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All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Full details on our suite of platforms, designed for all levels and situations.

  • Web-based

  • Mobile

  • Tablet

  • Downloadable DMA platform

  • ProRealTime charts

  • MetaTrader 4

Core platforms

Both our new and classic trading platforms are web-based, accessible via your browser without any downloads required.

 

Core platforms

  Web-based Mobile app Tablet apps
Brief description Both our new and classic trading platforms are available online, without any downloads required. Our trading platform has been optimised for most smartphones, including iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone. Our trading platform has been optimised for iPad, Android and Windows tablets.
 
Accessibility Browser-based Download Download
Suitability All users All users All users
Platform costs Free Free Free
Exchange fees Refundable monthly fees for shares data and level 2 prices Refundable monthly fees for shares data and level 2 prices Refundable monthly fees for shares data and level 2 prices
 
Available products

New IG Trading platform: Spread bets

 

Classic platform: Spread bets, CFDs, share dealing

Spread bets, CFDs, share dealing Spread bets, CFDs, share dealing
Tradable markets All All All
Research tools Streaming Reuters news, economic calendar, Signal Centre1 Reuters news, economic calendar, signal centre Reuters news, economic calendar, signal centre
Monitoring tools Watchlists, price alerts, orders, Autochartist Watchlists, price alerts, orders Watchlists, price alerts, orders
Charts

IG charts, ProRealTime access, Autochartist

IG mobile charts IG mobile charts
Trade from charts Yes Yes Yes
Priceimprovement technology Yes Yes Yes
Direct market access (DMA) Yes (CFDs and share dealing only)

Yes (CFDs on IOS only; share dealing available for all)

Yes (CFDs on IOS only; share dealing available for all)
Order types Limits, stops, guaranteed stops, trailing stops, market orders Limits, stops, guaranteed stops, trailing stops, market orders Limits, stops, guaranteed stops, trailing stops, market orders
Account management Use My IG, our account management area, to register cards, make payments, withdraw funds, view history and manage settings Register cards, make payments, withdraw funds, view history, manage settings Register cards, make payments, withdraw funds, view history, manage settings
 
  Web-based Mobile app Tablet app


1 Signal Centre is currently only available on our classic platform and mobile apps. It will be available on the new IG Trading platform soon.

Specialist platforms

 

Specialist platforms

  L2 Dealer  ProRealTime MetaTrader4
Brief description Get direct market access (DMA) with our level two trading platform, originally designed for our own traders. ProRealTime is the leading advanced charting package on the web, offering powerful monitoring tools, flexible access and advanced analysis resources. 

MetaTrader 4 is a popular third-party platform for forex CFD trading, with advanced analysis and automated trading tools.

Accessibility Download Browser-based (via desktop platform) Download
Suitability Advanced shares traders Technical chart users Forex specialists
Platform costs Free (minimum £1000 balance required) £30 per month (refunded for active traders) Free
Exchange fees Refundable monthly fees for shares data and level 2 prices Refundable monthly fee for shares data  None
Available products CFDs, share dealing Spread bets, CFDs, share dealing CFDs, spreadbets
Tradable markets DMA forex and shares
OTC forex, shares, indices and commodities
All markets (apart from DMA, digital 100s, options and sprints) Forex, indices, oil and major metals
Streaming Reuters news Yes No No
Monitoring tools Watchlists, price alerts, orders ProScreener, Alerts, TopMovers, Lists, ProRealTrend and Automated trading  Automated trading
Charts ProRealTime access Advanced ProRealTime charts Advanced MT4 charts
Trade from charts Yes (through ProRealTime, OTC only) Yes Yes
Priceimprovement technology Yes (OTC only) Yes No
Direct market access (DMA) Yes (CFDs and share dealing only) No No
Order types Algo trades (VWAP, TWAP, volume), limits, market orders, tranche (iceberg) orders, fill or kill, execute and eliminate, date, day, good for auction, good till cancel, at the auction, at the open, at the close, at best
 
Market orders, limits, stops, trailing stops, market if touched Market orders, limits, stops, stop-loss, take profit
Automated trading strategies Yes, via Excel plugin Yes Yes
Account management Register cards, make payments, withdraw funds, view history, manage settings

Register cards, withdraw funds, view history, manage settings

Handled through the web-based platform
Add-ons Currenex, Bloomberg, FIX API Import indicators Autochartist, Trading Central
  L2 Dealer  ProRealTime MetaTrader4 

 

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Contact us

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

0800 409 6789

You can also call 0207 896 0079 or
email helpdesk.uk@ig.com

Front-end technology

Use your own IT solutions (via trading terminals or APIs) to utilise our execution technology. 

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