Costs, rebates and margins
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.
With 40 years’ experience we hold a market-leading position in many countries, including the UK, Australia and France, as the No.1 global provider of CFDs*. We are Singapore's No.1 forex provider4.
We are licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for dealing in securities and leveraged foreign exchange trading, and licensed by International Enterprise Singapore to trade CFDs on commodities.
The vast majority of our clients are not professional 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 (Monday to Friday), as well as a comprehensive range of education, training tools, trading tips 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.
* Largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements. As at 31 July 2014.
1 Profit before taxation was up 3.5% in the year ending May 2013
2 Market cap £2.2 billion, IG Group Holdings Plc, as at 31 May 2014
3, 4 Voted the most preferred forex provider by InvestFair visitors in 2014
5 Average trades per month through mobile devices 1,461,889, IG globally, December 2014
6 Net global trading revenue of £370.4 million,IG globally, year ending 31 May 2014
7 5,273,766 executed a month, Average per month, IG globally (12 months to December 2014)
8 126,100 with IG globally, year ending 31 May 2014