Why IG?

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

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All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.
  • 40 years of industry know-how

  • Access to over 10,000 markets

  • Expert analysis and insights

  • Award-winning trading tools, backed by powerful technology

  • Low margins and competitive charging

  • Client skills training and ongoing support

Established and secure

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

IG is part of IG Group Holdings Plc, a member of the FTSE 250 with a market cap of £2.2 billion.3 We are a globally successful business with offices in 16 countries and over 125,000 active clients worldwide, and a net annual trading revenue of £370.4 million.1 

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), register number 195355 (IG Markets Limited) and 114059 (IG Index Limited).



Award-winning service

24-hour support

Our helpdesk is available around the clock Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm at the weekend.

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.

Number one provider

IG is the leading provider of CFDs and financial spread betting in the world.4


In 2014 we added stockbroking to our range of dealing products, offering prices both ‘at quote’ and ‘on exchange’.




Market-leading technology

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.

Over 40 years we have won multiple awards in recognition of the security, reliability and speed of our trading technology. Recent accolades in the UK include: UK Forex Award 2013 Best Forex Trading Platform, Shares Awards 2012 Best Online Trading Platform and MoneyWeek Readers' Choice Awards Best Spread Betting Provider of 2014.


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

We facilitate over a million UK transactions every month, executing 99.18% of deals in under 0.1 seconds, with a core platform uptime of 99.98%.5





We have been changing the face of trading since 1974 and over the last two years have invested £17 million in IT resources. We 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
  • Web API for clients to be able to automate their trading
  • Technical analysis alerts
  • Market screener
  • iOS 7 iPhone and iPad apps
  • Android tablet to accompany our Android phone app

Continuous opportunity

Our 10,000 markets provide opportunities to deal 24 hours a day.

Popular indices, including FTSE 100 and Wall Street, are available even when the underlying index is closed. You can deal on over 6000 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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1 IG globally, year ending May 2014

2 IG globally, year ending May 2014

3 IG Group Holdings plc, as at 31 May 2014

4 For CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, July 2014; number of active UK financial spread betting accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2014)

5 Average per month, IG globally (12 months to February 2015).

Contact us

We're here 24hrs a day from 8am Sunday to 10.15pm Friday,
and 9am to 5pm Saturday.

0800 409 6789

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