Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 68% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 68% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Thousands of financial markets. Powerful technology and trusted expertise. Discover what you’ll get when you trade with the world’s No.11

Call 0800 195 3100 or send us an email with any questions about opening a trading or investment account between 8am and 6pm (UK time) on weekdays.

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Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.uk@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

Contact us 0800 409 6789

Call 0800 195 3100 or send us an email with any questions about opening a trading or investment account between 8am and 6pm (UK time) on weekdays.

Contact us 0800 195 3100

Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

Visit help and support for more information.

Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

Visit help and support for more information.

Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.uk@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

Contact us 0800 409 6789

A world-leading provider

Established and secure

We have over 45 years’ market experience and serve clients all over the world. As well as placing a premium on the security of client funds, we’re a FTSE 250 company – authorised and regulated by the FCA.

Invested in your success

We believe in building long-term relationships with our clients. So we’ve built our business model around being on your side, and helping you trade profitably.

Ahead of the curve

Founded in 1974 as the first company of our kind, we’ve kept ahead of the competition with our cutting-edge tech, ever-expanding product range and market-leading services.

Award-winning platforms

We’ve been recognised time and again for our intuitive platforms and natively-designed apps. Seamless third-party integration offers automated dealing, charting and more.

Ways to trade

Spread betting

Speculate on whether a market’s price will increase or decrease.

  • Trade without paying capital gains tax or stamp duty2
  • Pay only the spread, not commission
  • Your account never stays below zero thanks to UK regulation, with negative balance protection3

CFDs

Trade contracts that say whether you think a market’s price will rise or fall.

  • Get direct market access on shares and forex4
  • Trade without paying stamp duty, and offset losses against profits for tax purposes2
  • Your account never stays below zero thanks to UK regulation, with negative balance protection3

Make your trading go further

Low spreads and margins

Discover how our competitive charges can help you get the most out of your capital.

Extended hours on US stocks

Take a position on over 70 key stocks – until 1am Monday-Thursday, and 10pm Friday (UK time).

Saturday and Sunday trading

Trade our weekend markets, including a range of global indices, major FX pairs and more.

Who is IG?

As the world’s No.1 choice for spread betting and CFD trading,1 we enable traders like you to seize opportunity. Access over 17,000 markets – including shares, indices, forex and commodities – through our intuitive platforms and apps.

We also help you train to succeed with IG Academy seminars and courses that’ll suit you, whatever your level of trading experience.

Who is IG?

As the world’s No.1 choice for spread betting and CFD trading,1 we enable traders like you to seize opportunity. Access over 17,000 markets – including shares, indices, forex and commodities – through our intuitive platforms and apps.

We also help you train to succeed with IG Academy seminars and courses that’ll suit you, whatever your level of trading experience.

Open an account now

It's free to open an account, should take less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Open an account now

It's free to open an account, should take less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

Award-winning service

We’ve been recognised time and time again by our industry, both for the services and the technology that we provide.

Best for Forex Trading
Investopedia
Online Brokers Awards 2019

#1 Overall Broker
ForexBrokers.com Annual Review

Best CFD Provider
Online Personal Wealth Awards

Best Stocks and
Shares ISA Provider

Online Personal Wealth Awards

Best Multi
Platform Provider

ADVFN International Financial Awards

Best Finance App
ADVFN International Financial Awards

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2021).
2 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
3 Negative balance protection is a regulatory requirement in the UK which means your account with us can never fall below zero. Negative balance protection does not apply to professional traders.
4 Our forex DMA service, Forex Direct, is only available for professional clients.Our forex DMA service, Forex Direct, is only available for professional clients.