Trading platforms and apps

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Web-based platform

Our flagship platform is browser-based, with no downloads or installations required. 

  • One-click trading
  • Flexible, customisable layout
  • Advanced charts
  • Optimised price sourcing

Direct market access

DMA trading allows advanced users to trade CFDs directly into the order books of major equity and FX exchanges.

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  •  Full range of monitoring tools
  •  Clear design with easy-to-use deal ticket
  •  Quick, trade-through charts


Our mobile apps are available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, letting you trade on all our markets on the move, safely and securely.

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Trade using all the functionality of your iPad or Windows device with our tablet apps. The Windows app is also available for desktop.

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Advanced trading platforms

Advanced traders can benefit from direct market access (DMA), automated trading and pro-level charting tools. 

L2 dealer

Get DMA and trade share CFDs within the market spread. Drag and drop trades into order books and link charts and news feeds to your main window.

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MetaTrader 4

MT4 is one of the world’s most popular platforms. Features include auto monitoring, advanced charts and live analysis.

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ProRealTime is a globally-recognised advanced charting package, allowing trading through  charts, access to a full backtesting facility and historical data to test strategies.

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Terminals and APIs

Connect your own front-end solutions, from Bloomberg terminals to APIs, to our full range of trading products.

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Why choose our technology?

Key features

Customise your trading: create watchlists and set price alerts

Control your risk: use risk management tools to protect against adverse market movements

Advanced, fast charts: our range of charts caters to your needs and level of experience

Access more than 10,000 markets: our wide range of markets is available on all devices

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Platform performance and innovation

Performance: we deliver 99.98% core platform uptime1 and execute trades in 0.1 seconds2

Better prices: we source prices from more than just primary exchanges

Innovation: we continue to develop new features and trading tools

Pricing and execution

Industry awards

Number One CFD Provider by market share – 2010 to 2013 Investment Trends CFD Report

Best Forex Provider – 2014 TheBull 'Stockies' Awards

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Try our interactive preview

  • Explore our platform preview, risk-free
  • Search for your favourite pairs and open deal tickets
  • Access charts and technical analysis tools

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Open a demo trading account

  • Trade with $20,000 practice funds
  • Access charts and view live prices
  • Trade online or via our mobile apps

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It’s free to set up your account and you can be ready to start trading in a matter of minutes.

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1 99.98% core platform uptime, 12 months to March 2015.

2 99.20% of automatic trades executed by IG globally in 0.1 seconds, 12 months to March 2015.