Terminals and APIs

Use your own front-end solutions to take advantage of our market-leading pricing and execution technology.

Call us on +44 20 7573 0219 to get started.

Trade via an API

Automate your trading with our new web-based trading API

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.

We also provide a FIX API

Institutional clients can take advantage of our FIX API offering. To find out more, click here.

Supported terminals


Submit orders for shares through your own Bloomberg EMSX for full compatibility with IG’s execution systems.

Configuring your EMSX

Call us on +44 20 7573 0219 to discuss connecting your Bloomberg terminal to IG.
We’re working on introducing support for even more terminals.

Email institutionalsales@ig.com to find out more.

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.

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