MetaTrader 4

Fast and reliable trading when you use MetaTrader 4 with the world’s No.1 CFD and spread betting provider

  • Superior execution: ultra-fast trading, no third-party bridges
  • Tight spreads: competitive rates on over 70 CFD and spread betting markets
  • Virtual private servers: EAs execute even when your PC is off
  • Enhanced trading: Autochartist and Trading Central add-ons available
  • Unrivalled service: simple set up and round-the-clock customer support


Ready to start?

Create IG account      Login

Clients can log in and install MT4 straight away - see full instructions below. If you're not yet a client you need to create an IG account first.

 

 

Forex

 

Minimum MT4 spread

Average MT4 spread2

Spot FX AUD/USD

1.2

1.48

Spot FX EUR/USD

1.2

1.32

Spot FX USD/JPY

1.2

1.48

Spot FX EUR/GBP

1.4

1.86

Spot FX GBP/USD

1.4

1.84

Spot FX GBP/JPY

3.1

3.52

 

All MT4 forex markets

Indices

 

Minimum MT4 spread

FTSE 100

1.3

Wall Street

2.4

Germany 30

1.3

Australia 200

1.3

US Tech 100

1.3

US 500

0.6

 

All MT4 indices markets

Gold and silver

 

MT4 spread

Gold

0.7

Silver

4


Full gold and silver MT4 details

How to get MetaTrader 4

1. Create an IG account

It only takes minutes to apply for an account

3. Add MT4

To activate MT4, go to 'My Account' and choose to open a spread betting or CFD trading MT4 account.

2. Log in

Access our web-based platform to manage your settings

4. Download and install

Follow our simple instructions to download and install the desktop platform

System requirements

Operating system:
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7

Processor:
1.5 GHZ or higher

RAM:
1 GB or higher

Screen resolution:
Minimum of 1024 x 768

Internet connection:
1.5 Mbps or faster

Installing MetaTrader 4 video guide

See how easy it is to set up MT4 with our short step-by-step video.

Using the MT4 app

You need to be an IG client and have activated MT4 on your account, as above.

Download the MT4 app
Go to the relevant app store on your device and download the MetaTrader 4 app.

Select server
Launch the app, then select 'Log in with existing account'. On the next screen, type 'IG-Live' in the search bar and select our server.

Log in
Use the details we sent you when you activated MT4 on your account to log in to the app.

Add-ons to optimise your trading

Trading Central

  • Attach Trading Central levels and strategies to MT4 charts
  • Display independent technical analysis for selected timeframes 
  • Get expert commentary on your chosen markets
  • Set price alerts using Trading Central levels
  • No extra cost; plugs directly into MT4

Add Trading Central

Autochartist

  • Powerful pattern recognition tool that spots emerging trends on MT4
  • Patterns include Fibonacci, Trend Change and Breakout Strength
  • Enhanced indicators that identify the quality and direction of market trends 
  • Analyse instrument and price relationships with PowerStats
  • Included in your MT4 package

Add Autochartist

Virtual private server (VPS)

  • EAs run even if your PC is turned off
  • Access MetaTrader 4 from any desktop or mobile device
  • Available at no extra cost to clients who maintain a balance of £5000 or above. Otherwise there is a £50 monthly fee.

VPS specifications

  • Windows Server 2012 operating system
  • 1GB memory
  • 17GB storage
  • Supplied by VPS specialists Beeks FX

Contact client services to set up your VPS access.

Benefits of MetaTrader 4

Automated trading

  • Build your own trading algorithms
  • Backtest strategies
  • Import Expert Advisors (EAs)

What you can trade

  • Spread bet and trade CFDs on over 70 major indices, FX and commodity markets

Advanced charting

  • Analyse trends with a wide range of indicators, or create your own
  • Trade directly from charts

Mobile MT4

  • Free iPhone and Android apps
  • Trade on the go
  • Access detailed charts

Try a free demo account

  • Sign up for your demo

* No.1 spread betting and CFD provider: 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).

** Average spread by deal, September 2013. For our minimum and typical spreads, please see our forex MT4 spreads.

Losses can exceed your deposits

Contact us

We're here 24hrs a day Mon-Fri, and 9am to 5pm Sat-Sun.

0800 409 6789

You can also call
0207 896 0079 or
email helpdesk.uk@ig.com