About us

We exist to give traders like you – who see opportunities where others don’t – access to thousands of financial markets.

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

What we do

Want to trade financial markets? You’ve come to the right place. We invented spread betting in 1974, and today we enable thousands of traders to seize their opportunity using spread betting and CFDs.

Prefer to own assets? You can also buy and sell thousands of shares and ETFs with us, or choose a wealth portfolio managed by one of our pros.

Why IG?

Trusted and regulated

More traders trust us with their money than anyone else, making us the world’s No.1 choice for spread betting and CFD trading.1

As well as placing a premium on the security of client funds, we’re authorised and regulated by the FCA.

Invested in your success

We want our clients to stay with us. So we’ve built our business around being on your side, and wanting you to trade profitably.

We also ensure that your trading education and analysis of the markets is at the centre of our innovation and development.

Ahead of the curve

In 1974, we invented spread betting. We’ve been at the forefront of our industry ever since, offering award-winning platforms and market-leading services.

We now serve clients all over the world, from 17 sales offices based across five continents.

Award-winning service

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

ForexBrokers is compensated by IG for marketing

Award-winning service

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

Best for Forex Trading
Investopedia
Online Brokers Awards 2019

#1 Overall Broker
ForexBrokers.com Annual Review

Best CFD Provider
Online Personal Wealth Awards

Best Stocks and
Shares ISA Provider

Online Personal Wealth Awards

Best Multi
Platform Provider

ADVFN International Financial Awards

Best Finance App
ADVFN International Financial Awards

ForexBrokers is compensated by IG for marketing

Open an account now

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Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Open your account now, and discover today’s opportunity on a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Open your account now, and discover today’s opportunity on a huge range of markets.

Your money is protected

Deposit funds into an IG account, and it’s safeguarded:

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

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Why trade with us?

Best-in-class platforms

Seize your opportunity in seconds on fast, award-winning platforms and apps.2

Massive market range

Deal on over 17,000 markets, with more 24-hour indices than any other provider and out-of-hours US shares you won't find elsewhere.

Sharpen your skills

Train to succeed with seminars and courses for pros and beginners.

Expert support

We’re on hand around the clock to help you achieve your trading goals, right from the moment you join

Put a stop to loss

Negative balance protection3 ensures you can’t lose more than the balance on your account, and our range of stop and limit orders put you in control of your risk.

The best for the best

Pro trader? Get exclusive features, greater flexibility and cash rebates on selected markets.

Choose the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

Choose the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

Choose the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

Choose the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

Choose the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

Choose the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?

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Your money and assets are protected when you trade with us.

Get a clear picture of how much it costs to trade with IG.

Discover another side to our business.

1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020)
2
Awarded ‘best finance app’ and ‘best multi-platform provider’ at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020
3 Negative balance protection does not apply to professional traders.

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.