Forex trading

Harness volatility in the world’s most-traded financial market with the World’s No. 1 CFDs retail provider1

Call +41 (0) 58 810 77 42 to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.

Contact us: +41 (0) 58 810 77 42

Call +41 (0) 58 810 77 42 to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.

Contact us: +41 (0) 58 810 77 42

Why trade forex with us?

Get an edge with our award-winning platforms and mobile apps2

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17 000 global markets, with reliable execution.

Get expert support, 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Identify FX opportunities on clear, fast charts as standard, and deepen your analysis with ProRealTime

Get peace of mind trading forex online with IG Bank that’s authorised and regulated by the FINMA

Open a free forex trading account quickly and easily

Ways to trade forex with us

CFD DMA (Forex Direct)
Main benefits Useful for hedging Increased market transparency and order control
Accessible to All clients Clients with minimum CHF 1300 cash balance on their account
Traded in Contracts Lots
Tax status No stamp duty3 No stamp duty3
Commission Commission-free for FX Variable commission
Platforms Web, mobile app and advanced platforms L2 dealer, mobile app, terminals and APIs
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What is forex trading?

Forex trading is the buying and selling of currencies on the foreign exchange market with the aim of making a profit.

Forex is the world’s most-traded financial market, with transactions worth trillions of dollars taking place every day.

What are the benefits?

  • Go long or short
  • 24-hour trading
  • High liquidity
  • Constant opportunities
  • Trade on leverage
  • Wide range of FX pairs

How do I trade forex?

  1. Decide how you’d like to trade forex
  2. Learn how the forex market works
  3. Open a forex trading account
  4. Build a trading plan
  5. Choose your forex trading platform
  6. Open, monitor and close your first position

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17 000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17 000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

How much does FX trading cost?

Margins

When you trade CFDs you do so with leverage – meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than your initial deposit – called your margin. Though not actually a cost to you, the margin you pay makes a big difference to the affordability of your forex trade.

Spreads

Your key payment for trading forex is the spread – the difference between the buy and the sell price – our charge for executing your trade. We work to keep our spreads among the lowest in the business.

Spot FX Margin
EUR/USD 0.5%
AUD/USD 0.5%
USD/JPY 0.5%
EUR/GBP 1%
GBP/USD 1%
EUR/JPY 0.5%
USD/CHF 1.5%

Spot FX IG Bank min. spread IG Bank av. spread4 IG Bank av. spread
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DMA av. spread6
EUR/USD 0.6 1.13 0.86 0.165
AUD/USD 0.6 1.33 1.07 0.295
USD/JPY 0.7 1.26 0.96 0.242
EUR/GBP 0.9 2.51 1.83 0.540
GBP/USD 0.9 2.38 1.84 0.589
EUR/JPY 1.5 2.57 1.96 0.678
USD/CHF 1.5 2.29 1.95 0.399

Opening a forex trading account with IG Bank is free and simple, gives you access to over 80 FX pairs, and carries no obligation to fund or trade.

You can trade in smaller sizes for your first two weeks, to help keep costs down while you get comfortable.

Discover your next opportunity

Search our huge range of forex pairs.

Live FX prices

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These prices are indicative only, and subject to our website terms and conditions.

Choose your currency trading platform

Seize opportunity at your desk or on the go with an award-winning web trading platform and mobile trading app.

Discover a clear, smart way to trade forex that’s intuitive and requires no downloads.

Build forex trading algorithms to execute automatically, even if your machine is off.

Get increased control over your forex CFD trades with our DMA platform.

Trade forex on the move, so you need never miss an opportunity.

Award-winning forex provider

Choose a trusted and regulated provider

IG Bank is authorised and regulated by FINMA, so you know you can depend on our credibility.

Choose a trusted and regulated provider

IG Bank is authorised and regulated by FINMA, so you know you can depend on our credibility.

Choose a trusted and regulated provider

IG Bank is authorised and regulated by FINMA, so you know you can depend on our credibility.

Choose a trusted and regulated provider

IG Bank is authorised and regulated by FINMA, so you know you can depend on our credibility.

Choose a trusted and regulated provider

IG Bank is authorised and regulated by FINMA, so you know you can depend on our credibility.

Choose a trusted and regulated provider

IG Bank is authorised and regulated by FINMA, so you know you can depend on our credibility.

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020).
2 Best trading platform and best trading app as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020.
3 Tax laws are subject to change and may differ depending on a jurisdiction.
4 Average spread (Monday 00:00 - Friday 22:00 GMT) for the 12 weeks ending 29th May 2020. For our minimum spreads, please see our forex CFD details.
5 Average spread (between 00:00-21:00 GMT Monday to Friday) for the 12 weeks ending 29th May 2020. For our minimum spreads, please see our forex CFD details.
6 Average spread (Monday 00:00 - Friday 22:00 GMT) for the 12 weeks ending 19th March 2019. There is also a commission charge for Forex Direct.