Over 40 years’ heritage
Over 185,000 clients worldwide
Over 15,000 markets

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.

  • 40 years of industry know-how

  • Access to over 15,000 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 £2.1 billion.1 We are a globally successful business with offices in 14 countries and over 185,800 active clients worldwide, and a net annual trading revenue of £491.1 million.2 

We are authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), AFSL number 220440.



Award-winning service

24-hour support

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

Skills development

We have a range of training options, including webinars 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 retail CFDs and in the world.3

Pioneers of technology

We are committed to providing technology that helps you identify and respond to opportunities more quickly and securely than ever before.

Cutting-edge 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.


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

We facilitate over 4.7 million transactions every month,4 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 over $29.5 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 15,000 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 8000 shares from the world’s leading stock exchanges. And major, minor and exotic forex pairs are ready to trade at all times.



Open an account now

There's no minimum balance to open an account, it takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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1 IG Group Holdings Plc, as at 31 May 2017

2 IG globally, year ending May 2017

3 World's largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements, as at October 2016.

4 Average per month, IG globally (12 months to August 2016)

5 IG globally, 99.98% core platform uptime, 12 months to August 2016

Contact us

We're here 24hrs a day Monday to Friday.

1800 601 734

You can also call +61 (3) 9860 1799
email or tweet us at @IGClientHelp