Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% 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.

Experienced trader

If you see opportunity where others don’t, we’ll help you seize it around the clock . Choose a market leader with best-in-class platforms built around your needs.

Experienced trader

If you see opportunity where others don’t, we’ll help you seize it around the clock . Choose a market leader with best-in-class platforms built around your needs.

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

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

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

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Discover a world of opportunity

Tight spreads

Seize your opportunity for less. Get spreads from 1 point on the FTSE 100 and Germany 30, and just 2.8 points on US Crude

Unrivalled choice

Deal on over 17,000 markets, with more 24-hour indices than any other provider plus exclusive out-of-hours US shares

Expert-led analysis

Get inspiration and find trading ideas with commentary and insight from our top analysts

Committed to execution

Have your trades executed exactly the way you want – our intelligent technology is built to offer fair prices, even in volatile markets

Easy to contact

Talk to us by phone, email or Twitter – 24 hours a day from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday

Weekend markets

Trade our unmatched weekend offering – GBP/USD, EUR/USD, USD/JPY, global indices and a range of cryptos.1

Online trading platform features

  • Deal ticket
  • Charts
  • Trade analytics tool
  • News and analysis
  • Alerts
  • Signals
  • Algorithmic trading

Take full control over each trade with just a few clicks in our easy-to-use deal ticket:

  • Get an instant overview of market prices, spread, and margin with our simple, clean design
  • Reduce risk and protect your profits with stops and limits – including guaranteed stops for watertight protection2
  • Choose your preferred currency to keep conversion charges down
  • Trade automatically by setting orders to open at your chosen level, then choose their expiry date or close manually
  • Set alerts to trigger when a market moves an amount, hits a price level or meets your technical conditions
  • Find dealing specs in the ‘information’ tab – minimum stop distances and trade sizes, margin factors and more

Get to the heart of price action and seize your opportunity with our fast, clear, smart charts.

  • Track performance across timeframes, from tick-by-tick to monthly
  • Compare up to four timeframes on a single chart
  • Perform in-depth analysis with 28 indicators (including MACD, RSI and Bollinger Bands) and 19 drawings
  • Experience stable and effortless dealing supported by HTML5 technology, on any browser
  • Deal in an instant, direct from charts – open, close and edit your positions in a couple of clicks
  • Get free integrated access to ProRealTime, the leading web-based charting package for advanced traders

Explore your trading data, track your trades and analyse your performance directly in My IG. The trade analytics tool will help you identify how to minimise mistakes and build on successes.

  • Get an overview of your trading history and a deeper insight into your winning and losing trade
  • View a transparent summary of the total returns from your closed positions, including all fees and adjustments
  • Identify your trading mistakes and learn how to avoid them
  • Watch educational and strategic videos to help optimise your trading, directly in the tool

Keep up with financial announcements and stay ahead of market movements, with news and analysis built into our online trading platform.

  • Twitter: follow our curated feed for real-time updates from financial news outlets, analysts, traders and institutions
  • Reuters: read breaking news tailored to you, through an always-updated feed from the world-leading news organisation
  • In-house analysts: find what you need to make an informed trade, with fundamental and technical analysis from IG and DailyFX analysts

Price moves. Economic events. Technical patterns. Set up automatic alerts and be the first to know about them – on any device:

  • Price level alerts trigger when your market hits your chosen price
  • Price change alerts trigger when a market moves your chosen amount
  • Technical indicator alerts let you know when a market meets your technical conditions
  • Economic calendar alerts inform you ahead of important market events

Get help identifying the right time to trade on forex, indices and commodities markets. Have buy and sell signals, based on analysis from two expert third parties, delivered to your mobile or desktop:

  • Take the guesswork out of chart pattern recognition
  • Reinforce your own market research and analysis
  • Be alerted to significant trends and patterns
  • Decide whether to react to potential opportunities

Trade around the clock and never miss an opportunity with algorithmic trading, now available on a range of platforms when you choose the UK’s leading spread bet and CFD provider.5 Create and refine your own trading algorithms, or use off-the-shelf solutions, to speculate on our offering of over 17,000 markets.

