to one platform, an MetaTrader 4 account with City Index enables clients to access our full range of desktop trading platforms as well as mobile and tablet apps. This innovation means that clients have unrestricted access to their MetaTrader 4 account whenever they want, even when they’re on the move. Our early users have been doing a significant amount of trading on mobiles, opening a trade on an iPad, for example, and closing it on their mobile phone. We believe our new offering is very compelling, putting us at the forefront of MetaTrader 4 mobile trading.

“We selected Gold-i because of their strong reputation in highly complex trading system integrations. The Gold-i management team has a wealth of institutional experience and really understood our business needs. They have delivered an extremely professional service, with exceptionally high integration capabilities.”

According to Tom Higgins, CEO of Gold-i, “This is probably the most tightly integrated system in the world. It’s been a fantastic experience to work with City Index and build something so specialised which will have such a significant impact in the market. I believe it’s a big step forward to be able to offer such two way synchronisations. Clients are able to use the MetaTrader 4 structure which they are familiar with but with a wide range of enhancements available from City Index.”

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