About us

We’re a world-leading trading and investments provider, offering execution-only and fully managed accounts to help you realise your financial ambitions.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

What we do

We help our investment clients achieve their long-term financial goals through our selection of investment accounts.

Our share dealing service lets you take control of your own investment decisions, giving you instant access to thousands of shares and ETFs at low commission rates.

We also offer IG Smart Portfolios – online investment portfolios that we manage on your behalf, in a way that suits your risk profile. Both of these accounts can be opened with a tax-efficient ISA or SIPP to maximise returns.1 

In addition, we are the world’s No.1 provider of leveraged trading products – CFDs and spread betting – with more clients than any other.2

Your capital is at risk

Why IG?


Founded in 1974, we have more than 40 years of market experience and over 1600 staff worldwide.


We’re a FTSE 250 company with a robust balance sheet and a market capitalisation of £1.98 billion.2


Client funds are held in segregated accounts at regulated banks and our assets custodian is Citibank.


We’re authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK.

The benefits of investing with us

We’re the investments provider that’s fully invested in our clients' success, putting them firmly at the heart of everything we do.

  • Market-leading technology

    Access top-of-the-range platforms that are powerful, intuitive and offer full visibility on pricing and performance 24 hours a day.

  • Affordable pricing

    Benefit from low commission rates and management fees, pay no sign-up, exit or platform charges, and withdraw your money at any time.

  • Tax-efficient accounts

    Open a share dealing account or an IG Smart Portfolio as a tax-efficient ISA or a SIPP to pay no capital gains or income tax on your investments.1

  • 24-hour support

    Our expert team is available around the clock via phone, email or live chat from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

An award-winning provider

Both the services we offer and our technology have been consistently recognised by our industry.

Are you ready to start investing?

It’s free to open an account with us and you could get set up in just a few minutes. If you still need convincing, use our investment calculator to see how much you could earn with an IG Smart Portfolio.

Find out more about…

IG Smart Portfolios

Get an expertly managed portfolio tailored to your risk profile.

Stocks and shares ISAs

Maximise your investment returns with a tax-efficient ISA wrapper.1


Save for your retirement with 20-45% tax relief on your contributions.1

Share dealing

Buy and sell global shares and ETFs, with commissions from just £5.3

1. Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

2. As at May 2018.

3. Place 10+ trades on UK shares in the previous month to qualify for a £5 commission rate. Please note published rates are valid up to £25,000 notional value. See our full list of share dealing charges and fees.