With IG, algorithmic trading is made possible through partnerships with cutting-edge platforms such as ProRealTime and MetaTrader 4 (MT4), as well as with our native APIs. We also offer advanced technical analysis and charting tools to make algorithmic trading easy for you, whether you want to build and fully customise your own algorithms or use off-the-shelf solutions.

  • Remove human error and avoid letting emotions get in the way of your trades
  • Set your algorithms up and let them trade around your schedule, 24 hours, day or night
  • Choose or create an algorithm according to your strategy, and maximise your exposure to opportunities in the underlying market
  • Use algorithms to finely tune risk management in your trading strategy, implementing stops and limits

Third-party trading platforms

Take greater control over your dealing with built-in access to a range of advanced third-party platforms.

Ways to trade with us

CFD Trading

A flexible way to trade the financial markets, with no stamp duty.3 Pro traders get direct market access on forex and shares.

Spread betting

Deal on rising or falling markets, with spreads from just 0.1% on shares and no tax to pay on your profits.3

Share dealing

Buy and sell over 16,000 international stocks and ETFs, with zero commission on US equities for active traders.4

IG Smart Portfolio

Affordable, transparent online wealth management. Start investing for your future with as little as £500.

Open an account now

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Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 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

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 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

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Professional trading

Get the freedom and service that your experience deserves, for no extra cost, with the world’s No.1 spread betting and CFD provider.5

Am I eligible to be an IG professional client?

If you answer ‘yes’ to two or more of the following, you could be eligible to be classified as a professional trader.

  • Has your trading averaged 10 significantly sized leverage transactions per quarter over the last 4 quarters?
  • Do you have a financial instrument portfolio, including cash deposits, exceeding €500,000?
  • Have you worked in the financial sector in a professional position, requiring knowledge of derivatives trading, for at least a year?

Why IG?

We’ve been making financial markets accessible for over 45 years. We’re a FTSE 250 member, authorised and regulated by the FCA, with 239,000 clients across the globe.

We believe in building long-term relationships, so our business is built around wanting you to succeed. We hope you’ll be happy enough with our service to recommend us to your peers – you’ll earn rewards for every friend that starts trading with us.6

We take every measure to ensure your funds are secure – and with a market cap of 2.83 billion, we’re not going anywhere.7

Why IG?

We’ve been making financial markets accessible for over 45 years. We’re a FTSE 250 member, authorised and regulated by the FCA, with 239,000 clients across the globe.

We believe in building long-term relationships, so our business is built around wanting you to succeed. We hope you’ll be happy enough with our service to recommend us to your peers – you’ll earn rewards for every friend that starts trading with us.6

We take every measure to ensure your funds are secure – and with a market cap of 2.83 billion, we’re not going anywhere.7

Award-winning provider

Best Finance App
ADVFN International Financial Awards

Best CFD Provider
Online Personal Wealth Awards

Best Multi Platform Provider
ADVFN International Financial Awards

Choose the world's No. 1 spread betting provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best spread betting provider? With 45 years of experience, we're proud to offer a truly market-leading service.

Choose the world's No. 1 spread betting provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best spread betting provider? With 45 years of experience, we're proud to offer a truly market-leading service.

Choose the world's No. 1 spread betting provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best spread betting provider? With 45 years of experience, we're proud to offer a truly market-leading service.

Choose the world's No. 1 spread betting provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best spread betting provider? With 45 years of experience, we're proud to offer a truly market-leading service.

Choose the world's No. 1 spread betting provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best spread betting provider? With 45 years of experiance, we're proud to offer a truly market-leading service.

Choose the world's No. 1 spread betting provider

Why open a trading account with anyone but the best spread betting provider? With 45 years of experiance, we're proud to offer a truly market-leading service.

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1 Cryptocurrency trading is only available to professional traders. Find out more about our professional account.
2 You’ll pay a small premium only if your guaranteed stop is triggered.
3 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
4 Trade in your share dealing account three or more times in the previous month to qualify for our best commission rates. Please note published rates are valid up to £25,000 notional value. See our full list of share dealing charges and fees.
5 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020)
6 Must trade 5 opening trades of 1 mini contract or equivalent within 6 months to be considered to have started trading.
7 Client number and market capitalisation figures correct as of May 2020.