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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 Monthly fees for shares data and level 2 prices Monthly fees for shares data and level 2 prices Monthly fees for shares data and level 2 prices
 
Available products

New IG Trading platform: Spread bets

 

Classic platform: 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, signals Reuters news, economic calendar, signals Reuters news, economic calendar, signals
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

 

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 Download Download
Suitability Advanced shares traders Technical chart users Forex specialists
Platform costs Free (minimum £1000 balance required) 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. Free
Exchange fees Monthly fees for shares data and level 2 prices Monthly fee for shares data  None
Available products CFDs, share dealing Spread bets, CFDs CFDs, spread bets
Tradable markets DMA forex and shares
OTC forex, shares, indices and commodities
All markets (apart from DMA, digital 100s 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 No 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 18 bespoke apps plus Autochartist
  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 195 3100

You can also email us at newaccounts.uk@ig.com

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