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Low spreads and fast execution with the UK's No.1 retail FX provider1

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    Full FX MT4 contract 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?

  • Leading FX provider

    We're the UK's No.1 retail forex provider1

  • Low spreads

    Spreads from 0.6 points on EUR/USD and AUD/USD

  • 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

FX spreads

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IG spreads Forex Direct (DMA)
Min. spread Av. spread2 Av. spread3
EUR/USD 0.6 0.70 0.142
AUD/USD 0.6 0.76 0.329
USD/JPY 0.7 0.83


EUR/GBP 0.9 1.14 0.398
GBP/USD 0.9 1.28 0.639
EUR/JPY 1.5 1.99 0.480
USD/CHF 1.5 1.88 0.489


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New to forex?

Forex (or sometimes just FX) is short for foreign exchange, and is the largest financial market in the world. Simply put, it’s how 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.

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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 twelve weeks ending 7 October 2016. 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. 

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