Why IG?

Choose the market leader

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

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

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9 Reasons to join IG

  • World's No.1 CFD provider1
  • 40 years of industry know-how
  • Access to over 10,000 markets
  • Award-winning trading tools, backed by powerful technology
  • 24-hour support Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm at the weekend
  • Low margins and competitive charging
  • Expert analysis and insights
  • Client skills training and ongoing support
  • Over a million transactions facilitated every month, executing 99.05% of deals in under 0.1 seconds, with a core platform uptime of 99.98%4

Established and secure

IG South Africa is part of IG Group Holdings Plc, a member of the FTSE 250 with a market cap of £2.2 billion.2 We are a globally successful business with offices in 16 countries and more than 125,000 active clients worldwide and net annual trading revenue of £370.4 million.3


We are committed to protecting your money by segregating all individual clients’ funds, whether retail or professional. This is over and above what is required by the FCA.

We established the original IG Group company in 1974, and have been a market leader ever since.

We are the no.1 CFD provider in the world.3



We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Board (FSB) in South Africa (FSP no. 41393).

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK (FCA no. 195355).

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: Shares Awards 2012 Best Online Trading Platform.




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

We facilitate over a million transactions every month, executing 99.05% of trades in under 0.1 seconds, with a core platform uptime of 99.98%.


We have been changing the face of trading since 1974 and over the last two years we 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
  • iOS 7 iPhone and iPad apps
  • Android tablet to accompany our Android phone app
  • Market screener

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.



Continuous opportunity

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

Popular indices, including FTSE 100 and Wall Street, are available even when the underlying index is closed. You can trade 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 World's No.1 CFD provider: for CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, July 2014; (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2014)

2 FTSE 250 company with market capitalisation of £2.2 billion (May 2014)

3 Net global trading revenue of £370.4 million IG globally, year ending May 2014

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