The Stockies Awards are a significant event for IG, as it is a public poll, with the awards running on TheBull.com.au over a two-month period. We would like to thank everyone who took their time to acknowledge us in this public forum, and who interacts with IG on a daily basis.
These awards are a credit to our continued innovation and tireless efforts to provide the best service for our clients.
Best FX Provider
The popularity of forex trading continues to increase, and we expanded our offering in 2013 to include over 80 currency pairs accommodate traders who seek more exotic pairs.
We also responded to the large number of traders who use Meta Trader 4 and introduced the platform to our range of trading platforms and apps.
Our tough stance on client money protection
We continue to maintain the benchmark in the CFD industry in Australia regarding client money protection, as it is core to our business.
We advocate the complete segregation of client funds in top-tier banks, including net-running profits. We never use client money for hedging purposes which is unfortunately above and beyond what is required by regulation. Many CFD providers do not adhere to these high standards. We urge all CFD traders to ask these questions of their provider.
Innovation - 2014 and beyond
2013 saw us merge the insight centre of our platform with our public website, which was very well received as every trader now has access to a wealth of information on the 10,000+ market we offer.
We also launched a number of grey CFD markets in anticipation of the float of major companies, including Twitter and Nine Entertainment Co. And we have recently extended the trading hours of major US stocks to give our clients the trading edge this earnings season.
We continue to expand our mobile offering, as we’ve identified mobile trading as a key area of development, with over 40% of our clients’ trades executed on a mobile device or tablet.
2014 promises to be an exciting year for further growth and consolidation as Australia’s Best CFD and FX provider. Our dedicated team looks forward to continuing to assist you with your trading.