Why IG?

Choose the market leader

By opening an account with IG, you’re putting your trust in an organisation that’s been bringing trading to life since 1974.

In that time, we have grown to become the leader in our field, consistently providing transparency in trading, innovative technology and superior levels of service.

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Reasons to trade with IG

  • 40 years of industry know-how
  • Client money protection
  • Access to over thousands of markets
  • Sophisticated trading tools, backed by powerful technology
  • Low margins and competitive charging
  • Expert analysis and insights
  • Client skills training and ongoing support

Established and secure

Part of IG Group Holdings Plc, we are a globally successful business, generating net global trading revenue £370.4 million last year alone.1 We currently have offices in 16 countries and 126,100 active clients worldwide.2


We are committed to protecting your money by segregating 100% of client funds - including net running profits - in trust accounts with Singapore banks licensed by the MAS, to protect those funds.

We established the world's first financial spread betting company in 1974, and have been a market leader ever since.

Part of IG Group Holdings, a member of the FTSE 250 with a market cap of £2.2 billion.3

We are the world's largest CFD provider* and Singapore's most preferred FX provider. ^

We are licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and International Exchange (IE) Singapore.

Sophisticated technology

Award-winning service

As pioneers of financial derivatives trading online, we are committed to providing technology that helps you identify and respond to opportunities more quickly and securely than ever before.


You can rely on the speed and power of our trading platforms and apps, even during periods of intense activity.

We facilitate over a million transactions every month, executing 99.20% of automatic trades in under 0.1 seconds, with a core platform uptime of 99.98%.4


We have been changing the face of trading since 1974 and now have over 300 in-house developers continuously working to deliver such advances and enhancements as:

  • Client activity and sentiment indicators
  • Mobile price alerts
  • Price improvement technology
  • Trading signals
  • Improved auto-filling of stop and limit orders
  • Interactive mobile charts
  • Technical analysis alerts
  • iOS 7 iPhone and iPad apps
  • Android tablet to accompany our Android phone app
  • Market screener

24-hour service

Our helpdesk is available around the clock Monday to Friday.

Skills development

We have a range of training options, including seminars to suit all levels of experience.

Market insight

We provide up-to-the minute news, data and analysis – everything you need to plan your next trade.

Risk management

Let us help you limit your potential losses with our range of risk management tools and services.



Continuous opportunity

Thousands of markets provide opportunities to trade 24 hours a day.

Popular indices, including FTSE 100 and Wall Street, are available even when the underlying index is closed. You can trade on thousands of shares from the world’s leading stock exchanges. And major, minor and exotic forex pairs are ready to trade at all times.



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Experience our market-leading service for yourself. You can open an account online. It’s quick and free to set up, no minimum deposit is required and you are under no obligation to trade.

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* Largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements. As at 31 July 2014.

^ Voted the most preferred forex provider by InvestFair visitors in 2014

1 Net global trading revenue of £370.1 million, IG globally, year ending 31 May 2014

2 126,100 with IG globally, year ending 31 May 2014

3 Part of IG Group Holdings, a member of the FTSE 250 with a market cap of £2.2 billion. (3)/(3) IG Group Holdings Plc, as at May 2014

4 IG globally, 99.98% core platform uptime, average per month, 12 months to March 2015; 99.20% of automatic trades executed by IG globally in 0.1 seconds or less, average per month, 12 months to March 2015.