All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Automated trading

Benefit from our superior execution and pricing as you implement your own CFD trading and spread betting strategies.

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.
  • Fit your strategy around your schedule – execute trades automatically, day or night

  • Reduce the impact of emotional and gut reactions by allowing pre-planned strategies to run

  • Identify new opportunities and analyse trends with a wide range of indicators

  • Execute multiple real-time trades simultaneously

  • Backtest against historical data

MetaTrader 4

MetaTrader 4 is a secure, established, standalone automated trading platform:

  • Build your own Expert Advisor trading algorithms
  • Run EA strategies across 57 forex CFD markets
  • Create your own indicators
  • Place a range of orders including stop, limit and partial orders



L2 Dealer

L2 Dealer is our advanced share CFD trading platform – use Excel to send automated direct market access orders. 



Algorithmic trading

Deal with automated trading strategies powered by cutting-edge technology.

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Create your own trading solutions with our FIX, REST-based and streaming APIs – your orders are filled using our market-leading Smart Order Router, which connects to multiple trading venues and dark pools to ensure you get the best execution.




ProRealTime’s automated trading solution, ProOrder, is exclusive to IG in the UK.

  • Automate your spread betting and CFD trading
  • Build strategies using assisted creation tools, or code them from scratch
  • Import and export strategies, including those created by third parties
  • Improved interface fully integrated into our web-based platform

You can get access to ProRealTime charts at no extra cost if you transact at least four times in a given month. However, if you don't meet this requirement, or your trading activity is of extremely low value, then a £30 per month fee will apply on the last day of every calendar month.



Automated trading with IG

By automating your strategies with IG you’ll benefit from:

  • The best possible prices sourced from a large number of venues
  • The expertise of the world’s No.1 CFD and spread betting provider *
  • Tight spreads on a range of major markets
  • Unrivalled service with 24-hour customer support
  • Peace of mind – client money protection for all retail clients



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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  • ProRealTime

    Integrated access to the leading web-based charting package.

*Based on number of active UK financial spread betting accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released June 2017); for CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2016).

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