About us

We’re a world-leading provider of online trading, and have made the financial markets more accessible for over 40 years. Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting company, we’ve since cemented our position as the No.1 provider of CFDs and spread betting globally,1 and have sales offices located in 14 countries.

As part of our commitment to providing a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders worldwide, we launched an execution-only share dealing service in 2014. And now, with the addition of IG Smart Portfolios, we’re able to offer a new range of unique investment opportunities. 

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We’re a global leader in online trading, with a 40-year heritage and over 185,800 clients worldwide.


We’re an established member of the FTSE 250 with a robust balance sheet and market capitalisation of £2.1 billion. 


We’re authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).


We launched the first online trading service in 1998 and repeatedly break new ground with our cutting-edge technology.

Our key figures

£2.1 billion

FTSE 250 company with market capitalisation of £2.1 billion (31 May 2017)

£491.1 million

Net global trading revenue of £491.1 million (May 2017)


Sales offices in 14 countries across five continents.


Clients around the world (May 2017)

7 million

Average of over seven million transactions globally per quarter (Apr-Jun 2016)

25 million

Over 25 million orders accepted (Jan-Mar 2016)

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1. For CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, October 2016; number of active UK financial spread betting accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released June 2017); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released June 2017)