Why IG?

Choose the market leader

By opening an account with IG, you’re putting your trust in an organisation that’s been creating opportunity for retail investors since 1974.

In that time, we have grown to become the leader in our field, consistently providing transparency in dealing, innovative technology and superior levels of service.

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Reasons to join IG

  • Nearly 40 years of industry know-how
  • Access to over 10,000 markets
  • Award-winning trading tools, backed by powerful technology
  • Low margins and competitive charging
  • Expert analysis and insights
  • Client skills training and ongoing support

Established and secure

Part of IG Group Holdings Plc, we are a globally successful business, generating net global trading revenue of £361.9 million last year alone.1 We currently have offices in 16 countries and nearly 140,000 active clients worldwide.2

 

We have been a market leader since establishing the world’s first financial spread betting company in 1974.

Part of IG Group Holdings, a member of the FTSE 250 with a market cap of £2.1 billion.3

The #1 provider of CFDs and financial spread betting in the world.4

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.

 

 

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.

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 Investment Awards Best Spread Betting App of 2012.

 

 

Performance

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 99.32% of deals in under 0.1 seconds, with a core platform uptime of 99.97%.5

Innovation

Over the last two years we have invested £17 million in IT resources. We now have almost 300 in-house developers continuously working to deliver such advances and enhancements as:

  • IG Dealing Chrome browser extension
  • Client activity and sentiment indicators
  • Mobile price alerts
  • Price improvement technology

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 2013

2 IG globally, year ending May 2013

3 IG Group Holdings plc, as at 31 May 2013

4 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)

5 Average per month, IG globally (12 months to March 2014)