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A faster, clearer and smarter way to trade. Seize your opportunities with a cutting-edge platform built around your needs.

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Online platform

Trading apps

MetaTrader 4

ProRealTime

What our clients say

"Very innovative. User friendly platform"

"By far the best and easiest trading platform I have used"

"Fast and responsive. Clear. Very informative fundamentals and signals"

"Allows for in depth chart analysis, custom alerts and automatic trading"

Your new favourite online trading platform

Simple, clean design for quick market access

Everything you need in one place

Personalise settings for super-fast trading

Reduce risk with powerful tools

Fast execution, real-time prices

Built by traders, for traders

Online trading platform features

  • Deal ticket
  • Charts
  • News and analysis
  • IG Live
  • Alerts
  • Signals
  • Customisation

Take full control over each trade with just a few clicks in our easy-to-use deal ticket:

  • Get an instant overview of market prices, spread, and margin with our simple, clean design
  • Reduce risk and protect your profits with stops and limits – including guaranteed stops for watertight protection2
  • Choose your preferred currency to keep conversion charges down
  • Trade automatically by setting orders to open at your chosen level, then choose their expiry date or close manually
  • Set alerts to trigger when a market moves an amount, hits a price level or meets your technical conditions
  • Find dealing specs in the ‘information’ tab – minimum stop distances and trade sizes, margin factors and more

Get to the heart of price action and seize your opportunity with our fast, clear, smart charts.

  • Track performance across timeframes, from tick-by-tick to monthly
  • Compare up to four timeframes on a single chart
  • Perform in-depth analysis with 28 indicators (including MACD, RSI and Bollinger Bands) and 19 drawings
  • Experience stable and effortless dealing supported by HTML5 technology, on any browser
  • Deal in an instant, direct from charts – open, close and edit your positions in a couple of clicks
  • Get free integrated access to ProRealTime, the leading web-based charting package for advanced traders

Keep up with financial announcements, and stay ahead of market movements, with news and analysis built into our online trading platform.

  • Twitter: Follow our curated feed for real-time updates from financial news outlets, analysts, traders and institutions.
  • Reuters: Read breaking news tailored to you, through an always-updated feed from the world-leading news organisation.
  • In-house analysts: Find what you need to make an informed trade, with fundamental and technical analysis from IG and DailyFX analysts.

Get inspired by live and on-demand shows from our in-house TV channel.

  • Watch shows with our experts three times a day, Monday to Friday. Discover markets to track, find key levels with live technical analysis, and plan ahead with a look at tomorrow’s likely events.
    - 7:30am (live) – Pre-European open bulletin
    - 10.30am (live) – Charting the markets
    - 4pm: Trading look ahead
  • Get exclusive coverage of major events, like monetary policy announcements from the Federal Reserve and Bank of England.

Price moves. Economic events. Technical patterns. Set up automatic alerts and be the first to know about them - on any device:

  • Price level alerts trigger when your market hits your chosen price
  • Price change alerts trigger when a market moves your chosen amount
  • Technical indicator alerts let you know when a market meets your technical conditions
  • Economic calendar alerts inform you ahead of important market events

Get help identifying the right time to trade on forex, indices and commodities markets. Have buy and sell signals, based on analysis from two expert third parties, delivered to your mobile or desktop:

  • Take the guesswork out of chart pattern recognition
  • Reinforce your own market research and analysis
  • Be alerted to significant trends and patterns
  • Decide whether to react to potential opportunities

Tweak our trading platform so it works, looks and feels just how you need it to:

  • Set up multiple workspaces for different markets and goals
  • Switch between light and dark modes
  • Group your favourite markets in watchlists for quick access
  • Personalise your balance bar for a detailed or at-a-glance view
  • Seize opportunity even quicker with one-click dealing
  • Add or remove columns to tailor the info you see
  • Save space - tab your panels in one place for faster access

Award-winning trading platforms

Our trading platforms have been recognised time and time again by our industry.

Try our online trading platform now

Try out the UK’s best online trading platform – open a free IG demo account.1 It only takes a few minutes and you’ll get £10,000 virtual money to practise with.

Try our online trading platform now

Try out the UK’s best online trading platform – open a free IG demo account.1 It only takes a few minutes and you’ll get £10,000 virtual money to practise with.

Fast, efficient online trading platform

0.014 seconds average execution speed3

86 million trades in FY19

  • Pricing
  • Execution
  • Security

How we find the best prices

We constantly review many different venues to find you the best price. We always try to improve the integrity of our prices and reduce your transaction charges.

How you get the best price

Markets can move in milliseconds, so the price you click to trade on may change by the time your order reaches us. However, our order management system will never fill you at a level worse than the one you requested (though your order may be rejected).

Fast and reliable

Our robust trading platforms are built to cope with huge volumes of trades very quickly. We accept 7 million orders per month, from more than 130,000 unique monthly web and mobile users.4

You have full control

Thanks to our range of order types, you have greater control over how your trade is executed – so you can trade exactly the way you want:

  • Partial fills increase your chances of successful execution when trading in large sizes
  • Points through current reduces your chance of price rejection in volatile markets - trade through the current IG price

All our platforms use top-of-the-range web security, so you can trade with confidence.

We use 256-bit SLL (secure sockets layer) encryption, the industry standard for online financial transactions – from PayPal and eBay to high street banks.

Third-party trading platforms

Take greater control over your dealing with built-in access to a range of advanced third-party platforms.

What trading platforms can I use?

Compare features and decide when to use a particular platform, with our helpful comparison table.

Mobile trading platform

Take our platform wherever you go, with our award-winning mobile trading app.

Master the IG platform

Get a platform walkthrough of our UK online trading platform from our experts, and learn some helpful hints and tips – watch the webinars in our archive.

Master the IG platform

Get a platform walkthrough of our UK online trading platform from our experts, and learn some helpful hints and tips – watch the webinars in our archive.

FAQs

A trading platform is computer software which you can use to research, place, monitor and edit trades. You can choose from many platforms, including desktop platforms, trading apps, web-based platforms and third-party programs.

There are several trading platforms available to you in the UK, including online platforms which operate on desktop, or platforms which run on mobile apps. There are also specialist algorithmic and automated trading platforms like MetaTrader 4 and ProRealTime.

If you’re new to the markets, you might want to use an online trading platform on your desktop. If you prefer to trade on the move, you might choose a smart phone or tablet trading app. Experienced traders can use advanced third-party platforms, while algorithmic traders can choose specialist platforms to develop their own automated trading programs.

Compare a range of platforms here.

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1As awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020 and Professional Trader Awards 2019.
2You’ll pay a small premium only if your guaranteed stop is triggered.
3Based on IG Group's OTC data for October 2019.
4 Awarded ‘best finance app’ at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020 and Professional Trader Awards 2019.

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% 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.