About us

We are a world-leading online trading provider, giving you access to opportunities across thousands of financial markets through our intuitive platforms and apps.

What we do

We help our clients trade financial markets on leverage, through CFDs. This product allows you to find opportunity in both rising and falling markets, and isn't confined to one asset class – you can choose to trade on indices, forex, shares, commodities and more.

Why choose IG?

Trusted and regulated

More traders trust us with their money than anywhere else, making us the world’s No.1 CFD provider.1 We’re authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), and fully invested in the success of our clients.

Truly world-leading

Founded in 1974 as the first company of our kind, we’ve been at the forefront of our industry ever since. We now serve clients all over the world, from offices in 13 countries.

Committed to our clients

We want our clients to stay with us, so we’ve built our business around being on our clients’ side, and wanting them to trade confidently.

To demonstrate our commitment towards fair client outcomes, we’ve signed up to the FX Global Code of Conduct, which establishes a common set of guidelines for good practice in the markets.

In addition, we’re a founding member of the Australian CFD & FX Forum, which develops and implements standards to provide additional client benefits and protection through addressing CFD and FX industry issues not covered by current legislation. 

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Award-winning service

We’ve been recognised time and time again by our industry, both for the services and the technology that we provide.

In addition to being the Global No.1 CFD provider1, the 2015 Investment Trends 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 traders1.

The Investment Trends report highlights that Australian traders saw financial strength as a key consideration. For many years IG pushed for legislative changes to prohibit brokers from using client funds for business purposes.  We strongly welcome the recent parliamentary passage of a Government Bill that introduces significant protection and reform for client monies in the CFD and FX sectors.

The new legislation provides greater protection for retail client money and property held by financial services licensees in relation to over-the-counter derivative products such as CFD and FX contracts. These amendments align the Australian client money regime with community expectations regarding the level of protection that should be afforded to retail consumers of complex financial products and services, thereby providing protection of client funds should another MF Global or BBY incident arise.

Award-winning platform

We’ve been recognised time and time again by our industry, both for the services and the technology that we provide.

Your money is protected

Rest assured that when you deposit funds into an IG account, it’s safeguarded in a range of ways:

  • Your money is held in segregated accounts at regulated banks
  • We don’t use your money for our own business activity
  • Your money is ring-fenced from our creditors

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Easy account opening

You could be set up and trading in three minutes with these simple steps.

Fill out a simple online form

We’ll ask about your trading experience

Instant online verification

We can usually verify your identity immediately

Fund and start trading

You can withdraw money easily, whenever you like

The benefits of trading with us

  • Easy-to-use platforms

    Identify and respond to opportunity quickly and securely on fast, powerful platforms and natively-designed apps.

    Discover our platforms

  • Massive market range

    Trade on over 16,000 markets, including more 24-hour indices than any provider and out-of-hours US shares.

    See our markets

  • Effective risk management

    Help protect your capital with our range of stop and limit orders, and keep track of your funds easily with an always-visible snapshot of your profit and loss.

    Take control

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 World's largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements, as at February 2018. Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, Investment Trends August 2017 CFD Report. Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, Investment Trends December 2017 FX Report.

Contact us

Questions about opening an account:

+61 (3) 9860 1799

Existing client questions:

+61 (3) 9860 1734 or +44 2078 960079

We're here 24hrs a day from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday (GMT).