All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.
40-year heritage
152,600 clients worldwide
10,000 markets to trade

IG services

For more than 40 years we've led the way in making financial markets more accessible for traders.

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Why join IG?

  • We're the world's No.1 CFD and spread betting provider1

  • Trade stocks with our professional share dealing service

  • Trade on the UK's best range of instruments for forex and spread betting2

  • Access cutting-edge platform technology, refined by years of experience 

  • We've been an established global market leader for over 40 years

  • Get 24-hour support from our friendly, knowledgeable client services team

  • Spread betting

    The tax-free3 way to take advantage of rising and falling markets.

  • CFDs

    Get direct market access (DMA) and a wider range of platforms.

  • Share dealing

    Over 6000 international stocks from £5 per trade with an IG share dealing account.4

  • Stocks and shares ISA

    Get the same commission rates as our share dealing account without paying capital gains tax on profits.5


    Take advantage of our great share dealing rates when investing for retirement.

  • Premium account

    Free services and reduced charges for our most valued clients.

More than 10,000 global markets

Spread bet or trade CFDs on over 10,000 global markets, and trade more than 4400 international shares
with our share dealing service.

  • Indices

    FTSE 100, Wall Street and more

  • Shares

    8000+ shares, margins from 5%

  • Forex

    90+ pairs, spreads from 0.8 pips

Tools, technology and support

Dealing platforms and devices

Whatever your level of expertise, however you like to trade, we have a solution for you in our range of platforms


* Our new IG Trading platform is currently available for spread betting only; we will be adding other trading products in 2017.  

Tools to shape your strategy

Enhance your analysis and streamline your dealing with:

Charting packages

Trading ideas and research

Automated trading

Skills development

All new clients benefit from our six-week introduction programme

We also offer a range of free seminars and online tutorials

Execution you can rely on

Get the speed and stability you need plus price improvement technology

Protect your profits and limit your losses with our risk management tools

Advanced trading services

Get increased control and efficiency with our pro-level services

Shares DMA

Forex Direct

ProRealTime charts

MetaTrader 4

You can also integrate your own front-end solutions with our pricing and execution technology.

Terminals and APIs

And you can trade them all through our corporate CFD account

Dedicated client support

Trade with the confidence of knowing we’re here to help you succeed.

You can speak to our experts at any time Monday-Friday, with support also available at the weekend.

How to get in touch


ADVFN Awards 
Best Multi Platform Provider
2016, 2017

Online Personal Wealth Awards
Best overall personal wealth provider
2014, 2015, 2016

Online Personal Wealth Awards
Best spreadbetting provider


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.

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  • Our charges

    We're clear about our charges, so you always know what fees you will incur

  • Fund security

    All retail client funds are held securely, in line with FCA rules

  • Learn about IG

    See how we've been changing the face of trading for more than 40 years

Based on number of active UK financial spread betting accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2016); for CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2016).

2 Satisfaction rating for range of instruments to trade (spread betting) and range of currency pairs (forex) (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2014).

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

4 If you have an active CFD or spread betting account that is accessible under the same login as your share dealing account, you’ll automatically qualify for our lowest commission rate if you’ve placed at least one spread bet or CFD trade in the previous calendar month. If you do not have a CFD or spread betting account with IG, your commissions will be determined based on your share-dealing activity (UK stocks only). Place 10+ trades in the previous month to qualify for a £5 commission rate. See our full list of share dealing charges and fees.

5 Invest up to £15,240 in shares this tax year without incurring capital gains or income tax. Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

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Contact us

We're here 24hrs a day from 8am Sunday to 10pm Friday,
and 9am to 5pm Saturday.

0800 409 6789

You can also call 0207 896 0079 or