About us

We are an award-winning, multi-platform trading company – committed to providing transparent, low-cost investing that helps 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 offer both share dealing and a range of ready-made portfolios to help you invest in your future.

Share dealing

Buy and sell over 12,000 shares, investment trusts and exchange traded funds (ETFs) at low commission rates on our share dealing platform. Pay as little as £3 per trade on UK stocks with foreign exchange fees at just 0.5% – far lower than most of our competitors.1

IG Smart Portfolios

We partnered with BlackRock in 2017 to deliver simple, ready-made, expertly-managed portfolios without the usual high price tag. We have five portfolios that you can invest in, which all differ in the amount of risk you take and therefore the long-term returns you can expect to make.

CFDs and spread betting

If you’re also interested in trading the financial markets, IG is the world’s No.1 CFD and spread betting provider.2 You can take advantage of rising and falling prices, with over 17,000 global financial markets to choose from.

Our complete range of services enables you to manage all your investment and trading accounts in one place.

Choose the right investment account for you

Once you’ve decided on a share dealing account or Smart Portfolio, you can choose to use either a stocks and shares ISA, personal pension, or a general investment account – or a combination of the three. Click to find out more on the benefits.

Why IG?


Founded in 1974, we have 45 years of market experience and over 1700 staff worldwide.


We’re a FTSE 250 company with a robust balance sheet and a market capitalisation of £2.83 billion. 4


Our clients’ 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 designed our investments service with our clients’ best interests at heart. Excellent technology, low fees and great customer service are all reasons why you should invest with IG.

  • 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.3

An award-winning provider

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

Find out more about…

Share dealing

Buy and sell global shares and ETFs, with commissions from just £3.1

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.3


Save for your retirement with 20-45% tax relief on your contributions.3

1 Your commissions will be determined based on your share-dealing activity (UK stocks only). Place 3+ trades in the previous month to qualify for a £3 commission rate. See our full list of share dealing charges and fees.

2 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020)

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

4 Based on the share price at 29 May 2020