IG services

We're the world's No.1 CFD and spread betting provider*

For almost 40 years we've led the way in making financial markets more accessible for traders.

  • Spread bet and trade CFDs with a global leader
  • Trade on the best range of instruments for forex and spread betting1
  • Access award-winning technology and get the best innovations first
  • Get support from our client service teams 

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Dealing products

Open an account with us and you'll have two ways of accessing the financial markets.

Financial spread betting

The tax-free2 way to take advantage of rising and falling markets. As the UK’s largest provider3, we provide:

  • Opportunities in thousands of markets
  • Resources to help you develop skills and strategies
  • Tools to manage your risk

See how spread betting works

CFD trading

CFDs can offer advanced traders the potential for direct market access (DMA) and a wider range of platforms.

See why we’re the UK’s No.1 provider3

Why IG?

We are a global market leader, providing nearly 140,000 clients with the best possible service and technology.

Our charges

Margin rates

About IG

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Which approach is best for you? Compare spread bets and CFDs.

Range of markets

You can spread bet or trade CFDs on over 10,000 markets from all over the world.

Forex

Deal on over 90 currency pairs using fast, reliable technology. Spreads start from 0.8 pips.

Forex with IG

Indices

Take a position on the performance of leading stock indices – including the FTSE 100 and Wall Street.

Indices with IG

Shares

Go long or short on over 6000 shares from all over the world, with margin rates from 5%.

Shares with IG

More choice

You can also use spread betting and CFDs to access opportunities in a range of other asset classes:

Commodities

Binaries

Other markets

Tools and technology

Take control of your dealing with our market-leading suite of platforms and apps.

Dealing platforms and devices

Whatever your level of expertise, however you like to trade, we have a solution for you in our range of platforms

Execution you can rely on

Get the speed and stability you need plus price improvement technology

Protect your profits and limit your losses with our risk management tools

Tools to shape your strategy

Enhance your analysis and streamline your dealing with:

Charting packages

Trading ideas and research

Automated trading

Client support

Trade with the confidence of knowing we’re here to help you succeed.

24-hour assistance

You can speak to our experts at any time Monday-Friday, with support also available at the weekend.

How to get in touch

Skills development

All new clients benefit from our six-week introduction programme

We also offer a range of free seminars and online tutorials

Advanced trading

Get increased control and efficiency with our pro-level services

Shares DMA

Forex DIrect

ProRealTime charts

MetaTrader 4

You can also integrate your own front-end solutions with our pricing and execution technology.

Terminals and APIs

And you can trade them all through our corporate CFD account

Open a demo

Complete our short online form to set up your free 14 day demo.

  • Trade CFDs or spread bet risk free with £10,000 of virtual funds
  • Practise online and on our mobile apps

CFD demo account

Spread betting demo account

Create an account

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

Create an account

* 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 December 2013).

1 Satisfaction rating for range of instruments to trade (spread betting) and range of currency pairs (forex) (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report December 2013).

2 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

Number of active spread betting and CFD trading accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report December 2013).