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.

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

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

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.

Why choose 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, so you know you can depend on our credibility.

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.

As part of this commitment, we are 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, offering award-winning platforms with market-leading services.

We now serve clients all over the world, from 14 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.

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Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 16,000 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

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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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.

Massive market range

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

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.

Friendly, expert support

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

Effective risk management

Negative balance protection2 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.

Professional services

Qualify for a professional account and you could benefit from exclusive features, greater flexibility and cash rebates on selected markets.

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Simple account opening. Easy-to-use platform. First-class customer service. Choose an established world leader in online trading.

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

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

1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half-yearly financial statements, June 2019); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released August 2018).
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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. 74% 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.