About IG

What we do

The world's and Australia's No.1 CFD provider*, and Australia's No.1 retail forex provider*.

We give retail investors leveraged access to over 10,000 financial markets through our award-winning dealing platform and mobile apps.

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A global presence

  • Offices in 17 countries across five continents
  • 136,000 clients worldwide (May 2015)
  • Average of over five million transactions globally per month (Apr-Jun 2015)
  • FTSE 250 company with market capitalisation of £2.9 billion (May 2015)
  • Regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
  • Net global trading revenue of £388.4 million1
  • Over 1000 staff around the world (May 2014)

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Why choose IG?


We began in 1974 as IG Index, providing an innovative way for retail investors to speculate on the price of gold.

Since then we have continued to change the face of trading, establishing ourselves as a market leader around the world.

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Market Leader

With 40 years’ experience we hold a market-leading position in many countries, including Australia, the UK, Singapore and France, and are the No.1 global provider of CFDs.*

ASIC regulated

We are authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).

Fund segregation

We ensure all client money is held safely in a segregated bank account and is never used for hedging or any other operational purposes.

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As a large multinational organisation we have strength in resources and stability, with a well-capitalised, debt-free balance sheet and consistently strong growth.2

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Dedicated to making financial markets more accessible, our breakthroughs include the first online trading service in 1998, and the first to allow trading via an iPhone in 2008.

Our clients

The vast majority of our clients are not City traders, they are often professional men and women who are interested in the financial markets. 

We pride ourselves on our high standard of customer service - providing 24-hour telephone support (speaking to real people), as well as a comprehensive range of education, training tools, trading ideas and market commentaries online.

Our technology combines superior features with high-speed execution, designed to meet the needs of the most demanding trader and provide an outstanding experience on all devices.



Our partners

The world’s first CFD provider is now partnering with world’s oldest professional football club.

IG has become a proud sponsor of Melbourne Football Club. You’ll now see our logo on all coaching staff apparel, including head coach Paul Roos’, as well as on player training tops.

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Australia's No.1 CFD Provider

In addition to being the Global No.1 CFD provider*, the 2015 Investment Trends3 Australia CFD report has shown the increasing popularity of CFDs amongst traders continuing, and IG is once again the most-used CFD provider amongst Australia’s 43,000 CFD traders*.

  • IG has grown its position as Australia’s CFD market leader, well above the overall growth of the industry in 2015
  • IG’s market share is now double the size of its nearest competitor
  • Financial strength, easy to use trading technology and treatment of client funds were key selection drivers for clients who chose to trade through IG.

The Investment Trends report highlights that Australian traders saw financial strength as a key consideration. In 2015, IG have pushed for legislative changes to prohibit brokers from using client funds for business purposes. The recent announcement from the Financial Systems Inquiry (FSI) of the government’s intent to improve consumer protection of client funds is something IG has been campaigning for many years.

The potential future changes to Australia corporate law will greatly improve confidence in the CFD and FX industry, and provide full protection of client funds should another MF Global or BBY incident arise.

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* World's largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements. As at September 2015. Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, Investment Trends June 2015 CFD Report. Australia's No. 1 retail forex provider: By primary relationships, November 2014 FX Report.

1 IG Group Holdings Plc, as at 31 May 2015

Profit before taxation was up 1.3% in the year ending May 2014

3 Investment Trends is a global financial services market research organisation. Results from Investment Trends 2015 Australia CFD  Report, based on an online survey of 15,024 investors/traders

4 By primary relationships, Investment Trends June 2015 CFD Report & November 2014 FX Report

5 IG globally, October 2015

6 IG globally, year ending May 2014

7 Average per month, IG globally (12 months to October 2015)

8 IG globally, year ending 31 May 2015

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Contact us

We're here 24hrs a day Monday to Friday.

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You can also call +61 (3) 9860 1734, email helpdesk.au@ig.com or tweet us at @IGHelpAU