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

About us

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

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

What we do

We help our clients trade financial markets on leverage, through spread betting and CFDs. These products allow you to find opportunity in both rising and falling markets, and aren’t confined to one asset class – you can choose to trade on indices, forex, shares, commodities and more.

You can also use our investments service to buy and sell thousands of shares and ETFs in a more traditional sense, or choose a wealth portfolio that we manage on your behalf. 

Discover our product range:

Why choose IG?

Trusted and regulated

More traders trust us with their money than anywhere else, making us the world’s No.1 spread betting and CFD provider.1 We’re authorised and regulated by the FCA, and fully invested in the success of our clients.

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 profitably. 

To demonstrate our commitment to 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.

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 sales offices in 14 countries.

Award-winning service

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
  • The way we hold client money is classified as ‘high protection’ by the Gambling Commission

Find out more

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

    Deal on over 15,000 markets, including more 24-hour indices than any provider and out-of-hours US shares. 

    See our markets

  • Become a better trader

    Learn the skills you need to succeed with our range of training resources, including seminars to suit all levels of experience. 

    Improve your skills

  • Friendly, expert support

    You can speak to our team around the clock Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm at weekends.

    Find out more

  • 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

  • Premium services

    High volume traders can qualify for a personal account manager and bespoke analysis from our team – our way of saying ‘thank you’.

Open an account now

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

You might be interested in…

  • What we do with your money

    How are my money and assets protected when I trade with IG?

  • The costs

    Get a clear picture of how much it costs to trade with IG, thanks to our transparent fee structure. 

  • Investing with IG

    Deposit or withdraw money from your IG account quickly, simply and securely.

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)

Contact us

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

0800 195 3100

You can also email us at newaccounts.uk@ig.com