All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.
Over 40 years’ heritage
Over 185,000 clients worldwide
Over 15,000 markets

About IG

What we do

  • World-leading provider of contracts for difference (CFDs) and financial spread betting
  • Low-cost share dealing on international shares
  • The UK's largest retail forex provider1

We give retail investors leveraged access to over 15,000 financial markets through our award-winning dealing platform and mobile apps.

A global presence

Offices in 14 countries across five continents

  • 185,800 clients worldwide (May 2017)
  • Average of over 7 million transactions globally per quarter (Apr-Jun 2016)
  • FTSE 250 company with market capitalisation of £2.1 billion (31 May 2017)
  • Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Net global trading revenue of £491.1 million (May 2017)
  • Over 1500 staff around the world (May 2017)

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All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Why choose IG?


We began in 1974 as IG Index, providing an innovative way for retail investors to speculate on the price of gold.

Since then we have continued to change the face of trading, establishing ourselves as a market leader around the world.

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As a large multinational organisation we have strength in resources and stability, with a well-capitalised, debt-free balance sheet and consistently strong growth.2

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Market Leader

With 40 years’ experience we are the No.1 global provider of financial spread betting and CFDs1, and hold a market-leading position in many countries, including the UK, Australia, Singapore and France.


Dedicated to making financial markets more accessible, our breakthroughs include the first online trading service in 1998, and the first to allow trading via an iPhone in 2008.

FCA regulated

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), register number 195355 (IG Markets Limited) and register number 114059 (IG Index Limited).

Fund segregation

We place the full balance of individuals' funds into segregated bank accounts, ensuring your funds are returned in the event our financial circumstances change.

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Our clients

The vast majority of our clients are not City traders, they are often professional men and women who are interested in the financial markets.

We pride ourselves on our high standard of customer service - providing 24-hour telephone support (speaking to real people), as well as a comprehensive range of education, training tools, trading tips and market commentaries online.

Our technology combines superior features with high-speed execution, designed to meet the needs of the most demanding trader and provide an outstanding experience on all devices.

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Official Sponsor of Harlequins

Pride, passion and teamwork – the values that drive Harlequins to success on the pitch are the same as the ones that underpin IG’s commitment to clients.

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It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

For CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, October 2016; number of active UK financial spread betting accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2016); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2016)

2 Profit before taxation was up 7.6% in the year ending May 2016

3 Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2016

4 IG globally, August 2016

7 IG globally, August 2016

8 IG globally, year ending 31 May 2017

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We're here 24hrs a day from 8am Sunday to 10pm Friday,
and 9am to 5pm Saturday.

0800 195 3100

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