What we do
The world's and Australia's No.1 CFD provider*, and Australia's No.1 retail forex provider*.
We give retail investors leveraged access to over 15,000 financial markets through our award-winning dealing platform and mobile apps.
We began in 1974 as IG Index, providing an innovative way for retail investors to speculate on the price of gold.
Since then we have continued to change the face of trading, establishing ourselves as a market leader around the world.
With 40 years’ experience we hold a market-leading position in many countries, including Australia, the UK, Singapore and France, and are the No.1 global provider of CFDs.*
We are authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).
Dedicated to making financial markets more accessible, our breakthroughs include the first online trading service in 1998, and the first to allow trading via an iPhone in 2008.
The vast majority of our clients are not City traders, they are often professional men and women who are interested in the financial markets.
We pride ourselves on our high standard of customer service - providing 24-hour telephone support (speaking to real people), as well as a comprehensive range of education, training tools, trading ideas and market commentaries online.
Our technology combines superior features with high-speed execution, designed to meet the needs of the most demanding trader and provide an outstanding experience on all devices.
The world’s first CFD provider is now partnering with world’s oldest professional football club.
IG has become a proud sponsor of Melbourne Football Club. You’ll now see our logo on all coaching staff apparel, including head coach Paul Roos’, as well as on player training tops.
In addition to being the Global No.1 CFD provider*, the 2015 Investment Trends3 Australia CFD report has shown the increasing popularity of CFDs amongst traders continuing, and IG is once again the most-used CFD provider amongst Australia’s 43,000 CFD traders*.
The Investment Trends report highlights that Australian traders saw financial strength as a key consideration. In 2015, IG have pushed for legislative changes to prohibit brokers from using client funds for business purposes. The recent announcement from the Financial Systems Inquiry (FSI) of the government’s intent to improve consumer protection of client funds is something IG has been campaigning for many years.
The potential future changes to Australia corporate law will greatly improve confidence in the CFD and FX industry, and provide full protection of client funds should another MF Global or BBY incident arise.
* World's largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements, as at October 2016. Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, Investment Trends May 2016 CFD Report. Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, Investment Trends November 2016 FX Report.
1 IG Group Holdings Plc, as at 31 May 2016
2 Profit before taxation was up 1.3% in the year ending May 2015
3 Investment Trends is a global financial services market research organisation. Results from Investment Trends 2015 Australia CFD Report, based on an online survey of 15,024 investors/traders
4 By primary relationships, Investment Trends June 2015 CFD Report & November 2014 FX Report
5 IG globally, August 2016
6 IG globally, year ending May 2014
7 Average per month, IG globally (12 months to August 2016)
8 IG globally, year ending 31 May 2015