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We pay out over £38 million annually to institutions that work with us
Trusted by over 152,600 clients we are the world-leading provider of CFDs*
Enhance your offering with our award-winning trading tools, backed by powerful technology
Benefit from our expert team's knowledge, dedicated to providing around-the-clock support for you and your clients
We established the world's first financial spread betting company in 1974, and have been a market leader ever since
From access to over 15,000 markets to cutting-edge technology, expand your offering to your clients
We offer a complete trading solution for corporate and institutional clients, built around powerful technology, a huge range of markets and dedicated support.
Our web API offers you an easy way to get market data, historical prices and execute trades against any of your IG accounts. It can be used with Excel (VBA), .NET, Java and any programming language that supports HTTP.
It is also designed to get you coding as quickly as possible, with a sample app, fully featured online documentation and interactive developer tools to assist you. See our IG Labs site for further details.
Our API supports pricing, trading and streaming account balance figures and is connected securely to IG’s systems using SSL over the web.
You can trade the full range of IG’s products over the FIX API, with your executions filled using smart order routing technology. The SOR connects to multiple trading venues and dark pools, ensuring you get the best execution.
The API supports all major order types supported by our DMA trading platform, and lets you use trading algorithms and models to execute trades for you.
We offer both DMA and OTC solutions via FIX:
To ensure that our API is right for you, to request our rules of engagement or to find out more please call one of our account executives.
Financial institutions and hedge funds
We offer a complete trading solution for corporate and institutional clients looking for a mini prime broker solution, built around powerful technology, a huge range of markets and dedicated support.
L2 Dealer, our downloadable DMA platform, provides powerful, flexible DMA access for advanced traders. L2 Auto Trade is an add-in on L2 designed for use with Microsoft Office Excel to help automate your trading activity.
L2 Auto Trade can be used to send DMA orders to L2 to facilitate automated trading without the need for a full API connection. It can be used to trade on your own account and any other IG Markets sub accounts attached to your login sending up to 200 orders per minute.
We are also connected to Bloomberg EMSX, if you have a terminal you can now connect to IG and send orders direct from Bloomberg.
Who trades with us?
Don’t fall into one of these categories? We may still be able to help. Corporate clients can download the application here.
As a white label partner, you can offer your clients the same award-winning technology and broad product range enjoyed by thousands of IG clients worldwide, under your own brand.
Benefits of this model include:
Our technology, your brand
If you prefer not to direct your clients to a standalone site, we can work with you to embed the relevant content and agreements into your existing website using the iFrame solution.
It is worth noting that the full white label package requires a certain level of commitment and resourcing from the partner, especially if you are considering the use of iFrames which require a level of technical expertise to embed.
If you have an existing client base and are interested in a white label solution, contact our institutional sales team.
IG’s PA dealing tool – for compliance departments to monitor employee trading activity
Regulated introducing brokers
We offer partnership packages for brokers who are registered with an appropriate financial regulator.
We have the legal and IT framework to help regulated brokers with Power of Attorney offer a competitive service to their clients.
For this partnership model, which is primarily suited to brokers wishing to provide an advisory service to their clients, you must have the appropriate regulation and legal authority to act on behalf of clients.
Included in our package is a range of resources exclusive to partners managing accounts on their clients' behalf. For example, you can use our full DMA platform L2 Dealer which offers multi-account management, including a block-trading option. Our CRM tool, client manager provides real-time back office functionality.
A premium service for Investment & Asset Managers who trade on a discretionary basis.
L2 Dealer, our downloadable DMA platform, provides powerful, flexible DMA access for advanced traders. Trade CFDs or use our share dealing service to trade with no dealer intervention, full market depth and access to dark liquidity pools. Use shareholdings as margin to CFD positions. We also offer Forex Direct where you can trade currencies at the market price, with liquidity from the major banks.
Our profile manager tool allows you to manage client portfolios and trade across multiple client accounts using the weighting facility to evenly place your trades. Manage your client accounts with our CRM tool ‘Client Manager’ which provides real-time back office functionality and the ability to export reports or have them sent via SFTP.
If you want to take a marketing-only approach, you can join our Affiliate Scheme.
This is the simplest form of partnership. We provide you with marketing materials to use on your site, blog, social network or any other marketing efforts you are involved in, to help distribute our service to a wider group of traders.
Becoming an IG Affiliate is a quick sign-up process which does not require a regulatory license and involves fewer legal requirements. Once you’ve signed up, you can choose the relevant marketing materials to suit your needs, start directing traffic and earn money on each qualified trader you have referred.
To learn more, contact our Affiliate team.
Trade more than 7500 international shares on margin, or buy and sell stocks, with the UK's No.1 CFD provider*
Low spreads and fast execution with the UK's No.1 FX provider1
We deliver 99.96% core platform uptime and execute deals in 0.1 seconds
Trade our full range of products including FX, digital 100s, indices, commodities and share CFDs
We are the leading provider of CFDs in the world*
Get total visibility of your accounts with our web-based back office application for regulated clients
A complete range of platforms and apps, including chart pattern recognition technology
Quick and helpful answers from our expert support team, whether its via email or live chat
Intuitive charts where you can deal, place orders and amend stops and limits straight from the chart
A neutrally-branded version of our six-week educational programme
Simply email us your contact details and information
regarding your business model and our team will
contact you about our institutional models.
* Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2016).
1 By number of primary relationships with FX traders. (Investment Trends 2016 UK Leverage Trading Report)
2 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances.
|Investment managers and hedge funds||Regulated introducing brokers||API trading||Financial institutions||Whitelabels||Affiliate scheme|
|Pay revenue for introductions|
|Only for regulated companies|
|Manage accounts on behalf of others|
|Share dealing accounts|
|Spread betting accounts|
|Clients open account with you|
|Client management tools|
|Manage multiple accounts|
|Client and sales services with IG|
|Client and sales services with the partner|
|Connect with my own front end|