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Low spreads and fast execution with the UK's No.1 retail FX provider.1

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

See all our FX spreads, including EUR/USD and AUD/USD from just 0.6 points, or discover the benefits of trading forex with IG.

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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only.

Find an FX pair to trade

Use our market finder tool to find news, videos, analysis and data on the forex pairs you want to trade.

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    Full FX MT4 product details, including currency pairs, spreads and margins.

  • Forex Direct (DMA)

    Get full market transparency when you trade FX CFDs with our in-house DMA service.

Why trade forex with IG?

Keep your trading costs down — we’ve cut spreads by up to 35% on nearly 40 currency pairs, so you can trade pairs like EUR/USD and AUD/USD from just 0.6 points. We also offer the following benefits:

  • Leading FX provider
    We're the UK's No.1 retail forex provider1

  • Intuitive web platform
    Plus bespoke trading apps for mobile and tablet

  • Deal on bitcoin prices
    Without having to buy and store actual bitcoins

  • Direct market access
    Full market transparency with Forex Direct (DMA)

  • Unique range of charts
    Essential and pro charts on desktop and apps

  • Trade the way you want to
    Spread bet or trade CFDs, over the counter or with direct market access

FX spreads

Spot FX

IG spreads Forex Direct (DMA)
Min. spread Av. spread2 Av. spread3
EUR/USD 0.6 0.75 0.142
AUD/USD 0.6 0.75 0.329
USD/JPY 0.7 0.86

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EUR/GBP 0.9 1.17 0.398
GBP/USD 0.9 1.34 0.639
EUR/JPY 1.5 1.96 0.480
USD/CHF 1.5 2.04 0.489

See our full list of currency pairs and live prices.

The FX spread represents the cost of trading on each forex pair, and is essentially our commission for executing your trade.
Find out more about the spread.

Find the forex platform for you

Whether you want the intuitive usability of our web-based platform and bespoke trading apps, or advanced platforms for trading on the next level, you’ll find everything you need with IG.

  • Web platform — the new IG Trading platform is free and easy to use, offering a faster, clearer, smarter way to spread bet
  • Forex Direct — our DMA service lets you trade directly onto the IG order book and execute against the banks and liquidity providers that we source our prices from
  • MetaTrader 4 -— build and automate your own trading algorithms
  • L2 Dealer — ideal for use with our direct market access service, Forex Direct
  • Trading apps — deal on the move with all the speed and reliability of our web platform 

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.

New to currency trading?

Currency trading refers to the buying and selling of currencies on the forex market with the aim of making a profit. Forex (or sometimes just FX) is short for foreign exchange, and is the largest financial market in the world. It’s where individuals and businesses convert one currency to another.

FX transactions worth trillions of dollars take place every day, and unlike stocks or commodities there’s no central exchange. Instead, currencies are traded by a global network of banks, dealers and brokers, which means you can trade any time, day or night, Monday to Friday. 

FX prices are influenced by a range of different factors, including interest rates, inflation, government policy, employment figures and demand for imports and exports.

And because of the sheer volume of currency traders and the amount of money exchanged, price movements can happen very quickly, making currency trading not only the largest financial market in the world, but also one of the most volatile.

Learn more about forex

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1 By number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2016).

2 Average spread (Monday 00:00 - Friday 22:00 GMT) for the 12 weeks ending 24 February 2017. For our minimum spreads, please see our forex spread bet and CFD details.

3 Time-weighted (22:00-20:00 GMT) average spread by trade (quoted to three decimal places), August 2016. 

4 Our new IG Trading platform is currently only available for spread betting accounts. CFD and share dealing accounts will continue to use our classic platform until later in 2017.

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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