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We are the world-leading provider of contracts for difference (CFDs), financial spread betting, and the UK's largest forex provider*.
We give retail investors leveraged access to over 10,000 financial markets through our award-winning dealing platform and mobile apps.
We began in 1974 as Investors Gold, providing an innovative way for retail investors to speculate on the price of gold.
Since then we established ourselves as a market leader around the world.
We hold a market-leading position in many countries, including the UK, Australia, Singapore and France, and are the No.1 global provider of financial spread betting and CFDs.
Dedicated to making financial markets more accessible, our world firsts include the creation of the first mobile spread betting app and a Chrome browser extension that allows dealing from any web page.
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), register number 195355 (IG Markets Limited) and register number 114059 (IG Index Limited).
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 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.
* For CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, August 2013; number of active UK financial spread betting accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report November 2012); for forex based on number of active accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report November 2012)
1 Profit before taxation was up 3.5% in the year ending May 2013
2 IG Group Holdings Plc, as at 31 May 2013
3, 4 Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report November 2012
5 IG globally, November 2013
6 IG globally, year ending May 2013
7 IG globally, average per month January 2013 – November 2013
8 IG globally, year ending 31 May 2013