Forex with IG

The UK's No.1 retail FX provider*

It's free to open an account, and you could be trading forex with low spreads on over 90 pairs in moments.

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Powerful platform






Unique charting packages






Low spreads


Min spread

Average spread**







Spot FX AUD/USD 0.8 1.28








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Award-winning platforms

Powerful and clear

Our web-based trading platform offers a fast, accurate trading experience.

  • One-click dealing
  • Flexible, customisable layout
  • Advanced, ProRealTime charts
  • Optimised price sourcing
  • Full range of monitoring and risk management tools
  • Clear design and deal ticket



Other specialist platforms

  • iPhone, Android and Windows mobile apps
  • iPad and Windows tablet apps
  • DMA trading platform, L2 Dealer
  • Integrate your own FIX API

MT4 and IG

  • Ultra-fast forex trading
  • True real-time prices 
  • Build your own algorithms

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Getting an edge with IG

A lot of forex providers offer similar services, but at IG we know it's the details that make the difference.

  • Trade on over 90 currency pairs – we are the UK's No.1 retail FX provider for range of currency pairs2
  • Try our free apps – we are the UK's No.1 retail FX provider for mobile/tablet apps2
  • Trade inside the spread and act as a market maker with Forex Direct, our Direct Market Access (DMA) service.
  • Get exclusive live client sentiment data and market commentary
  • Benefit from Multi-Venue Technology that sources the best FX prices from top global banks and exchanges

24-hour, personal support

At IG we know it's important to be able to speak to people when you need to.

  • When you become a client, our experts will call to help you get started
  • You can get answers to your questions online, over the phone, by email or via live chat with a member of our team
  • Our Helpdesk is available 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 5pm on weekends
  • Premium clients benefit from our quickest response times, with a dedicated personal account manager

Call us free on 0800 195 3100 (0207 633 5300 for mobiles) or see other ways to contact us

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You can trust us to deliver

We've been a market leader for 40 years, so you can rely on us to provide the quality forex service you need.

Secure: as part of IG Group, an established member of the FTSE 250, we are a strong, stable business with a well-capitalised, debt-free balance sheet 

Reliable: our systems have been built to cope with huge amounts of trades – on average over five million transactions globally per month

Transparent: we're regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and it's our policy to be completely transparent with our pricing and costs

Responsible: we hold retail client funds in segregated accounts across a range of major banks, in accordance with the FCA’s client money rules

Ways to trade

Open an account with us and you’ll have two ways of accessing the forex markets:

Spread betting

No stamp duty or
capital gains tax to pay 


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market spread with DMA

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* UK's largest retail FX provider based on number of active accounts, Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report December 2013.

** Average spread by deal, February 2014. For our minimum and typical spreads, please see our forex spread bet and CFD details.

1 99.18% of trades executed in 0.1 seconds: average per month, IG globally (12 months to June 2014).

2 Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report December 2013.

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