All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

MetaTrader 4

Open an IG account now for instant access to an enhanced MT4


  • 0.6pt spread on EUR/USD

    Trade EUR/USD from just 0.6pts, with an average spread of just 0.75pts.1

  • Low latency, reliable execution

    No third-party technology getting in the way of the ultra-fast execution of your trades.

  • Bespoke apps, for free

    Enhance your MT4 with a range of new indicators and tools, including Autochartist. See all apps

  • A free VPS for your Expert Advisor

    Your EA can execute trades even when your PC is turned off.2

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Trade forex, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies

See full details including spreads, dealing hours and margins for all our products available to trade on MT4, in our Help section.

FX pair Min. MT4 spread


Full details on over 50 FX pairs available with MT4

Commodity Min. MT4 spread
Gold 0.3
Silver 2
Oil - Brent Crude 2.8
Oil - US Crude 2.8


Full MT4 commodities details

Index Min. MT4 spread
FTSE 100 1.0
Wall Street 1.8
Germany 30 1.0
Australia 200 1.0
US Tech 100 1.0
US 500 0.4


Full details on 14 indices available with MT4

Cryptocurrency Min. MT4 spread
Bitcoin USD 70
Bitcoin Cash USD 12
Bitcoin Gold USD 4
Ether USD 8
Ripple USD 1
Litecoin USD 1.5


Full MT4 cryptocurrencies details.

Free apps to improve your MT4 trading

A range of add-ons and indicators to help you get more from MT4

A provider you can trust

When you use MT4 with IG, you are trading with a provider that:

  • Has over 40 years’ experience in trading 
  • Is the global No.1 provider of CFDs and spread betting3
  • Authorised and regulated by the FCA

MT4 you can depend on

We don’t rely on any third party bridges as part of our MT4 service, meaning that there is nothing preventing your trades processing in ultra-fast time. 

It also means that our MT4 is highly reliable: with less than 0.05% downtime over the past 12 months.4

New to IG

To start trading with Metatrader 4, first you’ll need to create an IG account.

Next, log in to My IG and go to the ‘live accounts’ tab. You’ll find MT4 for both CFDs and spread betting by clicking ‘add another account’.

Already an IG client?

Simply log in to My IG and go to the ‘live accounts’ tab. You’ll find MT4 for both CFDs and spread betting by clicking ‘add another account’.

Try a free MT4 demo account

Test-drive the MT4 platform, compare our IG pricing, and try out all our free MT4 apps, using virtual funds.

There's no need to commit any capital. Just fill in your details, and we'll email you a link to get started with your MT4 demo.

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What is MetaTrader 4?

MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is a popular trading platform developed by MetaQuotes in 2005.

While it is most commonly associated with forex trading, it can be used to trade other markets as well. IG clients can use MT4 to trade forex, indices and commodities via CFDs or spread betting, for example.

You can download MT4 directly from the MetaQuotes website. Alternatively, you can install it with IG, which comes with free access to 18 free bespoke add-ons and indicators, plus Autochartist.

Why should I use MetaTrader 4?

There are several reasons why MT4 has maintained its popularity for so long:

  • It can be used for automated trading, either by building your own algorithms or importing an Expert Advisor
  • It is highly customisable, with a range of apps that can improve its charting, interface and functionality – including 18 free with IG
  • You can use it to trade with a variety of providers, without having to use several different platforms
  • It’s a program on your PC, instead of a web-based platform
  • It’s the same platform, whichever provider you use it with

Does MetaTrader 4 work on Mac?

MetaTrader 4 is available for Windows only, and there are no plans to release a version of it for Mac. There is an iPhone app available, though, and Mac users can trade using IG’s web trading platform.

Is there an MT4 app for mobile?

Yes, there are apps available for MT4 on both iPhone and Android. You’ll find both searching for ‘MetaTrader’ in the app store on your device.

Once you’ve launched the app, log in by selecting ‘log in with existing account’, and find IG’s server by typing in ‘IG-Live’. You can then log in using your existing details. 

What is a VPS?

A virtual private server (VPS) is an online workspace that you can use to remotely access MT4, running concurrently with the version installed on your PC. It is housed in an external server, so it can run even when your PC is turned off, allowing Expert Advisors to operate around the clock.

You can also use your VPS to trade using MetaTrader 4 from any computer, just by logging in to your VPS. 

Our VPS is provided by Beeks, and is available completely free of charge to clients who maintain a balance of £5000 or more. Otherwise, it costs £50 per month.

Can I trade cryptocurrencies on MT4?

Yes, you can trade both ether and bitcoin against the US dollar via the MT4 platform.

Open an account now

It’s free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and you’ll get instant access to MetaTrader 4.

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1 Average spread (Monday 00:00 - Friday 22:00 GMT) for the twelve weeks ending 24 February 2017. For our minimum spreads, please see our forex spread bet, CFD and MT4 details.

2 Available at no extra cost to clients who maintain a balance of £5000 or above. Otherwise there is a £50 monthly fee.

3 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018)

4 99.98% core platform uptime: average per month, IG globally (12 months to July 2016).

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